I think it is very important for a LCO to become the spokesperson for their company. Over time you build up value in your brand. Then if you want to expand you will bring much more to the table if you plan taking on partners as you expand.
Take for instance Paul Orfalea of Kinko's. The company was named after his kinked hair.
Each new Kinko's store was build by taking on partners.
Do you think this would work for you? Why or why not?
What if, in the future you decided to expand. And you set it up similar to the way Kinko's expanded.
You allow a business owner to buy into a branch of your company for a certain $ figure. They would then own 40% of the specific company. You would still have final say on all business decisions but you would also have someone working in a branch of your company that would have a vested interest in getting the job done and getting the job done right.