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Young Chefs Academy Training Group Goes Live on Facebook

I was invited to share my franchise story with the new Young Chefs Academy franchisee training group. It is always exciting to meet entrepreneurs as they begin their new franchise journey. Before I left the group we discuss my thoughts

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Today’s Most Effective Methods for Lead Generation Presentation

Today’s Most Effective Methods for Lead Generation was the topic for the Houston Franchise Business Network meeting this month held at Christian Brothers corporate location. Our panel: Thomas Scott, Brand Journalists Wayne Bunch, DLA Piper Josh Wall, Christian Brothers For

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Effective Methods For Lead Generation

The Houston Franchise Business Network will meet July 18, 2016, at Christian Brothers Franchise Corporate Headquarters. The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise Business Network (FBN) commenced October 1996. The FBN meetings were grassroots networking opportunities for the franchise community. They

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Franchise Story Telling

Last week I enjoyed a trip to Waco with Safeway Driving Franchise VPs, Ann Littmann, and Chelsea Sauder. We met Jack Monson, Director of Digital Strategy with Qiigo. Together we visited franchise leaders of The Dwyer Group and Young Chefs

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FranTech, Once Known As FranCamp

It’s hard to put into words how proud I am of what has become of FranCamp. What started years ago with franchise friends Thomas Scott and Jack Monson in Nashville TN, is now IFA’s (International Franchise Association) leading marketing and technology

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Still Podcasting After Six Years

Social Geek Radio celebrated six years of podcasting May 2016! Every Wednesday evening at 8pm Eastern listeners can tune into Social Geek Radio via our Social Geek Radio website, iTunes,  1851 Franchise Magazine  and/or SoundCloud. What started as a nerdy idea

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Show No Fear When Using New Apps

Do you love new apps as much as I do? Do you dive right in and test the app as soon as it goes live? Or are you more cautious and wait until the bugs are fixed and others have

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IFA2016 Refilled My Passion Bucket

Filling and Refilling Passion Buckets Susan Beth says, “When we embark on a new endeavor our Passion Buckets are overflowing with enthusiasm, excitement and promise for what’s to come.  Eventually, business happens and little by little the passion starts to drain

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Biggest Franchising Event of the Year

It’s that time of year again when thousands of franchise professionals gather for the biggest franchising event of the year, the annual International Franchise Association convention. #IFA2016! The convention offers a comprehensive program providing education in all aspects of franchising, continued professional

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Digitally Speaking, Who Is Listening

Today I had the pleasure of sitting on the other side of the microphone as a guest on Franchise Today podcast with Paul Segreto, CEO Franchise Foundry and Stan Friedman, President FRM Solutions. We discussed the importance of sharing quality

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