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IFA2018 Recap

It’s impossible to attend every session and event during the annual International Franchise Association annual convention. Thankfully the Geeks attending have it covered using Twitter to share their notes and photos! Thomas Scott, Brand Journalists put together key takeaways on

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Social Geek Radio and #IFA2018 News

It is Season 9 of Social Geek Radio! So hard to believe the podcast that started in May 2010 featuring tech and social media news would still be around in 2018! Jack Monson will take the lead interviewing tech, media,

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All New Operations Summit, #IFA2018

Mary Ann O’Connell, Founder FranWise and host of Franchise Capital Exchange shares what attendees can expect when attending the new Operations Summit at the annual International Franchise Association Convention. Watch the short video below! Connect with us via the convention

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New Franchise In Town

Did you see the Shark Tank episode with Cousins Maine Lobster? Didn’t it make you hungry and wish their food truck was in your community like I did?! Fortunately for me Tomball Texas now has Cousins Maine Lobster at the

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Navigating #IFA2017

The annual International Franchise Association Convention #IFA2017 is just days away. This is the must attend event in franchising. It will be filled with education sessions to educate and inspire attendees. Over 300 IFA suppliers will be in the Exhibit

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Community Spirit, Culture and Franchise Opportunity

I traveled to New York last week along with one million spectators to watch the NY Marathon. I’m so proud of my daughter who ran and completed her first full marathon! I love NY and to be part of the

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I Am Going To FranTech

FranTech 2016 will be in Austin Texas, Oct 26/27. I am excited to be on the panel, “Telling The Story of An Up & Coming Brand”, ¬†along with Ann Littman and Chelsea Kapka VPs SafeWay Driving franchise and Jack Monson,

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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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