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Franchise Professionals To Meet in DC

Summer is coming to an end but things are heating up in franchising! Franchisors, franchisees and franchise suppliers are meeting in  Washington, DC Sept. 16-17 at the JW Marriott for the International Franchise Association’s most important advocacy event of the year!  Former Mississippi

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Never Ignore a Vision

A vision came to Susan Black-Beth, COO Super Wash Franchise. Connecting franchisors, multi-unit franchisees & equity investors. Featuring spotlight presentations & one-on-one meetings. A simple idea and help,  commitment and collaboration of friends and many high-profile dedicated leaders in both the equity

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Is 2014 the Year of Social Good

With assistance and encouragement from AK Stout, I incorporated the use of various apps into my daily routine that benefit charities of my choice.  In a recent post by Mashable, Sarah Ang wrote, “A pen and checkbook used to be the only

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Digging Deeper: Mining for the Leader Within

Mary Ann O’Connell, President, FranWise and Debbie Shwetz, Co-Founder, Nothing Bundt Cakes join me in a Google Hangout to share a preview of the annual IFA Leadership Conference hosted by the Women in Franchising Committee. “Digging Deeper: Mining for the

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Deb Evans Joins Franchise Foundry as President to Grow Emerging Brands from ‘Inside-Out’

HOUSTON (November 12, 2013) — Franchise Foundry, a multi-brand franchisor and business incubator focused on emerging franchise brands, has named Deb Evans as President. Evans, a Certified Franchise Executive and well-known name in franchising with specialized expertise in franchisee/franchisor relationships

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Franchise Professionals Walk for Wounded Warrior Project

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Review of The Tasti D-Lite Way

When BJ Emerson, VP of Technology at Tasti D-Lite and Planet Smoothie asked to interview me for his new book The Tasti D-Lite Way  I am honored to be included in the publication! BJ and I have worked together in the franchise industry

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Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Do you have a bucket list? I do. In fact, I have two. One is my “Career Bucket List” and the other is my “Life Bucket List”. I’m satisfied with my career list. I have accomplished a great deal over the

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I’m Wonderful and Getting Better

Here we are at the end of the month again. It may be the lazy, hazy days of summer but for me it has been an extremely busy month. I started the month with a trip to New Orleans to

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