2016 Free Seminars For Current Franchisors

All educational seminars are FREE unless indicated otherwise. These sessions will help you make the right decisions during your franchise research.

For easy guidance, each description is related to a specific track. The legend below will help you understand the meaning of the symbols listed with each seminar description.

Master Franchising

Non-US Franchisors: Entering the USA

Franchisors Seeking Growth

How to Avoid the Top 10 Mistakes New Franchisors Make – Build Your Foundation for Success

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Room: 1B02

Presented by: Brian Schnell, Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels

According to some sources, franchising is as old as the Catholic Church. And yet numerous new franchisors make the same mistakes over and over again. This session will identify the ten most common mistakes, and provide you with solid strategies for avoiding the mistakes or mitigating their effects.
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Avoiding Litigation for the Start-up Franchisor

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: 1B02

Presented by: Dave Hood, President, iFranchise Group and Harold Kestenbaum, Partner, Harold L. Kestenbaum, PC

Avoiding litigation as a franchisor is more about good planning than it is about good luck. This session will help the start-up franchisor understand the most common business and legal traps that can lead to avoidable litigation. Discussions will focus on practical advice for avoiding both franchisee litigation and vicarious liability for the acts of your franchisees. Topics will include sales and marketing best practices, regulatory issues and compliance, dispute resolution, franchise relations, and minimizing liability while maintaining quality control.
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The Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship: Striking the Perfect Balance

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room: 1B01

Moderated by: Nancy Weingartner, Executive Editor, Franchise Times
Panelists: Lane Fisher, Esquire, Fisher Zucker LLC; Catherine Monson, President and CEO and Clint Ehlers, Willow Grove, PA Franchisee, FASTSIGNS; Dan Chaon, President and CEO and Andy Colby, Oxford, MA Franchisee, Native Grill and Wings

The franchisor-franchisee relationship is a delicate balance that when managed correctly can result in both parties thriving. With access to capital still difficult to obtain, it is more important than ever for franchisors to support franchisees on everything from real estate, construction, food sourcing, labor management and IT to marketing and advertising. This panel will include discussions from both franchisors and franchisees on how these parties should work together in order to create a successful brand. (also available on Thursday, 12:00PM and Friday, 1:00PM)
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Best Practices for Start Up & Early Stage Franchisors

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room: 1C04

Presented by: Dave Hood, President, iFranchise Group and Robert Stidham, President and Chief Development Officer, Franchise Dynamics

New franchisors quickly realize that franchising is an entirely new business – with its own set of best practices. Some of the best practices discussed in this presentation include establishing compliance systems, developing effective communications systems, hiring and retaining the best employees, and developing a systematic plan for the growth of your franchise system and your franchise organization.
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Buying a Franchise

International Franchising

Master Franchising

Franchising Your Business

Franchisors Seeking Growth

Non-US Franchisors: Entering the USA

Small Business Growth and Development

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