Speaker

Steve Beagelman, CFE CEO and Founder - SMB Franchise Advisors

Steve Beagelman is a franchise industry veteran of more than 25 years who held positions ranging from entrepreneur to senior level executive, giving him a unique insight and perspective in growing, operating, and building brands. In 2009, Steve established SMB Franchise Advisors, a consulting company specializing in advising franchise start-ups and existing franchise concepts of ways to drive business growth. By 2016, SMB has assisted over 100 companies grow their concepts. His experience includes top-level positions with such franchise brands as Hollywood Tans, Saladworks, Rita’s Italian Ice, Restaurant Systems International and Takeout Taxi. At the age of 21, Steve also spearheaded his own franchise operation as the co-founder of Black Tie Express, a start-up multi-restaurant delivery service. Under his guidance, Black Tie Express successfully grew to a 30-unit operation. Within three years, he built a successful company and then completed the title sale to the number one market leader, Takeout Taxi. He is a frequent guest speaker at International Franchise Association conferences and is a regular contributor to franchise industry publications, serving as both source and author. Steve is also a contributor to a recent franchise book, “So You Want to Franchise Your Business”. He has been quoted numerous times as an expert in Franchising World, Franchise Times and the Wall Street Journal. Steve received his Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) in 2006 from the International Franchise Association and holds a degree in Business Administration from Pace University, specializing in Business Management.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Best Practices for Developing your System with Multi-Unit Operators

Room: 1B04

Presented by: Adam Siegelheim, Attorney, Stark & Stark and Steve Beagelman, CFE, CEO and Founder, SMB Franchise Advisors

This seminar will focus on best practices to attract and develop your franchise concept with experienced multi-unit operators. We will explore effective lead generation and marketing techniques, as well as how to position your franchise model to appeal to a multi-unit operator’s needs and requirements.
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Thursday, June 15, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Should I Franchise My Business?

Room: 1A05

Presented by: Steve Beagelman, CFE, CEO and Founder, SMB Franchise Advisors

Learn about the pros and cons of opening another corporate unit vs. franchising your brand for your future growth strategy.
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Friday, June 16, 2017
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Structuring and Creating Item 19 Financial Performance Representations

Room: 1C05

Presented by: Adam Siegelheim, Attorney, Stark & Stark and Steve Beagelman, CFE, CEO and Founder, SMB Franchise Advisors

Each year, more and more franchise companies are including Item 19 Financial Performance Representations in their Franchise Disclosure Document. This seminar will explore the types of information and different structures you can employ when structuring and creating your earnings claim. It will also discuss strategies you can employ during the sales process if you do not have an Item 19.
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