Speaker

Ron Bender, CFE Vice President, Franchise Development - Big Frog Custom T-Shirts

Ron has been active in the franchise industry since 1998 and gets great satisfaction from meeting terrific people and helping them attain the American Dream and improve their lifestyle by owning their own businesses in the exciting franchise industry! He loves dealing with people, specializing in relationship building and facilitating communication between different people and groups; helping them see, understand and appreciate each other's situation and viewpoint and work together toward mutually-beneficial solutions. He promotes mutual trust and respect by truly listening to people and by seeing their viewpoint and finding common ground.

He has a hard-won reputation for providing SURPRISING customer service, making people 'fans' rather than just 'satisfied'! He prides himself on being more of an educator than a salesman, but clients, associates and franchise buyers will tell you that he is an enthusiastic, passionate and well-liked professional with a terrific work ethic and strong communication and management skills.

He is a Certified Franchise Executive and is active in the IFA, the Franchising Gives Back community service initiative, the FranShip Mentoring Program and the VetFran and DiversityFran ownership encouragement initiatives.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Franchising and Diverse Communities: How to Be in Business for Yourself, But Not By Yourself

Room: 1B02

Moderated by: Miriam Brewer, CFE, Senior Director, Education and Diversity, IFA Educational Foundation

Panelists: Ron Bender, CFE, Vice President, Franchise Development, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts and Dallas Kerley, CFE, President and COO, Benetrends, Inc.

Are you looking to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself? Are you contemplating a career move and don’t know what to do next? Do you want more than just a job? Investigate what opportunities exist in this unique way of doing business. You will have the opportunity to participate in an educational seminar to address small business ownership through franchising. Hear first-hand what franchisors are looking for. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what franchising is and isn’t
  • Understand the basic relationship between the franchisee and franchisor
  • Understand the role of a franchise coach
  • Learn about financing, resources and technical assistance

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