Jackie Pierce Ft. Worth, TX Franchisee - Big Frog Custom T-Shirts

Jackie began her career as an accountant straight out of Purdue University in 1991. She worked as an internal cost accountant for several years in the Chicago area, and earned her CPA in 1993. After transferring to Fort Worth, she spent time with a large franchise company working as a financial analyst, which afforded her the opportunity to gain insight into a franchise system. As her husband continued to get relocated with the railroad, she stayed at home with the kids until they were off to college. She figured out that she loves running a store through her volunteer efforts when she managed a local non-profit's resale shop. And she also figured out (also through her volunteer efforts) that there had to be a better way to order custom t-shirts. Enter BIG FROG. The match seemed perfect, and the rest is history.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, June 15, 2017
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Making the Leap: How to Succeed as a Franchisee

Room: 1C03

Moderated by: Michelle Rowan, President and COO, Franchise Business Review

Panelists: Alicia Thompson-Healy, Rochester, NY Franchisee, Smallprint and Silver Pet Prints; Jackie Pierce, Ft. Worth, TX Franchisee, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts; Muhammad Saleem, Multi-unit Franchisee, Checkers; Alicia Geiger, Sinking Spring , PA Franchisee, Dream Vacations

Hear from our expert panel of franchisees on the steps they took to grow a successful franchise business. Learn the keys that helped their business thrive, the challenges and pitfalls they faced along the way – and how to avoid them. What one thing really made the difference to these top-performers? If they had to do over again, what would they do differently? What advice would they give to new franchisees? Don’t miss this highly interactive session, with lots of time for Q&A to get all your franchising questions answered.
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Friday, June 16, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Franchising Year One: What An Efficient Start Up Looks Like

Booth 158

Moderated by: Mary E. Tomzack, President/Owner, Pure Franchise, LLP

Panelists: Jackie Pierce, Ft. Worth, TX Franchisee, Big Frog Custom T-Shirts; Alicia Thompson-Healy, Rochester, NY Franchisee, Smallprint and Silver Pet Prints; Janet Harris, CFE, Indianapolis, IN Franchisee, Dream Vacations; Rebecca Ferrer, Westchester, NY Franchisee, Husse TriState

Learn how to be successful as a franchisee. Franchisees discuss ten things to prioritize in the first year; time management, people management and getting a team up to speed; the biggest/most common mistakes; managing cash flow; and asking for help - from the franchisor, neighborhoods, etc.
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