Mary E. Tomzack President/Owner - Pure Franchise, LLP

Mary E. Tomzack is a well-known and respected franchise consultant and franchising specialist. Currently , she is the Founder and President of PureFranchise.com which assists individuals and companies in discovering franchise opportunities throughout the U.S. and internationally. Services are provided for franchisees, franchisors and investors.

She is the author of two popular franchise books, the first and second editions of Tips & Traps When Buying a Franchise and the past owner and President of FranchiseHelp, Inc.

Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Friday, June 16, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
What I Wish I Knew Before Buying a Franchise

Booth 158

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

Panelists: Louise McKeown, Lawrenceville, NJ and Philadelphia, PA Franchisee, Camp Bow Wow; Allison Wilson-Maher, Center City, Philadelphia, PA, Primrose Schools; Kelsey Healy, Marlboro, NJ Franchisee, Frutta Bowls; Amal Agha, Eatontown, NJ Multi-Unit Franchisee, Rita's Water Ice and , Philly Pretzel Factory

Come hear franchisees talk about their experiences in selecting their franchise and what they learned about reading the fine print; the importance of location and local demographics in selecting a franchise; negotiating with the franchisor; whether the business category matters relative to your own background, expertise and interests; and the amount of work involved, both in researching and once they became a franchisee.
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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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