Speaker

Mariel Miller - The Franchise Advisor

Mariel has 27 years experience in the franchise sector. She uses her rich background to provide franchise-related advice and coaching to potential entrepreneurs and educates them on thoroughly vetting franchise opportunities through her firm www.TheFranchiseAdvisor.com. Her in-depth coaching is free of charge for the curious to the serious candidate. Popular with those seeking semi-passive, scalable and quality of life opportunities, she expertly guides clients through a personal yet efficient discovery process.

She has successfully worked in organizational development in the franchise industry nationally as a speaker and consultant on “people, performance & profits” and best practices in successful franchising. Mariel holds an MA in Counseling Psychology & Organizational Development . She is a trusted SCORE resource as a specialist in franchising.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, May 31, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
New Trends in Franchising: 2018 & Beyond

Booth 158

Presented by: Mariel Miller, The Franchise Advisor

So, what's trending in franchising today? What's hot, where's the growth, and more importantly, what has sustainability for the long haul? Changes in the population, the economy, technology and consumer behavior has affected franchising in new and exciting ways. Don't miss this timely and important session where you will learn what categories are tracking for growth and what trends will impact your business decisions today and years to come.
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Thursday, May 31, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
How Does One Transition into Franchise Business Ownership

Booth 158

Moderated by: Mariel Miller, The Franchise Advisor

Panelists: Genevieve Prieto, Oklahoma City Franchisee, I Heart Mac & Cheese / G-Mac Operations,LLC; Jim Wiley, Wharton, NJ Franchisee, HomeVestors of America; Alex Cabraie, Haverstraw and Orangeburg, NY Franchisee, Planet Wings

Building a realistic bridge from where you are now into owning your own business is a daunting task. Hear real-life stories from successful franchisees as they share their journey from corporate America to independence. Ask questions of the panel and gain insights into their decision making, their challenges and accomplishments through the discovery process and launch of their businesses.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
What Franchise is Right for Me?: Dating, Courtship and Marriage Part One

Booth 158

Presented by: Mariel Miller, The Franchise Advisor

Are you cut out to be a successful business owner? Will you thrive in a franchised environment? How can you calculate what you can afford and what funding options are available? With hundreds of brands in dozens of categories, how can you narrow down brands to the ones that fit your goals? These and more important questions will be answered in this informative session. Perfect for the first-time attendee and helpful to those who have been shopping for some time.
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Friday, June 1, 2018
3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Will This Franchise Succeed?: Dating, Courtship and Marriage Part Two

Booth 158

Presented by: Mariel Miller, The Franchise Advisor

The process of narrowing down attractive brands to the few deserving a good investigation is only the beginning. Now that you have your eye on a business, it's time to dive into it in order to get your questions answered. From how much money you will make to will this business last -- there is a lot to evaluate! Find out how to determine the health of a franchised business. Learn the critical components that make up top-performing, sustainable companies. Take away tools to help you conduct a complete due diligence. You'll hear tips you can use immediately on the show floor in conversation with franchise brands.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
How to Select a Healthy, Sustainable Franchise . . . and Measure Your Chances of Success

Room: Theater Three

Presented by: Mariel Miller, The Franchise Advisor

Franchising can be transparent – if you know where to look! In this special workshop, you will learn how to expertly assess the health of a franchise opportunity, measure the risk and reward and what most don’t know about earning potentials. Learn how to identify great franchise businesses and avoid problem ones. Get clear on the essential parts of a skillful discovery process. Find out how and where information exists and how to access the answers to your most pressing questions about any opportunity. Upgrade your investigation skills. If you are curious or serious, this is a not-to-be-missed session. Resources and useful tools made available to all attendees.
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Saturday, June 2, 2018
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
New Trends in Franchising: 2018 & Beyond

Booth 158

Presented by: Mariel Miller, The Franchise Advisor

So, what's trending in franchising today? What's hot, where's the growth, and more importantly, what has sustainability for the long haul? Changes in the population, the economy, technology and consumer behavior has affected franchising in new and exciting ways. Don't miss this timely and important session where you will learn what categories are tracking for growth and what trends will impact your business decisions today and years to come.
Sponsored by

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