This workshop is ideal for business owners interested in franchising or those simply looking to determine if franchising is the right growth option. It will help business owners understand whether they have a business that is franchisable and the components necessary for a successful business to franchise. Attendees will also gain a thorough understanding of the process of franchising, including necessary resources, costs, and personnel needs. Discussions will include the advantages and disadvantages of franchising and will provide a framework for business owners to understand whether franchising is the best strategy to reach a company's future expansion goals.
All course materials are in English only. All Workshop attendees receive free admission to the exhibits on all three days.
Thursday, May 30, 2019
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Advance: $180 includes exhibit hall admission and seminars
On-Site: $230 includes exhibit hall admission and seminars
Individuals enrolled in the Certified Franchise Executives program will earn 100 education credits towards completion or recertification of the Certified Franchise Executive (CFE) designation by attending How to Franchising Your Business. For more information about the Certified Franchise Executives program, please call or email Rose DuPont (202-662-0771 -- firstname.lastname@example.org) or visit www.franchise.org/certification.
This seminar is ideal for business owners interested in franchising or those simply looking to determine if franchising is a legitimate growth option. Those who will benefit are CEOs, COOs, and CFOs of companies seeking alternative methods of distribution, reorganization strategies, and additional pull through strategies, as well as business consultants whose clients require them to have a working knowledge of franchise development and management.
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.
Adam Siegelheim Attorney - Stark & Stark
Adam J. Siegelheim is a Shareholder and member of the Business & Corporate and Franchise Groups. Mr. Siegelheim’s practice includes the representation of companies and non-profit organizations on a variety of issues including entity formation, financing, intellectual property, real estate, mergers and acquisitions, and insurance coverage matters.
Mr. Siegelheim’s franchise practice includes the representation of franchisors and master franchisees in various matters, including the preparation of disclosure documents and franchise agreements, state registrations, compliance with applicable federal and state regulations, and international expansion.
Mr. Siegelheim is a member of the International Franchise Association, the American Bar Association Forum on Franchising and is the Chair of the New Jersey Bar Association Franchise Law Committee. In 2012, Mr. Sigelehiem was presented with the designation of Certified Franchise Executive by The Board of Governors of the Institute of Certified Franchise Executives.
Mr. Siegelheim is a frequent contributor to the New Jersey Law Blog. You can read his most recent blog post here.
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