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Webinar: How FranchiseBlast Can Help in Changing Times

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Date: Tuesday, March 31st at 2:00 PM
Free Registration Link: Access Webinar

In this webinar, you will learn how to:

  • Still comply with Food Safety legislation with drive-through or take-out only.
  • Roll-out new operational procedures related to COVID-19
  • Provide support on a remote-basis.
  • Enable franchisees to enhance cleaning procedures.
  • Do audits without using air travel.

Register here to grab your seat.



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CFA Roundtables: 12 Surprising Things You can Do on Your Next Franchisee Visit

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Canadian Franchise Association
Event: Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
Dates: April 4 – 6, 2020
Location: Montreal, QC
A visit from an Franchise Business Consultant (FBC) can stir up a lot for a franchisees. Some can see the FBC as a checklist-wielding intruder, while others may see it as a major disruption, like the Kool-Aid man bursting into the side of their operations when they are trying to get stuff done. While using your checklist is needed, why not provide them with some surprise value during the franchisee visit? Check out the tips below to learn more. In this session, you will learn: 
  • How to encourage excellence by judging people by their best days. 
  • What the Silicon Valley term “fail forward” means in the service context. 
  • What you can do to detect a lack of alignment between your manager and crew. 

In this interactive and engaging session, you will surely have a lot of takeaways to bring back to your team. 



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International Franchise Association (IFA) 2020 Roundtables

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Event: International Franchise Association (IFA)
Dates: February 8-11
Location: Orlando, FL

The International Franchise Association is the preeminent advocate of the global franchising community. We are pleased to be invited to host two roundtables at the annual convention.

Franchise Systems Operational Best Practices

Hosts: Jason Kealey, President, FranchiseBlast , David Hood, President, iFranchise Group
Date: Monday, February 10, 2020 from 3:00pm to 4:45pm
Location: Crystal Ballroom 2&3, IFA Conference

How to Engage Franchisees to Enhance System Performance

Host: Stefania Sigurdson Forbes, Sr. Marketing Director, FranchiseBlast
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 from 8:00-9:45
Location: Crystal Ballroom GH, IFA Conference

Join us for these exciting roundtables so we can continue to learn together.



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Emerging Franchisor Roundtables: KPIs for New Franchise Systems

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Event: Emerging Franchisor Conference
Dates: November 19-21, 2019
Location: Nashville, TN

Being an emerging franchise is an opportunity to use the latest metrics to help you grow. At this roundtable, we will discuss:

  • What KPIs franchisors are using.
  • What types of KPIs foster growth.
  • How to get KPIs from existing systems (POS, Reviews etc.)

Join us at this unique session to learn how to grow effectively. Learn more about Emerging Franchisor Conference now.

MITCon Roundtables: Marketing Audits

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Event: MITCon
Dates: October 23-29, 2019
Location: Austin, Texas
Host: Dean Hatzitheodosiou, Sr. Director of Sales and Business Development

Franchisors are increasingly looking to Marketing Audits not only for brand consistency, but also to grow their franchises.

  • Why simply auditing signage is missing the mark.
  • How to audit franchise marketing campaigns to ensure seasonal consistency.
  • What is the “ultimate question” to help you grow your franchises.

Learn more about MITCon now.

Springboard Session: Early Phase of Brand Scalability: Actionable Insights

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Franchise Springboard

Event: Franchise Springboard
Dates: September 18-20
Location: Philadelphia, PA

Your brand has validated its model and begun selling franchises. It’s time to develop a strategy for building the necessary manpower, enhancing franchisee support systems and solidifying culture to support the coming growth. In this session, we will discuss the different stages of growth and related inflection points, focus areas and action plans to get to the next stage, identifying if and when capital is needed for sustaining new unit growth, and how to propagate your culture from corporate operations to the franchised units.

Moderator: Jason Kealey – President, FranchiseBlast
Panelists: Paul Steck – COO, Spread Bagelry; Bryon Stephens – Co-founder, Pivotal Growth Partners; Jeff Herr – President, St. Gregory Development Group; Ed Samane – CEO, Pro Martial Arts Franchise Corp; Mike Weinberger – COO, ONE Cannabis GroupLearn

Learn more about Franchise Springboard 2019.

Social Geek Radio: Personal Branding

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FranchiseBlast’s Stefania Sigurdson Forbes joins Social Joey‘s Jack Monson and Liane Caruso for Social Geek Radio’s special on Personal Branding. In this exciting podcast edition we discussed:

  • How can you develop your own Personal Brand quickly and effectively?
  • Does showing your uniqueness help find your tribe?
  • Can consistency in social media engagement grow your personal brand?

Listen now at Social Geek Radio!

CFA Roundtables: Franchisee Scorecards

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Franchisee Scorecards

Dates: Monday, April 8th, Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 at 11:30
Location: Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Hosts: Monday: Jason Kealey, Tuesday: Stefania Sigurdson Forbes

Why Franchisee Scorecards?

One of the biggest trends of 2019 is Franchisee Scorecards. This simple but powerful tool helps you understand what is happening with your franchisees. At these roundtables, we will chat about what metrics are most relevant to franchisors and which ones will drive growth for franchisees.

To join us, register for the CFA convention.

IFA: 5 Ways to Make Your Franchise Field Audits More Effective

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Date: Monday, February 25th, 2019
Time: 3:15
Location: International Franchise Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV

Moderator: Steve White, President & COO, PuroClean, Inc
Panelists: Jason Kealey, CFE, President, FranchiseBlast; Amy Perkins, CFE, Senior Business Consultant, Ben & Jerry’s; Melinda Thrasher, Manager, Client Services and Operations, IFX
Register: IFA Convention Registration

Whether you are performing self-audits or sending inspectors out into the field, conducting effective audits can make all the difference. Panelists will draw on insights gleaned from working with thousands of units across more than one hundred systems, and will do a deep dive on 5 key ways field consultants can boost the impact of their audits. Combining both technical and operational expertise, this session will provide a well-rounded, statistics-filled presentation relevant to both restaurant and service concepts alike.

CFA: 5 Ways to Boost Your Franchise Field Audit

By | Events, Franchise Coaching

Date: January 30, 2019
Time: 12:00-1:00 EST
Price: Free
Register: CFA Website

Traditional field audits and performance reviews can be outdated, onerous and ineffective, leaving the franchisees and franchisors frustrated with little in the way of improvement. Yet, when done the right way, these evaluations are optimal for franchisees’ development and can help highlight needed improvements to your business.

Learning takeaways:

  • How to make visits more efficient and maximize the time allotted to coaches
  • How to automate mundane parts of the performance review and increase productivity
  • How to expand franchisee coaching outside of the visit via self-improvement processes