What’s Planned for FranTech 2017

FranTech: Franchise Innovation Conference is for more than just marketing and technology professionals – it is for anyone looking to learn about new and innovative ways to streamline their business and grow their sales and customer base.

Stephen Dixon, IFA FranTech Task Force Chair, and Chief Development Officer Children’s Lighthouse Franchise joins Social Geek Radio hosts Deb Evans and Jack Monson to share what is new this year at the annual franchising FranTech conference.

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Engineering is Not Just for Adults

Social Geek Radio hosts Deb Evans, Founder Deb Evans Consulting, LLC and Jack Monson, Director Digital Strategy at Qiigo is joined by Dori Roberts, Founder of Engineering for Kids franchise system.

Dori Roberts began her career as a high school Engineering and Technology teacher and in 2009 she created Engineering For Kids after seeing an absence of engineering education opportunities for her two young children. Since 2009 Dori has grown Engineering For Kids into a multi-national franchise consisting of over 150 locations worldwide. With her goal of “for every child, engineering education.” She created the Engineering For Kids Foundation in 2014 to allow students of all economic and social upbringing to experience engineering education first hand.

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Changes In Franchise Lead Generation

Social Geek Radio hosts welcome Natalie Barnes, President, Business Alliance Inc., to discuss the various changes and trends of franchise lead generation.

Business Alliance Inc., is one of the largest, best-trained franchise consulting groups in the world. They work with hundreds of potential franchisees every month. They also work with hundreds of franchisors – in every category of business.

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Trends in Multi-Unit Franchising

Social Geek Radio hosts Deb Evans, Deb Evans Consulting, LLC and Jack Monson, Qiigo are joined by Therese Thilgen, Franchise Update. 2017 marks the 17th annual conference which “continues to be the premier event for franchisees looking to expand their businesses. This lively event is constructed to be a platform for continued education and sets the stage for upcoming trends that can inspire you as a franchisee, with new ideas to immediately apply to your business. Gain access to the franchise leaders that have made their mark in the industry and set a precedent for aspiring franchisees to follow in their footsteps.”

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Franchise Growth and How You Can’t Ignore Anything

Social Geek Radio was joined by Franchise Strategist, Gary Occhiogrosso. Gary is a market-driven franchise sales executive successful in building and leading both franchisors and franchisees through dynamic start-up, diversification, and growth on a national basis. He is an expert in identifying and capitalizing upon emerging market opportunities and uses creative and bold marketing approach to support business units and brands.

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