Each CEO a Futurist
Panel featuring Nick Powills, No Limit Agency & 1851 Franchise; Charles Bonfiglio, Tint World; Jim Carpenter, Wild Birds Unlimited; and, Gabby Wong, FranConnect
Nearly all franchise CEO’s are charged with setting a course based on prior experience and current trends as on a best-guess forecast of what’s to come. Three leading enterprise level CEO’s will sit on the panel in which they discuss their predictions on the top issues, ideas, challenges, and changes franchise CEO’s will be discussing this time next year and the process they undertake to stay ahead of the pack.
An Obsession with Unit-Level Economics
Panel featuring John Cappadona, School of Rock; Shant Assarian, Mathnasium; and, Shane Evans, Massage Heights
You’ll not likely find anyone in franchising who will disagree that strong unit-level economics is the most fundamental way to help ensure your brand succeeds. However, from a review of 2018 FDD’s, and by the sheer absence of Item 19 Financial Performance Representation, it’s clear that many talk the talk, but don’t walk the walk.Our exert-panelists have each invested in a philosophy that’s driven by EBITDA, which ultimately validates claims of franchisee profitability, and is a core aspect to their brand DNA.
System Change in an Established Franchise
Presented by Brian Schnell, Faegre BD
Facilitated by Brian Schnell, Faegre BD. During the session we will have a robust discussion on how the following impact difference-making system change: speed of change with ever-increasing customer demands for change; role of technology in all aspects of change; external regulatory forces that impact change (joint employer; consumer privacy laws, and others); franchisee concerns with system change (collaboration vs. command and control); unit level economics is important with system change, but other strategic considerations are important; and more.
Driving a High-Performance Franchise Culture
Presented by Eric Stites, Franchise Performance Group
This session focuses on practical and tactical tips on improving employee engagement and retention through driving a high-performing company culture. We will discuss the eight key elements of high-performing culture. Session will be supported by current research from FBR’s Franchising@WORK study of employee engagement within the franchise sector. Panelists will provide insights into putting a culture plan into action in a high-performing franchise organization.