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Upcoming Webinars

 

Surviving the COVID-19 Crisis: How franchisees can find financial relief now and prepare for the future

Overview - presentation is on April 6th, 2020

In this webinar, we will examine how both franchisors and franchisees can access the financial relief they need now, and also optimize for future growth amidst the current crisis.

- What's in the CARES Act and how can it help franchisees?
- How is the CARES Act different from EIDL / SBA Disaster Relief? 

Sponsored by ApplePie Capital

 

Past Webinars - Recordings Available

Survival Mode- What a restaurant needs to do over the next 3 months

Overview - presenation is on April 3rd, 2020

Join Franchise Times, members of the BDO Business Restructuring and Turnaround team with deep restaurant  and retail experience, and Ryan Palmer, a Partner with Lathrop GPM who specializes in franchise and distribution systems in the restaurant sector, as they discuss (1) the impact of the Covid-9 crisis on the restaurant industry, and (2) the steps management teams should take now to weather the next few months and prepare a roadmap for recovery and sustainability.   The discussion will include how to assess  potential sources of short-term funding, liquidity needs, headcount reductions, and other cash management considerations.  This is a must attend for C-level executives at multi-unit restaurant organizations.

Sponsored by BDO

 

Driving 2020 revenue by leveraging social media tactics within your franchise system.

Overview - presentation was on March 25th, 2020

Join us for a discussion on leveraging social media to grow revenue for your franchise system while maintaining brand consistency across your entire network.  Nick Pesko from SoBol, Brandon Davenport from PwC’s FranSuite, and Laura Michaels from Franchise Times will discuss what works, what doesn’t, and how you can best position your brand for success this year.

Sponsored by PwC's Fransuite

 

Franchise Financing in Uncertain Times

Overview - presentation was on February 19, 2020

ApplePie’s Chief Development Officer, Ron Feldman, and Randy Jones, Head of Originations, will showcase innovative financial strategies that you can use to navigate these uncertain times and still ensure your growth.

Sponsored by ApplePie Capital

 

How Leading Franchisees Tamed the Financial Consolidation Monster

Overview - presentation was on July 23, 2019

Is Financial complexity holding back your growth? One of the biggest challenges that Hospitality companies often face as they grow is taming complex financial consolidations across locations and entities. Learn from your franchisee peers on how they achieved: Insight: Upgrade from viewing disparate data to a full picture of your business, including each entity and location – in minutes. Growth: See how cloud financial management systems are ideal for ramping and maintaining new and current entities. Simplicity: Discover how you can streamline collaboration and data from spreadsheets, emails and legacy systems to a central location for easy, quick and accurate access. Don’t let the Financial Consolidation monster hold back your organization, register for this valuable webinar today.

Sponsored by Sage Intacct

 

How Sage Intacct Clients Eliminated Paper Invoices

Overview - presentation was on April 10, 1:30 PM CT

Hear firsthand how Tim Carter, CFO of Salsarita's Fresh Mexican Grill, leveraged automation to:

Free up significant time for his bookkeeping staff
Save over $20,000 per year using automation
Set himself up for a more predictable and accurate month-end

You’ll walk away with a clear understanding of why now is the time to automate your AP workflow and exactly how to get started

Sponsored by Yooz

 

How a Play-to-Win Culture Fuels Success at Tropical Smoothie Cafe

Overview - presentation was on 06/06/18 - 1 PM CT
Join Franchise Times Restaurants Editor Nicholas Upton as he talks with Tropical Smoothie CEO Mike Rotondo about how the brand's culture is deeply rooted in all decisions the franchise makes and how this impacts Tropical Smoothie’s growth. Plus, get an operator’s perspective from Matt Mawdsley, one of the brand's multi-unit franchisees.

Sponsored by Tropical Smoothie Cafe

 

The Emerging Hourly Workforce: A Guide To Dominating Your Local Market

Overview - presentation was on 05/16/18 - 12 PM CT 
The franchise hourly labor market is only getting tighter and more challenging. Join us to learn how to unlock new tactics, how to differentiate yourself as an employer of choice, and how to recruit, hire and develop the best talent.

Sponsored by TalentReef

 

 

 

How Much Does a Lost Customer Really Cost?

Overview - presentation was on 05/02/18 - 1 PM CT
Customer loyalty is one of the most important metrics for determining a franchise organization’s long-term growth, yet studies show that 72 percent of businesses are unhappy with their retention rates. Are you one of them? Join customer loyalty and retention experts for our webinar on 3 Customer Retention Strategies That Fuel Revenue Growth. Learn how they help leading brands like Orangetheory Fitness, Gillette, and Orkin maximize customer retention to drive multimillion-dollar gains.

Sponsored by Listen360

 

Serving Up Lease Accounting Clarification: Accounting For the New Leasing Standards in the Restaurant Industry

Overview - presentation was on 04/25/18 - 11 AM CT
Are you prepared for changes to the lease accounting standard? Changes in the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) ASC 842 and International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 16 lease accounting regulations could have a significant financial impact on the restaurant industry. Restauranteurs and franchisees need to prepare now to comply with the changes. This webinar will provide an overview of these wide-reaching regulations and will outline ways in those in the restaurant industry can minimize the impact and take full advantage of process optimization opportunities.

Sponsored by Crowe Horwath

 

How Is Massive Mobile Data Disrupting Location Intelligence? 

Overview - recorded 03/06/18
Finding the best locations can mean the difference between success and failure for franchise systems.  Join us on Tuesday, March 
6th at 1 pm central to talk about how mobile data is helping to take the pain out of the site selection process.

Sponsored by SiteZeus

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Intuit Franchise Program: Why Curves and hundreds of other franchises joined

Overview - recorded 02/27/18
The Intuit Franchise Program has a lot to offer franchisors and franchise owners. Hear from one of our partners, Krishea from Curves, as to what she has to say about the Intuit Franchise Program and how QuickBooks helped her as a franchisor and a franchise owner.

Sponsored by Intuit 

 

What Does Tax Reform Mean for the Franchise Business Owner?

Overview - recorded 01/03/18
We discussed the recently passed tax reform bill.
1. Key provisions to know about for you and your franchise business,
2. How the bill impacts tax planning by entity classification and things you can do now to prepare and maximize cash flows.
3. Areas of uncertainty in the bill and what's next from the IRS or Treasury Department.

Sponsored by RSM

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