Keith Richards- The Vulcans Community Awards 2020 - Spear Game Changer
Keith Richards' passion for food preparation combined with a tireless work ethic helped him move up the ranks to café manager at Birmingham’s award-winning restaurant Bottega Café. After a trip to Greece with his wife, Amy, in 1997, Keith returned to the south with a palate for Greek cuisine.
Interview with Daniel Stanton
Daniel Stanton is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Now Optics, which consists of optical retail brands My Eyelab and Stanton Optical. Under Stanton’s leadership, Now Optics is among the nation’s fastest growing, full-service optical retail companies. Due to its rapid growth over the past few years, the company’s store footprint has expanded to over 200 corporate and franchise locations in 27 states under the Stanton Optical and My Eyelab brands. In 2016, his visionary approach and desire to innovate led to Now Optics’ retail debut of ocular telehealth exams. Since then, Now Optics’ affiliated network of doctors have administered over 1.2 million telehealth eye exams nationwide.
Taziki's Mediterranean Café Announces New Branding and Additional Customer Offerings in 2021
After an exceedingly difficult year for restaurants across the country, Taziki's Mediterranean Café is surviving, thriving, and poised for growth due to key investments in tech, operations, and marketing.
Between Now and Normal –Turning Back On the Franchise System - Part 2
We all thought 2021 would bring us “normal”, but this seems to be the decade that just keeps on giving. We are in the middle of this 3-part series, we will look at some best practices, or possibly let’s continue to say ‘anticipated best practices’ on how to Turn Your Franchise System Back On.
Don Daszkowski of IFPG
Don Daszkowski is a serial entrepreneur and the Founder/CEO of IFPG, the industry’s leading franchise broker network. Through IFPG’s membership-based network, Don helps connect franchise professionals with the ultimate goal of putting hopeful entrepreneurs into successful franchise ownership. Along with his innovative team at IFPG, Don has raised the bar industry-wide in the franchise sales process. Don’s work through IFPG has received many accolades, including being named the top franchise broker network by Entrepreneur Magazine several years in a row.
Franchise Consulting: A Great Alternative to Franchising
Franchise Consulting is the kind of business that can check all the boxes on a franchise seeker’s wish list: home based, lucrative, flexible schedule, growth industry, fulfilling, interesting. A career as a Franchise Consultant can be a great alternative to franchising.
First Area Representative Agreement signed for TaxAssist Accountants in New Jersey
TaxAssist Accountants, the UK’s largest network of small business specialist accountants and leading tax and accounting franchise, which launched in the US earlier in the year, has signed its first Area Representative Agreement with President Hal Gross.
The Silver Lining of Franchise Marketing and Operational Shifts in 2020
When COVID-19 lockdowns and travel restrictions went into effect in March 2020, franchise professionals needed to pivot quickly to alter lead generation efforts which focused on leading candidates toward in-person meetings. Now that we have implemented several months of modified franchise marketing and sales tactics, we can see that some of these changes are actually systemic improvements that may well become a part of the franchise marketing process even post-pandemic.
The Lifestyle of a Small Business Consultant
The job market has changed drastically in the past year. Folks have been furloughed, laid off, or have realized that there is more to life than the 9 to 5 grind. Even though a secure job is a thing of the past, there is a silver lining. Small business consulting jobs have been helping people gain control over their careers, their security, and their work-life balance. A career as a small business consultant offers an ideal schedule and huge potential for growth.