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This week I’m joined by industry veteran Greg Longe, CEO at Phoenix Franchise Brands, the franchisors of Fetch Pet Care, Door Renew, Spray Foam Genie and Furry Land, Mobile Grooming. Their mission at Phoenix, is to, “Help those with entrepreneurial spirits create a legacy for themselves, their families, and the communities that they serve.” They do so living and breathing the following five core values: Honesty, Character, Courage, Inclusivity and Integrity. As you’ll hear Greg is rich in experience and collectively, his team is changing lives, one business at a time, across their ever-expanding portfolio of brands, with a combined 130+ years of franchising experience.
Greg Longe, this week on Franchise Today.
Special Guest: Aaron Betesta
Aaron runs the team building brand ‘Laughtercise’. After two years of studying the team building market and delivering team building sessions, he believes that some approaches to team building are stuck in the 90s.
At Laughtercise, they believe most team building and icebreaker resources on Google are poor, and are working hard to provide better. Their approach is to shake things up. They want to support people to take the forced out of forced fun and get rid of the cringe factor when it comes to team building activities. At Laughtercise, they deliver wild and fun team building sessions to organisations all over the UK. All the exhilaration of drinking games, but without the alcohol! They have also delivered over £10,000 worth of sessions, for free, to NHS Trusts and Charities.
In this episode, Aaron wants to shake up your thinking when it comes to team building and team away days and provide you with creative insights. Most importantly, his goal is to convince you to ditch the word ‘icebreaker’ and never ever use it again!
So, shall we break the ice…?
The 6 Unusual Team Building Activities
Host: Jo Dodds
A revocable trust can have many advantages versus just having a simple will. While many are predisposed to want a simple will, the truth is that a simple will result in all assets passing through the probate court. The probate court can be a slow, cumbersome, and costly process. On the other hand, having a revocable trust can create a more straightforward, faster, and less costly process in the long run. To find out more on this topic, you can read our article on Family Law Headquarters titled: What's the Advantage of a Revocable Trust? You can also call our Estate Planning Attorneys at 855-805-0595 or reach out to our trust attorneys in Chicago, Illinois and elsewhere online.
How to Make Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans Easier
Our topic on this week's episode is How to Make Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans Easier, August 31st, 2023 at 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST
Kristin Selmeczy & Karen Kimsey-Sward talks with Steve Shumate,VP Regional BDO Franchise Programs, Bank of America & Aneta Mazur VP Regional BDO SBA Programs, Bank of America and the Pillars of Franchising team today.
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Welcome to the Fran-Tastic Franchising Podcast – with conversations about entrepreneurs exploring franchise ownership and finding a business opportunity that’s a perfect fit.
Today, award-winning franchise consultant and the CEO of The Franchise Insiders Jack Johnson joins FranServe's Alesia Visconti!
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Dear Dana: That Time I Went Crazy and Wrote All 580 of My Facebook Friends a Handwritten Letter
When Amy Daughters reconnected with her old pal Dana on Facebook, she had no idea how it would change her life. Though the two women hadn’t had any contact in 30 years, it didn’t take them long to catch up—and when Amy learned that Dana’s son Parker was doing a second stint at St. Jude battling cancer, she was suddenly inspired to begin writing the pair weekly letters.
When Parker died, Amy—not knowing what else to do—continued to write Dana. Eventually, Dana wrote back, and the two became pen pals, sharing things through the mail that they had never shared before. The richness of the experience left Amy wondering something: If my life could be so changed by someone I considered “just a Facebook friend”, what would happen if I wrote all my Facebook friends a letter?
A whopping 580 handwritten letters later Amy’s life, and most of all her heart, would never ever be the same again.
Unveiling Deep Connections: Transform Your World with Hand-Written Letters
Amy Weinland Daughters, Award-Winning Author and Keynote Speaker, believes in a world where what makes us different is the very thing that connects us, instead of separates us. Find Amy online: Website | Facebook | Amazon | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter
HTeaO offers 26 handcrafted flavors of ultra-premium caffeinated and decaffeinated tea varieties, in both sweet and unsweet options, at each location and its own proprietary water filtration system for the same consistent flavor no matter the location. The menu also features hot and cold tea and coffee drinks, such as the Texas Chai Tea Latte, Iced Horchata coffee, and other coffee favorites. We are meeting with Justin Howe, CEO of HTeaO.
Having officially launched the brand in 2018, HTeaO has seen a two-year revenue growth of 240% and just announced the inclusion of its first-ever ITEM 19 in its 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), showcasing an AUV of $1,352,540.98 (per 2023 FDD).
HTeaO's recent success and growth highlights include:
HTeaO has continued its substantial expansion in 2023 and will have 95 locations open by year-end. The brand has an impressively strong growth pipeline with over 100 sites under construction and hundreds of additional candidates applying to join the ever-growing HTeaO family. The brand also projects to award many franchise agreements in 2024. Recently ranked in the top 60 of the fastest-growing brands in the Southwest by Inc. and ranked No. 9 in Entrepreneur's 2023 Top New & Emerging Franchises Ranking.
Get caught up on the latest news from around the pulp and paper world in our weekly program, including updates from Greif, Nordic Paper, Visy, Klabin, Metsä, Nippon Paper, Amcor and more.
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Have you ever felt selfish when you asked for what you want or need? Join us on Women Lead Radio as Dianne Callahan, your host of The Lighthearted Life, has a conversation with Susan Goodson (www.susangoodson.com), Life and New Beginnings Coach of Riverbank Coaching, and author of three books, including "When God Whispers....: Lessons Learned in my Quiet Moments". They will talk about living life with more ease, balance and grace especially when starting again. A few of the questions they will explore are why it's important to honor your yeses and your nos. How can you have boundaries and still be kind and loving? Whose voice is in your head guiding your choices - is it yours or someone else's?
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