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On February 12th, 2020

What You Missed at the 2020 International Franchise Association Convention

New decade brings new and unexpected challenges for franchise system growth Thomas Scott, CEO and Founder, Brand Journalists The International Franchise Association’s 60th annual conference in Orlando remains one of the most important yearly events for anyone working in franchising. This year’s record attendance came with a promise of what’s ahead for us in this ...

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On December 7th, 2019

Takeaways from the Franchise Leadership and Development Conference

We’re entering a new era in franchise recruitment and growing a franchise brand in the decade ahead is sure to be a challenge By Thomas Scott, CEO, and Founder, Brand Journalists As we wind down the 2010s, we stand on the threshold of a new and wildly different era of franchising. The 2019 Franchise Leadership ...

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On March 18th, 2019

How Content Marketing is Changing for Franchise Development

Content marketing is not just writing, it is a lot more complex than ever before and it is changing rapidly Creating a real, contextual connection with your franchise buyer prospect requires more content and different styles of content than ever before. Listen in as we discuss the challenges and talk about strategies for winning at ...

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On March 15th, 2019

3 Franchise Sales Tips From Gary Findley, CEO of Restoration 1

Words of advice from the man who has recruited over 10,000 franchisees in his career by Thomas Scott, CEO of Brand Journalists I just returned from two really fun days in West Palm Beach, which is just an awful place to go in March, this time of year, it was beautiful weather. I go down ...

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On March 10th, 2018

Thomas Scott Named to Titus Board

Scott Named to Titus Center Board of Advisors Brand Journalists’ CEO Thomas Scott has been appointed to the board of advisors of the Titus Center for Franchising, a center of excellence based at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The Titus Center provides franchise-oriented academic coursework leading to a bachelor’s degree with a concentration in franchising. The ...

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On February 13th, 2018

Franchise Development Takeaways from the 2018 IFA Conference

The opportunity for massive growth exists for those systems that get it For the 58th International Franchise Association Conference, almost 4,000 attendees traveled to sunny Phoenix to attend a week’s worth of best-practice sharing, think tanks, education, and franchising strategy sessions. The IFA conference remains the premier event to learn about franchising in the world. ...

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On May 5th, 2017

How to Get More Franchise Sales Results From Portal Advertising

Don’t be quick to write off portals – they produce 20% of the sales in the franchise industry We recently collaborated with Franchise Growth Network to talk shop about franchise portals. The conversation with Matt Alden and myself encapsulates my best advice for clients I work with and is an important read for anyone involved ...

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On February 1st, 2017

Important Franchise Development Takeaways from the 2017 International Franchise Association Convention

Perfect storm of positive growth elements creates both opportunities and barriers for franchise development 2017 is off to a roaring start and for the first time in over a decade, the future of franchising is bright. The election is over, the SBA lending gates are open, Americans are gradually becoming more educated about franchising and ...

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On December 7th, 2016

Why Franchise Salespeople Miss the Mark with Younger Buyers

As the number of younger franchise buyers surges, franchise salespeople still don’t know how to connect with them Younger franchise buyers are flooding the market these days, and the franchising conferences – from Franchise Leadership and Development Conference (FLDC) to FranTech — spent some focused time exploring that reality. Smart franchisors see the benefits of ...

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On October 6th, 2016

Takeaways from the 2016 Franchise Leadership & Development Conference

Gradual growth, record demand and younger buyers force change in franchise development It’s hard to believe it is the 18th year of the Franchise Leadership & Development Conference (FLDC). From humble beginnings with fewer than fifty people, the event has grown to become one of the premier places for franchise recruitment professionals to learn about ...

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