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Franchise Hot Seat Podcast with Dr. John Hayes Franchise Hot Seat Podcast with Dr. John Hayes

The Franchise Hot Seat Podcast with Dr. John Hayes is presented by the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University. In this episode we discuss how private equity moves franchise brands forward, which players are investing in the franchise sector, and how founders and franchisees can reach their objectives in franchising now that PE is a dominant force.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Franchise Woman - Interview Part 2 Franchise Woman - Interview Part 2

Part 2 of our conversation between a franchise attorney, a behavioral scientist with expertise in franchisee performance, and a private equity advisor. We go deep strategically as well as psychologically to help founders prepare mentally for each transition. We discuss the importance for entrepreneurs to keep the end in mind and how to position the company for private equity. We also address the changes and challenges a franchise concept and its franchisees will experience in systems, culture, and initiatives with each sponsor change. Join Alicia Miller, Rebecca Monet, CEO & Chief Scientist at Zorakle Profiles, and Bruce McFarlane, franchise attorney, franchisee and investor in this lively and insightful conversation.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Emerging Franchise Brands Podcast With Frank Fiume Emerging Franchise Brands Podcast With Frank Fiume

"You will never see franchising the same way again!" In an insightful episode of Emerging Franchise Brands, Frank Fiume sits down with Alicia Miller, the author of “Big Money in Franchising,” to unravel the complexities of franchise investments and the profound impact of private equity on the industry. This conversation sheds light on the critical aspects of investing in a franchise, highlighting the opportunities and risks involved. Her insights are particularly valuable for franchisees and franchisors navigating the investment landscape. The discussion delves into the strategic maneuvers and financial intricacies that private equity brings to the franchising sector, including the often overlooked implications for franchisees.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Interview: Franchise Woman Interview: Franchise Woman

When three entrepreneurs: One a behavioral scientist, one an attorney, and one an advisor/investor/author get together to chat...., it's not your usual interview! This is a fun conversation about entrepreneurial journeys.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Part-time Franchise Models Can Work, If Owner Expectations Are Set Up Front Part-time Franchise Models Can Work, If Owner Expectations Are Set Up Front

Designing and marketing a franchise as part-time sets expectations, regardless of what the franchise agreement says. While often easier models to sell, be sure this is the best way to optimize your model and create growth. Recruit carefully and be transparent about expectations.

Categories: All, Building smart, Prospective franchisees

Global Franchise Interview Global Franchise Interview

Private equity decoded: In this interview with Global Franchise we discuss mastering the art of the deal and the playbook for attracting investors.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

The Franchise Show Interview The Franchise Show Interview

The style of this show is very conversational and attendees can ask questions instead of just a one-way broadcast.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Roark/Nothing Bundt Cakes again taps securitization market for $240M bonds Roark/Nothing Bundt Cakes again taps securitization market for $240M bonds

Whole business securitization is now the preferred method for large scale franchise systems to tap the capital markets. This is something discussed at length in my book: Big Money in Franchising. Nothing Bundt Cakes is the latest example. Roark Capital is the most frequent franchise user of WBS across its portfolio. It is an efficient capital planning tool but franchisees need to understand how it works and implications.

Categories: All, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

Interview / Podcast with 1851 Franchise Interview / Podcast with 1851 Franchise

Summary transcript & replay of podcast/interview. Alicia Miller, founder of Emergent Growth Advisors has an unusual career path, but has discovered the keys to responsible franchising, and the importance of an "exit mindset" along the way.

Categories: All, Building smart, Emerging brands, Impact on franchising, Prospective franchisees, Trends

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