Grateful to be Within the Franchise Community at the FaegreBD Summit

While at the FaegreBD Summit, Hurricane Harvey was relentlessly submerging Houston in flood waters, and several franchisors were receiving news from their Houston area franchisees—both with incredible needs and with stories of heroism. And as I’m writing, many other franchisors and franchisees in Florida and the southeast are bracing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma. While these communities prepare, reel and rebuild for months and potentially years, the community of support amongst franchisors and between franchisors and their franchisees feels JUST like family. I am blessed to be a part of such a massive, yet intimate group of authentic and caring people. (If any of you have efforts in place to help your franchise team and could use another means to get the word out, contact me. We would love to help in any way we can.)

Transitioning back to the fantastic FaegreBD Summit, here are a few highlights and a couple pictures!

Outstanding panels filled with a bank of incredible franchise wisdom, discussing the 5 Habits of the Highly Successful Franchise System.


Day Two, keynote speaker,
Troy Hazard 
delivered “nugget” after “nugget”, including:

Disruption = Every year take your entire strategy and throw it out and MAKE it find its way back in.”

On a leader’s confidence versus arrogance: Confidence is driven by vulnerability and is open to influence.”


Here’s a message from Troy:

Yep, that’s Brian Schnell, confidently and successfully demonstrating a headstand to a skeptical crowd.

Brian, Troy and I are all thrilled to be a part of this FANTASTIC event and wonderful franchise community.

If you were not able to attend this year’s event, we hope you’ll be there next year!

Save the Date:

2018 FaegreBD Summit

Wednesday, August 22 & Thursday, August 23, 2018

Radisson Blu Hotel in downtown Minneapolis 

More soon…


P.S. In case you wondered about the “5 Habits” discussed, here they are:

  1. Maintaining an undying devotion to the brand
  2. Balancing the interests of the franchisor, franchisees and system
  3. Stacking the deck with “ace” franchisees
  4. Obsessing over the franchisee’s bottom line
  5. Empowering Franchisees 

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