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Women in Franchising

  • "Women in Franchise" Pt. 1 - June 20th, 2015
  • "Women in Franchise" Pt. 2 - June 20th, 2015
  • "We Sell Restaurants: Restaurant Reality" - June 20th, 2015

Are you looking to franchise your company overseas? How do you know when you are ready? What are the challenges of international expansion versus domestic expansion and where can you get help? This week, the restaurant brokers along with CEO of Buffalo's Cafe and CEO of YoBlendz and JuiceBlendz tackle international franchising.

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Lauren Fernandez
Lauren Fernandez
Lauren is the founder of The Fernandez Company, the culmination of over a decade of practice as a trusted brand consultant and legal advisor with all kinds of clients, from start-ups to multinational companies.
She consults with companies in all aspects of restaurant and franchise development, brand licensing, product development, and market implementation. Lauren focuses her practice on regulated industries, particularly in the food and drug space.
Before forming The Fernandez Company, Lauren served as the General Counsel for FOCUS Brands where she was instrumental in the rapid growth of the licensing program.
Prior to joining FOCUS Brands, she was part of an elite team at Novartis/CIBA VISION that successfully launched the company’s first new product in over a decade. She started her career in one of Atlanta's most respected Intellectual Property Boutiques, Gardner Groff.
 
  • 404.655.2005 Phone
  • laurenfernandez@gmail.com Email
  • www.thefernandezcompany.com/ Website
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Clarissa Bradstock
Clarissa Bradstock
As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing an exceptional experience for our customers interested in clinical, toxicology and DNA testing.  In addition, Clarissa is the Vice Chair for the Southeastern Franchise Forum, and on the IFA Women’s Franchise Network committee, and the Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network.   
  • 678-431-0623 Phone
  • clarissa.bradstock@anylabtestnow.com Email
  • www.anylabtestnow.com Website
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Debbie Shwetz
Debbie Shwetz
A graduated from The University of Washington with a degree in Psychology.  I spent the 10 years before Nothing Bundt Cakes working in Multi-level marketing, Insurance and Medical Transcribing.  In 1997 my friend and business partner Dena Tripp and I conceptualized and launched Nothing Bundt Cakes.  We decided to franchise in 2006 and my role was the development of the franchise system structure, sales and development and franchisee relations.   Today we have 130 open locations with another 50 to follow shortly. 
  • (702) 497-4369 Phone
  • debbie@nothingbundtcakes.com Email
  • www.nothingbundtcakes.com Website
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