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International Franchise Association

  • The Restaurant Brokers On the Floor of the International Franchise Association!
  • The Restaurant Brokers interview experts at the IFA
  • Restaurant Reality with the Restaurant Brokers (IFA)

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.

Industry Guests Join the Restaurant Brokers

Ken Colburn
Ken Colburn
Ken Colburn has been involved in the computer industry since the mid 80s and founded Data Doctors in 1988. Kens passion to help others with their technology has driven his vision and continues to be the driving force behind Data Doctors. Ken writes a weekly computer advice column carried by various media partners and can be heard daily via the Data Doctors Tech Tips radio segments broadcast in various markets in the US. He previously hosted a Cox Television technology show called Tech-No-Phobia as well as a multi-award winning radio program called the Data Doctors Radio Program. Kens ability to explain technology to the average user has made him a popular speaker at business workshops, schools, computer clubs and national conferences. Ken has also been a featured columnist in The Business Journal, eBay magazine, BizAZ magazine and was a frequent guest on G4 TechTV, a 24 hour national cable channel. Ken is a certified Community College instructor and serves on the advisory board of several communities. Ken is also the Chairman of the International Franchise Associations (IFA) Marketing and Technology committee.
  • 202-628-8000 Phone
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  • https://www.datadoctors.com/ Website
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Tom Dufore
Tom Dufore
Tom DuFore is the Chief Operating Officer for Franchise Marketing Systems. In his critical role he is responsible for the oversight of Franchise Marketing Systems Operations and consulting with and advising FMS Clients. Tom has personally worked with and advised hundreds of businesses ranging from the largest companies in the world to start-ups. Tom is an expert in franchising, franchise strategic planning, franchise expansion, operations, marketing, internet marketing, and sales. He has been a guest speaker at the International Franchise Expo, Michigan Restaurant Show, International Food Service Show, Chicago Treasury Office Business Expo, and the Franchise and Finance Exhibition in Phoenix. Tom DuFore holds a B.S. Degree in Management from Elmhurst College, and an M.B.A. degree from DePaul Universitys Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. Additionally, Tom has served as an adjunct professor for DeVry University. He is the Co-Founder and First President of the Pi Iota Sinfonia Alumni Association and has served on the boards of the Elmhurst College Alumni Association and the Schaumburg Business Association.
  • 770-519-3910 Phone
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  • www.franchisemarketingsystems.com Website
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Nancy Friedman
Nancy Friedman
As one of America's most asked back speakers, Nancy's programs are sought out by those who want to raise the bar in customer service as well as their revenue. A unique motivational and humorous presenter, Nancy's programs fit all industries and job titles. Her laugh out loud, dynamic presentations have been presented in dozens of countries around the world. Her topic of sales and customer service is universal. Oprah, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CNN and Fox News are just a few of the national shows she's appeared on over the years. Named one of the 25 most influential businesswomen in St. Louis, Nancy's common sense and down to earth material makes great sense. The author of 7 books on communications, sales and customer service, Nancy's articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal and USA Today, as well as dozen of other publications. Nancy will inspire and motivate you and leave you with material you will use the rest of your life. Her programs are high-energy, high in content, and best of all, high-results.
  • (1800) 882-9911 Phone
  • nancy@telephonedoctor.com Email
  • telephonedoctor.com Website
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Jason Mann
Jason Mann
Jason Mann is President of Manns Diversified Industries, a Franchisee of Planet Smoothie/Tasti DLite which owns and operates 3 planet smoothies in Central Florida. Mr. Mann entered into the world of franchising in 1999 by introducing the Planet Smoothie brand to the Central Florida Market. He is an Area representative and has been an integral part of growing the Central Florida market to 27 Planet Smoothie franchises. Jason consults with franchisees on each phase of the franchisee life cycle including franchise sales, Real Estate Acquisition, Store Development, Management training, Opening assisting , Marketing and ongoing business consulting. Mr. Mann has won multiple top single unit sales volume awards, franchise of the year awards and area developer of the year awards.
  • c: 407.310.5938 / f: 886.522.9231 Phone
  • jmann@fssgi.com Email
  • tastidlite.com / planetsmoothie.com Website
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Rick Batchelor
Rick Batchelor
Rick Batchelor is the CEO and owner of Qiigo. Qiigo develops custom lead generation programs for your Franchisees. Qiigo is a specialist in Sponsored and Organic Search for franchised and multi-location businesses. Qiigo proprietary software application combined with deep technical knowledge creates and distributes targeted, actionable leads to Franchisees at a much lower cost than its competitors or doing it in-house. Rick was the recipient of the Technology Association of Georgias Search Engine Marketer of the Year Award in 2010.
  • 770-309-1478 Phone
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  • http://qiigo.com Website
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