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FranConnection’16: Closing the Franchise Sales “Knowing and Doing Gap”

In our globally competitive marketplace, franchisors are in a fierce battle for unit share and simply can’t afford to execute at a level that is equal to or worse than their competitors. Yet, many franchise leaders continue to face execution challenges that is related to not knowing precisely where a sales candidate is in the sales funnel, how long they have been stuck in that stage, and how to move them forward. I see franchisors with foundational issues in which they are unaware that sales directors are failing to return phone calls on a timely basis – there is a lack of relevant content to send as part of a campaign based on the stage of the sales process they are in, and an inattention to properly qualifying candidates and improving response rates.

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FranConnection – The Franchise Conference Dedicated to Bridging the Knowing and Doing Gap

May 18-20, 2016 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland

All franchising conferences are not created the same. Some focus specifically on development, while others cater to consumer marketing, financing or emphasize specific industry verticals. And while all these conferences provide tremendous benefits to attendees, the team at FranConnect decided it was time for something more. Something that strikes the right balance between thought leadership and inspirational content with hands-on, interactive learning that could help fill the gap between knowing and doing across the entire franchise lifecycle.

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FranConnection’16: Creating a Killer Sales Process and Leveraging It Through Your FranConnect Franchise Sales System Tools

Creating successful unit growth, value and profitable franchisees – it’s the Holy Grail for franchisors. And to get there, first and foremost, we need to succeed in delivering a successful franchise sales program. Yet, more often than not, we see franchisors faced with the challenges of generating and following up with qualified leads, and when franchisors fail to sell (or sell to the wrong people!) the franchise system can fail. In fact, as President and Chief Development Officer of Franchise Dynamics, the leading provider of outsourced franchise development solutions, one of the biggest problem areas we see in franchising is not just about selling units, but rather, selling to the right people.

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FranConnect Hosts Customer Conference in Washington D.C.

RESTON, VA – (May 10, 2016)FranConnect, the leading provider of franchise management software, today announced it would host the company’s bi-annual 2016 customer conference, FranConnection’16, May 18 – 20 at Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor in Washington D.C. The event will bring together franchise, finance and marketing leaders who will discuss:

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