August 27th at 11 am ET/8 am PT

Recorded Webinar: The State of Franchising August 2020: Findings from our Franchise Pulse Survey

Join us on Thursday, August 27, at 11 am ET/8 am PT to preview FranConnect’s upcoming release.

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Earlier this month we completed a survey of 200+ Franchisors to gauge the current state of the industry relative to the impact of the pandemic. Participants provided insight into a wide variety of critical topics, ranging from development to unit operations to core financials such as cash flow. The results of the survey can help franchisors understand how they compare to peers across the spectrum and within their industries and make planning decisions accordingly.

View this recorded webinar to analyze and interpret the findings. Just a few of the topics we covered:

  • How long businesses expect it will take to return to normal operations, sales and growth
  • Breakdown of business unit closures and expectations around further closures
  • The state of new franchise sales relative to expectations pre-COVID
  • Which types of franchisors are extending royalty forgiveness or deferrals

About the Presenters

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Keith Gerson, CFE, President of Franchise Ops, FranConnect

Keith Gerson brings 40+ years of executive level expertise as a passionate and driven Franchisor and Franchisee with a proven track-record in building rapid-growth, and highly profitable franchise organizations. Over the last eight years, Keith has served as President and Chief Customer Advocate for FranConnect where he has been able to work closely with many Executive Boards and Leadership Teams that are part of FranConnect’s portfolio of 800+ brands and 148,00 locations. His focus is on helping franchisors to get to their desired future state in sales, operations, communications, and engagement. Recognized in franchising circles for his extensive leadership experience, and ability to drive execution, Keith is a highly-rated keynote speaker and has had the rare opportunity to have created several leading franchise systems from their very conception through launch and sustained growth taking these systems from micro-emerging status to that of successful enterprise level brands.

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Ian Walsh, Senior Vice President, Marketing, FranConnect

Ian leads Marketing at FranConnect. He is an accomplished B2B Marketing executive with a track record of driving results at companies including CEB/Gartner, SAP, Software AG, MicroStrategy, CARTO and TrackMaven. He‘s passionate about fostering talent while achieving business objectives, and loves to implement data-driven strategies. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.