Wed, 4 February 2009
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Today was a special roundtable show focusing on franchising. We had on several of the leaders in the franchising industry with us in the studio.
Jim Deitz, President of Andover Franchising, home of The Franchise Doctor shared his insight based on over 25 years working in and around franchising. His firm consults and develops franchises as well as helps promote and sell franchises for their clients. For anyone who wants to learn more about franchising please go to his website www.franchisedoctor.com
Bill Williams, with Murphy Business & Financial Corporation also joined us. Bill knows what its like to want to control your own destiny by owning a business. He has worked in the corporate world for over 25 years and discovered that he is an entrepreneur at heart. As head of the Franchise Division at MBFC-GA and a certified business Bill can help his clients discover the best business fit for their unique skills and desires. To learn more about Bill and his firm please go to his website www.murphybusiness.com
We were so fortunate to have Mike Rosenthal in the studio. He is with the law firm Wagner, Johnston & Rosenthal. Mike's practice primarily involves the representation of franchise and distribution, professional and service industry clients, providing both day-to-day business counseling and advice, as well as litigation services when necessary. Mike has represented numerous start-up franchisors, sellers of business opportunites and other sellers in licensing and distribution arrangements. Learn more at www.wjrlaw.com
Kent Gregoire (pictured) also joined us and shared his experience as a franchise owner of The Alternative Board metro Atlanta. TAB is a business coaching and peer advisory group made up of CEOs, presidents, business owners and partners from acorss metro Atlanta. Kent has guided dozens of companies through all phases of their business cycle. He also oversees a powerful training program called Responsibility Centered Leadership.
Kent is hosting a Business Leaders' Roundtable called "Fight Back: Best Marketing, Sales and Finance Practices for Tough Times." This event is being held on March 4 from 11am - 2pm (luncheon) at the Ashford Club. To learn more and to RSVP please go to Kent's website www.tabmetroatlanta.com and view the calendar of events on the home page to request an invitation to the event.
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show