Fine Tuning Before You Franchise with Amy Reed of Woofies

Aug 13, 2019
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Amy Reed is Co-Founder and Co-Owner of Woofie’s, LLC, Woofie’s Mobile Pet Spa, LLC and Woofie’s Pet Ventures, LLC, all based in Ashburn, Va. Woofie’s is a new franchise that is the first to offer the combined services of personalized pet sitting, dog walking and mobile pet spa. Prior to Woofie’s, Amy Reed had over…

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How “Going Viral” Can Propel Your Franchise with Kevin Hsu of Pokeworks

Aug 6, 2019
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Kevin Hsu, CMO and co-founder of Pokéworks, is an innovative leader with years of sales and marketing experience. Kevin oversees the marketing activities and social media innovation of Pokeworks. In 2016, Pokéworks introduced the sushi burrito to the world through a viral video, establishing the brand as pioneers in the industry and sparking a social…

Aligning Your Business Objectives with Your Personal Goals with Jordan Gross

Jul 30, 2019
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Jordan Gross is a Northwestern and Kellogg School of Management graduate, a two-time startup founder, a TEDx speaker, and a #1 best-selling author. His upcoming book, The Journey to Cloud Nine, provides a new approach to the personal development world by using fictional storytelling to reveal some of life’s most meaningful principles. Jordan has been…

Innovating Traditional Industries with James Jakobsen and Peter Roberts of ManageMowed

Jul 23, 2019
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Business partners James Jakobsen and Peter Roberts founded ManageMowed more than 20 years ago in Edmonds, Washington. The high school friends started as landscapers, working on residential and commercial projects. After the 2008 recession, residential work plummeted, and James and Peter evolved ManageMowed into a commercial landscape management business that subcontracts work to owner-operator crews. The model is…

Developing Emerging Concepts with Shirin Kanji of Impact Properties

Jul 16, 2019
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Shirin Kanji is responsible for overseeing all of Impact Properties investment related activities and directly oversees the newly formed retail division which includes 75 Rent a Center franchised locations and 2 CARSTAR franchised locations. Mr. Kanji holds a B.S. in Finance and Political Science from NYU Stern School of Business and an M.S. in Real…