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Frank Fiume is a pioneer in the youth sports industry and the founder of i9 Sports—the nation’s first and leading franchisor of youth leagues and camps. Since 2003, i9 has generated over 300 million dollars—with more than two million participants in 900 communities across 30 states nationwide. A baseball fanatic and native of Queens, New York, Frank graduated from St. John’s University and began a career as a medical equipment sales rep, though he was determined to pursue his life’s true purpose. So in l995, he created his own adult men’s softball league, ABA Sports. The start-up company quickly grew to over 900 teams in just six years, making it the largest adult sports organization on Long Island.
In 2003, Frank sold ABA in order to create i9 Sports, a business that catapulted him to national recognition and that Entrepreneur magazine ranked as the #1 children’s fitness franchising.
Frank has been featured on Fox Business News, HBO Real Sports, and in dozens of publications and national news media outlets, including USA Today, Sports Illustrated, and The Wall Street Journal.
In 2017 Frank sold i9 Sports to a private equity firm, but like any founder still feels a great affinity for the brand and is passionate about helping other emerging franchisors find their way as they take their similar journeys.
Special Guest: Drew Munn: Strategy Partner, Gallagher
Drew is a Strategy Partner at Gallagher, one of the world’s leading employee experience consultancies. With over a decade working on internal technologies and a view of where the industry is headed, Drew specialises in future-proofing engagement strategies for a range of clients.
As AI transforms not only how we communicate, but also the day-to-day world of our audiences, we need to evolve our definition of engagement. From saving time and effort to enabling whole new communication models, AI might seem like a magic bullet when it comes to driving engagement, but understanding how and when to use them is key to actually delivering results.
Join us as we discuss how the definition of engagement is evolving.
Host: Jo Moffatt
A revocable trust can have many advantages versus just having a simple will. While many are predisposed to want a simple will, the truth is that a simple will result in all assets passing through the probate court. The probate court can be a slow, cumbersome, and costly process. On the other hand, having a revocable trust can create a more straightforward, faster, and less costly process in the long run. To find out more on this topic, you can read our article on Family Law Headquarters titled: What's the Advantage of a Revocable Trust? You can also call our Estate Planning Attorneys at 855-805-0595 or reach out to our trust attorneys in Chicago, Illinois and elsewhere online.
How to Make Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans Easier
Our topic on this week's episode is How to Make Buying a Franchise with SBA Loans Easier, August 31st, 2023 at 5:00p EST / 4:00p CST / 3:00p MST /2:00p PST
Kristin Selmeczy & Karen Kimsey-Sward talks with Steve Shumate,VP Regional BDO Franchise Programs, Bank of America & Aneta Mazur VP Regional BDO SBA Programs, Bank of America and the Pillars of Franchising team today.
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Welcome to the Fran-Tastic Franchising Podcast – with conversations about entrepreneurs exploring franchise ownership and finding a business opportunity that’s a perfect fit.
Today, award-winning franchise consultant and the CEO of The Franchise Insiders Jack Johnson joins FranServe's Alesia Visconti!
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HTeaO offers 26 handcrafted flavors of ultra-premium caffeinated and decaffeinated tea varieties, in both sweet and unsweet options, at each location and its own proprietary water filtration system for the same consistent flavor no matter the location. The menu also features hot and cold tea and coffee drinks, such as the Texas Chai Tea Latte, Iced Horchata coffee, and other coffee favorites. We are meeting with Justin Howe, CEO of HTeaO.
Having officially launched the brand in 2018, HTeaO has seen a two-year revenue growth of 240% and just announced the inclusion of its first-ever ITEM 19 in its 2023 Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), showcasing an AUV of $1,352,540.98 (per 2023 FDD).
HTeaO's recent success and growth highlights include:
HTeaO has continued its substantial expansion in 2023 and will have 95 locations open by year-end. The brand has an impressively strong growth pipeline with over 100 sites under construction and hundreds of additional candidates applying to join the ever-growing HTeaO family. The brand also projects to award many franchise agreements in 2024. Recently ranked in the top 60 of the fastest-growing brands in the Southwest by Inc. and ranked No. 9 in Entrepreneur's 2023 Top New & Emerging Franchises Ranking.
Love your life, Live in Health. Join us on Women Lead Radio as Melissa Washington, your host of Women Veterans in Business, has a conversation with Deanna Won (deannawon.com), Certified Holistic Health Practitioner of Keynotes to Life, as they discuss the concept of personal leadership. Understanding personal leadership of your health, not only physical, but also mental, emotional, and spiritual.
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Can soft water damage marble and limestone surfaces? What about hard water? Learn about water chemistry and why it is important to check the water when diagnosing issues with any stone or water features. Check later today for this informative podcast as well as over 170 other podcasts about stone and tile issues.
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Dear Dana: That Time I Went Crazy and Wrote All 580 of My Facebook Friends a Handwritten Letter
When Amy Daughters reconnected with her old pal Dana on Facebook, she had no idea how it would change her life. Though the two women hadn’t had any contact in 30 years, it didn’t take them long to catch up—and when Amy learned that Dana’s son Parker was doing a second stint at St. Jude battling cancer, she was suddenly inspired to begin writing the pair weekly letters.
When Parker died, Amy—not knowing what else to do—continued to write Dana. Eventually, Dana wrote back, and the two became pen pals, sharing things through the mail that they had never shared before. The richness of the experience left Amy wondering something: If my life could be so changed by someone I considered “just a Facebook friend”, what would happen if I wrote all my Facebook friends a letter?
A whopping 580 handwritten letters later Amy’s life, and most of all her heart, would never ever be the same again.
Unveiling Deep Connections: Transform Your World with Hand-Written Letters
Amy Weinland Daughters, Award-Winning Author and Keynote Speaker, believes in a world where what makes us different is the very thing that connects us, instead of separates us. Find Amy online: Website | Facebook | Amazon | Instagram | LinkedIn | Twitter