September 28th – Franchise Development

We are bringing together some of the franchise industries top talent to provide you a great afternoon of learning and networking. These professionals have well over 20 + years of experience in multiple aspects of franchising but will focus on the franchise sales process, social media for recruitment, how to best use brokers to grow your brand, and using PR for recruitment.

June 9, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m: Symposium for new franchisees

The “You're a Franchisee, Now What?” event will take place on the campus of Babson College in Wellesley, MA on The program will include a lunch buffet and scheduled networking opportunities.

Thursday, March 5 from 11 AM – 2 PM: Financing for Franchisees Panel

Panel included Edith Wiseman (click for bio), Rocco Fiorentino, Benetrends Financial; Kathleen Kelly, Radius Bank; Mike Rozman, Boefly and a representative of FRANdata. Evan Hackel, Ingage Consulting will moderate the panel.

Franchise Relationship Laws

An Informed Panel Discussion of the Proposed Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine Legislations. YOU can’t afford to miss this meeting!

Social Media and Your Brand

Social media expert panelists included Lew Sabbag, Business Plus One, Abbie McGilvery, Portland, Maine Chamber of Commerce; Ralph Burns, Antares Enterprises; and David DeBlasio, DeBlasio New Media Marketing. Bruce Wildes of The LMC Group moderated the panel.

Strengthening the Franchisor/Franchisee Relationship

Eric Stites of Franchise Business Review and Evan Hackel of Ingage Consulting will co-host a panel discussion of franchisors and franchisees on this important topic.

All aboard. Get your franchisees onboard with onboarding best practices.

The panel was held Thursday, November 7 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and was followed by lunch and networking from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Hilton Woburn, 2 Forbes Road, Woburn, Massachusetts, 01801.

PsychoEconomics revealed.

“PsychEconomics” – a phrase coined by Bruce Wildes, franchise consultant and manager, is the economics of focusing on growing more profitable from existing customer relationships compared to acquiring new ones. The active process is leveraged by today’s environment of social media and mobile devices.

Ingage Consulting Cocktail Party

NEFA joins Ingage Consulting for an end of the day Cocktail Party as part of the Franchise Operations Performance Summit (OPS), a two-day event focusing on helping franchise systems improve performance through operational excellence. Franchise experts and franchise executives mingled at Boston Sheraton-based event.

Franchise Relations Summit

Getting Franchisees Engaged, Productive, and Profitable Tuesday April 9th, 1 PM – 5 PM Hosted at the Hampton Inn | 434 Providence Hwy, Norwood, MA

Veterans well vetted for franchising. Vet Fran program outlined at New England Franchise Association.

Thursday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m: Karen Powell, the CEO & Founder of Décor & You, outlined the IFA’s VetFran program. In addition, Greg Lavelle, a US Navy veteran, who participated in the IFA’s VetFran program also spoke about how the program has helped him get into franchising with Action Coach and Express Personnel.

“The best practices in the areas of franchise support & training.”

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. Chuck Puckett, Director of Field Learning, Dunkin’ Brands, and Bill Buckley, Member of NEFA and President of Coffee News.