Targeted toward franchisors in the relatively early stages of development (5-75 locations) or to those who are looking to diversify their franchising options to attract more partners, this session will teach attendees to ask the right questions during negotiations.
Experts will discuss: diversifying contract options, when to give more power to franchisees, accountability issues, rights, standards, obligations and procedures.
Chris Cheek joined Newk’s Franchise Company in 2014 as the Chief Development Officer. Chris started his franchise career as Vice President of Franchising for Bear Rock Café, where he helped grow the brand from 4 units to over 60 in 4 years. He had similar success at fast casual brands including Bruegger’s Bagels and its parent company brands Timothy’s World Coffee, la Madeleine Country French Café Brioche Doree; Freebirds World Burrito, and Toppers Pizza, Inc., where he was the brand’s first Chief Development Officer. Chris is a graduate of North Carolina State University and currently lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Chip Hamm concentrates his practice in the areas of real estate and corporate law, including property and business sale and acquisitions, development, start-up ventures, finance, and government relations. He has broad experience in business and real estate as a private practice attorney, in-house counsel, business owner, and equity investor in entrepreneurial ventures. Chip was previously the National Real Estate Manager and Franchise Development Director at Yum! Brands Inc. and started his career as an attorney at the Woodward, Hobson & Fulton law firm. His clients benefit from his significant experience as an entrepreneur and ability to efficiently deliver legal and business advice.
Richard Simtob was educated at the University of Western Ontario in economics and enterprise and has taken his knowledge into the field and played a winning game. Richard has taken on the challenges of myriad roles in the business world including but not limited to: Founder of Talking Book World Corporation, COO/Owner of Wireless Toyz, co-founder of FranchisesforSale.com, President/Partner of Zoup! Fresh Soup Company, and a commercial real estate investor. He has been an active member of Jewish Entrepreneurs Network and the Entrepreneurs Network of Michigan, is Past-President of Yad Ezra, a non-profit food bank, and his companies have been recognized annually in Entrepreneur’s list of top 500 franchises.
Speaker bio coming soon!