Multi-Unit Franchisee Magazine Issue II, 2017 - Page 10

2017 - LAS VEGAS Sunday, April 23 – Wednesday, April 26 ✓ CONFERENCES 2017 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference By the time you read this, you may have missed the 2017 Multi-Unit Franchising Conference, held this April 23–26 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. But don’t worry: we’re holding another one next year! Attendees at the 2016 conference agreed it was a highly useful and valuable experience and said they planned to return this year. Total attendance in 2016 topped 1,300 and included more than 550 franchisees who collectively accounted for more than 12,000 operating units, $8.5 billion in annual revenue, and more than 100,000 jobs. Registration for this year’s event was on pace to top that and set new records. This annual conference is a unique, must-attend opportunity to meet and learn from the best in the business, explore new brands, and soak up invaluable expertise at the educational sessions. Need some inspiration? Take a peek at the conference online to see the speakers and review the educational sessions. And sign up to keep current on developments for next year at www. ✓ ONLINE Multi-Unit Community Grows Check out our community-based website for multi-unit operators. It’s your exclusive look into the world of multi-unit franchising, your one-stop shop to fi nd: • New brand opportunities • Exclusive interviews • Networking opportunities • Operator profi les • Online edition and archives • Financing resources ✓ NEW ONLINE VIDEOS Expands Great entrepreneurs build great organizations. They possess a knack for making smart business decisions, building great teams, and creating successful companies. But as we’ve learned from years of interviewing successful multi-unit franchisees, they’ve also struggled, doubted, and made more than a few mistakes—yet they’ve soldiered on, persevered, and ultimately come out on top. To provide a deeper sense of their journeys, insights, and personalities, we’re selecting franchisees from our most inspiring print interviews and 8 MULTI-UNIT FRANCHISEE I SS UE II , 2 01 7 creating a new series of online videos of these franchisee leaders. We call them Empire com/empire-builders/ ✓ FRANCHISE OPPORTUNITIES Looking for your next franchise opportunity? Have we got the tools for you! Find articles on companies, concepts, industries, trends, and profi les—and search our features. Find franchisors looking for multi-unit franchisees, area reps, and area developers. Search by top opportunities, alphabetically, investment level, industry, state, and more at ✓ RANKINGS Check out our annual rankings of top franchisees and their multi-unit brands and fi nd out “Who’s on fi rst.” For this year’s Multi-Brand 50 rankings, see page 42. For the latest Multi-Unit 50 rankings visit multiunitfranchisees/mu50.html ; and for the Mega 99 rankings visit mega99.html ✓ PUBLICATIONS “Don’t just survive, thrive!” Franchise Update Media’s 2017 Annual Franchise Development Report, and the best-selling book, Grow to Greatness by top franchise consultant Steve Olson, offer invaluable tips for franchise sales success and unit growth in today’s economy. To order, visit franchisors/afdr.html and franchisors/growtogreatness.html ✓ QUICKLINK For a one-click link to articles in this magazine and to past issues of Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine, visit www. STAYING IN THE GAME “There’s something rewarding about being productive. It’s challenging and never-ending but it’s important to do it while you have the energy so that, like an aging athlete, you can be in the game longer.” — Matt Rusconi, 14 Moe’s Southwest Grills, 3 Mooyah Burgers, Fries and Shakes, and 1 Experimac