It’s time for another look in the rearview mirror, a chance for you to catch up on all the news and noteworthy events that happened here in the FastLane. To say that it’s been a successful month is an understatement, as we kicked things off with a BIG announcement! But, we’ve got lots of exciting updates to share as well from the month of July. That’s what happens when you work with the best brands in franchising and change lives through business ownership each and every day. At Franchise FastLane, we only know how to operate at one speed – FAST. These recent accomplishments prove it’s a well oiled machine!
On July 10, the company made the thrilling announcement that we’ve acquired Raintree Franchise Growth, another franchise sales organization (FSO). As a new dynamic duo in the franchising industry, we’re looking forward to working with our valued consultant partners to add more brands to our portfolio and inspire life change through business ownership. Franchise FastLane’s CEO, Carey Gille, summed up the acquisition by stating, “I think what [the deal] brings our brands is just a holistic approach to lead gen and marketing.”
Conferences, Conferences, and MORE Conferences!
This month, Franchise FastLane was well represented at both the FranServe and FranChoice conferences. Conferences provide extraordinary opportunities for the FastLane team to learn about the latest and greatest industry trends as well as speak on behalf of the incredible brands in our portfolio. The best part about these trips is the quality time spent and memories made as the FastLane family.
Franchise FastLane’s Family Continues to Grow
In July, Franchise FastLane added three new drivers to our growing team! We’re so pleased to welcome Rico Childs, a new graphic design specialist, along with Wes Graves and Gabrielle Sacco, who will both serve as directors of franchise development.
Confirmation Day Blitz
July was a busy month for our Confirmation Days, (one of the final stages in the Franchise FastLane discovery process) a time for our candidates to meet the franchisor in person for the first time. Three of our brands, including Tippi Toes, Bar-B-Clean, and the newest brand in our portfolio, Gameday Men’s Health, held their first-ever Confirmation Day. Tippi Toes has since awarded its first TWO territories, Bar-B-Clean awarded SIX new territories and Gameday Men’s Health had an incredible 18 groups join them in sunny Southern Califonia and has since awarded 45 new territories – almost unheard of!
Our CEO is a “Power Player”
The July issue of Franchise Consultant Magazine, a publication owned by the International Franchise Professionals Group (IFPG), featured a profile on our very own CEO Carey Gille! She was invited to participate in the magazine’s “Power Players” column, a recurring profile that features some of the franchising industry’s heavy hitters. You can read the published article by following this link. In other Carey Gille-related news, she and her husband recently became Shrunk 3D franchisees and were awarded two territories in Nebraska!
It only seems fitting that July – a month known for its excessive summer heat – was a sizzling one for Franchise FastLane as well. But, we can take the heat and then some. Fall may be right around the corner, but Franchise FastLane is preparing to announce some NEW BRANDS to keep the heat on the competition (sorry, no hints just yet!). Nothing beats life in the FastLane. That’s all for this edition of Franchise FastLane’s Rear View Mirror but stay tuned, August is shaping up to be a blazing hot month of success too!
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