Explosive Trend: Remote Employees, Including International Workers, Will Become a Larger Part of Your Workforce Today’s post is the first of a series in which I will introduce my predictions about explosive trends that I believe will soon transform your company and your way of working. I invite you to share your thoughts. Unless you…
I was visiting the office of a franchise owner a few months ago. While we were chatting, he happened to be checking his email. I noticed that he ignoring some messages, opening others for a quick look, forwarding some without looking at them, and deleting others. In other words, he was processing the contents of…
Are you looking for a great franchise speaker? If you are, you need Evan Hackel! We are pleased to announce the launch of Evan’s new Franchise Speaker website! When you visit, be sure to click on the See How tab to watch a video of Evan in action. Evan brings decades of franchising success and experience…
The International Franchise Association 2017 Convention will be happening at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas from January 29-February 1 . . . and we will be there to meet you and discuss your training questions. Be sure to stop by our booth to say hello and spend some time with our team. IFA’s Convention –…
Evan Hackel, Founder and Principal of our partner company Ingage Consulting, will deliver a keynote address, “Engagement: A Key Driver of Franchise Success” on November 10, 2016 at Franquicia Future, one of Europe’s largest and most important franchising conferences. “I am excited to bring new insights about engagement to such a large and important European…
Denver in December . . . Your Time to Take Your Franchise’s Success to New Heights at the Ingage Franchise OPS This year’s Franchise Operations Performance Summit is happening on December 7th and 8th at the new Westin Denver Airport Hotel and Conference Center. It’s a unique, intimate, interactive, two-day, intensive learning experience…
“It was a pleasure working with Evan. It was nice to be able to talk to someone who is so knowledgeable about franchising and that I could bounce ideas and concepts off of. Evan helped me think about my business in new and creative ways. There is great value in having someone you can talk…
All of us at Tortal are excited as we can be about the FranConnection `16 Conference next month. The conference, one of the most important on the franchising landscape, will happen from May 18-20 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland. Why are we so excited about FranConnection `16?…
If you have service workers who work in multiple locations, you know how labor-intensive and costly it can be to create a training program for them all. You have to deliver hands-on training to your employees in all your franchises, restaurants, hotels and health club food concessions, no matter where they work. You might…
Our CEO wrote his new book Ingaging Leadership to help people improve their leadership skills and build great organizations, not to win praise. But it is still exciting to learn that readers are already achieving positive results from using the philosophy of Ingagement that Evan lays out in his book. If you don’t know…
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