The Road to Recovery Starts Now: Customer Retention & Franchise Recruitment during COVID-19
Moderator: Jania Bailey, FranNet
Speakers: Mark Jameson, FASTSIGNS International Inc.; Joel Friedman, Inspiration Learning Centers; Gordon Gamble, PuroClean
Description: Tune in to a discussion on what some franchisors are doing to retain and grow their customer base and how they are approaching franchise recruitment during this time.
Supporting Your Franchisees’ Health and Well-Being
Moderator: Lawrence Eade, Caffe Artigiano Speakers: Steve Collette, 3rd Degree Training & Actual Nutrition, Sara Hodson, LIVE Well Exercise Clinic; John Platz, Platz & Associates Description: In this virtual roundtable discussion, learn how some franchisors are championing their franchisees’ health and well-being during this challenging time.
Raising Your Leadership Bar
Speaker: Erik Therwanger, Think GREAT Description: In this webinar, author, speaker, and coach Erik Therwanger, helps you discover your greater purpose as a leader during this crisis and unlock your true potential.
CFA Government Relations Update: Focus on Commercial Rent Relief
Speakers: David Black, Director, Government Relations & Public Policy, Canadian Franchise Association; Scott Munnoch, Senior Counsel, Temple Scott Associates Inc.
Description: In this webinar, gain insights on commercial rent relief programs, the CFA’s advocacy work with government and current government relief programs and what may be coming down the line.
SPEAKERS: Sean Bell, Mary Brown’s Inc.; Mark Cunningham, Smoke’s Poutinerie; George Szewchuk, Szewchuk & Associates Inc.
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, listen into a discussion among franchisors sharing what they are doing to manage disruptions to their supply chains and how they are looking to adjust moving forward.
The Corona Crisis and Franchisors: coping with the fall out; getting ready for the turnaround!
MODERATOR: Adam Silver, Farber Group SPEAKERS: Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright LLP and Hylton Levy, Farber Group
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, learn to make the tough decisions and explore opportunities for the new "normal" post-corona-crisis so that you can take advantage of the possibilities.
How to Market Your Brand Through COVID-19 and Beyond
MODERATOR: Patti Hone, As You Like It Marketing SPEAKERS: Jeff Barlow, Mary Brown’s Inc; Ashly Bickford, PropertyGuys.com; Lenka Whitehead, Oxford Learning Centres Inc.
DESCRIPTION: Tune into this roundtable discussion on what some franchisors are doing to maintain the connection with their customer base and how they are managing franchise recruitment marketing during these unique times.
COVID-19 Consumer and Digital Trends Every Company Should Know
SPEAKER: Steve Buors, Reshift Media
DESCRIPTION: In this session, discover how consumer purchasing and digital media consumption has changed since COVID-19 began, how companies need to adapt in order to capitalize on the eventual economic recovery and learn the specific steps businesses should be considering in order to be ready.
Planting Leadership Seeds
SPEAKER: Erik Therwanger, Think GREAT
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, discover your greater purpose as a leader and how to take the steps necessary to foster an environment of success with leadership strategies and techniques necessary to allow leadership to flourish in the workplace.
Working With Your Lender – COVID-19 Support Initiatives
SPEAKERS: Paul daSilva, RBC and Joseph Pisani, BMO
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, get an overview of some of the initiatives available to you to help you manage the current economic challenges, learn how to understand your cash flow and prepare to work with your financial services partner in a post COVID-19 market.
SPEAKERS: Bill Dietz, Paul Davis Restoration, Greg Tabak, Paul Davis Restoration and Michael Sherrard, Sherrard Kuzz LLP
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, gain insight into how to adapt your operating practices to the ‘new normal’ and how to manage your preparedness from a liability perspective as you prepare your return to work plans and procedures.
DESCRIPTION: In this session, a deep dive into commercial real estate leasing issues and gain a practical take-aways through a “how-to” approach to challenges you may be facing. Some topics covered in this webinar include:
SPEAKERS: Dan Steward, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors; Josh Aspin, COBS Bread
DESCRIPTION: In this session, franchisees will understand the implications and important considerations to re-opening their businesses in the new normal, post-COVID-19.
Alternate Sources of Financing
MODERATOR: Charmaine Tavares, SilverChef
SPEAKERS: Rob Phelps, SilverChef; Joseph Pisani, BMO; Josh Bagchi, Prairie Donair
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar,explore any alternative types of financing as an additional resource available to franchisors and franchisees, including government programs and refinancing programs and learn how to access financing for opening (or re-opening) as we enter the post-COVID market.
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How to Avoid Burnout while Working from Home
SPEAKER: Steve Collette, 3rd Degree Training
DESCRIPTION: With many having to pivot very quickly to work from home on a daily basis, many of us have lost our routine of work/home balance. This webinar will provide the information and motivation you need to avoid " Work from Home Burnout!".
How Pivoting Your Franchise Operations will Create Success
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, experienced franchisors share their personal experience with steering their brands through change and challenges.
Remaining Competitive in a Virtual World: Why eCommerce matters and fraud protection even more so...
SPEAKER: Marta Rzeszowska, Moneris
DESCRIPTION: In this webinar, learn about a variety of digital tools that small businesses should consider to give consumers a safe, contactless payment experience that also protects your business from fraud.
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