A Bright Light Shines in Childhood Education

“I think [our parents] wanted, and we continue as well to want, to reach as many children as we possibly can with our program and enrich their lives. It’s such a great feeling when you have a parent that is literally in tears coming up to you and talking about how much their child has learned over the years and how they are ahead of their peers going into school, and that really gives them an edge,” – Michael Brown, President, Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers

Children's LighthouseSitting in this week with Franchise Today co-hosts, Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto is Michael Brown, President of Children’s Lighthouse Learning Centers, franchisor of the nation’s leading values-based early childhood educational schools. Michael shares the company story of the family business and how Children’s Lighthouse has continued to help enhance the education of children since it was founded in 1997 by his father and uncle.

“One of our key focuses was in the financial stability, so we wanted a way to monitor some key performance indicators in our industry, and right off the bat we created an internal platform that allowed us to input that information and track it from year to year, as well as from location to location,” Michael Brown said. “That has been vital for our franchise owners to benchmark themselves and see where they stack up against different schools” in the Children’s Lighthouse systems.”

Franchise Today airs LIVE Wednesdays at 11AM CDT / 12PM EDT with on-demand access on iTunes, and is sponsored by FRM Solutions and Franchise Foundry.

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FRM Solutions offers “best-in-Class, CRM and document Management software, designed specifically for franchising. FRM empowers real-time business intelligence, communication and collaboration between all members of the franchisor team and prospective as well as existing franchisees.  This enables you to simply and seamlessly track, access and manage all messages to and from prospective and existing franchisees, including text.  Legal and compliance is simplified too, with FRMs document management and even site visits can be digitally facilitated and scored with FRM.  Make today the day you give FRM a look and assure that all of your candidate and franchisee correspondence, including text messages, are being permanently tracked and stored in candidate and franchisee records. FRM even provides state of the art digital experiences for your prospective franchisees, replacing old style, virtual brochures. No long term contracts, multiple upgrades each year at NO ADDITIONAL COST each year, No Excuses, Just Solutions… On the web at FRMSolutions.com.

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There Is No Perfect Recipe For Success

“Although I now use the term ‘founder,’ that word didn’t exist for me nine years ago. At that time, I was known as, The woman stupid enough to open a restaurant that only serves chicken salad.” – Stacy Brown, Founder, Chicken Salad Chick

chicken-salad-chickThis week on Franchise Today co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto welcome as their guest, Stacy Brown, Founder of Chicken Salad Chick. Stacy shares her story as a stay-at-home mother raising four children who turned her door-to-door meal delivery service into a multimillion-dollar restaurant concept despite a number of challenges that would have caused many others to give up.

“There is no perfect recipe for success. For me, it’s about good people and making good decisions for the right reasons.”

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FRM Solutions offers “best-in-Class, CRM and document Management software, designed specifically for franchising. FRM empowers real-time business intelligence, communication and collaboration between all members of the franchisor team and prospective as well as existing franchisees.  This enables you to simply and seamlessly track, access and manage all messages to and from prospective and existing franchisees, including text.  Legal and compliance is simplified too, with FRMs document management and even site visits can be digitally facilitated and scored with FRM.  Make today the day you give FRM a look and assure that all of your candidate and franchisee correspondence, including text messages, are being permanently tracked and stored in candidate and franchisee records. FRM even provides state of the art digital experiences for your prospective franchisees, replacing old style, virtual brochures. No long term contracts, multiple upgrades each year at NO ADDITIONAL COST each year, No Excuses, Just Solutions… On the web at FRMSolutions.com

Franchise Foundry has been bringing emerging brands to market, for more than 30 years.  The Foundry fosters healthy sustainable growth for their clients, the kind that comes from experience… Franchise Foundry provides both coaching and consulting, a hybrid approach, that delivers more effective solutions for both the franchisor’s Corp. Team, as well as for their franchisees. The Franchise Foundry team is rich in practical, hands-on experience and expertise with, General Business Management, Operational and Change Management, Digital Marketing and of course, Franchise Recruitment and Development. Plus, the Foundry team can also assist you with creating roadmaps for potential mergers & acquisitions and provide you with the guidance needed to navigate them.  Learn more about Franchise Foundry, along with an expanding list of clients, at www.franchisefoundry.com,

 

 

 

 

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