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Remember to check out the Sandy Springs/Perimeter Chamber of Commerce’s Business Expo that will be held on Thursday March 4 at the Westin Atlanta North in Sandy Springs near the King and Queen Buildings. To learn more about the Chamber go to www.sandyspringsperimeterchamber.org and to learn more about the Expo go to www.sspcexpo.org
On today’s show we put a spotlight on some of the leaders in the Atlanta Franshise world. We opened the show with Doreen Morgan from Walden Businesses. Her firm specializes in mergers and acquisitions services related to franchises. If you are looking for an exit strategy for your business then you should reach out to Doreen. To learn more about her please go to her website www.waldenbus.com
Next up we had on Kevin Ghezzi with the Business Trade Group. His firm helps businesses franchise themselves. He has years of expereince taking individual businesses to the franchise level. To learn more please go to his website www.businesstradegroup.com
Next up we had on Bill Aicklen owner of a couple of Express Oil Change and Service Centers in Woodstock, GA. Bill explained how he went about choosing this franchise and how the company’s training helped him. He and his brother (who is his partner) are looking for more opportunities in the area as the economy improves. To get a great oil change or car repair go to www.expressoilchange.com.
Next up we had on Scott Bowen owner of the Unishipper franchise out of Griffin, GA. Scott talked about how he got into the shipping business and explained how Unishippers become the small business’ shipping department. He helps businesses who ship as few as 10 packages a month save a considerable amount of money on their shipping plus get top notch customer service. To learn more go to www.unishippers.com
We closed the show with a report from our good friend Stan Friedman, CFE, co-founder and Chairman of Atlanta Franchise Alliance and President of RetroTax. Stan was reporting live from Las Vegas where he is attending the Franchise Times’ 13th annual Franchise Finance and Development Conference. Stan reported that while it is still a challenging economy and credit is tight, attendees and speakers are optimistic. Stan can be found online at www.retrotax.com. More information on the ATLFA can be found at www.atlantafranchisealliance.com or on their Facebook Fan Page
Also if you know of a business in Atlanta that we should know about please email Amy Otto at Amy @ atlantabusinessradio.com and we will try and get them on the show