From Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur: 12 Reasons to Make the Switch Now

Are you passionate, self-reliant, determined, and adept at problem-solving? Do you apply these entrepreneurial values every day in your careereven though you’re still working for someone else?  If this sounds like you, then how much longer are you going to wait before you make the inevitable decision to HIRE YOURSELF?  How long until you switch from being an intrapreneur who gives 110% to an employer every day—to being an entrepreneur and committing that same 110% to your own business and your own success?

If you’re still focusing all your efforts and energies on someone else’s company when deep down you know you’ve got the makings of a successful entrepreneur, you owe it to yourself to attend this Master Class session led by best-selling author, entrepreneur, and franchise consultant, Pete Gilfillan. From Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur will give you the opportunity to learn:

  • What defines an intrapreneur, and why these characteristics are perfectly suited to entrepreneurship
  • The 12 biggest financial, professional, and personal benefits entrepreneurship offers over continued corporate employment
  • 4 paths to becoming an entrepreneur — along the pros and cons of each
  • How you can get started today

Pete Gilfillan’s previous Master Class Why and How to Buy a Franchise was a highly-rated ExecuNet session.  Attendees’ feedback declared Gilfillan to be “enthusiastic,” “sincere,” “authentic,” “comprehensive” and offering “great perspective.” In From Intrapreneur to Entrepreneur, Pete will answer the questions on your mind with the same direct, honest, and informed approach that has made him a best-selling author and one of the foremost experts on franchising in the world today.

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Pete Gilfillan is the president of Winning Franchise Solutions, a nationally-recognized franchise consultant and the international best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF.

Pete is a passionate business leader who is driven to help people achieve their dreams

of career independence through franchise ownership. With more than 20 years’ experience as a corporate executive across multiple industries and a history of small business ownership, Pete brings a wide breadth of experience to his work as a franchise consultant. His unique knowledge of franchising, energetic outlook, and determination to find the right franchise for each candidate’s lifestyle and goals set Pete apart in his field.

Pete was raised in an entrepreneurial family.  He spent seventeen years working at Ford Motor Company, rapidly advancing through a variety of regional and national positions to reach the role of general manager—where he guided up to six hundred franchise dealerships generating $5 billion in revenue. In his executive capacity, Pete was able to gain an in-depth knowledge of the mechanics, strengths, and benefits of franchising from the corporate side of the table.  Pete became a franchise owner himself in 2010 when he purchased a multi-state master license to a junk removal franchise. His investment gave him the opportunity to better understand the benefits and challenges of being a franchisee and the importance of choosing the right franchise for one’s strengths, talents, and business objectives. Since 2011, Pete has been working as an independent franchise consultant with FranChoice to help potential franchisees gather information, evaluate opportunities, and make smart selections in franchise ownership. In his role of helping each candidate find his or her optimum investment and lifestyle choice, Pete has found his most fulfilling and rewarding professional calling.

Pete is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and resides in Naperville, IL, with his wife and children. In his private life, he enjoys watching his kids’ activities, spending time outdoors, exercising, and avidly pursuing self-improvement through books, audio programs, and seminars.

William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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