Trading Corporate Life for Entrepreneurship

Wednesday, November 08, 2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
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Pete GilfillanLearn how to go from working a corporate job for a paycheck to working for yourself as an entrepreneur – from someone who made The Switch.

You've had enough of answering to a boss who doesn't appreciate you, of the extraneous company meetings that go nowhere, and the unavoidable politics of corporate America.

Did we mention lack of job security? You want economic stability for your family… and out of the rat race for yourself even more. You want your life back.

You can do that if you make The Switch to entrepreneurship.

In this session of ExecuNet Master Class, you'll hear from someone who did exactly that. Pete Gilfillan, international best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF and successful entrepreneur, along with a very special guest will join ExecuNet CMO Tony Vlahos to talk about taking control of one's destiny, conquering the natural fear of a new path, what it takes to get started, and the biggest lessons learned so far. Attend this session and learn to separate in your own mind the myths of business ownership from reality.

Most important, you'll gain a clear understanding of how you, too, can trade corporate life for entrepreneurship, and have the career you've been dreaming of.

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Host: Pete Gilfillan
Date: Wednesday, November 08, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Place: Your PC at Home or Work

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About the Presenter:

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.

Special guest: Jim Griffin, Business Executive and Owner

Jim has a diverse executive leadership background with over 30 years of marketing, sales and general management experience in profitably growing both publicly traded and privately held brand driven companies in various U.S. and international industry segments including; Consumer Packaged Goods (Nestle), Construction Products (TEC Specialty), Specialty Chemicals (Fosters Products), Consumer Durables (GROHE), Electrical Products Distribution (WESCO), and Moving and Storage Services (PODS). Jim’s leadership success has come from consistently establishing viable brand strategies; assembling and developing strong leadership teams; and then driving effective and efficient team execution of short and long-term business plans by leveraging both his "classical" consumer packaged goods marketing and sales disciplines with his LEAN Six Sigma operational training. Jim has a BS from the University of California, Berkeley and an MBA from UCLA.

Over the last year and a half, Jim and his wife formed a company to invest in and manage fast growing branded franchise concepts. Their first investment was in the boutique fitness industry and they are in the process of developing six locations, with two locations already opened, one in FL and one in CA, and two more opening in the new year.


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Deadline is November 7, 2017
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