How to Run a Franchise While Keeping Your Corporate Job
If you’re ready to escape the corporate work but not ready to give up the paycheck, you can take the special path of becoming an entrepreneur while also keeping your current or future corporate position (at least for the short term).
In this ExecuNet Master Class session, you’ll hear a successful senior-level corporate executive share their story of creating a plan to take control of their destiny – and live life on their terms.
Joining the conversation will be Pete Gilfillan, international best-selling author of HIRE YOURSELF, successful entrepreneur, and happy corporate executive escapee.
Join the session to learn how to take control of your destiny, conquer the natural fear of a new path, and learn what it takes to get started.
Most important, you’ll gain a clear understanding of how you, too, can become an entrepreneur and while keeping your corporate income. Learn the path to take control of your destiny (freedom) while transitioning out of the corporate craziness on your terms.
Details:Host: Pete Gilfillan
Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019
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.