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The Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Friday | A Look at Today’s Franchise Candidates

Entrepreneur’s Source Franchise Friday | A Look at Today’s Franchise Candidates

On this week’s Franchise Friday show, host Paul Segreto will be joined by self-employment and career coach Susan Mell. Paul and Susan will be discussing the profile of today’s franchise candidates by breaking down lifestyle and generational differences across current candidates. Paul and Susan will also discuss the current state of corporate America, as well as the franchise industry.

About Our Guest: Susan Mell

Susan’s background includes 30 years experience as a business owner—she was with her first business in the wireless industry for 17 years, which included four retail locations, 42 employees and $3 million dollars in annual sales.

Susan has had the great fortune to have worked with her mentor Chris Sullivan, Founder of Outback Steakhouse, whose guidance and support helped grow her retail business until she sold it in 2001.

Across the past 12 years, Susan has become a successful multi-unit franchisee, with eight franchise locations and five independent contractors throughout the country.

Susan also has her Masters in Social Work Administration and is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams of self-employment. As a member of the Tampa Chamber of Commerce, she participated for 18 months in the Mentor/Protégé program.

She is passionate about helping people achieve their dreams of self-employment; her value is to help people discover franchise opportunities that they would not discover on their own. She coaches, educates, and assists clients in their exploration of their options and possibilities in self-employment and franchises. In addition, Susan assists with financing too.

Awards & Accolades:

  • The Entrepreneur’s Source Franchisee Association – Treasurer 2013, 2014
  • Member of the Working Women of Tampa Bay
  • Member of the Women’s Executive Leadership (WEL)
  • Nominated for Tampa Bay Business Women of the Year 2010 Award
  • Area Developer of the Year 2010, 2012, 2013
  • Referral Synergy Award 2012
  • Franchisee of the Year 2008
  • Top Performer Award 2003, 2008, 2011
  • Excellence in Marketing 2005
  • Ambassador – 2003 – 2014

Join us this Friday, May 2 at 10 AM ET as host Paul Segreto and Susan Mell discuss Today’s Franchise Candidates.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @FranFridayShow and through the hashtag #franchisefriday.

Franchise Friday airs every Friday at 10 AM ET at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/franchisefriday

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