Leading By Example in a Crisis

Strong leadership in the business world often calls for bold moves in tough times. For many of our clients, that time is now.

We have witnessed leaders shine a spotlight on important and necessary issues in recent weeks, using their positions of influence and their brands to help promote healthy conversations in moving our world forward. 

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More stories of creativity, perseverance during a time of crisis

At BizCom, we’ve been inspired by the way our clients have pivoted their businesses in response to the COVID-19 crisis. And we have made sure they continue to find ways to share their stories and messages as a way to inspire others.

Here is a sampling of stories they have shared in recent weeks.

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Becoming a Subject-Matter Expert

The Texas Hemp Convention rolled into Dallas earlier this year, and it was an event our agency couldn’t pass up. That’s because it is now our job to know the latest and greatest on all things hemp, CBD, marijuana, regulation, deregulation, research, scientific studies, product integration, marketing, and even the renegades running amuck in scenes playing out a bit like the Wild, Wild West.

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And The Oscar Goes To….

Awards season is underway and the same is true for the franchise industry.

Last week, Entrepreneur magazine released its acclaimed 41st annual Franchise 500 list, and we are pleased to announce that a number of our clients representing a variety of industries were included. Published annually by Entrepreneur, the Franchise 500 is a comprehensive ranking of the strongest brands in franchising from across all industries.

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Franchising’s Year of the Woman

Is 2020 the Year for Women in Franchising? 

When it comes to women and franchising, living the American Dream, and that constant hot topic of how to “be your own boss”… there’s the occasional “women’s issue” of a magazine, or some organization’s congratulatory award for woman of the year, or even the occasional ranking for best franchise opportunities for women. And while the national conversation about women in franchising has often felt like an obligatory mention at times, those times certainly are changing for the better. 

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From Protecting the American Dream to Living It: Veterans in Franchising

Today on Veterans Day, we celebrate the men and women who selflessly protect the freedoms we enjoy as Americans. With so many VetFran member brands on our client roster, this remains one of our favorite observations to honor with media coverage each year

Here’s a look at some of our favorite franchising stories we had the pleasure of sharing in honor of Veterans Day 2019…

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Celebrating two decades of BizCom

This is an exciting time for all of us at BizCom.

Twenty years ago this month we opened our doors. There were three of us back then.  Monica Feid, Dr. John Hayes and I were on a mission to create a new agency that would attract dynamic entrepreneurs, innovative franchise chains and other creative business leaders looking for an agency that could help drive their growth with fresh ideas, flexibility and passion.

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10 Minutes With The Redneck CEO

Meet Gary Findley, also known as The Redneck CEO. Gary serves as CEO of Restoration 1 and bluefrog Plumbing + Drain – two brands who have experienced quick growth under Gary’s supreme leadership. 

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Franchising: It’s All in the Family

At BizCom, we have the opportunity to work closely with many executive leaders of the franchise clients we represent. This has given us a great look at who those executives are, not only within the business, but also outside of the office.

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10 Minutes with Shannon and Heather Hudson of 9Round Fitness

Next in our “Ten Minutes With…” blog series, we talked with Shannon and Heather Hudson, the co-founders and CEO/COO respectively of the world’s largest kickboxing chain: 9Round Fitness. Here’s everything Shannon and Heather had to share with us about entrepreneurship, building a brand from the ground up, clarifying your brand’s messaging on an international scale, and how marketing and PR tie into all of that…

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