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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Ten Minutes with Dina Dwyer-Owens

Welcome to our new blog series, “Ten Minutes With…”, where we profile clients who not only believe in the power of PR and marketing tools, but also use them extraordinary well. Our first conversation is with Dina Dwyer-Owens of Neighborly, whose well-known mantra of living and leading with a strong Code of Values as one’s guide has become her core message. We hope you enjoy the first ten minutes with Dina Dwyer-Owens!

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BizCom Client Spotlight: Women that Wow Us

Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the strong women of our society who are recognized as pioneers for female empowerment everywhere due to their achievements.

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When Franchisors Become Franchisees

The franchisor and franchisee are the two key players in a franchising business model playing two very different, yet codependent, roles.

As a franchisor, it’s about proving the business model, creating the systems, and then awarding the franchise opportunity to franchisees to go out and execute. The franchisor concentrates on the big picture, supporting the franchise network with training, marketing support, vendor relationships and more. Meanwhile, the franchisee focuses on growing an individual location or territory using the systems put in place by the franchisor

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Self-Made Success Stories

When identifying a good business opportunity, sometimes you have to take the chance of failure, go with your gut and pursue it.

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Award-Winning Growth

Bloomberg Reporter Ed Hammond said it best recently. Solera founder, Chairman and CEO Tony Aquila doesn’t follow the M&A (mergers and acquisitions) strategy for growth. Solera is a proponent of I&A (invent and acquire) expansion. [Watch the interview from the Goldman Sachs Leveraged Finance Conference HERE.]

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Celebrating National Entrepreneurship Month

This month is for the dreamers! You know the ones. Everyone thought their idea was too big, too crazy, or too forward-thinking. Fast forward through years full of hard work, grit and determination, and those dreamers are now the entrepreneurs you’re listening to on podcasts, watching on TV and reading about as the faces behind some of our favorite brands.

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When thought leadership & national security collide

The 2017 ASIS International Security Convention recently wrapped up in Dallas, bringing over 22,000 top security professionals from over 100 nations to the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center.

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