SOURCE: Business RadioX

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May 14, 2015 10:00 ET

Buckhead Business Radio Hosts Special Edition on Franchising

ATLANTA, GEORGIA--(Marketwired - May 14, 2015) - Buckhead Business Radio hosted a special episode called "Franchise Business Radio" featuring a panel of experts to discuss the franchising system. Franchise Business Radio, a recurring monthly special, is underwritten by Franchise Intellect and hosted by its founder, Pam Currie.

Currie has over 20 years in franchising and traditional corporate America. She has acquired business acumen from multiple perspectives of the franchise business model, starting at the franchisee level, then as a franchisor business support and trainer, to a franchisor launch and system developer, all of which included creating strategies for sales development and implementation of relevant training programs. Currie founded Franchise Intellect and offers franchise consulting to individuals who are interested in pursuing franchise ownership and to franchisors that are looking to receive assistance in developing a franchise growth strategy and/or a training strategy.

Joining Currie in the studio was Jim Squire, Certified Franchise Executive. Squire is Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer at Firestorm, overseeing franchise development and alternative channel expansion for the brand. Firestorm is a national franchise company specializing in crisis management, vulnerability analysis/threat assessment, and business continuity. Squire also serves as president and CEO of Franchise Marketing Advisors, LLC, a broad based franchise development consulting practice.

Also on the panel was Laurence Leopold, an SBA industry with 20 years' experience in SBA lending. He was formerly an attorney for the US Small Business Administration. After his time with the SBA, Leopold worked as an SBA credit officer and as an SBA lender at several banks in the Southeast. Most recently, he built the 50th largest SBA lending department in the country for a large community bank.

Rounding out the discussion was Pete Dosik, an Attorney with Shipe Dosik Law, LLC. Dosik is a recognized leader in franchise law. He is a Franchise Times Legal Eagle and former Chair of the Franchise Section of the Georgia Bar Association. His background includes five years as in-house counsel to the Church's Chicken brand, operating and franchising more than 1,700 restaurants in 23 countries.

Listen to this in-depth discussion about franchising by visiting Buckhead Business Radio.

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Buckhead Business Radio spotlights thought leaders and companies doing business in and around the Buckhead community (the heart of Atlanta's financial district) with compelling stories to tell. Join Host Rich Casanova Tuesday mornings at 10:00 am Eastern on

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