Franchise Marketing Systems FCC Award

Franchise Marketing Systems receives the FCC Preferred vendor award in Cancun Mexico

Taking the Jump into Entrepreneurship

Recently, I had the opportunity to sit down with a former Army Ranger who had served time in Afghanistan and certainly had put in his time serving our country.  He had been planning his new business to provide professional body-guard/security services for the past year and a half.  It was hard not to feel for […]

Chris Conner – Franchise Sales Vs. Support

The franchise development process requires effective marketing and selling to get the franchise network up and running. Franchise systems that do well in the early stages typically have a strong sales and marketing focus and the leadership many times excel in sales to a large degree. As the franchise system expands and the business matures, […]

How to Generate Franchise PR

Franchising is a marketing and selling business which many times is driven by publicity and exposure for the brand.  Some great franchise systems were successful in their franchise recruiting efforts almost entirely by being effective at developing great PR for the brand.  What is Franchise PR?  Public Relations is exposure for a brand by using […]

Chris Conner: Franchise Marketing

At the forefront of any good business model is a great marketing system.  Franchising is the art of duplication, so it makes sense that a solid franchise investment offers an excellent franchise marketing system.  The best franchises in the world are often closely correlated with the best marketing minds.  What effective franchise leaders have been […]

Franchise Marketing Systems Toronto

When Chris Conner originally founded Franchise Marketing Systems, the franchise development work was focused largely in the United States with franchise systems working on domestic growth.  The business was new and the overall economy was difficult to say the least in 2009, so Franchise Marketing Systems didn’t have the means to expand outside of the […]

Buying a Franchise – Knowing What You Are Buying

My consulting firm, Franchise Marketing Systems helps businesses become franchise models. Over the past several years, I have purchased franchises as part of my work in the industry. It has been interesting to say the least to see the other side of the relationship as a franchisee. Buying a franchise can be a confusing, scary […]

Atlanta Franchise Tradeshow 2016

Franchise Marketing Systems will be sponsoring the September 2016 Franchise Expo held in Atlanta on 9/24 and 9/25.  The Atlanta franchise show is one of the countries strongest small market shows and will be this fall’s largest franchise marketing event.  The Atlanta franchise show consistently draws a large volume of franchise buyers to the event […]

How to Grow Your Small Business

I am a small business owner, Conner and Associates, LLC, DBA Franchise Marketing Systems, based in Atlanta, GA.   I fight the same fight you do every day of every week of every month.  Sometimes it seems like all odds are against you being successful and you just can’t do anything right.  Government regulations don’t seem to […]