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Next Lunch & Learn: Thursday, September 18, 2018

Topic: Success Leaves Clues - How to be a Successful Franchisee‍‍‍

Where: Maggiano’s Little Italy, 205 Mall Blvd, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Time: 11:30am - 2:30pm 


Tom Spadea, after more then fifteen years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience, went on to receive his law degree at Temple University's Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His undergraduate degree is in Finance from Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where he graduated Cum Laude. Mr. Spadea is a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE), a designation he earned in 2008 from the International Franchise Association.

Mr. Spadea represents franchisees and franchisors from negotiating the contracts pertinent to the various transactions such as leases, Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD) and asset purchase agreements to representing clients looking to resolve disputes when relationships don’t turn out as expected. Mr. Spadea brings a history of not just being a lawyer, but being an entrepreneur and corporate executive for multiple franchise concepts. This perspective allows him to not only vigorously defend his client’s legal rights, but also to never lose sight of their business goals.

Event Moderator –‍‍‍ Partner at Spadea Lignana, LLC

The Philadelphia Franchise Association is proud to welcome Cordell Riley as a guest speaker to our fall lunch and learn meeting.  Cordell is a prominent keynote speaker and educator at franchise conventions, training sessions and national events.  We are lucky and honored to have him present his highly interactive and content rich workshop on "how to be a successful franchisee".Cordell will walk us through:Having the RIGHT MINDSET and the importance of staying positiveFollowing the SYSTEM: the system is the solutionWorking ON the business versus working IN the business.

This is a must attend lunch and workshop for any franchisee or franchisor that wants to improve.  Unit Economics are key, what happens at the unit level drives the entire industry.  Some of our most highly attended and positively reviewed sessions have been on these topics.  Business owners must learn the craft of running a business, and whether you are new to business ownership or an experienced pro your continued success depends on you getting better at your game.

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Cordell Riley

Founder, President & Co-owner - Tortal Training

Cordell is a 20+ year franchising veteran and a Certified Franchise Executive. He is the founder, president, and co-owner of Tortal Training, which is a full-service training and development firm. Cordell currently serves on the Educational Foundation for the IFA.

He has served as a member of the Education Committee of the Automotive Aftermarket Association, the IFA, and the Board of Trustees for the Motorist Assurance Program. Cordell continues to facilitate many seminars and work‍‍‍shops on a variety of subjects. Cordell, his wide and two children reside near Charlotte, NC.

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