America’s Future-Southwest invites you to join this month’s Garden Talk to learn more about franchising and what it takes to own and sustain a business in this high gross margin industry. From popular brands like Burger King and Subway to The Joint Chiropractic and others, our keynote speaker will provide critical insight to what to consider before jumping into the industry.
We will also address the challenges to saving money for a business model like this, and what you should prepare for before asking for a consultation with the franchised company. If this type of business in interesting to you, we encourage you to attend with an open mind and come prepared with questions.
An engaging Question & Answer portion of the Garden Talk will conclude the night’s planned activities.
Tickets are $5 (+ a small Eventbrite fee) for purchase ahead of time via Eventbrite. The event includes a delicious beer crafted by Greenwood Brewing served in their beer garden. No need for business attire – come as you are!
Erica Sanchez has always been interested in business. From a young age, she’d see her parents work and start to build their own company from the ground up, which would then become a small Tequila business in Guadalajara. She combined her interest in business with her lifelong involvement in her community and started building her career by obtaining a bachelor’s in Public Service & Community Solutions in 2015.
Keeping true to her commitment to her community, she became the VP of Business Development and Operations for Creando Alianzas, a networking platform built exclusively for women. After a few years, furthering her education seemed like the perfect next step, so she pursued a Master’s degree in Business Administration in 2019. Her community and business interests don’t end there— Erica currently serves as a Business Consultant for RAIL, a non-profit organization that helps small business owners take their companies to the next level.
Ms. Sanchez has amassed over 15 years of experience in sales, operations, executive leadership, and franchising. Before working with Creando Alianzas, she was an Area Director for Amazing Lash Studios in their franchise division, where she dedicated her time to managing a large territory and helping new franchise owners start their business. In 2020, Erica decided to open her own business, Thrive Profit Engineer, a consulting firm dedicated to helping small business owners grow their brands and net worth. A Phoenix, AZ native, Erica partnered with Franchise Creator to open her second consulting firm in the Phoenix area. Integrating her startup development with one of the leading franchise consulting firms has allowed her to ease into the process, putting the onus of the work onto their incredibly skilled franchising team.
Erica’s focus is to create solutions to common issues in business ownership. She aims to create customized plans for companies to be able to franchise their operations with the least hassle possible. Her firm handles the entire franchise development process, from inception to launch, including all marketing and sales material, as well as lead generation and sales. Small or large businesses, Erica can tackle them all! Strategic development is her forte, and doing business with her means doing business with a knowledgeable individual.”
RSVP is required. For any questions, and to confirm your attendance, please email Austin Jack at Austin@AmericasFuture.org.