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Franchise Business Radio – Any Lab Test Now, Triton Franchise Financing and Chicken Salad Chick
Clarissa Bradstock, CEO
Any Lab Test Now
As the CEO of Any Lab Test Now, Clarissa Bradstock is proud to lead the franchisees in their goal of providing an exceptional experience for our customers interested in clinical, toxicology and DNA testing.
In addition, Clarissa is the Vice Chair for the Southeastern Franchise Forum, and on the IFA Women’s Franchise Network committee, and the Chair for the Atlanta Chapter of the Women’s Franchise Network.
On a fun note, she did a brief stint as a stand‐up comedian.
1. What does Any Lab Test Now do?
2. When did this concept start?
4. How many facilities are there now?
5. Tell us about your franchisees.
6. Are you involved in the community?
7. What’s the typical day like for a franchisee?
8. What’s the most rewarding part of your position?
9. What are some of the recent changes in your industry?
10. How involved are you in franchising?
Conference, SEFF, WFN, Any Lab Test Now
La Mancha Sims, CEO
Triton Business Group
La Mancha is a former Naval officer, with an extensive background in finance, business development, and Franchise wealth building model.
Currently the CEO of Triton Business Group, Inc., the leading alternative franchise business lending firm in the southeastern United States;
• Developed Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor™ Program for long term wealth building;
• B.A. in Economics and Masters in Finance;
• Six Sigma Management Expert;
Triton work with Entrepreneurs who need to obtain funding and are interested in the Franchise Industry to building wealth and financial freedom.
Topics to Discuss:
– Alternative ways to Access Business Capital;
– Simple strategies for choosing a Franchise opportunity that investor(s) will fund;
– Triton’s Certified Franchise Advisor™ (CFA) Program;
– How to Survive and Excel your first year
Lauren Fernandez, President and Co-Founder
Origin Development Group
Atlanta-area Developer, Chicken Salad Chick
Lauren E. Fernandez is the president and co-founder of Origin Development Group, the developer of the rapidly growing local Chicken Salad Chick® portfolio, including Augusta, Alpharetta, Athens, Roswell, Kennesaw and Peachtree City. As the “Atlanta Chick,” Fernandez has grown the brand in not only the greater Atlanta metro area, but the Athens and Augusta markets, and plans to more than double the footprint of the brand in Georgia in less than two years. Driven by a desire to serve others, her fearless leadership and entrepreneurial vision have catapulted the restaurants into the hearts and appetites of all Atlantans with a heart for quality southern fare.
As an experienced attorney and veteran brand developer, Fernandez has vast experience across 140 countries establishing franchise partnerships, licensing, distribution and supply chains. In addition to her role at Origin, she leads The Fernandez Company, helping clients generate new revenue streams through licensing, franchising and manufacturing. Prior to forming her own companies, she served as General Counsel for FOCUS Brands, parent company of brands such as Carvel®, Cinnabon® and Moe’s Southwest Grill®.
Fernandez is an active leader both for her profession and for local causes. She is the immediate past chair of the intellectual property section of the State Bar of Georgia and an alumna of Emory University, where she also taught trademark law as an adjunct professor. A passionate advocate for the fight against hunger, she serves on the advisory board for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. She was also named the 2015 Woman of the Year by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
Calling Atlanta home since 2002, Lauren and Greg reside in North Sandy Springs with Audrey and their lab, Dulce. If forced to choose a favorite menu item, Lauren is partial to the outstanding pimento cheese
Topics to Discuss:
1) Founding story of Chicken Salad Chick
2) What makes the brand special (over a dozen flavors, etc.)
3) New Buckhead store opening at the end of June (first intown)
4) Catering program
In honor or the Grand Opening of the newest Chicken Salad Chick location in Buckhead we’re offering of a special discount to listeners!!
To receive 10% off your Chicken Salad Chick order, go to:
Promo Code: Currie4Chick
Good until 12/31/17
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