Helping Franchisees from Owning a Job to Owning a Business

“Helping Franchisees Move from Owning a Job to Owning a Business” explores the idea of owning a business, rather than a job. Join us as our three panelists led a Q&A session that discusses the fundamentals necessary to own a successful business.

Meet the Panel

Donald Welsh

Multi-unit franchisee for Sonic Drive-In

Don entered the franchising industry in 2005, when he opened three Sonic Drive-In restaurants: one in southeastern Pennsylvania, one in northern Delaware, and one in southern New Jersey. In 2007, Sonic honored Don as the Franchisee of the Year, based on the criteria that he was willing to embrace Sonic programs and build the brand market. Don represents Sonic on a variety of committees. Connect with Donald.

Todd Leonard

VP of Operations & Franchise Development for Executive Care

Todd is the vice president of operations and franchise development for Executive Care, a national franchise that offers its clients non-medical senior home care services. This helps seniors retain their independence for as long as possible and provides peace-of-mind to families. Todd prides himself in his company’s mission: to provide quality, essential services with compassion for the families they serve. Connect with Todd.

Todd Leonard

Mark Steinke

Franchisee for Focalpoint Business Coaching

Mark is a business coach who works with business owners, executives, and other professionals to refine their focus. When clients come to Mark, they typically are spreading themselves thin across many different business areas. Mark helps his clients decide which role they should fill, allowing them to work on the business rather than in it. Connect with Mark.


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