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Funding Your Franchise

9/14/16: This week, Hugh sits down with Benetrends Chief Development Officer Dallas Kerley as well as Univest VP and Director of SBA Lending John Powers. The three of them talk about funding your franchise with both traditional SBA and bank loans along with non-traditional funding such as those done by Benetrends. Building Your Business with Hugh […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How a Franchisor Can Help a Franchisee Grow

9/7/16: This week, Hugh is joined by Home Helpers franchisee owner Frank Esterle. Frank shares his experiences as a franchisee and the benefits he receives from the franchisor which helps him build and grow his business. Building Your Business with Hugh Connelly is a presentation of Univest and the WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |September 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Franchisor Best Practices

8/31/16: Hugh Connelly is joined by special guest Bob McQuillan, VP of Franchise Development at Hand & Stone Franchise Corp, to talk about franchisor best practices and how to grow your business. Building Your Business is a presentation of Univest and the WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |September 2nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing your sales with the FAST (Financing As a Sales Tool) System

8/24/16: William J. Clark, EVP and Chief Operating Officer at Univest Capital discusses how business owners that sell to other businesses can boost their sales with financing options. Building Your Business with Hugh Connelly is a presentation of Univest and the WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Selecting the Right Franchise for You

8/10/16: As we begin Franchise Month, Jim Foxwell and Hugh Connelly are joined by FranNet of Philadelphia President Steve Buch to discuss how to match your personality and skillset with the right Franchise. Building Your Business is a presentation of Univest and the WBCB Podcasting Network.

By |August 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monetizing Pokemon Go! and the Business Owner’s Summer Reading List

7/27/16: Jim and Hugh discuss the phenom Pokemon Go! and how business owners might capitalize on this mobile game. They then discuss two books that they believe are “must reads” for any business owner this summer, Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch and Managing by the Numbers by Chuck Kremer and Ron Rizzuto. Building Your Business […]

By |July 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Score! Some Business Growth

7/6/16: Guests include Don Brown and Tim Fielder from SCORE. Joining them is Newtown Fireplace Shop Owner Ed O’Sullivan, whose business has grown substantially with the help from these Score counselors. Find out how your business can get free expert advice from your local Score chapter. Building Your Business with Hugh Connelly is a presentation […]

By |July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Excitement and Challenges of Opening a New Franchise

6/29/16: This week, Univest Small Business Banking President Hugh Connelly continues his track on entrepreneurship and management with Hand & Stone owner Todd Babish and Hand & Stone Regional Developer Greg Shishko as they discuss how the franchisor helps new entrepreneurs with the planning and operation of their new business. Building Your Business is a […]

By |June 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coaching in the Leadership Development Process

6/22/16: Univest Small Business Banking President Hugh Connelly has a chat with Atlanta-based Business Coach Russ Young. Young discusses the importance of coaching in the leadership development process as well as the importance of CEO accountability, time management, and lessons for family-owned businesses making a generational “hand-off.” Building Your Business is a presentation of Univest […]

By |June 22nd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Growing a US Based Manufacturer

6/15/16: Think manufacturing in the US is dead?  Think Again!  Ventrac, located in Orrville, OH is one of the fastest growing US manufacturers in America.  Meet Randy Kitzmiller, their President and COO.  Randy started in the business as a welder and now runs the show!  Listen to him tell the Ventrac story and his personal philosophy […]

By |June 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments