Upcoming Conference

Be Your Own Boss Conference: Financing strategies and IP for your Franchise

What if the most rewarding journey of your life is just a few clicks away? Take the first step to start the ultimate journey of being your own boss!

Event Date

Starting on September 29, 2021

29 September 2021 @ 11am EDT

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September 29, 2021 – 11am EDT

Explore opportunities to grow yourself and your income

A Conference where you can find new opportunities to start a business franchise, finance your startup or franchise while managing your intellectual property. Learn how you can become independent of a day job and achieve financial freedom.

Speakers show you the way

Each speaker has something new for you.

  • Realize the impact you will create as you become your own boss,
  • Learn how to start your own business,
  • Bring meaningful changes in people’s lives and lifestyles,
  • Earn more income and keep growing,
  • Achieve financial independence and build your dream lifestyle.
Find opportunities to get started with being your own boss.
Keep the doors of entrepreneurial knowledge and growth open,

The power of business model for your venture & your perfect fit

A thought-out foundation of your franchise enables it towards consistent growth. This is where a business model jumps in to set things right. 

Find out why your venture should have a business model. And which business model fits best for your new venture.

  • The power of business models towards growth.
  • Learn about the different types of business models.
  • What type fits best for your business.

How to safeguard your brand and gain a competitive advantage

Businesses need IP protection to keep their ideas safe. And so does franchise equally.

Securing intellectual property is critical for every business, as this brings your legal rights to the table.

You will learn how IP helps companies to protect their brands, unique products, and technology innovations.

Meet Intellectual Property Advocate, J. Baron Lesperance as he takes you on the power of IP in protecting your business.

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The 4 Types of IP that you need to know about,

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How IP protects you from other entities creating an identical product or brand,

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How protecting the brand names and creations set companies apart from competitors,

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How IP drives a company’s economic growth and competitiveness.

Without Intellectual Property protection, you would be vulnerable to spending massively in defending against someone else. You might end up re-branding, and miss out on commercial opportunities.

Capitalization and Wealth Building Strategies for your Franchise

Your idea needs the funds to get started and shape it into reality. Learn the top strategies to build wealth to fund your business franchise. It’s time to give your ideas the shape they deserve. And turn it into a profitable business. Start your business to start bettering lives.

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Strategies that help generate wealth to convert ideas into reality

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Find capital to start a business.

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Discover your options to raise capital.

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Set your business in motion.

Learn different ways of building your franchise business:

Be Your Own Boss

Imagine having the freedom of being your own boss, without all the hassles! Whether it’s about running a business or just doing things in life at what suits you best; owning an independent franchise allows for such flexibility.

Semi-Absentee Model

Keep your current position and invest in a semi- absentee franchise model. This way, you can continue to work for the company while building your own business!

Absentee Model

You don’t have time to manage your business by yourself! That’s where the absentee franchise model comes in – an effective way for entrepreneurs like YOU can generate additional revenue without managing their franchises themselves.

Mini-Conference Speakers

Our partners and successful speakers can help you to create bigger impacts on society.

Craig and Sue Derene

Craig and Sue Derene

Certified Franchise Consultants, Franchise Connect Pro, LLC

Craig spent 25+ years in corporate IT software sales/sales management with companies including Oracle, Hewlett Packard, Micro Focus, and others before joining his wife’s business as a Certified Franchise Consultant.

Sue was also in corporate with IBM before deciding to stay at home with the kids while volunteering at school, the Board of Education, and non-profit fund-raising activities with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Pancreatic Cancer Network. Sue then decided to start her Franchise Consulting business in 2014 after the kids left for college.

Sue and Craig have been married for 36 years, have 2 grown children, and a 4-month-old granddaughter. They live in Alpharetta, GA, and have been in the Atlanta area for 30 years. They love to bicycle and hike with their 85lb dog, try new restaurants, travel the US and the world, and of course, spend time as much time as possible with their precious granddaughter.

J. Baron Lesperance

J. Baron Lesperance

Using in-house experience to help you stay ahead of the competition. Based in DC, helping clients worldwide.

Mr. Lesperance recently completed (2014) a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Lawrence Technological University (LTU) to better serve his clients with up-to-date knowledge about today’s technologies. Mr. Lesperance also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering also from LTU, a Master of Science in International Administration from Central Michigan University, as well as Juris Doctor (JD) in Law and a Master of Laws (LLM) in Intellectual Property from Western Michigan University Cooley Law School.

Prior to and during law school, Mr. Lesperance was a test and design engineer for automotive seating at Lear Corporation. He later moved to Robert Bosch Automotive, where he was an automotive lighting test engineer. After a stint at Bosch, he moved to Hella Lighting Corporation, where he was a lighting product engineer. His final automotive engineering position was at the Ford Motor Company.

Mr. Lesperance is a registered patent attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Additionally, he is admitted to practice in Michigan and is a barrister and solicitor in Ontario, Canada. He is also a member of the bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (US), and the Eastern District of Michigan (including Detroit). Mr. Lesperance also holds US and Canadian citizenship.

Mr. Lesperance is a member of the American Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA), the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), the Licensing Executives Society (LES), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the French-American Chamber of Commerce (FACC).

In his spare time, Mr. Lesperance enjoys restoring classic automobiles, travel, and playing ice hockey.

Kelly Krueger

Kelly Krueger

Senior Consultant at Benetrends Financial

Kelly Krueger is a Senior Consultant with Benetrends Financial.  Benetrends has been a leader in the financial services industry for nearly 40 years, helping entrepreneurs understand their funding options and develop smart capitalization strategies. Kelly has a well-rounded, empathetic approach to assisting her clients.

“The promise of business ownership is oth exhilarating and intimidating. For that dream to become a reality, the client must be able to obtain funding. It’s my job to help the client understand all their financing options and present them in a simplified manner.  Once the client understands their options, then they can make an informed decision on how best to move forward. It’s really all about taking time with the client to guide them through all the information.”

Prior to her position as a Sr. Consultant, Kelly was a Financial Services Professional with Prudential; where she earned the following professional licences: Series 6, Series 63, Life & Health.  She also worked as a Pharmaceutical Speciality Sales Professional for near 14 years for both Schering-Plough and Sanofi-Aventis.

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