Mike Bidwell to Deliver Keynote Speech At Titus Center’s Selling Franchises Bootcamp, Jan. 20
November 30, 2021 // Franchising.com // WEST PALM BEACH, Fla - Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Titus Center for Franchising has announced that Mike Bidwell, President and CEO of Neighborly, the world’s largest franchisor of home service brands, will deliver a keynote speech at the 2022 Selling Franchises Bootcamp, happening Jan. 20-21 on campus.
“There is no other executive driving the growth and success of franchising and home services like Mike and the multi-billion-dollar Neighborly organization,” said Dr. John Hayes, director of the Titus Center. “Mike’s award-winning track record as a franchisee, multi-brand franchisee, franchisor and private equity dealmaker bring an unequaled perspective to franchise sales and development, and his keynote speech at our bootcamp is not to be missed.”
Neighborly includes 26 service brands and more than 4,800 franchises collectively serving more than 10 million customers in nine countries. And with a motto to “Own The Home,” the Neighborly organization has mastered an expansion program that shows unlimited possibilities for continued growth.
At the bootcamp, Bidwell will discuss attributes that make a company attractive to private equity investors and share his “5 Pillars to Build and Grow” an organization. His business approach has supported record-setting Neighborly expansion and proven instrumental in adding more service brands, attracting more franchisees, and planting more flags in new territories across the U.S. and around the world. Additionally, he will share how he has built a team with a united mindset to achieve goals and constantly push boundaries higher for the collective good of the business and its many stakeholders.
Registration for the bootcamp is open at TitusCenter.com and attendees may earn 300 credits toward the International Franchise Association’s Certified Franchise Executive program. This year’s sponsors include: Benetrends, Big O Tires, BizCom Associates, Boulder Designs, BurgerFi, EGS, Executive Digital, Fish Consulting, FranFund, Midas, MFV Expositions, Network Lead Exchange, Restoration 1, Synuma, and Thryv.
For more information on the Titus Center for Franchising visit, https://www.pba.edu/academics/schools/centers/titus-franchising/
About The Titus Center For Franchising
Founded in 2017, the Titus Center for Franchising is housed in the Rinker School of Business at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, FL. Students complete 12 credit hours to earn a concentration in franchising as part of a bachelor’s degree. The center was endowed by franchisor Ray Titus, founder and CEO of United Franchise Group, who gave the university a $1.5 million gift. The center is dedicated to educating people about franchising and preparing them to become employees of franchise companies, franchisees and franchisors. Dr. John P. Hayes is the director.
SOURCE The Titus Center For Franchising
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