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International Franchise Association Virtual Annual Convention

Shareholder David Oppenheim is speaking at the IFA 2021 Virtual Annual Convention. He is moderating a panel titled "Preparing Your Business for Sale: What I Wish I Had Known Before the Investment Banker or Private Equity Firm Called." The session will focus on what franchise companies can do now to prepare for a sale in the future including: Financial Review: quality of earnings – taking proactive steps; Getting Your House in Order: checking material contracts and franchise documents, cleaning up the system; Growth Strategies: mapping white space, reviewing agreements/manuals for ability to change and grow system, reducing oversized territories; Personal Goals for a Transaction: financial planning, minority vs majority deals, choosing the right partner; Standing in the Buyer’s Shoes: reducing risk/disputes and enforcing compliance, investments in team/systems.