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30 07, 2021

Attitude is Everything with Evan Hackel

2021-07-30T14:21:30+00:00July 30th, 2021|Franchise News|Comments Off on Attitude is Everything with Evan Hackel

Join Evan for this free event

This transforming keynote lets audiences experience the force that attitude plays in achieving extraordinary results. The session is inspirational. Its centerpiece is an unforgettable demonstration in which attendees participate and experience first-hand the power of positive thinking. The result? A revolutionary experience, both for participants and for the organizations they serve.

Register Here!

14 05, 2021

Re-Introducing: Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – FREE

2021-05-27T14:12:16+00:00May 14th, 2021|Franchise News|Comments Off on Re-Introducing: Employee Retention Credit (ERC) – FREE

Hosted by Evan Hackel, CEO, Ingage Consulting and Tortal Training

Guest Speaker: Richard Kossler – CPA, Founding Partner, Galileo Hunt

Is your company eligible for the Employee Retention Credit (ERC)? The answer is most likely “YES”!

Join NEFA on 6/3/21 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST for a FREE webinar to learn more and to find out if you are eligible.

With the Employee Retention Credit (ERC), the IRS is paying back businesses up to $33,000 for each full-time employee.

Employee Retention Credit (ERC) is a Payroll Tax Credit (for qualified wages and healthcare costs). Newly expanded and extended through December 2021 with retroactive implications in 2020.

The recently approved COVID-19 relief plan included major changes to the Employee Retention Credit program. Many franchisors and franchisees will qualify for the credit now, as well as retroactively. This webinar will review the new program and answer questions to help […]

18 03, 2021

IFA’s Franchise Relations Committee Virtual Roundtables

2021-03-18T17:51:44+00:00March 18th, 2021|Franchise News|Comments Off on IFA’s Franchise Relations Committee Virtual Roundtables

Thursday, March 25, 2021; 2:00pm – Thursday, March 25, 2021; 3:30pm
Brian Schnell, CFE, Partner, Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Make the 2021 IFA Convention A Franchise Relationships Difference Maker. Join us for IFA’s Franchise Relations Committee Virtual Roundtable (VRT) session on March 25, 2021. During the VRT, you and your fellow attendees will engage in a robust roundtable discussion facilitated by a group of your peers.  Our focus will be exploring the key ideas, strategies and “aha” franchise relationship takeaways from the 2021 virtual convention and hearing from each other on ways to turn those takeaways into “real world” best practices that will make a difference for you, your system, your brand and all brand stakeholders. We hope you can join us. You […]

11 12, 2020

Breaking News from Suzanne Cummings

2020-12-11T15:23:10+00:00December 11th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on Breaking News from Suzanne Cummings

This is a good morning for franchisors!

This morning, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) voted 4-3 to adopt a “practical expedient” for private franchisors”. This means that private franchise brands will be able to accurately and correctly reflect their revenue on their balance sheets in a way that works for the business model.

We will provide more information as developed.

17 11, 2020

Embracing the Unknown

2020-11-17T18:48:34+00:00November 17th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on Embracing the Unknown

Our gift to you: an Emotional Intelligence Workshop!
Tortal is pleased to present this FREE workshop with our own Evan Hackel.

We’re hosting the event on December 2, 2020 | 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern | FREE! Virtual Event via Zoom

This won’t be a typical training workshop. This workshop is going to focus on connecting with your e·mo·tion·al in·tel·li·gence: your capacity to be aware of, control, and express your emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically (according to the Oxford dictionary).

Embracing the Unknown will help you learn how to move your life forward in the chaotic world we currently live in.

RSVP TODAY:  https://www.tortal.com/embracing-the-unknown/

Here are the event details:

December 2, 2020 | 6:30-9:00 p.m. Eastern |  FREE! Virtual Event via Zoom
Embracing the Unknown with Evan Hackel

Life is an amazing opportunity. Sometimes it may not feel that way. In this workshop you will learn how to […]

16 11, 2020

The Franchise Activation Conference

2020-11-16T17:41:18+00:00November 16th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on The Franchise Activation Conference

The Franchise Activation Conference

December 2nd – 3rd  


As a longtime IFA member and FBN supporter in Denver, LOCALACT is excited to share the news that we’ve partnered with the International Franchise Association and Google to launch an inaugural virtual event for franchisees:

Given all of the changes that have occurred in franchising throughout 2020, we are bringing together several leaders from our world to discuss a variety of topics that impact individual business owners at a local level, including marketing, public policy, governmental affairs and more. Our goal is to provide attendees with key takeaways and action items that they can use to help set their businesses up for success in 2021. Registration is free for anyone who would like to participate, we hope both you and anyone else interested within your business network can join us in December! Complete details and agenda are included at the link above.

Interested in aligning […]

24 08, 2020

Rebuild your business with your exit in mind.

2020-08-24T18:56:14+00:00August 24th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on Rebuild your business with your exit in mind.

Are you tired and looking for a way out?

As you emerge from survival mode and begin to put your life and your business back together, do it with your exit in mind!

You deserve to live the life you desire AND get a return on your capital and years of hard work.

Whether you want to sell your business to an insider or to an outside buyer in two years or 10, you have to restore profitability and business value.

In order to do this, you will need to change your mindset and think like a buyer! This workshop will show you how.

The current crisis is just one more reminder that as business owners, we can’t simply pick a retirement age. Unless you want to liquidate, […]

17 08, 2020

H.E.A.T. Franchise Summit

2020-08-17T19:22:22+00:00August 17th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on H.E.A.T. Franchise Summit

AUGUST 25 – 27, 2020


The H.E.A.T. is ON

Recognizing the importance of planning for success and being prepared for what we will need to do, we organized the HEAT Franchise Summit.  It is all about preparing for the future and focusing on growth and profitability.

H.E.A.T. is where innovation fuels momentum. Where energy and ideas spark solutions. It’s how we harness the power of our community to drive business forward in franchising’s brave new world. Join us for three days of insight from professional speakers, industry experts, franchisees, key suppliers and your peers, as well as actionable ideas you can use in hosting your own future virtual events. This is not a webinar, it is a virtual event unlike any other, with technology that lets you move in and out of rooms just like an in-person event—every space is optimized for networking and connecting.

16 07, 2020

The Tortal Learning Summit – July 28th & 29th

2020-07-16T17:42:01+00:00July 16th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on The Tortal Learning Summit – July 28th & 29th

Learn From Super Users, Network, and Discover New Tools!

This is a free event brought to you by NEFA Board Member Evan Hackel, CEO of Ingage Consulting and Tortal Training.

The Tortal Learning Summit is for Everyone looking for an incredible opportunity to discover new learning possibilities and take your training to the next level!

Mark your calendar – this revolutionary Virtual Learning Summit will be held July 28 & 29, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT each day, with roundtable discussions from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

We are excited for this opportunity to share training insights from some of Tortal’s most engaged clients, provide time for quality interaction with your peers, and give you an in-depth look at all of the great new features of our Learning Management System and Learning Development Solutions.

At this summit you’ll:

  • Learn from top preforming training companies what is working in learning
  • […]

16 06, 2020

Successfully Exit Your Business and Regain Your Freedom

2020-08-24T18:48:07+00:00June 16th, 2020|Franchise News|Comments Off on Successfully Exit Your Business and Regain Your Freedom

Exclusive Business Owner Workshop – Rebuild and Exit

We’re looking for a handful of business owners to participate in our exclusive workshop: Rebuild Your Business With Your Exit In Mind.

If you:

  • Are tired and ready to plan your exit
  • Need to rebuild the value of your business as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
  • Want to sell or transfer your business but don’t know where to start
  • Would like to understand what your options are

then Rebuild Your Business With Your Exit In Mind may be perfect for you.

Here’s some of what we will work on together:

  • How to rebuild your business to maximize value
  • How to achieve your personal financial exit goals
  • The pros and cons of selling internally versus externally
  • How to avoid the Top Ten Deal Killers while selling your business
  • How to implement your personalized plan

You will come away from the workshop with a step-by-step […]