Hyderabad FLO's A to Z Franchising by Chackochen Mathai
FICCI Ladies Organisation [FLO] invited a guest speaker Mr. ChackochenMathai, a renowned franchising expert to address FICCI FLO members at The Park, Rajbhavan Road, on “A to Z of Franchising” in association with Green Trends.
Rekha Reddy, Chairperson FLO Hyderabad said that “This session has been designed to give our members the complete knowledge about the world of franchising. How to recognize a good franchise opportunity, where to start from, rules to run a successful franchising, tips, strategies, and more to make your new venture a successful one.”
“This will give our members the complete insight on how to have your own enterprise, through the route of franchising.” she added.
Mr.Chackochen Mathai gave the audience an insight of Franchises being excellent business opportunities - offering everyone from the corporate downsizing victim to the mid-life career changer to the recent college graduate, the path to becoming a successful business owner in today’s troubled economy.
He also spoke about the Indian franchising industry that is growing by leaps and bounds, presently with annual growth rate pegged at 35 per cent.
"By statistics the market size of this thriving industry is of 7.2 billion US dollars and by experts projections; it is expected to be of US $20 billion by 2013. Franchising encompasses every industry and with right strategy the business owners can reap rich dividends without much risk and capital investment” he added.
The Keynote Speaker ChackochenMathai has over 22 years of rich experience in the “Franchising business world”. He is a renowned franchising coach who has a passion to create successful entrepreneurs. His success mantra is that he ensures that his franchisees succeed as an entrepreneur. He strongly believes that when the franchisee is successful the franchiser will be successful too. Having created hundreds of successful entrepreneurs across the country, he has handled brands like DSRC, SSI, Aptech, NIIT, and CADD Centre. He is a M.M.M., M.A (Advertising & PR), M.A (CS), M.Phil. (Commerce), M.Sc. (Psychology), PG Diploma in Sales & Marketing from NIS and a SPIN Trainer.
He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Franchise.Mr. Mathai has been awarded with FIHL's the “Best Franchise Manager ‘05” for his achievement in creating successful franchisees. He also writes regularly for FIHL and Franchising plus Magazines.
Legal Advice on Franchising by:
Dr A.G Ravindranath Reddy - Corporate Consultant.
He is a qualified Company Secretary and Post Graduate in Commerce and Graduate in Law. He has a Ph.D. in Management on “Role of Shareholders in Corporate Governance”.
Dr. Reddy has practiced as Advocate for 2 years in Criminal Courts & worked in senior management levels in various companies. He has been associated as a practicing Company Secretary in advising various companies for 15 years. He is now a Corporate Consultant on various Economic Laws.
FLO was established in 1983, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India. Its primary objective was to create a platform that voiced the concerns of women entrepreneurs, businesswomen and professionals and promote entrepreneurship and professional excellence. As an all India organization for women, FLO has chapters in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Guwahati and Coimbatore with its head office in Delhi. The Hyderabad Chapter of FLO was launched in 2001 and today has over 320 members. FLO endeavors to enhance the various skills of women through its educational and vocational training programmes, talks, seminars, panel discussion and workshop on a wide range of subject. It also focuses on women related legal and social issues like uniform civil code, domestic violence, etc. In its own capacity, FLO interfaces with women in business and the government to empower them in their professional and entrepreneurial endeavors.
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