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Everything a potential franchisee needs to know will be covered in our feature stories. Our sensible advice and reliable information will entertain and help navigate a clear, comprehensive path to successful franchise ownership.

2018 Calendar

» January HOME-BASED SERVICE Editorial/Space: December 15, 2017 Materials Due: December 19, 2017

» February

CHILDREN’S PRODUC TS Editorial/Space: January 15, 2018 Materials Due: January 19, 2018

» March

BEAUTY & FASHION Editorial/Space: February 15, 2018 Materials Due: February 19, 2018

» April

EDUCATION Editorial/Space: March 15, 2018 Materials Due: March 19, 2018

» May

BRICK AND MORTAR Editorial/Space: April 16, 2018 Materials Due: April 19, 2018

» Junel

MOBILE FRANCHISING Editorial/Space: May 15, 2018 Materials Due: May 18, 2018

» July TECHNOLOGY Editorial/Space: June 15, 2018 Materials Due: June 19, 2018

» August

SPORTS / FITNESS Editorial/Space: July 16, 2018 Materials Due: July 19, 2018

» Septembers

FOOD Editorial/Space: August 15, 2018 Materials Due: August 20, 2018

» Octobera

BUSINESS CONSULTING Editorial/Space: September 14, 2018 Materials Due: September 19, 2018

» Novemberl

SENIOR CARE Editorial/Space: October 15, 2018 Materials Due: October 19, 2018

» Decemberd

MEDICAL Editorial/Space: November 15, 2018 Materials Due: November 19, 2018


Jill Abrahamsen, Editor-in-Chief Abrahamsen’s career spans more than 20 years in consumer magazines, custom publishing, and new product development in both editorial and graphic design roles. As a key player in the launch of Design NJ, she created the magazine’s successful image and contributed to the innovative team for six years. She lives in central New Jersey with her husband, three children, and her pet Goldendoodle.

Mary Lynn Mitcham Strom, Senior Editor Strom has written about travel for national magazines, and she launched a brand of local lifestyle magazines about living in the Lower Hudson Valley for the Gannett Corporation. She continues to write about important lifestyle topics like health and fitness, home and design, and food and restaurants. She lives with her husband and two energetic boys in Westchester County.

Christopher Conner Conner has spent the last decade in the franchise industry working with hundreds of systems in management, sales, and development. Conner leads the Franchise Marketing Systems team in business consulting and franchise development projects. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Miami of Ohio in Oxford, and an master’s degree in finance from DePaul University.

Brian Lincer

Lisa Welko

Shaun Ajani

A partner at The Internicola Law Firm, PC, Lincer represents both start-up entrepreneurs and established businesses in transactional and intellectual property protection matters, with a specialized focus on franchising. Lincer’s favorite quote: “It has come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They go out and happen to things.”

Welko brings more than 15 years of business experience to the franchise consulting industry. As a franchisor and owner/operator for more than 11 years, she has a true passion for supporting new business owners. Today, Welko helps aspiring business owners determine which specific franchise opportunities align with their strengths, goals, and values.

Ajani has more than a decade of consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies. He has written many books and articles on business theories and global change, and he has discussed them on major network television.

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