Sharkey’s 2019 Franchisee Conference
September 12-15 - South Beach, Florida
Testimonials from September 12-15 - South Beach, Florida
WOW! Owning a business is both rewarding and difficult, but its way better when you know that you’re on the ground floor of something huge. The most important thing that we gained from the conference was that we remembered our why as to the reason we became part of the Sharkey’s franchise.
The amount of networking and knowledge shared at the convention was invaluable, most of which I will use or have the rest of my life. I am thankful for the event in itself, the presentations from both the franchisees and the vendors and the venue was excellent on more ways than one. Each vendor introduced and provided a new level of thinking or gave us great insight to things we needed to be utilizing to help grow our business.
Scott’s presentation on “My Bucket list” solidified that our leader is a visionary that will not only continue to help our business grow but will revolutionize the way we think from the top down. We are extremely thankful to be apart and can’t wait to watch the growth!
Justin Phillips – Sharkey’s Lubbock, Texas (Sharkey’s 2-Pack)
The 2019 Sharkey’s conference was the first for us as we signed on about 18 months ago. We had high hopes and great anticipation for it and we were certainly not disappointed! Anytime you can hear the message straight from the source it is instantly more credible and meaningful. Scott fills the room with energy and passion like few can. Linda, Denis, Michael and Christopher each contributed meaningful and heartfelt thoughts and insight relating to their areas of expertise. What we found to be every bit as valuable was the Sharkey’s partners who shared. Thanks to all who had a hand in this great event and we can hardly wait for the next one!
Jennine & Hans VanDerlip – Sharkey’s Boynton Beach, Florida (Sharkey’s 2-Pack)
Scott and the entire team not only supplied the expected nuggets we can apply to shops, but their authenticity and transparency further assured us we chose the right Franchisor to partner with. Scott’s Bucket List presentation was from the heart, and we appreciated he shared a message that applied to our lives, not just business. Overall, the conference exceeded our high expectations. The location and venue were great. We look forward to many more conferences in the future!
Robert & Nadette Torres, Poway, CA (Sharkey’s 2-Pack)
The bucket list presentation Scott Sharkey gave an incredible perspective into how we can fully appreciate and prioritize our lives. We are thankful to be a part of an organization where the founder values its people and the quality of our lives. It was a breath of fresh air and a reminder that life is short and each day is precious.
Lacy Altenhofen – Sharkey’s Midland, Texas (Sharkey’s 2-Pack)
The camaraderie will hopefully help grow the brand and contribute to everyone’s success. There was work being done but it felt like a family gathering. Overall it exceeded our expectations. It was informative, motivating, moving, and fun. We look forward to attending future conference and sharing our success story
Christina & Tim Gilsenan – Sharkey’s Staten Island, New York
Overall we had over 100 simple 1 line thoughts that we have brought back and look to implement into our life plan, business plan, building relationships with staff and customers, and building an even stronger team and getting our other locations opened. We came home tired - but energized about things to do to help us be more successful business owners and to help build the Sharkey's brand and we look forward to the next opportunity to get together.
Dennis and Sandi – Sharkey’s South Jordan, Utah (Sharkey’s 4-Pack)
Just wanted to say thank you for another great conference! It was awesome to collaborate with all of the new and existing franchisees. There are definitely some franchisees that are smarter than me and I'm glad I had a chance to speak with all of them.
Chris & Hyo – Sharkey’s Bellevue, Washington
My favorite part of the Bucket List presentation was getting a good glimpse of Scott’s life. Have you ever read "The Purpose Driven Life"? It is written by a Christian pastor but the first line of the book is "It's not about you." In a nutshell....love God and serve others. Your presentation showed me who you are as a person and it is clear that you love God and serve others. Your family, your vocational school, the young man that you helped pay his education are all testaments to the life you live. It’s clear Sharkey’s is very important to you but it's not your world. It was a great message to all of us to not make our business the center of our world. Yes we need to work hard on our businesses but don't lose sight of why we've been put on this earth, our goals and personal relationships along the way.
Jane Spears – Sharkey’s San Antonio, Texas (Sharkey’s 4-Pack)
Scott, thank you and your team for a great event! The presentations from various vendors were extremely informative - the best is that they have already followed up with me as promised! I gained a wealth of information from fellow experienced franchisees that were all so willing to share ……thank you!
Debra – Sharkey’s Charlotte, North Carolina
Scott’s bucket list presentation was amazing and put so much into perspective. This was by far the best part of the conference for me personally. I was overwhelmed with emotion as I had never really sat down and thought about “my life” in this manner. Life’s way too short; we have to live every day to our fullest potential!
Yalonda Klein - Sharkey’s Southlake, Texas (Sharkey’s 2-Pack)
The amount of information, the cumulative experience in one room not only taught us how we can be successful but also helped us prepare for what’s coming. We look forward to the process of finding a location and applying some of the techniques we learned from the conference.
Viral – Sharkey’s Virginia
Sharkey's Franchising Co. founded in 2001 by Linda and Scott Sharkey