March 29, 2019 – Franchise Expert Michael Peterson and 3 Poles Erling Kagge

March 29, 2019 – Franchise Expert Michael Peterson and 3 Poles Erling Kagge

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Michael Peterson – Franchise Expert and Author of How and Why to Franchise Your Business.

Michael Peterson is the President and co-founder of Franchise Beacon, a premier franchise consulting firm that helps small businesses become franchisors helps franchisors recruit the right franchisees, and provides non-traditional franchisee an franchisor lending. Michael is a prolific writer, and in addition to his book How and Why to Franchise Your Business, Michael have also written countless articles for Small Business Opportunities Magazine, Young, Fabulous, and Self Employed,,, and many others. Besides a 3-year term of service in the United States Army, Michael has been an entrepreneur literally his whole adult life. By the age of 18, he was the managing partner of a marketing company, overseeing the operations of offices in three different cities throughout Montana. He has owned and operated wireless retail stores, a marketing firm, and home-security consultant business.

Erling Kagge – Explorer, art collector, publisher and Author of Silence: In the Age of Noise

Explorer, art collector, publisher, and author, Erling Kagge is the first person to have completed the Three Poles Challenge on foot—the North Pole, the South Pole, and the summit of Mount Everest. He has written six previous books on exploration, philosophy, and art collecting, and runs Kagge Forlag, a publishing company based in Oslo, where he lives. Silence: In the Age of Noise by Erling Kagge. Life is noisy. Norwegian explorer Kagge spent 50 days skiing solo to the South Pole, accompanied only by a radio from which he had removed the batteries. (Oh, he has also climbed Mount Everest, walked to the North Pole and slogged through the New York City sewer system.) SILENCE recounts his own experience and discusses the observations of poets, artists, and explorers about how essential silence is to our sanity and happiness, our senses of wonder and gratitude.