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S.L. Owens, esq. will lead the workshop titled Scale Up: How to License or Franchise Your Business Model. S.L. is the founder of Franchyzr℠ (@franchyzr), which is a high-tech Retail & Franchise Law Firm built for modern brands. Franchyzr℠ uses efficient, paperless, and virtual account management.

As the founder of Franchyzr℠, S.L. advises brands on scaling through retailing, licensing, and franchising. Her calling is helping brands scale up to increase their brand power.

Prior to launching Franchyzr℠, S.L. trained in large U.S. law firms a/k/a “big-law”, while practicing with Quarles & Brady LLP and Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP. During her big-law tenure, S.L. was mentored by top-ranked lawyers representing national and international brands. Her industry experience is diverse, spanning across food & beverage; fashion & apparel; fitness & wellness; faith & education; luxury & consumer goods; and, beauty & personal grooming.

Furthermore, S.L.’s accolades include being a U.S. Fulbright Scholar, a Posse Scholar, and a first-generation college and law graduate. Her writings are featured in Franchise Management for Dummies, the International Law Office’s Franchise Newsletter, and the International Franchise Association’s Legal Symposium.

S.L. is a licensed attorney in Illinois, Wisconsin, & Colorado. However, Chicago is hometown to S.L. and her husband, Sam Owens, esq. (@samowensesq). Sam is a civil rights lawyer opposing employment discrimination.

Overall, S.L.’s grateful to lead this workshop on scaling brands for global growth, with bold God-given vision. She looks forward to sharing her experiences at the workshop.

About EELS

The Joseph Business School’s 2018 Economic Empowerment & Leadership Summit (EELS), formerly called the Missions & Marketplace Conference, is a unique, two-day business conference designed to carry out the vision God gave Dr. Bill Winston to empower people to dominate in the marketplace. Learn More!

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