Small Business Entrepreneur Supports Franchising


MODE® was founded in 2007 by Ciara Stockeland and her husband Jim Stockeland. Through an opportunity to liquidate a truckload of designer overstock, Ciara and Jim created the MODE brand. Always intending to build a brand, they found that franchising was the best way to grow the MODE brand and bring it into communities throughout the Midwest. The first MODE franchise was located in Bismarck, ND.

Ciara attended her first International Franchise Association (IFA) annual convention in Feb 2015 and quickly became one of franchising’s leading ladies!

In October 2015, Ciara joined IFA members on Capitol Hill at Senate labor committee hearing on the NLRB’s new joint employer standard.

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Guest Announcer

Phyllis Pieri, Founder Your Franchise Coach. Phyllis  has helped entrepreneurs and executives design a future of passion, confidence and prosperity through franchising since 1985.

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‘Tis the season of travel! We shared two travel apps that might come in handy.

GateGuru – your personal airport assistant! Long layover or delay at the airport? No worries, the app will provide a map of the terminals as well as reviews of restaurants nearby in the airport. Don’t overlook the “tips” section that shares the average wait time at each security checkpoint!

iExit – takes the guesswork out of where to stop while on the road. Will there be a gas station, reasonably priced hotel, good food, entertainment at the next exit? Locate campgrounds, hospitals and even Starbucks!


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