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FranchiseU! Episode 68: Charlie Jebran (Jebran & Abraham, PC)

January 3, 2024
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In this episode of FranchiseU!, Kathy sits down with Charlie Jebran from Jebran & Abraham, PC. Jebran shares insights from both his years of owning two franchise units as well as his years as an accountant servicing franchisors and franchisees. During the interview, Jebran shares details about his new book titled, “Franchise Fortune.”

After graduating from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Jebran started his accounting career with Coopers and Lybrand, now PWC. There, he gained valuable experience working with major companies in a variety of areas. However, he was always interested in working with smaller entrepreneurial companies and left his first job to work with two smaller CPA firms to further his knowledge of closely held companies. During this time, Jebran researched many franchises by talking to franchisees, attending conventions, and reading books and magazines. In 2003, Jebran started his accounting firm and, along with a partner, signed an agreement with Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robbins to become a franchisee. After working through all the details and construction, the first store opened in 2005 with the second store following in 2007. As a multi-unit operator, he learned every facet of successfully running two high-traffic stores while still running a growing accounting firm. The stores were subsequently sold in 2012. Having gained so much knowledge by running his two stores, Jebran began to provide advisory and tax services to operators of a variety of franchises. He currently provides a variety of services to over 100 stores in the nation.

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