ShelfGenie's 4th annual conference in Pine Mountain Georgia at the beginning of June was a smashing success according to most who attended. Sure it was June, and sure it was Georgia, so what are we saying? Yes even in the photo at left with everyone smiling you just know it was 102 degrees! But the important thing is this hard working group got to hear keynote speakers, win awards, and pow-wow together which is what franchising is all about. Their founder Allan Young spoke to Fortune.com and CNN.com about why it pays to grow slow if you are a franchisor and tend to each franchisee one at a time rather than "speed sell" franchises and then not be able to keep up on support. Read it here!