Palm Beach Atlantic University’s Titus Center for Franchising Director to Present at Pet Franchise Expo


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Pet Franchise Expo will feature two presentations by Dr. John P. Hayes, Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership and director of the Titus Center for Franchising at Palm Beach Atlantic University. The expo is Oct. 8 and 9 in Orlando, Florida.

Seminar attendance is free and open to the public. Register for the expo at the Marriott Orlando Airport Lakeside at

Hayes is a 40-year franchise veteran and one of few professionals to have been a franchisee, a franchisor and an advisor to franchise companies internationally. He has helped countless people invest in franchise opportunities through his popular seminars: The A to Zs of Buying a Franchise and Are You A Perfect Fit For Franchising?

In The A to Zs of Buying a Franchise, presented 10 a.m. Oct. 8, Hayes will show participants how to find and evaluate franchise opportunities. He explains that while franchising is one of the safest ways to open a business, it is not for everyone.

Hayes’ seminar, Are You A Perfect Fit For Franchising?, presented 11 a.m. Oct. 9., includes a free personality profile to help attendees determine their compatibility with franchises. “It’s important to select a franchise that you’ll like and one that you can afford, but you’ve also got to be a good fit for the franchise business,” Hayes explains.

At Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Florida, Hayes leads the Titus Center for Franchising. The Titus Center launched in 2017, thanks to a generous donation from franchisor and United Franchise Group founder Ray Titus. To date, more than 30 students have graduated from the center. Several alumni are now franchise owners, and others are franchise employees. The center is the only one of its kind awarding a franchise concentration. Learn more at

Prior to joining PBA, Hayes was the president and CEO of HomeVestors of America, Inc., the “We Buy Ugly Houses” franchise based in Dallas. He is the author of numerous franchise titles including Take the Fear Out of Franchising and 101 Questions to Ask Before Investing in a Franchise. 

About Palm Beach Atlantic University

Palm Beach Atlantic University, founded in 1968, is a private, Christian university, offering 64 undergraduate programs, numerous graduate degrees, and professional degrees in nursing and pharmacy, with a 29-acre campus in West Palm Beach and an Orlando campus. The University is dedicated to the integration of Christian principles to prepare students for learning, leadership, and service. Sailfish athletes compete in 18 NCAA Division II and Sunshine State Conference varsity sports. The 78-acre Marshall and Vera Lea Rinker Athletic Campus provides facilities for training and hosting intercollegiate sports. As a Christ-first university, PBA affirms the values that have built American society, including religious liberty and the free enterprise system.