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Franchise: Start a Business While Keeping Your Day Job

Monday, February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm • Organized By Score – St. Louis Bi-State Region
6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 206, St. Louis, MO 63105


Sound too good to be true? Join our workshop to discuss semi-absentee franchise ownership as a way to start your business.

While there are opportunities out there, they are not so easy to spot.

Join our franchise industry experts, Chris Coleman & Kathryn Van Voorhees, as they discuss true from day one semi-absentee franchise scenarios, industries tailored to semi-absentee franchising, typical requirements needed, how to validate franchisor claims, and MUCH MORE.

In this workshop you will discover:

  • What is semi-absentee ownership?
  • How to decide if franchising is right for you
  • Examples of semi-absentee franchise concepts (owners role, investment levels, industries)
  • How to cut through the internet clutter, finding truly semi-absentee franchise opportunities
  • Proven franchise research strategies
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Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Boulevard
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 206
St. Louis, MO 63105
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