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Buying a Franchise or an Existing Business

Monday, April 29 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm • Organized By Score – St. Louis Bi-State Region
6800 Wydown Boulevard, Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 208, St. Louis, MO 63105


Buying a franchise or an existing business may be a more appealing way to get into business rather than starting from scratch.  An existing business has a track record and may give you some idea of what to expect when you start.   

A franchise purchase includes training, systems, and support from the franchisor and history of information from other franchisees in the system.  You’ll hear from Kathy Van Voorhees, a franchise attorney who has helped franchisees both in the purchasing process and in disputes with franchisors and Chris Coleman, a franchisee himself and a franchise consultant who helps people find their best fit. 

 In this workshop you will learn:

  • Different ways to Evaluate a Going Business
  • Options to Consider to Fund the Purchase
  • What Help You May Want to Request From the Present Owner
  • Pros and Cons of  Purchasing a Franchise
  • What Assistance You Should Expect From the Franchisor
  • How to Evaluate the Options and Determine the Best Choices For You.
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Fontbonne University
6800 Wydown Boulevard
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Room 208
St. Louis, MO 63105
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