Course Description: Many people discount franchising as a path to business ownership due to misconceptions. Franchising is MUCH MORE than food and retail concepts. Learn about all the options in franchising and how others effectively use proven business models as a pathway to business ownership.
- Pros & Cons of franchising
- Various industries that are franchised
- Training & Support offered by franchises
- Typical investment requirements
- How to find and effectively research the best options for you
Student Take away: Student will have a better understanding of the franchise industry, legal considerations of franchise ownership, how to find the right opportunities, and effective research strategies.
Chris Coleman, FranNet
As a Franchise Consultant & Owner of FranNet, Chris provides no-cost consultations to individuals who are seeking business ownership opportunities. Chris works to match the personal, professional and financial goals of his clients with carefully selected franchise companies. He further coaches his clients on how to thoroughly search for and evaluate franchise opportunities. Chris is now living his dream of business ownership as a franchise owner himself and is devoted to educating others on the benefits & risks of owning their own business.
Cost: All SCORE workshops are $45 with pre-paid registration; Veterans are $25 with pre-paid registration and valid Military ID (verified at check-in); Fontbonne students free with valid student ID; or $55 at-the-door, subject to availability.