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Tuesday
03
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Keep Your Job and Purchase a Franchise!

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12:00
SCORE Mentors
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Have you contemplated franchise ownership, but held back due to the demands of your day job or current business? Now, imagine enjoying the best of two worlds! Register here: http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=4lcobceab&oeidk=a07eeto6u5s46511659

A full-time career/business PLUS the opportunity to build wealth and equity through franchising. It is no longer an either/or decision. It may be an "and" decision.

A growing trend in the franchise industry allows you to build a franchise enterprise while still keeping your corporate position or current business. Whether you are considering diversifying your portfolio, seeking another stream of retirement income/equity, or preparing for the next shift in the corporate world, this may be an option you want to learn more about.

Key Topics:
Business Ownership Options
Differences Between Starting Your Own Business and a Franchise
Franchise Myths and Misconceptions
Home-based and Location Based business Models
The Spectrum of Franchising and Small Business Ownership
Learning Outcomes:
Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, investment levels and fees.
Why franchising works and how it impacts the U.S economy today.
The characteristics of a semi-absentee business model.
Which business segments work well under semi-absentee ownership.
The funding options available in today’s marketplace.
A strategic approach to selecting the semi-absentee business that is right for YOU!
A strategic approach to defining your personal business model, quantifying your returns and safely researching and selecting the business opportunity that best fits your unique personality, skills, needs and goals.
What People Are Saying About This Class:
“This class has helped me understand what types of franchise businesses are best for me”

“Good information and knowledgeable presenter”

“Great class, now I feel more prepared for the future”

About The Course Instructor: Katie Fagan

Katie has over 15 years of experience in the world of small business. In her corporate career she worked as the Vice President of Small Business Funding, focusing primarily on funding start-up franchises and businesses. During her time there, she gained extensive knowledge on the ins-and-outs of franchising from the back-end forward. Katie has helped over 600 small businesses open their doors, many of which were franchises, and has facilitated hundreds of SBA loans. Katie also worked in business brokerage, as a co-founder of a boutique brokerage firm focusing on the resale of restaurants, nightclubs and franchises. Currently, Katie teaches Entrepreneurship at universities across the Bay Area, volunteers with the San Jose Chapter of SCORE as well as other local government and non-profit agencies educating people on the ins-and-outs of small business ownership. She has successfully helped over 1,000 people into business. Katie holds an MBA in Entrepreneurship and Finance and a PhD in Mass Communication