2013 Specialty Seminar
This FREE educational seminar will help you make the right decisions during your franchise research.
Saturday, January 12
OPPORTUNITIES IN FRANCHISING FOR MINORITIES, WOMEN AND VETERANS11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (Part 1)
Moderated by: Jose Torres, Managing Partner, FranNet of Miami and Puerto Rico
Panelists: Nelson Maldonado, Area Developer and Franchisee, Liberty Tax Service and Asif Qureshi, Franchise Sales Manager - Southeastern Region, 7-Eleven Inc.
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (Part 2)
Moderated by: Dallas Kerley, Chief Development Officer, Benetrends and Mark Johnson, CEO, Granite Transformations
Panelists: Althea Harris, Senior Area Manager, Marketing & Outreach/Project Officer, Women's Business Development Program, U.S. Small Business Administration; Michael Seid, Managing Director, MSA Worldwide; Eric Stites, CEO, Franchise Business Review; Brent Alvord, President, Lenny’s Sub Shop; Jim Tatem, President, Sign-a-Rama; and Jon Rucker, Military Program Manager, Snap-on-Tools Company
Are you looking to be in business for yourself, but not by yourself? Are you contemplating a career move and don’t know what to do next? Do you want more than just a job? Investigate what opportunities exist for women, minorities and veterans in this unique way of doing business. You will have the opportunity to participate in an educational seminar to address small business ownership through franchising. Hear first-hand what franchisors are looking for.
Veterans have a proven track record of success in franchising. Franchises run on systems, just like the military. Leadership experience implementing systems makes veterans an asset to the franchise world. Franchises offer training and support. There are 66,000 veteran-owned franchise establishments in the United States. Learn how you can build a career in a great industry.
At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
- Understand what franchising is and isn’t
- Understand the basic legal considerations in franchising
- Know what steps to take in evaluating a franchised business
- Understand what financing options are available
- Learn what questions to ask and pitfalls to avoid