2014 Specialty Seminars

2014 Specialty Seminar

This FREE educational seminar will help you make the right decisions during your franchise research.

Saturday February 8

Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Room: 305
Moderated by: Joe Lindenmayer, Marine veteran, VetFran Chairman and President/COO, TSS Photography
Panelists: Cory Bullock, Franchisee and Navy veteran, Kiddie Academy; Anthony Waller, Franchisee and Army veteran, Liberty Tax Service; Dallas Kerley , Chief Development Officer, Benetrends, Inc.; Scott Mellon , Vice President of Sales, Papa Murphy's International

Veterans have a proven track record of success in franchising. Franchises run on systems and offer training and support, just like the military. In franchising, you’re in business “for” yourself, but not “by” yourself. That’s why there are over 70,000 veteran-owned franchise establishments in the United States. Learn from veterans and business leaders in franchising how to get started in this exciting industry.
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Franchising and Diverse Communities: How to Be in Business for Yourself, But Not By Yourself Part 1

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Room: 305
Moderated by: Stan Friedman, President, FRM Solutions
Panelists: Drew Johnston, Regional Director, Fantastic Sams Hair Salons; Julie Mitchell, Franchising Manager, Dunkin' Brands

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 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. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
        •Understand what franchising is and isn’t
        •Understand the basic relationship between the franchisee and franchisor

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Franchising and Diverse Communities: How to Be in Business for Yourself, But Not By Yourself Part 2

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Room: 305
Moderated by: Stan Friedman, President, FRM Solutions
Panelists: Steve Stovall, Vice President, Business Development, Benetrends; LeeVera Smith, Senior Business Advisor, Houston Small Business Development Center

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 in this unique way of doing business. You will have the opportunity to participate in an educational seminar to address opportunities for small business ownership through franchising. At the end of the session, participants will be able to:
       •Understand the role of a franchise coach
       •Learn about financing, resources and technical assistance

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