Employee to Entrepreneur - Reducing Risk When Taking The Leap

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The Blankenship Business Center at the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

200 Vine St.

Grapevine, TX 76051

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Employee to Entrepreneur: Reducing Risk When Taking the Leap

Learn from a panel of experts and business owners about how to leverage your experience and leadership to launch your own profitable franchise business. If you’re an experienced business professional who’s tired of the corporate world, this event is the first step to becoming your own boss.

We want to keep everyone happy and healthy, while still providing the ability to participate in our private gathering. So, if you'd prefer to join us remotely, here is the login information:

Employee to Entrepreneur (Remote Access)

Time: Mar 18, 2020, 08:45 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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At this event you’ll learn:

How to minimize your risk when starting a business

Franchise myths and facts

How to find a franchise that suits your skills, background, and your financial and lifestyle goals

The legal considerations and requirements for starting and owning a franchise business

Personal stories from owners on their experience buying and running specialty franchises

What a franchisor is looking for in their franchisees

Sessions During the Event Include:

1. Registration

2. Introductions

Welcome – FranNet of Dallas/Fort Worth

Additional opening remarks from SCORE and SBDC

3. Presentations and Entrepreneur Panel Discussions

A panel of successful local franchise owners will be front-and-center to provide insight into opening a new business and share the struggles and successes they experienced along the way. You’ll hear first-hand how these entrepreneurs got started and successfully transitioned from corporate careers to business owners while keeping risk in check.

4. Funding and Legal Panel Discussions

This presentation will focus on options to fund your business and the legal elements of franchising.

5. Networking

Once the presentations and panels conclude, you’ll have the chance to connect with the presenters and panel participants, as well as other motivated, like-minded individuals in attendance:

  • Meet attendees who share your same passion for starting a business (maybe even find that special co-founder you’ve been looking for).

  • Speak with an experienced consultant who can help you identify your next steps.


Coffee and pastries will be served



8:30 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. - Open Registration

8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. - FranNet and Business Resource Introductions

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.- Entrepreneur Panel Discussions

10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m. - Break

10:40 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. - Funding and Legal Panel Discussions

11:20 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. - Closing

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. - Networking



The Blankenship Business Center at the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce

200 Vine St., Grapevine, TX 76051

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