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Franchise Workshop - Why Should You Consider It?

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Monticello Economic Development Commission

211 W. Gaines

Monticello, AR 71655

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Is starting a business for you? Is a franchised business the best option?

Join us to learn how franchising can reduce the risk of ownership.

The presentation will cover the following:

  • Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, investment levels, and fees

  • Common misconceptions about franchising

  • The pro’s and con’s of owning a franchise

  • Owing a franchise on a full time basis vs. a part-time basis

  • The legal regulations governing franchising that protect the buyer

  • A strategic approach to safely researching and selecting the right franchise and mistakes to avoid


Our guest speaker, Dan Aronoff of FranNet - Franchise Experts, has over 25 years of business experience working for both small and large companies, most notably in the human resources arena. He had the opportunity to work with Exxon Corporation, Kraft Foods, Kendle International (a pharmaceutical clinical trials organization) and his family’s business, Goldner Associates, which is an advertising specialties company. In 2005 he fulfilled a lifelong dream of entrepreneurship by becoming a franchisee with FranNet. FranNet offers a no-cost franchsie consulting service matching individual goals, skills and financial qualifications with carefully screened franchise opportunities. Dan also taught Franchise Management as part of the School of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University in the Fall of 2011.


Event Hosts:

  • Monticello Economic Development Commission

  • Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, UAM


Event Sponsors:

  • Union Bank

  • Cleveland County Herald

  • Monticellolive.com

  • Salineriverchronicle.com


AGENDA

9:00-9:20

BREAKFAST & WELCOME

Nita McDaniel, Executive Director

Monticello Economic Development Commission


9:20-9:30

Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, UAM

Stephanie Harton, Center Director

Lavonica Davis, Business Consultant

9:30-11:00

GUEST SPEAKER

FranNet, Franchise Expert

Dan Aronoff

Basic Information on Franchising

Common Misconceptions

The Pro’s and Con’s

Legal Regulations

Strategic Approach to Find the Right Franchise

Mistakes to Avoid

11:00- 12:00

BREAKOUT SESSION

Local Bank Representatives

Franchise Owner

ASBTDC

MEDC

Small Business Administration



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