Straight Talk about Franchising
Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EST)
Straight Talk about Franchising
Leslie and Phil Kuban will share their collective forty-eight years of franchise business ownership experience in this educational and interactive seminar.
Thursday, December 13 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
What You'll Learn:
- The most popular funding option.
- How to avoid losing your money.
- What is trending (and why).
- How to figure out if you’re ready.
FranNet of Georgia
5555 Glenridge Connector, Suite 200
Atlanta, GA 30342
Be sure to sign up today as seating is limited to twelve. We encourage you to bring your spouse. There is no cost to attend.
Questions? Call 770-287-7846.
When & Where
FranNet of Georgia
Franchise Business Consultants of Georgia
A FranNet consultant since 1999, Leslie Kuban provides education and support to individuals who are interested in owning franchised businesses. Leslie has helped more than 250 people make the transition from corporate life to business ownership, and she credits her personal experience as a franchise owner with giving her the perspective to help clients find the quality of life they want.
Upon graduating from Vanderbilt University, Leslie had already operated family-owned franchises, and she became a franchise owner herself in 1996. As the operating partner of a Mail Boxes Etc. franchise, Leslie joined the local support team to assist other MBE franchise owners successfully run their businesses. Leslie continues as a franchise owner today as a FranNet franchisee.
According to Leslie, “My role is to provide education on the franchise industry and help you find the right solution to reach your goals. My services are no cost and help you understand the pros and cons of owning a business.”
Leslie received the FranNet Consultant of the Year awards in 2002 and 2004; the FranNet Top Gun Award in 2007; and the Commitment to Excellence award in 2009.
Leslie is the VP of Membership for the Atlanta chapter of the Association of Career Professionals International (ACPI). Leslie has served as VP of PR, VP of Education, and President of her Toastmasters Club.
Leslie graduated from Vanderbilt University with a BA in Communications Studies. She also attended the University of Leeds in Leeds, England as part of her course of study.
When she’s not helping clients find their ideal businesses, Leslie is an active sponsor of the Atlanta Humane Society and Literacy Volunteers of America. She enjoys reading, salsa dancing, knitting, running, and socializing with friends and family.
Phil Kuban has been involved with the franchising industry for twenty years and has a very diversified background, having been both a franchisee and a franchisor. Based on his experiences, Phil founded FranMax in 1987, a brokerage and consulting company developing such franchises in the Southeast as Mail Boxes, Etc., Moto Photo and Sylvan Learning Centers, to name a few.
Collectively, he has helped over five hundred investors start a franchised business, the majority being first-time buyers. Phil specializes in franchise resales, helping owners value and sell their existing businesses and building value for the franchise system in the area.
Phil started his career with 3M Company and held various sales and marketing positions. He first became exposed to franchising while working at 3M, building a distribution network of Energy Control Centers. He recognized early on that franchising is the best choice for most people seeking to own their own business. Being in business for yourself but not by yourself is as true now as it was then.
Phil graduated from Miami University of Ohio with a BS degree in marketing. He lives in greater Atlanta with his wife Susan, who is a professional portrait painter. His daughter Leslie is his partner in his FranNet business and his son Scott attends Kennesaw State University.
Julie is a 30 year veteran of the financial services industry and has seen a lot of change. Most of her career was spent with Lehman Brothers serving institutional clients who managed billion dollar fixed income portfolios; she also managed multi-asset class investment portfolios for high net worth individuals at JP Morgan. Leaving the corporate world behind, Julie began researching franchise businesses with her own FranNet coach which led to her FranNet opportunity.
According to Julie, “I see so much opportunity for individuals in franchising. A business is a path to escape the corporate roller coaster, create flexibility, freedom and independence. A franchise business can also be an investment alternative, a vehicle to create an income producing asset which can be difficult to find during a time of very low interest rates, extreme market volatility and uncertainty.”
Julie is passionate about knowing and understanding her clients. She enjoys helping individuals embrace and manage change, and is excited about her association with FranNet, the best franchise coaching organization in the industry.
Julie is a graduate of Northwestern University and has been an Atlanta resident since 1984. She lives with her husband in Sandy Springs and has two grown children that live in the Atlanta area. In her free time, she enjoys all outdoor activities, is an avid reader, volunteers with Partners for Literacy at Woodland Elementary School and is a volunteer career coach in DUMC’s Crossroads Ministry.