Contra Costa SBDCPleasant Hill, CA

Franchising 101 – How to Select, Finance, and Successfully Operate a Franchise

Franchising 101 – How to Select, Finance, and Successfully Operate a Franchise

Thursday, April 20, 2017 9:00am to 12:00pm

With so many different franchises for sale today, figuring out which franchise opportunity is the right business opportunity can be daunting and difficult to say the least. In this class, business experts at FranNet of the Bay Area de-mystify the franchise buying process and walk you through how to successfully get into business for yourself. We'll cover:

- What is franchising?
- Factors to consider when selecting a franchise.
- "Hot” trends for today's expanding economy.
- Franchise myths and misconceptions.
- “Where's the money?" Financing your new business.
- Average investment for franchises.
- Strategies for finding the best business system for you and your family.
- How to perform the proper due diligence.
- Building a tangible asset with a franchise.
- …and more!

This free, must-attend event is for anyone who wants to:

- Explore franchise ownership
- Be your own boss
- Hear about financing options
- Build long-term equity
- Evaluate your potential to become a franchise


Cancellation Policy For No-Cost Workshops:
If you are registered for a class and are unable to attend, please notify the Small Business Development Center at (925) 602-6840 as soon as possible as other applicants may be waitlisted. Attendee substitutions can be made at any time and at no cost. The following cancellation/rescheduling policy applies to all classes unless noted otherwise. Contra Costa SBDC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a workshop due to insufficient enrollment.


Oscar Dominguez
(925) 602-6806
Contra Costa SBDC
300 Ellinwood Way Bodega Room
Pleasant Hill

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It all starts here. Review our client process, complete the application and submit your request. A member of the SBDC will follow up with you and help you achieve your small business goals -- at no cost to you.
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Funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the California Governors Office for Business and Economic Development, and other private and public partners;  and nationally accredited by the association of SBDCs.