• Employee to Entrepreneur - How to Minimize the Risk When Taking the Leap

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    Name: Employee to Entrepreneur - How to Minimize the Risk When Taking the Leap
    Date: March 18, 2020
    Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM CDT
    Event Description:

    Learn from a panel of experts and business owners 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. 
    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 ownership while keeping risk in check.
     
    3. Funding and Legal Panel Discussions
    This presentation will focus on options to fund your business and the legal elements of franchising.
     
    4. 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.

     
     EVENT PREPARATION
     Coffee and pastries will be served
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    EVENT AGENDA
    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

     

    Location:

    The Blankenship Business Center at the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce
    200 Vine St. E., Grapevine, TX 76051

    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, March 18th
    8:30 - 11:30
    Networking to follow
    Contact Information:
    Sara Waskow
    Fees/Admission:
    Register here: http://bit.ly/E2E318
    $10
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