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Franchising in the Bay Area: Do’s and Don’ts

July 16, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Silicon Valley SCORE
234 E. Gish Road
Suite 100, San Jose

The Bay Area market is unlike any other market in the country. What works elsewhere may not work here and vise-versa. In this class, serial entrepreneur Katie Fagan will discuss the ins and outs of franchising along with a strategic approach to finding the franchise options with proven track record in the Bay Area.

You will take away a better understanding of the following:  

  • Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, investment levels, fees, and myths and misconceptions.
  • How to assess the risk involved in business ownership vs. a traditional career path or starting a business from scratch.
  • What does Franchising look like today i.e. industry growth and local presence.
  • How building wealth and equity through franchise ownership is a viable option in today’s market.
  • Who is and is not a good candidate for franchise ownership?
  • The characteristics of a semi-absentee business model and the business segments that work well with it.
  • How to navigate through Bay Area commercial real estate market.
  • The financing options available including using your own retirement funds, SBA Loans, Private Equity, etc.
  • How to make a safe and wise decision to minimize risk and optimize chances for success?
  • A strategic approach to defining your personal business model and selecting the franchise that is right for you.

Whether you are looking for a career change, an additional revenue stream or something full-time, owning your own business can provide you with flexibility, control and financial reward. Join us to see if owning a franchise business is an option for you.