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Often the best way to educate yourself to successfully start, manage, and grow your business is to take advantage of the many workshops and training programs available to small business owners in several formats. By attending these workshops, you will learn not only from the presenters, but also from the other attendees who are going through the same process.

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What Every Small Business Can Learn From the Franchises

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Why do retail and service franchises receive nearly half of the dollars earned by all retail and service businesses in the US, even though only 10-12% of those businesses are franchised locations? Find out what steps the franchises take that every small business owner should consider to increase their chance of success. You will learn:

– How franchisors evaluate market opportunities (and why independent businesses should think this way too)

– How and why to systematize core processes and outsource non-core processes

– 5 franchise industry trends EVERY prospective business owner should consider

– When does business ownership through a franchise make sense, and when it is better to go independent?

Presented by Heather Rosen and Faizun Kamal of FranNet of Virginia.


October 4, 2016
9:00 am - 11:00 am
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Alexandria Small Business Development Center
Suite 400, 625 North Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314 United States


Alexandria Small Business Development Center