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Next week will see a change for people in Michigan looking into a franchise opportunity – be it anything from a shipping to a design franchise – to build their knowledge on the subject and learn which investment levels are available in today’s marketplace.
As part of the ‘Franchising as a Career, an Investment, or Both’ course, guests will discuss some of the reasons that drive people to consider opening a franchise or to start their own business. There will be a comparison of the for and against arguments when it comes to opening a business from scratch, opening a franchise business, or buying a pre-existing business.
Information will be provided on how a franchise can be a desirable selection over traditional employment positions and how it can reduce any risks of ownership to a level that most people will find manageable. Part of the class will be focused on the various franchise business systems on the marketplace today and what support and ongoing training is offered through franchise ownership.
Upon completion, guests are expected to leave with a more thorough understanding of the strategies of franchise ownership, as well as growth trends in franchising.
This is a free session and everyone considering opening a business is welcome to attend. The session take place on Friday, March 14, from 11:30 am to 1:35 pm at the Bronson Athletic Club located at 6789 Wood Valley Road, in the main Conference Room, in Kalamazoo, Michigan. To register for this session or to learn more, visit the SCORE Kalamazoo website or call Tom McKenna at 269-978-6805.
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In New York City, an upcoming ‘Legal Solutions for New and Growing Businesses’ session will cover many areas regularly questioned by new and expanding business owners.
The instructors for this session are Fletcher Duke and Michael D. Steger, both of whom have experience in law through their work as attorneys. This looks set to be an ideal course for people planning to start a business, open franchise opportunities, or currently running a small business.
During this workshop, participants will learn the various types of business entities that exist, as well as the pros and cons of each type of ownership. There will be information on protecting and obtaining investment capital from various sources, how to protect intellectual property, dealing with employment issues and contractor hiring, and how to understand the process of creating or signing business contracts.
At the completion of this course, the guests should have a grip of the terminology used in legal actions, and understand how to avoid the most common legal traps experienced by fledgling companies.
The cost to attend this workshop is $59 per person who pre-registers, or $69 at the door. The date to put aside for those who want to attend this is Tuesday, March 11, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Science, Industry, and Business Library located at 188 Madison Avenue, between East 35th and East 34th Street, in New York City. To obtain additional details, or to register, visit the SCORE Organization website.