Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Be Different. Franchises are More Than Just Fries.

Two Webinars to Highlight Two Different Franchise Opportunities


When you hear the term franchise, there are two things that usually pop into mind.
  • Restaurants
  • Pro Sports Teams

Experian reported in 2014 that the top choice for entrepreneurial startups was restaurants.  10.6% of new businesses were restaurants.  Personal services accounted for 6.9%, miscellaneous retail for 6.6%, business services for 6.3%, and general contractors 5.5%.

According to the National Restaurant Association, there are already 1 million restaurant locations in the United States.  (70% of those are single-unit operations).

Here’s your chance to be different.  There are two FREE webinars coming up on Wednesday, June 24.

LIGHT MANUFACTURING
2:00pm – 3:30pm
Take a dive into a light manufacturing opportunity in a professional, business-to-business format.  Some of the highlights include:  traditional business hours, few employees with high skill levels, and high repeat business.

This webinar will feature the founder and president of the company, as well as several business unit owners in varying stages of growth.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS
8:00pm – 9:00pm
This concept offers two options, an owner-operator model or a semi-absentee model.  This high value franchise concept features a low start-up cost, a simple turnkey model and flexible schedules.  This concept also emphasizes a large charitable component within its community and offers not only the opportunity to make a difference, but also to make a living.


WE ARE HERE TO HELP
If you have ever considered starting your own business, please reach out to FranNet.  We offer NO FEE and NO OBLIGATION consulting to those committed to starting their own business.  Our exclusive matchmaking process can help identify potential business concepts that fit your needs and goals, and our experience will help coach you through the research and decision process.

Any questions about our webinars or starting a business?  Please reach out at 616-891-1374 or bbetser@frannet.com. 


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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

FranNet's Wednesday Webinar: Have You Thought About Business Ownership

Join us for this free, detailed webinar from the business experts at FranNet.  Designed just for you to answer all those initial questions on business and franchising basics, we'll cover:

  • The advantages to starting a business
  • A look at franchise ownership
  • Misconceptions about franchising
  • Building equity as a strategy
  • How to find the right franchise

This webinar takes place tomorrow (6/17) at 2pm ET.  For more information and to register, please visit frannet.com/bbetser.  As all of our FranNet webinars, this is a totally free webinar that you can enjoy right from your couch.

If you have any questions, please contact me at 616-891-1374 or bbetser@frannet.com.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Start a Business: Three Ownership Options


Join me for the kickoff of my summer series “Focus on Franchising” on June 2.  Learn about three different business ownership options, including franchising.  Each have their advantages and disadvantages.  What are they?  Is one option perfect for you?

We’ll also cover franchise facts such as structures, industries and investment. 


Focus on Franchising is presented by FranNet of West Michigan and SCORE.  Please contact 616-891-1374 or bbetser@frannet.com with any questions.


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Monday, May 18, 2015

"Franchising as a Career, an Investment or Both"


Are you ready to learn about starting a business?  Are you ready to learn about franchising?

This free seminar takes place on Tuesday, May 19, and will cover the reasons you might want to start a business, the differences between starting a business from scratch and starting a franchise, and how franchising can provide an alternative to traditional employment by putting the investment in you.

Tuesday, May 19 
6-8pm
The Bicycle Factory
Grand Valley State University
201 Front Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

To find out more information, please click on this link.  This link will also take you to instructions on how to register.  (This event is free, but seats are limited).  You can also contact me at 616-891-1374 or bbetser@frannet.com.

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Live Simulcast featuring Daymond John from ABC's Shark Tank

Live Simulcast featuring Daymond John from Shark Tank at GVSU on May 14.  Register to attend here: www.yourfranchisenow.com or email me at bbetser@frannet.com for more information.  




Thursday, May 14, 2015
6 pm – 8 pm
NO COST
Grand Rapids, MI
Small Business Development Center
GVSU Pew Campus
50 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

FranNet Teams with Daymond John of ABC’s SHARK TANK on MAY 14!


Whether you’re already an entrepreneur or dreaming of becoming one, this event is for you.  Our nation is experiencing an EntrepreneuRevolution: Now! Are you on board?

On Thursday, May 14 at 6 p.m., join us for this NO COST simulcast event in Grand Rapids :
  • Jania Bailey, CEO of FranNet, who will kick off the evening with insights on why you may consider business ownership and, specifically, how to look into franchise ownership.
  • Daymond John, founder of FUBU and start of ABC’s Shark Tank, will discuss thechallenges and rewards of business ownership through his own inspirational story. He will tell you how you can learn from the opportunities he took advantage of and how to face the fears of business ownership to grab control over your future.
  • David Lewis, Vice President of Express Employment Professionals will lead a Q&A with Daymond John to delve into some of the secrets of his success and how they could pay off for you!
  • David Nilssen, Co-founder and CEO of Guidant Financial, will lead a discussion on ways in which you may consider financing your business, including using your 401(k) as a tax-free, penalty-free and debt-free way to capitalize your business.
  • And I will be on site to answer any additional questions you may have. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015
6 pm – 8 pm
NO COST
Grand Rapids, MI
Small Business Development Center
GVSU Pew Campus
50 Front Avenue SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

To RSVP or for more information, please visit frannet.com/bbetser.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at bbetser@frannet.com or 616-891-1374

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Michigan Franchise Showcase



This is your chance to learn about several premier franchise companies that arepoised for continued expansion in our state, and meet their franchise development executives!

Categories may include: Professional & Business Services, Light Manufacturing, Retail/Commercial Distribution & Recycling, Hair Care, Home/Commercial Improvement, Automotive Aftermarket, and more..

Models represented will include home-based, full-time owner/operator, semi-absentee, executive models and more.

Tips on franchise due diligence will also be presented, and a franchise financing expert will discuss your funding options.

Total investment range starts at below $100K.

Attendance is FREE, but space is limited and registration is required, so register NOW!

Register now at https://meet-the-franchisors-041615.eventbrite.com.  You can also contact bbetser@frannet.com or 616-891-1374.

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