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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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Explore the World of Business Ownership - Wednesday (3/25) One Hour Webinar


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

Stop climbing the corporate ladder, and create one! If you’re considering business ownership, it’s essential to use the best available resources so you can get it right the first time. At FranNet, we use an established, proprietary process to match a person’s talents and goals with the right franchise choice. In a recent study we conducted on clients we’ve placed into business, we found that:

  • Over 91% of clients we place are still in business after two years
  • More than 85% of our clients are still open after five years
  • Nearly 15% of our clients are top performers in their franchise
  • These are all “Best in Class” numbers for our industry

There are other franchise brokerage-type services out there, but what makes FranNet unique is how we look at your career options first, and then jointly decide if business ownership is the right option for you. All of our consultants are locally based and bring face-to-face attention to your needs so that we’re personally there for you every step of the way. And perhaps the best part is that our services are completely free to you throughout.

This webinar takes place on Wednesday, 3/25 at 8pm ET.  It should last about 60 minutes depending on group participation.  The first 25 to register and attend will receive a free copy of Street Smart Franchising!

Let FranNet help you become what you’ve always wanted to be.





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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

YOU’RE ON DECK … THE FRANCHISORS ARE PITCHING … WILL IT BE A HOME RUN?

As the weather improves daily, it’s easy to think about enjoying America’s Pastime, especially as we hope the Tigers are about to start a World Series run.



It’s also a good time to think about the American Dream.  Owning a business.  And FranNet is proud to present our signature event that will inspire you to think about swinging for the fences.

SIGNATURE EVENT 
Michigan Franchise Forum: “Meet the Franchisors”
Thursday, April 16 in Lansing
Several premier franchise companies that are poised for expansion in Michigan are ready to meet you.  Listen as their development executives tell you about their brands, their pathway to success, and who they are looking for in a franchise owner.  After their presentation, you get a chance to ask them questions directly.

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.

You will also hear due diligence tips from FranNet consultants and a franchise financing expert will discuss your funding options.

Click here for more information and to RSVP.

DON’T FORGET TO TALK TO YOUR COACH
As your local FranNet consultant, I am here to provide help as you further learn about franchising.  I might even be able to connect you with a potential business, thanks to FranNet’s exclusive matchmaking process.  All of my services, consultations and events are FREE.  Contact me at 616-891-1374 or bbetser@frannet.com to learn more.

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