Monday, December 17, 2012

Business Ownership - A Career? An Investment? Both?

As 2013 draws near, many questions remain ...  Will my job still exist?  Will my 401(k) jump off the fiscal cliff?  There are many things that effect you that are outside of your control.

Maybe it's time to take control.

Business ownership is a way to take control.  Whether you see owning a business as an investment or a new career - there are many avenues that can point you towards success.

Join me on Wednesday, December 19 in Caledonia, MI (from 1:30pm to 3:00pm) for more information about franchising and the different ownership options and entry strategies available (ranging from single unit owner to semi-absentee investor to regional developer. We'll talk about paths to achieving YOUR goals, and if franchising is right for you.

Following is a brief outline of the topics covered in FranNet’s seminar:
- General discussion of the reasons that compel individuals to start their own business in the first place.
- A comparison of the pros and cons of starting a business from scratch, buying an existing business or starting a franchise.
- How franchising can provide a desirable alternative to traditional employment by reducing the risk of ownership to an acceptable level through proven business systems, comprehensive training and ongoing support.
- Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, entry and long-term strategies, investment levels and fees.
- The legal regulations governing franchising that protect the buyer.
- A strategic approach to defining your personal business model, quantifying your returns and safely researching and selecting the business opportunity that’s right for you.
- Growth trends and choices in franchising that offer stability and success in weak and strong economies.
- A brief overview of FranNet’s no-fee, no-obligation consulting service is also provided.

For more information, please visit or call me at 616-891-1374.  You can also email me at  Registration is required, and can be done at  This is the first step in taking control, I look forward to hearing from you!

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