Tuesday, March 5, 2013


How can you change lives, support the economy, fulfill needs of many and give yourself every possible advantage to make a great income? It doesn’t take a miracle or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity … Franchising can allow you the chance to make a difference right here in the great State of Michigan! 

There are several franchising business models out there that require you to surround yourself with a great staff. Having a model like this gives you the opportunity to be part of the job creation movement. But it doesn’t stop just with employment – As a job creator, you support the families of your employees, and create a positive environment for ongoing development and success. From the teenager who is getting their first job as a retail clerk, or the hairstylist looking for a flexible schedule or the experienced operations manager, there is a lot of talent in our great State that you can access to help in your business.

There are several components to running a successful business. One is finding a market with a need being unfulfilled, or fulfilling a need in a better, more efficient way. Do you know of a need in your hometown? Maybe it’s something as simple as a hair salon catering to men and boys? Or maybe it’s being able to find that unique battery not carried at the local hardware store? Or maybe it’s providing the much needed help to your elderly neighbor? Whatever it may be, Franchising can be an easy way to fulfill needs without having to have your own million-dollar idea.

Franchising is a great way to become a business owner while reducing risk and giving you an advantage through the leveraging of an already-existing and successful business concept. Benefits are numerous: from a familiar brand name, ongoing training and support, a group of other owners to network with and more. The systems are in place and you don’t have to reinvent the wheel. Will you take advantage of the opportunity franchising provides?

Michigan is ripe with franchisors looking to expand in Michigan. Buy Michigan Now, SCORE Grand Rapids and FranNet of West Michigan have teamed up to present “Meet the Franchisors – West Michigan Franchise Forum” on 3/21 in Grand Rapids. Listen to presentations from franchisors based in Michigan, poised for expansion in St. Joseph, Benton Harbor, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, the Lakeshore, Lansing and even Traverse City. Meet with representatives 1-on-1, gain access to funding options and other small business start-up resources.

MORE INFORMATION / REGISTER For more information, visit michiganfranchiseforum.com or contact me at 616-891-1374 or bbetser@frannet.com. This session is completely free, but you must RSVP at michiganfranchiseforum.com.

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