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This Saturday, October 1 2011 Baltimore Opportunities in Franchising Seminar for Minorities, Women and Veterans

The Small Business Resource Center of Baltimore presents:

How to Be in Business For Yourself, But Not By Yourself

Hosted by: The International Franchise Association, in partnership with The Small Business Resource Center and the Baltimore Development Corporation.

Featured Speakers: U.S. Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, 7th District Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, City of Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young

When?

Saturday October 1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., registration and one-on-one time with franchise systems opens at 8:00 a.m.

Where?

War Memorial Building Paul C. Wolman Assembly Hall 101 N. Gay Street First Floor Baltimore, MD 21202

Go here to register.

What?

PROGRAM WILL INCLUDE:

  • Franchisor Participation – What are franchisors looking for? Prospective franchisees will hear first hand from experienced franchisors.
  • Fundamentals of Franchising – What franchising is (and isn’t) and how to evaluate franchise options.
  • Experiences in Franchising – What is it really like to be a franchisee? Current franchisees will share their experiences and advice.
  • Legal Aspects of Franchising – What do I need to know before signing on the dotted line and what is the Franchise Disclosure Document?
  • Funding and Technical Assistance – How do I begin the basic process? What are the requirements for financing? Are special programs available?

 Who Should Attend?

  • Are you interested in obtaining a franchise, but lack capital?
  • Are you a prospective franchisee?
  • Do you or your franchisee prospects need financing with the most advantageous terms?
  • Are you looking for a new retail location site?
  • Have you overlooked any tax credits for which you may be eligible?
  • Are you serious about increasing diversity within your franchise operation?
  • Does this sound like Greek to you? Then here’s your chance to learn more about “Being in Business for Yourself, But Not By Yourself.”

For more information on franchising contact: Miriam L. Brewer, Director of Education and Diversity, International Franchise Association at (202) 662-0784 or via email: mbrewer@franchise.org.

Discount parking available at the Lexington Street Garage (corner of Gay and Lexington Streets).

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