Prince George's County SBI Presents "Opportunities in Franchising: How to Be in Business for Yourself, But Not By Yourself"

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"Opportunities in Franchising" is a seminar for minorities, women, and veterans interested in obtaining a franchise

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The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation’s Small Business Initiative Program, in conjunction with The International Franchise Association (IFA) presents “2011 Prince George’s County Opportunities in Franchising: How to Be in Business For Yourself, But not By Yourself,” a seminar for minorities, women, and veterans. This event will take place on Friday, April 22, 2011, at The Country Club at Woodmore, 12320 Pleasant Prospect, Mitchellville, Maryland, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

“The seminar is designed for people who: are interested in obtaining a franchise, looking for a new retail location site, have not taken advantage of any tax credits for which they may be eligible, or are serious about increasing diversity within their franchise operation,” said Charlotte Ducksworth, Director of the Small Business Initiative. Prospective franchisees will hear first hand what franchising is (and is not), and how to evaluate franchise options. The program includes: Franchisor Participation, Fundamentals and Legal Aspects of Franchising, Experiences in Franchising, and Funding and Technical Assistance.

This seminar is being sponsored by The Prince George’s County Economic Development Corporation, The International Franchise Association, the Prince George’s County FSC First, and the Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

The cost for this event is $25. For more information and to register, visit http://www.pgcedc.com or call 301-583-4650. If you are interested in exhibiting, or require additional information on franchising or franchise systems contact Miriam Brewer, Director of Education and Diversity for IFA, at 202-662-0784 or via email at mbrewer(at)franchise(dot)org

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