Free Business Forum Matches Professionals with Franchise Opportunities

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Dreaming about business ownership? FranNet of South Texas, the premier franchise matchmaker in this region, will host a free business forum for professionals seeking information about franchise opportunities. The Franchise Opportunities Forum will be held on Tuesday, May 8 at 2302 Fannin Street, Suite 200 (Bank of America Building), Houston, Texas 77002. Go to mtzmay2012.eventbrite.com or visit http://www.frannet.com/dtrondsen for details. Space is limited.

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Often victims of a challenging job market, increasing numbers of professionals are in transition and considering reinventing themselves as entrepreneurs. Many are curious about starting a business and wonder if franchising is a suitable option. FranNet of South Texas invites business-minded individuals to attend a free Franchise Opportunities Forum and get the facts about these diverse business concepts.
The Franchise Opportunities Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at 2302 Fannin Street Suite 200 (Bank of America Building), Houston, Texas 77002. Two sessions are offered, 10:00 a.m. to Noon and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. During each session, participants will have an opportunity meet one-on-one with several national franchise representatives; learn about the franchise business concept; and what variety of skill set is the best fit for each business type.

Types of franchisors represented at the sessions are:

  •     Staffing
  •     Light Manufacturing
  •     Trash Removal and Recycling
  •     Hair Care
  •     Residential and Commercial Repair
  •     Senior care
  •     Business to Business
  •     Home-based Opportunities

Event organizer Diana Trondsen said, “Many job-hunting professionals are considering transferring their skill sets to new areas. As the market continues to recover, it makes sense for individuals who have been contemplating a career change to start a new business that can grow along with the economy. One out of every 12 businesses in the U.S. is a franchise, and these businesses can be affordable, attractive options for individuals who wish to adapt themselves to new ventures.”

FranNet’s consulting services are always free to prospective business owners.

Diana Trondsen of FranNet of South Texas is a franchise consultant who matches clients with the right franchise based on their goals, lifestyles and financial capabilities. Trondsen said, “We want entrepreneurial-minded people to learn about the diverse categories of business opportunities and associated models that franchising offers. We will explain the investment requirements and available financing options. We have several franchisors eager to expand and a great response from potential clients who want to understand more about this business concept. This forum brings those two groups together.”

Other organizations present at the event to answer questions will be representatives from SBA (U.S. Small Business Administration) and SCORE. A SCORE representative and funding expert will be available to discuss programs and services for small businesses.

The Franchise Opportunities Forum is a free event. To register, go to mtzmay2012.eventbrite.com or visit http://www.frannet.com/dtrondsen for details.

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