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Should You Invest in a Franchise? - CANCELED

Wed 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

This event has been canceled

A presentation on the ins and outs of buying and owning a franchise. Learn about the process of due diligence, the steps in the award process, the fees you will incur, the unique language - and what those terms mean. We'll also cover the why's and where's of locating your bricks and mortar location and how to find the money! Participants will be able to take a free business assessment tool used by franchisors that can help shed some light on what kinds of businesses would be a good fit for them. Pizza and sodas will be provided.

Speaker(s): Jane Stein, Terri Furman, Wayne Kocina, Cheryl Chiasson

Co-Sponsor(s): City of Boulder

Presenter Bios: Jane Stein: Previously with a large Wall Street firm, Jane Stein was a Certified Financial Planner for over 25 years, and provided comprehensive wealth management solutions for a large base of families – representing over 250 million in assets. She wrote an investment column, and conducted public seminars titled “Money Matters for Women”, in an effort to empower women to take charge of their investments. Now she helps men and women achieve financial security through business ownership. Terri Furman: Born into the world of small-family business ownership, Terri started her own company after working in the corporate world for a decade. In the past 20 years, she has owned/operated three successful businesses, in real estate, mortgage lending and sales consulting. Terri now takes great pleasure in using her keen business acumen and forward looking entrepreneurial spirit to enrich the lives of others through helping them realize their own dreams of business ownership and financial independence. Wayne Kocina: Wayne began working with GIS applications and projects in 1989 as the project manager for a US West $100 million GIS project. While at US West, he managed numerous other GIS-based projects and deployments. GeoWize was founded in 2003 by Wayne Kocina to provide GIS services to the business community. GeoWize is dedicated to helping retail business make informed location choices and to grow their businesses through comprehensive market and competitive intelligence. GeoWize has priced their products and services so that small and mid-sized companies can have access to the same services that the “Big Guys” have in-house. Specialties: Competitive Intelligence, Market Intelligence, Thematic Mapping, Demographics, Sales and Spending Data, Customer Profiling, Direct Mail Lists, Phone Lists, Email Campaigns Cheryl Chiasson: Cheryl Chiasson, certified commercial loan specialist, is the President and Founder of Commercial Funding Source, and provides the right financing solution for your specific business needs. She is also a franchise specialist, and franchise owner (with her husband Gregg) of Instant Imprints South Metro. Owning three distinct businesses gives Cheryl a unique perspective in assisting clients with their financing needs. The Colorado Small Business Development Center Network is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA.) The support given by the SBA through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors' or participants' opinions, products or services. The Colorado SBDC is a partnership between the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, the SBA, Colorado's institutions of higher education and local development organizations.

Fee: $ 40.00

Phone: 303-442-1475


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