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Franchise Ownership Facts

Owning a franchise can provide the opportunity for you to “go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.”

A franchise can provide a franchisee (an individual owner/operator) with a certain level of independence to operate a business. A franchise can also provide an established product or service that may already enjoy widespread brand-name recognition, plus the benefit of a pre-sold customer base that could otherwise take years to establish.

If you are considering whether or not to purchase a franchise, then join us in the Business, Careers and Research Center on Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., for Franchise Ownership Facts, presented by Cathey Petkash.

Cathey Petkash is South Carolina’s local FranNet Franchise Specialist. Cathey is knowledgeable about the South Carolina business market and franchise opportunities that will thrive in South Carolina. Cathey has been helping individuals realize their Business Ownership Dreams for 11 years.

During the seminar, franchise-related topics that Cathey will discuss include:

  • How to research and select a franchise
  • Pros and cons of owning a business
  • Different franchise models – including “semi-absentee ownership”
  • Investment $$ required for a franchise business
  • Skills needed to select the franchise that meets your goals and objectives
  • Local franchisees will also share their small business Success Stories:

    Brad Weber – Veteran – Super Cuts Franchisee in Columbia – 2 locations

    Jeremy Bollington – Intl Banker – BLO Blow Dry Bar Franchisee in Charleston – Area Developer for Columbia

    Purchasing a franchise to realize your goal of starting a new business may indeed be just the right “fit” for you!

    Event Information: Franchise Ownership Facts, Wednesday, April 19, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Business, Careers and Research Center Classroom, Third Level, Main. Register Online.


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