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Is Franchise Ownership Right for Me?

by | Apr 27, 2018 | Event

Presented by Diana Trondsen of FranNet Del Mar College Small Business Tuesday, May 8 3pm-5pm For tickets  No cost Room 141 Everyone has a dream of owning their own business and enjoying all that life has to offer. More time for yourself, more time for the family, more time to travel. Franchises provide the playbook for you to execute your business ownership dreams. And statistics have shown that franchise businesses succeed at a considerably higher rate than do start-up businesses. Don’t live under the false impression that franchising is just fast food, retail and it costs a million dollars to get into the game. Find out the real facts from this informative seminar. We’ll cover: • Why Own Your Own Business? • Facing the Fears of Business Ownership • Misconceptions about Franchising: Way More Than Fast Food & Retail • Finding the Ideal Franchise for You We’ll cover everything you need to know about investigating business ownership so that you are prepared to make the right decision for you....

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Conroe, Texas, man buys Maid Right house cleaning master franchise Conroe, Texas (January 28, 2016): Chad McKay spent nearly 20 years in the gas and oil industry fighting through the ups and downs of the volatile industry. After serving in mainly operations roles throughout several organizations, McKay finally decided he wanted more control of his future. To make that dream come true, McKay decided last summer to invest in and become the master franchisee for Maid Right cleaning services. Although he had considered business ownership for awhile, he couldn’t find the ideal option. McKay considered investing in fast food franchises, but felt those wouldn’t allow him the kind of operational freedom he wanted. However, he understood the inherent advantages of a franchised system and sought opportunities to learn more about his franchising options. As luck and a little bit of fate would have it, McKay attended a franchising seminar in downtown Houston where he met Diana Trondsen, the owner of FranNet-South Texas. “When I attended the seminar and met Diana, she helped me look at a number of different options,” said McKay. “Franchising just seemed to be a more stable and secure business option. Working with her, she helped me understand the franchising process and what businesses may be a good fit for me.” FranNet’s Trondsen works with would-be entrepreneurs to aid in their search for a franchise business and sort through the abundance of information available, as well as steps necessary to open a business. Working through Trondsen, McKay took a personal franchise assessment (PFA), a sort of personality test of his business acumen. The assessment looks at a...

A Franchise Success Story

Thinking about starting a business, or buying a franchise, in the Houston area? If so, it’s always great to hear a success story, and here is a recent one from one of our happy clients: A FranNet Success Story At FranNet, we love nothing more than sharing a wonderful success story from one of our valued clients. In our regular business dealings, we get to meet so many interesting people. Matching them up with a franchise opportunity that’s suited just for them is what gives us the largest dose of satisfaction. This week, we’re sharing the story of Will Vehrs. His story is a special one for us, because it so effectively showcases the synergy created when one arrives at the crossroads of chance and opportunity. Will Vehrs is no stranger to the entrepreneurial business model. In fact, he coached it for over 17 years at the Virginia Business Information Center, counseling and training others on how to begin a small business of their own. And he was good at it—awfully good. His story of innovation and evolution would lead him to invest in his own franchise opportunity, as he is now the owner of an Express Employment Professionals franchise. After achieving the rank of Captain in the US Army Reserves, Vehrs went on to work for Mobil Oil, handling marketing, operations and facilities management. He left only after the company reorganized and he accepted a leveraged severance package. From there, his skill at organization was truly actualized at his next stint, handling economic development for the Virginia Department of Business Assistance. In one of his proudest moments, he...

Buying a Franchise in Houston: All the Questions You Don’t Know to Ask

Stop climbing the corporate ladder – and create one! For most people, starting a business in the Houston area is a once-in-a-lifetime event. FranNet makes it a once-for-a-lifetime event. It is essential to utilize the best available resources effectively and get it right the first time.  FranNet uses an established, proprietary process to match a person’s talents and goals with the right franchise choice. In fact, FranNet recently conducted a study on clients we’ve placed into business and found some amazing results. We found that: Over 91% of clients we place are still in business after two years! More than 85% of our clients are still open after five years! Nearly 15% of our clients are top performers in their franchise! Those are all “Best in Class” numbers for our industry! When you work with the best, you become the best. You can be part of the success stories we help create. This free, detailed webinar from the business experts at FranNet is designed just for you to answer all those initial questions on business and franchising basics from the comfort of your own computer. So sit back, relax – and let’s begin your future right now! Register Now We’ll cover:  The advantages to start a business. A look at franchise ownership.  Misconceptions about franchising. Building equity as a strategy. How to find the right franchise. There are other franchise brokerage-type services out there, but what makes FranNet unique is that we look at your career options first, then jointly decide if business ownership is an option for you. Plus, all of our consultants are locally-based and bring face-to-face attention to your needs so that we’re personally there for you every step of the...

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