FranNet of Virginia is hosting its third biannual Capital Area Franchise Fair to help prospective entrepreneurs explore a variety of franchise options, understand the franchise model, and make informed decisions that will help them achieve their business and personal goals.
FranNet of Virginia is a franchise matchmaking service in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC that regularly provides franchise education seminars to aspiring entrepreneurs through SCORE and the Virginia Small Business Development Centers; local, Federal, and State government agencies; and local military bases.
The event is scheduled for May 15, 2012, 12:30pm- 5:00pm at The Tower Club, 8000 Towers Crescent Drive, Suite 1700, Vienna.
FranNet of Virginiaâ€”in partnership with SCORE and Community Business Partnershipâ€”is sponsoring a series of workshops and a Resource Fair to educate aspiring entrepreneurs about some of the non-conventional options in franchising. Most people equate franchise with â€œfast food;â€ but franchises are available in over 90 different industries, many of which require fewer hours and far less start-up funds while generating greater profits than food businesses. The Capital Area Franchise Fair will help attendees explore different options and learn about navigating the franchise research and ownership process.
- Heather Rosen, a FranNet of Virginia franchise consultant and coach who helps people identify the right franchise based on skill sets, financial and lifestyle goals, budget, and financial capabilities
- Lenders and alternative financing companies
- Franchise lawyers
- SCORE counselors
- Womenâ€™s Business Center and Small Business Development Center counselors
- Representatives of select national and international franchise companies