Tuesday April 11, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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Silicon Valley SCORE 
234 E. Gish Road, Suite 100
San Jose, CA 95112

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Silicon Valley SCORE 
Silicon Valley SCORE 

Be a Part-Time Business Owner AND Keep Your Job -- Purchase a Franchise! 

Have you contemplated franchise ownership, but held back due to the demands of your day job or current business? 

Now, imagine enjoying the best of two worlds: A full-time career/business PLUS the opportunity to build wealth and equity through franchising.  It is no longer an either/or decision. It may be an "and" decision.

A growing trend in the franchise industry allows you to build a franchise enterprise while still keeping your corporate position or current business. Whether you are considering diversifying your portfolio, seeking another stream of retirement income/equity, or preparing for the next shift in the corporate world, this may be an option you want to learn more about.

Key Topics:

  • Business Ownership Options
  • Differences Between Starting Your Own Business and a Franchise
  • Franchise Myths and Misconceptions
  • Home-based and Location Based business Models
  • The Spectrum of Franchising and Small Business Ownership

Learning Outcomes:

  • Basic information on franchising, including the range of industry categories, investment levels and fees.
  • Why franchising works and how it impacts the U.S economy today.
  • The characteristics of a semi-absentee business model.
  • Which business segments work well under semi-absentee ownership.
  • The funding options available in today’s marketplace.
  • A strategic approach to selecting the semi-absentee business that is right for YOU!
  • A strategic approach to defining your personal business model, quantifying your returns and safely researching and selecting the business opportunity that best fits your unique personality, skills, needs and goals. 

What People Are Saying About This Class:

  • “This class has helped me understand what types of franchise businesses are best for me”

  • “Good information and knowledgeable presenter”

  • “Great class, now I feel more prepared for the future”


Registration Information 

Registration Fee: $45.00

Veterans: Free admission is available for this class.  Click Here for details.

Walk-ins: If space allows, you can register at the door and pay via PayPal or cash

Be sure to complete registration fully. Print out the ticket and bring it to class as proof of payment or save the confirmation email on your mobile device and bring it with you.

Seating is Limited.  This class begins promptly at 10:00am so please arrive by 9:45 to sign in and get seated.

If you have trouble registering, send an email to info@svscore.org

About The Course Instructor:

Katie Fagan

Katie has worked as the Vice President of a small business funding firm focusing primarily on funding start-up franchises. During that time she learned the ins and outs of franchising from the front-end and back. Katie has helped over 600 small businesses open their doors, many of which were franchises, and have facilitated hundreds of SBA loans. She also worked in business brokerage, where she focused on the resale of restaurants, nightclubs and franchises. She was a part of the original FranNet Associate offices .

Katie has an Undergraduate degree in Mass Communications, and a MBA from The University of Illinois, Chicago (where she graduated with honors). She is currently completing her PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. She teaches Entrepreneurship and Journalism Ethics at Berkeley.