Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM MST
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Tempe Public Library 
3500 S. Rural Rd.
Training Room B
Tempe, AZ 85282

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Franchising Boot Camp Workshop Series 

What it Really Takes to Get Started in Franchising


Will you take the path to success or failure? How will you understand fees and required investments? Do you have a firm grasp on regulations and expectations?

This workshop is designed to give you a clear understanding of what it takes to start a franchise. This is a deep dive into understanding:
  • Why a franchise?
  • Failure rates, Life cycle curve
  • Federal Trade Commission Rules
  • Intro to Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

You will gain a foundation that includes all of the information that you should know prior to signing any franchise agreement, including:

  • Historical investment and income data
  • Fees
  • Estimated Initial Investment
  • Uses and Sources of funds
  • Funding Basics, legal entities, tax treatments, organizational structure
  • Intro to SBA loans
  • Restrictions on Sources of Products and Services
  • Franchisee’s Obligations
  • Financing
  • Franchisor’s Assistance, Advertising, Computer Systems and Training
  • Territory
  • Demographics, site selection, Retail Space LOI negotiation

This is the third workshop in the 4 part Franchising Boot Camp Workshop Series that is designed to guide you through the investigation process and help you plan for long-term success in your franchising investigation journey. Here is a summary of how the series is set up:



You will learn about:


August 3      (3 hours)

Introduction to Franchising

Common mistakes, finances overview, evaluating opportunities


August 7      (2 hours)

Planning for Success

SCORE mentor support, business planning process


August 17    (3 hours)

What It Takes to get Started

Paths to success or failure, fees and investment, regulations and expectations


August 24    (3 hours)

Operating and Growing Your Franchise

Contracts, obligations and restrictions, daily operations, finances and money management


We recommend that you attend the second fee-based workshops to complete your learning of the information you must know within the franchising due diligence process. Attending the workshops will save you time and money in your journey to entrepreneur success through franchising.