Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM PST
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Greater Seattle SCORE 
2401 4th Ave. Suite 450
Seattle, WA 98121

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Become a Small Business Owner through Franchising -C0055 

Franchising is a great way to become what you always wanted to be:  a Small Business Owner.  But before you take that big step, it’s important to learn from those who have lived and breathed franchising for many years.  This workshop gives you the unique opportunity to hear from two experts on franchising and take away key learnings you’ll need as you pursue small business ownership through franchising.

This Franchise workshop is designed both for individuals at the early stage of considering franchising as a career option and those actively considering a franchise but not yet signed the agreement.

Topics covered:

  • Understand what is and is not a franchise
  • Define a positive relationship with the franchisor
  • Laws/Legal requirements that apply to franchising in Washington State
  • Important criteria in choosing a franchise, what questions to ask and how to ask them
  • Research hints and tools
  • A view into a method to segment franchises in six different categories
  • A discussion on financing, incorporation and preparation relating to a franchise award
  • Navigating the myriad of franchise opportunities available.
  • Doing your due diligence.
  • Narrowing down your search.
  • What to consider and what matters to you.
  • Answers to your specific questions

SCORE’s Small Business Essentials Workshops prepares individuals to make the right decisions and create actionable plans when starting a small business.  Whether you are starting a business on your own (one-person business) or a business with employees, we have the right set of workshops to help you succeed.  All the workshops are about three hours in length and taught by experienced SCORE Mentors.  See more information on these workshops here


Jeff Levy

This workshop is co-presented by Jeff Levy and Wesley Yee.   Jeff is a speaker and coach to individuals interested in exploring self-employment with an emphasis in franchising.  His experience includes participation in new technology companies, leveraged buyouts, management buyouts, raising investment capi


Wesley is a SCORE mentor and the owner of Parkside Strategic Enterprise, Inc. which operates three Massage Envy locations in Chicago.  These franchises employ 95 licensed massage therapists, 6 skin care therapists, 22 Sales Associates, and 5 managers.  Massage Envy Spa is a network of over 1,100 locations in 49 states with over 1,800,000 members and is the #1 provider of massage therapy services in the U.S. with over $1 billion in sales.al and coach to hundreds of startup ventures.  Jeff has coached more than 300 individuals who have become franchisees and has co-authored the book, "Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership."