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Friday, December 7, 2018 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM EST
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Cobb County Chamber of Commerce 
240 Interstate North Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30339

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Want to Own a Business but Don’t Know What?

Consider Franchising!

Many people would like the benefits of owning their own business; more flexibility, control, financial reward, building equity and fulfillment but get stuck because they don’t have the next big idea like Facebook or Uber.
Business ownership through franchising can be the solution. There are thousands of franchise businesses and most franchises have nothing to do with french fries or sandwiches.

Franchising is being in business for yourself but not by yourself. The challenge is finding a business that matches your skills, budget and desired outcomes. Join us to see if owning a franchise business is an alternative for you.

In this comprehensive workshop, you’ll learn:

  • What is franchising?
  • What are the real costs?
  • What are my financing options?
  • Who is and is not a good candidate for franchise ownership?
  • How do I make a safe and wise decision?
  • What research is necessary when looking at a franchise business?
  • How to assess the risk involved in business ownership vs. a traditional career path or starting a business from scratch?

Fee $25

ABOUT our Instructor:

Leslie Kuban is a nationally recognized franchise industry expert, CFE (Certified Franchise Executive) and owner of FranNet in Atlanta; a locally owned and operated franchise consulting firm. Leslie and her team offer more than 60 years of combined industry expertise and her personal experience as a franchise owner provides a unique perspective to help her clients assess their real opportunities, risks and timing to make sound decisions. Leslie and her team have helped over 400 individuals and families achieve their dreams of business ownership

In 2017, Leslie led her Atlanta team to become the top achieving office in North America. Additionally, Leslie was named “Top FranNet Consultant for 2017”. In 2016, Leslie was awarded the coveted “Commitment to Excellence Award”, voted on by FranNet’s franchise partners and is awarded to one consultant who consistently strives for excellence and integrity in all aspects of their work.
Leslie is a guest lecturer for the MBA and EMBA programs at Emory, Georgia Tech and Kennesaw State. She is a founding member of the Georgia State University Franchise Entrepreneurship Advisory Board.

Recently, Leslie added Amazon bestselling author to her list of accomplishments when she joined a collection of business notables to co-author “More Than Just French Fries” a collaborative work on successful business ownership through franchising.