Thursday, September 13, 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM PDT
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4195 North Viking Way
Long Beach, CA 90808

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Free parking in lot and streets


This is a free event.


Narges Sandoval
SBA/SCORE Greater Los Angeles

Is a Franchise Right For You?

Are you considering buying a franchise and unsure where to start or worried about making a mistake?  If so, this workshop will give you the tools to help you make the right decision.

Is a Franchise Right for You? is a highly informative workshop that covers key topics, such as what franchising is and is not, time-saving tips to research the franchise opportunity and legal and financial steps to consider before buying, It will help you understand the various franchise models available and whether or not a franchise is even the right choice for you.  Plus, you will see how one’s personal profile provides insight for selecting the best type of franchise.

What you will Learn:

•  A better understanding of being in business with a franchisor

•  How to navigate the lending and legal franchise ownership process

•  Best practices to validate a franchise opportunity

•  The Pros and Cons of being a franchise owner

A Special Opportunity: Attendees will be offered a Virtual Reality experience to see the inside of an actual franchise location, choosing from an inventory of about 100 different franchises.

Instructor: Stephen Winterrowd

Stephen has experienced the Franchise world firsthand:  the struggles of startup, buying out a partner, expanding and then selling the business.  Today, as an independent consultant with The Franchise Consulting Company, Stephen uses his experiences and training to partner with clients to help them find the Franchise opportunity that best fit their goals.

After working as a Financial Advisor and Pharmaceutical Representative, Stephen felt the pull of entrepreneurship.  He wanted to start a business of his own, but did not have a unique idea, which led him to the world of franchising.   With a partner, he invested in a painting franchise in Santa Monica in 2008 and built it to over $1 million in revenue within 4 years.