Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM PST
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New York Life
16000 Ventura Blvd
Suite 212 (2nd Floor)
Encino, CA 91436

Driving Directions 


Parking is available in the building's parking structure. 

Also, $6 FLAT parking is available (on a first come first served basis) at the AAHS Store rear parking lot at the corner of Gaviota & Ventura.  Pay in the store and display ticket on your dashboard.

Street Parking is limited and restricted, read parking signs carefully.

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Narges Sandoval
SCORE Los Angeles

Secrets to Buying a Franchise

Are you considering buying a franchise?  If so, this highly informative FREE workshop will give you the tools you need to help you make the right decision.

Secrets to Buying a Franchise covers key topics, such as learning how to evaluate starting a franchise (independent business vs buying an existing business), the best types of franchises to open in today’s economy, and how to research a franchise to make sure it’s the right choice.

What You Will Learn:

  • Myths about franchising
  • The costs to start a franchise
  • Mistakes to avoid when choosing and researching a franchise
  • Legal considerations (California laws and common issues) and understanding the franchise ownership process (disclosure documents and franchise agreements)

Presenter: Vic Scimo

Vic Scimo is part of FranNet, a national organization whose services are provided to potential franchise owners at no charge to the potential owner.  Vic has personally helped close to one thousand people purchase a franchise over the past 19 years.  Many of these were veterans.   He is a past Chairman of the FranNet Board of Directors as well as the FranNet Advisory committee.  In addition, Vic himself has been a Southern California entrepreneur owning several franchises and small businesses over the past 35 years.  Prior to his entrepreneurial activities, Vic spent 12 years with the Marriott corporation as an executive in the hospitality industry and co-founder of The Bon Appétit Management Company, a billion-dollar food service company.