SCORE East Bay 


Thursday April 27, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM PDT

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Cal State Center East Bay 
1000 Broadway
Suite 109
Oakland, CA 94607

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Score Business WorkShop

Buying a Franchise (Oakland) 

Led by Franchising Consultant: Diane Pleuss

Workshop Fee ($35) - Includes FREE download of our 17 chapter guide “How to Start & Manage your Small Business”

Buying a Franchise

Overview:  Many people have found that franchise ownership can be a good approach to running a business.  Learn the fundamentals of franchise ownership and find out whether it might be right for you.

You will learn and discuss:

  • What a franchise is and how it differs from ownership of an independent business
  • Potential benefits of franchise ownership
  • Critical factors in achieving success with a franchise
  • How to evaluate potential franchises and determine whether they are right for you
  • Costs of purchasing and operating a franchise, and potential sources of financing
  • Common franchise myths

  Diane Pleuss is a franchise expert and educator, with over 20 years in franchising and 12 years as a franchise consultant with FranChoice.  During that time, she has helped hundreds of people determine if a franchise business is right for them, and guided them through the investigation and due diligence process so they can make a sound business decision.

 Diane has an MBA and is currently finishing her first book on franchising.