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Introduction to Franchise Ownership

Event Date: 
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Event Location: 
UCEDC, 75 Chestnut Street, Cranford, NJ 07016
Event Fee: 

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Take Control of Your Life and Your Career!

Are you considering entrepreneurship as a career option, but want a proven business model to get your goals more quickly and safer?  Would you like to run a business of your own that will provide greater autonomy and independence, but are not sure how to find, or choose, the right business for you?

If you have answered 'Yes' to either of these questions, then the franchise workshop is for you!  Presented by one of North America's Top Franchise Consultants.

This session will include:

  • Common myths and truths about franchising - it's not just food and retail
  • Remarkable ownership options like professional advisory services, facilitation, light manufacturing, social entrepreneurship, education, home services, passive owner models and regional master license options for the true builder
  • Government regulations for franchises
  • The importance of knowing your personal goals and objectives before taking the plunge
  • How to finance your business
  • Available resources and consultant services from an industry leader at no cost.

  • A comprehensive knowledge base of franchising providing career options you may not have considered
  • Assessment strategies to determine if franchising will help achieve your personal, professiona and financial goals
  • Links to resources available before, during and after your selection process 
It's truly exciting for those who decide business ownership is for them - and for others, simply exploring their entrepreneurial options.  This session will answer many questions and will assist attendees in detemining which path to pursue.

 Learn from an expert

Jack Armstrong 
President, FranNet

Jack Armstrong is the President and Owner of FranNet of New Jersey which he has owned for the past 15 years. He is also one of the principal owners of the corporate FranNet.

He conducts more than 60 seminars a year on franchising, many in close cooperation with leading outplacement firms and leading law firms.  Jack has been actively involved in presenting the basics of franchise ownership as part of outplacement programs conducted by major organizations that are downsizing as well as offers free consultation for prospective entrepreneurs.

Jack also owns a franchise of Sunbelt Business Brokers of New Jersey for the past 12 years. Sunbelt Business Brokers is the largest business facilitation firm in the country with over 200 offices in thirty-eight states.  He has an accounting degree from Bemidji State University and a MBA in finance from Pace University, where he did his thesis on Franchising. He also holds a New Jersey Real Estate License and is a Certified Business Intermediary (CBI), a designation awarded by International Business Brokers Association (IBBA), which Jack has been a member for twelve years.  He is also the recipient of numerous awards.

 For more information, contact Rogers Ramsey at or 908-527-1166.


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