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Virginia SBDC

Franchises: What's New and What's Next? - CANCELED

Thu 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

This event has been canceled

What does it take to be a successful franchise owner in the DC Metro area? Whether you are interested in franchising as a full-time business or semi-absentee investor, learn what to look for in a franchise, which franchises do well (and don’t do well) in our region, and state and local regulations to be aware of before signing a franchise agreement. There will be information about - franchise trends - future of franchising - the impact of COVID-19 on franchises

Speaker(s): Heather Rosen is the President of FranNet of Virginia, part of the leading franchise advisory and development services firm in North America. She is an expert on franchises and the franchise industry. Heather began her career as an attorney, advising businesses on contractual matters, mergers and acquisitions, litigation strategy, corporate structure, real estate acquisitions and other corporate matters. She moved to the Washington DC area in 2001 to become an in-house consultant to large, international law firms, advising firm management and division heads on strategic planning, client targeting, marketing, and business development strategy. She left the legal services industry in 2009 to help people who were considering starting a business through a franchise. Heather is a co-author of the book, “More Than Just French Fries: 15 Business Thought Leaders Share Insights on Franchising Success”. Heather is also a music and musical theatre buff. She writes show reviews for theatres in the DC metro area and is c

Fee: No Cost

Phone: (540) 654-1383


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