2011 Hampton Roads Opportunities in Franchising

November 8, 2011

Seminar for Minorities, Women and Veterans

How to be in Business For Yourself, But Not By Yourself

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


  • Franchisor Participation – What are franchisors looking for? Prospective franchisees will hear first hand from experienced franchisors.
  • Fundamentals of Franchising – What franchising is (and isn’t) and how to evaluate franchise options.
  • Experiences in Franchising – What is it really like to be a franchisee? Current franchisees will share their experiences and advice.
  • Legal Aspects of Franchising – What do I need to know before signing on the dotted line and what is the Franchise Disclosure Document? (presented by Stephen E. Story
  • Funding and Technical Assistance – How do I begin the basic process? What are the requirements for financing? Are special programs available?

Who Should Attend?

  • Are you interested in obtaining a franchise, but lack capital?
  • Are you a prospective franchisee?
  • Do you or your franchisee prospects need financing with the most advantageous terms?
  • Are you looking for a new retail location site?
  • Have you overlooked any tax credits for which you may be eligible?
  • Are you serious about increasing diversity within your franchise operation?

Advanced Registration is required. Space is limited please register early. Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch and seminar materials (program normally retails for $150).  Registration fee is $25.  Click here to register.

For more information on franchising contact Miriam L. Brewer, Director of Education and Diversity International Franchise Association at (202) 662-0784 or via email mbrewer@franchise.org.