Franchise Spotlight: Employee to Entrepreneur



Erika Davis, Franchise Consultant with FranNet, invites you to the Employee to Entrepreneur webinar. When looking to jump into business ownership, it doesn’t have to be a leap of faith. If you’re an experienced business professional who’s tired of the corporate world, this event is your first step to becoming your own boss. You’ll learn how to leverage your expertise and leadership skills to launch your own profitable business.

During this portion of the webinar, you’ll learn about:
– Employee vs entrepreneur
– Why business ownership
– Business ownership options
– Takeaways and road map

SBDC advisor Paul Arvantides will be talking about how the Mohawk Valley SBDC office can assist you in exploring business ownership. We will also be joined by a franchise developer from a national franchise and a local franchisee. Get firsthand knowledge on the franchise experience and how today’s business climate has changed.

And, if you have been wondering how you will finance your business venture, Tera Thomas, Senior Funding Consultant with FranFund, will be talking about different funding options for small business ownership. FranFund designs flexible, all-in-one funding plans to help you start or grow your franchise. Topics include:
– SBA Lending and Qualifications
– SBA Express Loans
– SBA 7a Loans
– 401(k) Business Funding

SBA Lender Relations Specialist Valerie Shoudy will also be on hand to answer any questions about the 7(a) & 504 programs.

This webinar is organized and hosted by the Mohawk Valley Small Business Development Center.

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