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Class answers questions about buying a franchise


Franchise ownership is one of the fastest growing segments of business ownership, and with good reason. It is affordable, offers a proven method of success, allows for easy entry and provides options for a variety of backgrounds and skill levels.
But before you take the plunge attend the UTSA Small Business Development Center's interactive session with Stephen Maeker, senior franchise consultant, and walk away with a better understanding of how franchising works and if it's the right option for you.
The workshop will be held Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 9 am to 11:30 am.
An important feature of this workshop includes a hands-on look at an actual franchise disclosure document. The document discloses extensive information about the franchisor and is intended to give you enough information to make an educated decision regarding your investment. Key areas include initial franchise fees and expenses, obligations of the franchisor and franchisee, territory restrictions, renewal and termination, franchisor financial statements, plus much more.
This is a free event but registration is encouraged as seating is limited. The workshop will be held at the UTSA Downtown Campus, Durango Building, Room 2.316, in San Antonio. Contact the SBDC Training Team at 210-458-2460 to register.