Hopeful business owners from across Georgia and top local franchise experts gathered for the inaugural UGA SBDC Franchise Ownership Summit at the State
Botanical Gardens in Athens on Friday, April 29th. Presentations by SBDC's partners were aimed at educating the audience on the some of the ways people
might go about selecting the right franchise business and the various funding strategies available today.
During the lunch segment, Leslie Kuban with FranNet of Atlanta moderated an all-star panel of eight local franchise owners in various stages with their businesses. The open forum allowed for audience members to ask direct questions of each business owner about their strategy, drivers, research, funding, buying and operating their franchises. Interestingly, every panelist said they would not only do it again knowing what they know now, they wish they had started sooner.
After lunch, interested entrepreneurs had time to meet face to face with the various franchise opportunities and local funding experts. The team of consultants from the UGA SBDC, organizers and hosts for the event, were on hand to answer questions about their many resources and consulting services that help prospective business owners determine the right type of business for the area and how they can help with financing documentation.
If you think you might be ready to begin your business exploration with local franchise experts right here in Georgia, contact FranNet of Atlanta today.
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