SOURCE: FranNet of South Florida

FranNet of South Florida

February 24, 2016 07:02 ET

What You Need to Know About Buying a Franchise Business -- Wednesday March 9, 2016 at Keiser University in Fort Myers

Get All Your Franchising Questions Answered -- Your Path to Franchising Success

FORT MYERS, FL--(Marketwired - Feb 24, 2016) -  FranNet of South Florida is inviting all members of the community in Fort Myers and nearby cities in Southwest Florida to reserve a seat for the Franchising 101 - What You Need to Know About Buying a Franchise Business workshop set for Wednesday March 9, 2016 at Keiser University located on 9100 Forum Corporate Pkwy, Fort Myers, FL 39905. This two-hour Southwest Florida SCORE workshop will help you learn the ins-and-outs of Franchising. Presenter Rick Shampaine will answer your questions and prepare you to increase your chances of success in this industry.

Expect to find answers to these FAQs:

  • What is franchising?
  • What are some of the benefits and responsibilities of franchise ownership?
  • What factors should I consider when selecting a franchise?
  • How can I find a lawyer who specializes in franchising?
  • What is the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)?
  • How can I evaluate my potential to become a successful franchisee?
  • What is a semi-absentee franchise and is it right for me?

People can reserve their seat at -- Use discount codes FNET2016 or FNETGUEST16 for $10 off regular fee.

During this workshop, Rick Shampaine of FranNet, a 33-year veteran of the franchise industry who has helped more than 1,000 people to select a franchise, will also help describe the elements of a business that would represent a great fit for you as an investor, as well as information about how to survive & succeed with your franchise in today's marketplace.

"Research shows that 55% of all Americans want to be their own boss. Many South Floridians want to start a business too, and this Southwest Florida SCORE workshop will help you understand how franchising works and provide you with the tools to decide intelligently for yourself," said Rick Shampaine. Following the workshop, you will have the opportunity to take the FranNet individually targeted franchise assessment to aid the matching process and know which companies may be a better fit for you.

You are also encouraged to download the Road Map to Success Booklet. This is your free guide to franchise success!

About FranNet
FranNet, a franchise consulting company that has appeared on either the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private U.S. companies or the Inc. 500 list every year since 2010, helps individuals interested in franchise ownership research and select the business that best fits their professional and personal goals and objectives. 

About FranNet of South Florida
Jose Torres (connect on LinkedIn) and Rick Shampaine (connect on LinkedIn) regularly facilitate business acquisition workshops sponsored by local SCORE chapters, the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Miami, Small Business Development Centers in South Florida and various nationally recognized private outplacement firms and other organizations.

About the Palm Beach SCORE
Southwest Florida SCORE provides local workshops and free business mentoring for entrepreneurs, startups and existing small businesses. Southwest Florida SCORE conducts approximately 1000 counseling cases each year. In doing this our counselors spend approximately 4500 hours each year in this volunteer venture.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    Rick Shampaine
    Senior Associate
    FranNet of South Florida
    Email Contact