Tuesday, August 28, 2018
4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Are you considering buying a franchise but do not know where to
begin? Come hear from our franchise panel from those that have been
there and done that as they share their experience and expertise to
educate you as you explore the amazing world of owning a franchise.
We’ll cover topics such as:
Why would you choose a franchise instead of building a business from the ground up?
What are the essential personal and professional qualifications of owning a successful franchise?
How do you find the ideal franchise?
What are the costs involved in owning a franchise and can I obtain financing for a franchise?
What are Franchise Disclosure Documents and Franchise Agreements?
Can I replace my current income and how long will it take?
has worked in retail in various positions for the past 48 years.
Positions included managing retail stores, store design, fixture design and
opening new stores. As VP of Retail Store Operations, he was responsible
for 34 retail stores, which included personnel training,
marketing, inventory purchasing, inventory management and
distribution. For the past 19 years, he has owned and operated a
retail franchise “Learning Express Toys” in Fort Collins.
During these 19 years, he also served on the Franchise Advisory Council,
Marketing Advisory Board, conducted cash flow and inventory management seminars
at Learning Express Conventions. He sold his business in July 2017. In addition, he
has been a member of the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotary Club for the past 14 years, serving a variety of board positions including Community Service, PR and