Franchising 101: Keys to making informed decisions April 14, 2021, 10:00am CDT April 14, 2021, 11:00am CDT

Did you know founders of Pizza Hut chose that name because they couldn’t afford more letters for the restaurant’s sign? Did you know Taco Bell was the first fast food restaurant chain offering food certified by the American Vegetarian Association? Can you guess the most popular ice cream at Baskin Robbins? Attend the Franchise workshop and hear some additional fun facts, but more importantly discover if owning a franchise is the best for your career and your family. Topics include how diversified the franchise industry is (SPOILER: It's more than just food!), how to select a franchise that matches both your goals and skill set, perform due diligence, negotiate agreements, success rates and most importantly, how to finance the purchase of a franchise including working capital.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER: For the past 13 years, William Adler has owned the local office of The Entrepreneur’s Source, a business coaching firm for clients transitioning from employee to business owner. He has 25 years of executive management experience in Memphis-area small businesses and has held key positions including Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. In addition to managing day-to-day operations, William was instrumental in negotiating the sale of a multi-store retail business to a national company and he oversaw the acquisition of a publishing firm. He served as a turn-around consultant and helped several troubled companies. For the past eight years, William has served as a volunteer mentor at SCORE and assisted many business owners. For three of those years, he served as Chapter Chair.

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