BELLEVUE | SEPT 20 @ 5PM–8PM 

ENTREPRENEUR & FRANCHISE SUMMIT

Your First Step in Exploring Business Ownership  

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WHAT IS THE ENTREPRENEUR & FRANCHISE SUMMIT?

If you've ever considered becoming an entrepreneur, attend this Summit. Data shows many of us want to join the world of business ownership, but need more predictability and a proven system.

Join us if you’re ready to · Control your own income and wealth creation · Start a business, but leverage a more turnkey approach · Explore the idea of running your own business, WHILE you stay employed  

Our event helps answer questions about finding the right business, financing the opportunity, and the pros and cons of business ownership. Discover key franchisors growing in the area. You'll also hear from experts including new and seasoned owners, and learn why they decided to purchase a franchise and how it's helping deliver the income and lifestyles they want. Get practical guidance from financing experts.  

Attend this valuable and comprehensive event. Tickets: $20 per aspiring entrepreneur.

SPEAKERS

Engage with industry thought leaders who will transform the way you think about business ownership.

CHARLIE MAGEE  

Franchise Specialist FranNet Washington

RALPH NILSSEN  

Senior Financing Specialist Guidant Financial

KARI HINGST  

Zoup! Franchise Owner  


An invaluable part of the Summit is the ability to meet select franchisors who are growing in the area. You'll get to hear from franchisors representing

  • Staffing
  • Automotive
  • Senior Care
  • Child Education
  • Health & Beauty 
  • Fast Casual Food 


Hear about their business, learn why they're growing, and better understand why they might be a potential business fit for you.  

AGENDA & VENUE

The Entrepreneur & Franchise Summit is an immersive and invaluable experience taking place in Bellevue.

Each summit is intentially designed to include engaging presentations and panels from some of the brightest and experienced minds in entrepreneurship and franchise ownership. The event takes you on a step-by-step journey through every point in business ownership — from determining even if you should consider business ownership, to your best-matched businesses (think eHarmony) and how to finance your venture.

BELLEVUE Wednesday, September 20:

5pm-5:30pm: Registration and Networking

5:30pm-5:45pm: Employee or Entrepreneur?  

5:45pm-6pm: Proven Financing Strategies  

6pm-7pm: Franchisor Presentations  

7pm-8pm: Refreshments and Ask the Owners panel discussion  

$20 per Aspiring Entrepreneur

GUIDANT FINANCIAL 1100 112th Avenue NE Bellevue, WA 98004 VIEW MAP 

**Hours are subject to change. Please check back for updates.

Get business and franchising trends, info on finding and financing your business, success stories and other info to help you explore business ownership.

SPONSORS

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Entrepreneur & Franchise Summit sponsorships offer a valuable opportunity to showcase your brand and gain targeted exposure to industry experts, investors and aspiring entrepreneurs.

FAQ

What makes this event different? This event is strategically structured to provide unique resources and strategies you can use right away. You'll leave inspired and also armed with information about growing franchises, and next steps you can take to begin building your dream.  

Seriously, what are you selling? Leave your wallet at home! FranNet's services are free to you. We educate and connect you to the best local business and franchise opportunities, so you can achieve greater control in your personal, professional, and financial lives. 

Is the summit solely focused on franchising? No. The Entrepreneur & Franchise Summit is for anyone interested in small business ownership (i.e. entrepreneurship, buying a business, franchise ownership), however we do feature franchise opportunities. The summit includes presentations from local experts on topics such as career management and funding your small business. See agenda for the full schedule. 

Do I have to quit my job to start a business? Surprisingly, no. Several franchises offer ownership models intended to keep your job options open while starting a business. This gives you a corporate exit strategy, funding for retirement, or semi-retirement option. Hear one of our panelists on how he's succeeding with it! You can also check out our blog, Discover Absentee Ownership.

Does "Franchise" = "Fast Food"? No way! There are 3400+ franchise businesses in 80+ industries, including executive-style, owner-operator, semi-absentee ownership, B2B, automotive, staffing, education, health & beauty, and more.  

Bring an open mind, and we just might surprise you. 

FranNet represents over 100 franchise concepts in nearly 20 industries -- we've identified the best business models and can help you find the right one for your strengths, financial goals and lifestyle plans.

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