Free franchising workshop set in Kona


FRANCHISE ME! — a seminar on everything you wanted to know about franchising but didn’t know who to ask — will be presented from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, May 10, in the Bank of Hawaii conference room at 74-5447 Makala Blvd. in Kailua-Kona.

Have you ever wanted to know about owning a franchise or perhaps franchising your existing business? This no-cost seminar will cover all the key points of the franchise business model. Topics will also include the diversity of franchising in 90-plus industries and debunk the myth that it is just about fast food and retail; the legal aspects you need to know before investing in a franchise, government oversight of the franchise industry, what you need to know if you want to franchise your business, and your options for financing a franchise business.

Expert speakers will include Scott F. March, JD, a Kona-based attorney who focuses on small businesses, start-ups, franchising and trademarks; Kari Waldhaus, franchise owner of The Entrepreneur’s Source, and a business and franchise coach who is the 2013 SBA Minority Small Business Champion for Hawaii County; and Christie Crawford, Bankoh executive with more than 15 years experience working with small business owners and the 2012 SBA Lender of the Year for West Hawaii.

To register, email Christie.Crawford@boh.com or call 854-2175.

 

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