Southeastern LSBDC to host seminar on franchising

Tuesday, November 5, 2013
by: Tonya Lowentritt

HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University will offer the seminar "Franchising 101 for Veterans" on Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The free seminar will be held at Southeastern's St. Tammany Center in Mandeville, located at 21454 Koop Dr.

Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Southeastern SBDC, said that although open to all, the seminar will include information on special incentives available to veterans and their families who are thinking about going into business for themselves.

"During this two-hour session, participants will learn more about business ownership and be exposed to the numerous options available in the franchise world," she said. "It is also ideal for those who have business ownership on their list of desired careers and are ready to take charge of their financial future."

Summers said Ted Fireman of FranNet of Louisiana is the speaker for the event.

"Ted is the owner of FranNet Louisiana and has owned and operated five businesses, including two franchises," Summers said. "He spent 20 plus years in the corporate world and has a wealth of knowledge to share with current and potential business owners."

Topics include benefits of franchise systems, who is right for the franchise industry, finding the right franchise and explanation of concept options.

There is no cost to attend the event; however, pre-registration is preferred, as seating is guaranteed only for pre-registered participants. For more information, contact LSBDC Southeastern at 985-549-3831 or Online registration is available at



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