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A Perfect Fit: Veterans and Franchising

Wed 8:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Topic: Start-up Assistance

A Perfect Fit: Veterans and Franchising Veterans have always been drawn to the franchise business model, and franchisors have long recognized that entrepreneurial veterans are some of the best qualified, motivated and successful prospective franchisees out there. Even though veterans account for about 7% of the population, 14% of franchisees are vets. Veteran franchisees are more likely to hire veterans as employees, and 65% of franchisors have indicated that their rate of hiring veterans has increased in recent years. What you will learn:  How franchising works  How to identify the right franchise for you  What you need to know about business ownership  Different franchise options  Financing options  Franchise laws and regulations  Programs and incentives available only to veterans (non-veterans are also welcome to attend)

Speaker(s): Aundrea Y. Wilcox, FranFit Certified Advisor & Senior Business Counselor of the Tennessee Small Business Development Center (TSBDC) at East Tennessee State University (ETSU) Kingsport Affiliate Office

Co-Sponsor(s): Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council (TC-MAC), Kingsport Chamber, East Tennessee State University, Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship, Tennessee Small Business Development Center, Appalachian Power Economic Development Growth Enhancement (EDGE) Program.

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Caroline Jones, Phone: 423-392-8825; Email:; Address: 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 4233928825


Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce | KOSBE
Eastman Board Room
400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100 Kingsport TN 37660