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Is Franchising a Good Fit For Me? | GROW Nebraska’s FREE Online Training

September 16, 2021

An insider’s guide to what the franchising industry looks like in the year 2021, how to determine if this is the right route to business ownership entry for you, and how to perform effective research on franchise opportunities. There’s more than 4,000 franchise opportunities available, at all different investment levels, so this session will equip you with tools that are necessary to making the right decision for your unique needs.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Compare and contrast the options of starting your own thing vs. buying an existing business vs. joining a franchise
  • Cover myths and misconceptions about franchising
  • Summarize franchise categories that have thrived through the pandemic

Meet the Presenter | Blake Martin

This webinar is presented by Blake Martin. Blake has two decades of franchising, and small business ownership experience. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Psychology Program. During his two decades in the franchising industry, Blake has built franchise systems from the ground up, helped hundreds become franchise owners, and he currently owns a local small business franchise. Specifically, he’s the owner of FranNet of The Heartland, a Franchise Consulting firm that provides free coaching and consulting to entrepreneurs who are interested in new, or additional, small business ownership opportunities within The Heartland.

Think of Blake as the Match.com For Local Entrepreneurs. His volunteer experience includes The Business Ethics Alliance, SCORE, Veterans in Business Forum, Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals, Bunker Labs, Rotary, and the Entrepreneur’s Education Collaborative. Blake is a life-long Midwesterner and lives in Omaha with his wife and two sons.

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