Starting a Franchise: Opportunities to Start & Own A Franchise

Contact: Natalie M. Cofield
Director, Industry & Business Development

June 22, 2009

Washington, D.C.—Thinking about opening a business in the District of Columbia? You may want to consider franchising.

A franchise is a solution for people who want to own and operate their own business, but prefer working under an established brand and benefiting from the experience and know-how of the franchisor.

Franchises can offer you, the franchisee, and a complete system of doing business— everything from supplying a trademark and logo, to assistance with business set up, personnel training, product supply and advertising.

Additionally, franchising can be a wonderful medium to expand your business enterprise allowing you to enter, at a lower risk, targeted market areas.

Please join our panel of experts as we discuss strategies for starting and owning a franchise business in the District of Columbia.


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