Finding the Right Franchise and How to Finance It

FranNet & Midwest Regional Bank are hosting a workshop on franchise selection, financing and ownership.

Finding the Right Franchise and How to Finance It!

Georgetown Office Community
17766 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252

Tue, May 22, 2018
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CDT

Presented by Ndaba Mdhlongwa (FranNet) and Sam Criales (Midwest Regional Bank)

With so many different franchises for sale today, figuring out which franchise opportunity is the right fit can be daunting and difficult to say the least.
Join us for a 1-hour lunch & learn session, where you will learn about the franchise industry and the process to finding a franchise that is the right fit for you. You will also learn about financing options from an SBA loan specialist; and in particular, an option that allows you to put up less of your money up front.
So, are you ready to begin your franchise exploration journey? Take the first step by registering for this event.
Lunch will be provided. There will also be a drawing at the end for a $50 Visa Gift Card.

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Google Livestream for National Small Business Week

Join us in attending a free 3-Day Virtual Conference during National Small Business Week!
Participate in all the webinars or pick and choose the topics you like.

Webinars include:

·         How Changing Consumer Behavior Impacts Your Business – May 1 at 12:00 PM CT
·         Addressing Discrimination and Harassment in the Workplace – May 1 at 1:30 PM CT
·         Get New and Repeat Business On Autopilot with Email Marketing – May 1 at 3:00 PM CT
·         Creating and Sustaining a Strong Social Presence – May 1 at 4:30 PM CT
·         The U.S. Economic Outlook and Its Impact on Small Businesses – May 2 at 12:00 PM CT
·         Managing Your Finances in the Cloud – May 2 at 1:30 PM CT
·         Grow Your Business in 2018 – May 2 at 3:00 PM CT
·         Simple Steps to Choosing the Right Financing – May 2 at 4:30 PM CT
·         Hug Your Haters: How to Embrace Complaints & Keep Your Customers – May 3 at 12:00 PM CT
·         Sharing Your Story Through Video – May 3 at 1:30 PM CT
·         Pop & Play: How Opening a Pop-Up Shop Can Help Launch Your Retail Brand – May 3 at 3:00 PM CT
·         Fusion Marketing: The Next Generation of Marketing – May 3 at 4:30 PM CT


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Accion Coaching Event – April 26

accion small business loaching lending event

accion small business loaching lending event

Accion is partnering with The Dallas Entrepreneurial Center to bring to Dallas the Sam Adams’ signature speed coaching program, Brewing the American Dream (BTAD). This event is free and will be held on Thursday, April 26, from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at The Dallas Entrepreneurial Center (The DEC), in the West End district of downtown Dallas, Texas.  Speed Coaching is an incredible opportunity for small business owners of food, beverage and craft brewing businesses to get real world coaching on a range of issues. From sales and distribution, to packaging and finance, to marketing and social media, coaches from Samuel Adams, local-area business experts, and Accion, the nation’s leading non-profit provider of small business capital, are on tap.

Accion DEC Sam Adams Food Industry Speed Coaching Event Dallas

Register HERE

SBDCDay 2018

Mark your Calendar: This Wednesday, March 21 is #SBDCDay ! – Celebrating the Successes of Small Businesses across the U.S.! All week the Dallas Metropolitan SBDC will be featuring some of our fabulous small business owners (and the assistance they receive from their local SBDC).

SBDC Day will unite the nearly 1,000 SBDC centers across the country and the hundreds of thousands of clients they serve by sharing, in real time, the success stories and notable impacts SBDCs collectively have on the small business community at large. Help us showcase the impact of the North Texas SBDC by being part of the 2nd annual #SBDCDay campaign. Check out to learn more!

Visit our Dallas Metropolitan SBDC social media accounts to read some real Dallas Metropolitan SBDC client feedback on our program!

Dallas Metropolitan SBDC social media accounts