Roadmap to Business Ownership & Financing Strategies November 18, 2020
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Is it a good time to launch a business right now? COVID-19 has changed the way we live, the way we do business, and many of our priorities, and by now most of us know someone whose job has been impacted.


With more job loss expected, is now the right time to start a business? Join us for an informative webinar where you'll learn about the various avenues to entrepreneurship, challenges and benefits of owning a franchise, which industries are thriving during this time period and how to finance your business or franchise.


Arm yourself with information and explore whether business ownership is for you including: 

  • Advantages and disadvantages of buying an existing business, starting from scratch, or buying a franchise
  • Owner/operator vs. semi-absentee business models
  • Explore which industries or businesses are thriving in today's economy
  • How to mitigate risk and optimize business success
  • Impact of COVID-19 on small business financing
  • Financing options and strategies

About the Speakers 

Kristina Hawfield (FranNet):  Having spent nearly 20 years in a corporate career, Kristina Hawfield was first introduced to FranNet as a client in her quest to become a business owner.  A trusted advisor, Kristina served as an in-house consultant to large, international law firms advising partners and firm management on strategic planning, client targeting, marketing and strategic growth.  She's passionate about helping others realize the freedom and benefits of owning their own business through FranNet's no cost consulting and coaching program.

Wendy Skemer (Benetrends):  Wendy has more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Benetrends in May 2013, she was Senior Manager of Financing Strategies at Direct Connect Ventures. She is now responsible for developing new business plans and SBA lending programs. Benetrends is a leader in small business financing and is the company who first introduced ROBS (Rollover as Business Startups) with their IRS-approved Rainmaker Plan©.