Owning a Franchise: A Lunch and Learn

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Fort Bend County SBDC, 117 Lane Drive, Suite 29
Rosenberg, Texas 77471

Online registration is not available at this time.

Do you have a deep desire to own your own business?  Have you thought about franchising?  When you think about franchises does only fast food come to mind?

Attend this "Lunch and Learn" to find out all you need to know about franchise ownership!  (Lunch will be provided!)

Franchise ownership is one of the fastest growing segments of business ownership and with good reason. It is affordable, offers a proven method of success, allows for easy entry, and provides options for a variety of backgrounds and skill levels. But before you take the plunge attend this interactive session and walk away with a better understanding of how franchising works and if it’s the right option for you.

An important feature of this workshop includes a hands-on look at an actual franchise disclosure document. The document discloses extensive information about the franchisor and is intended to give you enough information to make an educated decision regarding your investment. Key areas include initial franchise fees and expenses, obligations of the franchisor and franchisee, territory restrictions, renewal and termination, franchisor financial statements, plus much more.

Session highlights:

  • Franchising overview
  • Pros and cons of franchising
  • An up close look at an actual Franchise Disclosure Document
  • Tips for estimating income potential
  • Franchise fees
  • How to find right franchise
  • Types of franchises
  • Financing options


Diane Trondsen, Franchise Consultant with FranNet South Texas Region. 

Expertise in single and multiunit franchises, with extensive expertise in implementation of franchise systems, business operations, and regional/local marketing.

Please Note:

The Fort Bend SBDC reserves the right to cancel a class if sufficient enrollment is not met.  

Satisfactory meeting room temperatures are difficult to maintain.  Always bring a sweater or jacket to ensure comfort.

No children under the age of 16 are allowed in the workshop.

Only service animals allowed - If you need to bring a service animal with you to a workshop please contact us ahead of time.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact the Fort Bend County SBDC at 281-499-9787 for accommodations, or if you have questions about this class. 

If you choose to pay at the door please add $20 to the registration fee.