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September 18, 2013

Blinn Small Business Development Center offers franchising seminar

Course explores business ownership through franchising opportunities

Blinn College’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is hosting a two-hour franchising seminar designed to help small business owners determine whether franchising opportunities are right for them.

The seminar will be from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 15 at the SBDC, located at 108 Blinn Boulevard in Brenham.

In addition to providing a franchising overview, the seminar will cover:

  • the pros and cons of franchising.
  • an actual franchise disclosure document.
  • tips for estimating income potential.
  • franchise fees.
  • how to find the right franchise.
  • the types of franchises.
  • financing options.

The course will be taught by Stephen Maeker, a consultant with the franchise information company FranChoice. Maeker has more than two decades of domestic and international director-level experience with franchising leaders, including Mobil Oil, TGI Friday’s and Jack in the Box.

Registration is $20 and is available online at

The SBDC at Blinn College is a business consulting and training center that is part of the University of Houston Small Business Development Center Network, which serves 32 counties in Southeast Texas. The center provides free one-on-one consulting and low-cost training seminars.

For more information on the QuickBooks course or to learn how the Blinn SBDC can help your small business, contact Carol Doersom at 979-830-4137 or