Franchising as a business option

Published 10:00 pm Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Free SCORE seminar at ICC Polk

If you are thinking about owning a franchise business, SCORE and the ICC Small Business Center invite you to their free seminar with Doug Stout, consultant from the Franchise Consulting Company, Tuesday, April 25, 6:30-8 p.m., Isothermal Community College, 1255 Mills St. in Columbus. 

Doug Stout,
Franchise Consulting Company

Doug teaches entrepreneurs across the country how to transition from traditional employees into small business or franchise owners. Based on over 12 years experience in franchise ownership and 25 years in management and business development, his workshop will help you:

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• Decide if franchise ownership is for you

• Simplify information on the variety of franchise models

• Determine the type of franchise best suited for you

All business owners and employees of small businesses and potential start-ups or franchise owners are requested to pre-register online (, by e-mail ( or call (828-395-1416).

SCORE is a 501(c) (3) non-profit resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Founded in 1964, the name was an acronym for Service Corps of Retired Executives. The relevance of the acronym has diminished since the corps has expanded to include active business professionals who want to help businesses and nonprofit groups thrive in their communities.

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by Vincent Verrecchio