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Small Business Development Center Hosts Franchise for Entrepreneurs Workshop

FORT MYERS, FL - Florida Gulf Coast University Small Business Development Center hosts a two-hour informational presentation for anyone interested in learning about the franchise business, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 23 at the FGCU Cape Coral Center located at 1020 Cultural Parkway, Cape Coral.

This workshop provides information on business ownership and the pros and cons of each start up business, buying an existing business and buying a franchise. Attendees will learn the myths and misconceptions about franchising, royalties, franchise fees and financing.

Presenters include Gail Ector, franchise consultant for FranNet of Greater Tampa Bay; attorney Jack Mac'Kie of The Franchise Guy, LLC; and T.J. Hughes, vice president of Business Banking for Fifth Third Bank.

Cost to attend is $20. Visit the SBDC website at or call (239) 745-3700 to register.

For more information contact Suzanne Specht, assistant director for SBDC at (239) 745-3704.

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