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Chris Phillips can’t imagine working for someone else ever again. The former banker now runs a personal electronics repair business in St. Louis, and it was FranNet consultant Chris Coleman who helped make it possible.
This year’s IFA Conference was the highest attended in history. There are still some grim economic realities and the economy still has a long way to go, but it is clear that the franchise industry is expecting to see growth across all sectors in 2012.
This year, the International Franchise Association is predicting that entrepreneurs will open more than 14,000 new franchise businesses, and franchise consultants will contribute a large number of these.
Franchising offers first-time business owners guidance, support and a proven business model.
If you’re a veteran injured in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars and looking for job opportunities, FranNet is prepared to help you out.
We recently profiled four families who started businesses with FranNet’s help and are now creating their own financial successes: A father-son team that runs a child education franchise in Nashville; a son whose parents helped him open a custom T-shirt franchise in Marietta, Ga.; a husband-wife team that owns a T-shirt franchise in Snellville, Ga.; and a corporate retiree who now owns a leather and upholstery repair shop with his son in Milledgeville, Ga.