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Continue Your Education as a Business Owner

By: Jania Bailey

 

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This week’s blog is going to delve into territory reserved for existing franchisees who desire a continuing education for the small business owner. We feel it is also important to maintain and nurture your franchise after you’ve set up a successful business. There are many types of entrepreneurs who would deem themselves fit to run a business. But there is also a good portion of owners who feel like they could be doing a better job.

 
That’s where continuing education for small business owners enters the picture. Several professions such as careers in medicine, law and accounting actually require continuing education classes—some of which are on an annual basis. It’s simply a way of maintaining a sharp acumen to your particular skill set.
 
 
Seminars are a popular choice because of the varied information presented is valuable, as well as the networking possibilities. An excellent resource website for finding applicable small business seminars and workshops can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration Events Page. Here, you have the ability to refine a search by subject and zip code, so that you can find something that appeals to your franchise, and close by.
 
Another great place to conduct research on continuing education for small business owners is your local Chamber of Commerce. These might actually be the most effective use of your time, since you won’t have to travel far at all. And, as mentioned previously, the networking possibilities are something you should definitely invest in discovering. If your franchise isn’t already a member of your local chamber, look into joining sooner rather than later.
 
When it comes to seeking continued education for small business owners, a desire to be better is all the motivation you need to get started. Another area that shouldn’t be overlooked is webinars. All you need is your computer or tablet and roughly an hour of your time to hear about some of the best free advice available. FranNet encourages you, the franchise owner, to get more involved in the continuing education of your small business knowledge. Things like efficiency, tax-knowledge, management trends and the streamlining of processes can all assist you where it counts the most…your bottom line profitability.
 
Do you feel that you’re ready to get started? If this article has inspired you to investigate a franchise opportunity, perhaps it’s time for a free consultation with a qualified and experienced franchise consultant. As it turns out, FranNet is just the place! As a franchise consultant company with a great track record of assisting individuals on their path to business ownership, make arrangements to speak with one of our representatives today.
 
This article was originally published by FranNet
Published: April 1, 2015
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Jania Bailey

Jania Bailey is president/COO of FranNet, North America’s most well-respected franchise consulting firm. Bailey sits on the board of directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and is a certified franchise expert. Her background includes over 25 years experience in the banking and franchise industries.  Bailey also authored the book, “Thriving – The Journey to Success in the Business World.” 

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