KOSBE Hosts Franchising in the Tri-Cities Event

April 16, 2015

Kingsport Office of Small Business Development & Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) News Release

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Dana Glenn
Administrative & Marketing Coordinator, KOSBE
Kingsport Chamber of Commerce
Ph: (423) 392-8825


KINGSPORT, Tenn. –The Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate will host Franchising in the Tri-Cities on Thursday, May 7, 1-2:30 PM, at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The training is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE), your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, and FranNet of Alabama and East Tennessee.

The training is open to individuals and business owners interested in learning more about franchising – costs, special incentives available to military veterans, different types of franchise business models, misconceptions, and turning a current business into a franchise.

KOSBE Executive Director Aundrea Wilcox said, “Franchising can be a lower risk alternative for someone who welcomes proven processes, procedures, and marking support. Franchising is also less burdensome than starting from scratch in many ways.”

This training will be led by Jerry Bird, Franchise Business Consultant with FranNet. Bird helps those interested in franchising investigate and explore a variety of franchise opportunities. Bird is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He has a wide variety of career experience, including managing the largest franchise for a premier franchise and owning and operating his own business – including positioning it for sale.

This is a free training, but pre-registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. online at http://bit.ly/FranTriCities or to Dana Glenn at 423.392.8825 or dglenn@tsbdc.org.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network, hosted by Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN, is an accredited member of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers and funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration, participating universities and community colleges, and regional support partners. All SBA programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. All opinions, conclusions, or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA and other program sponsors. All information is deemed reliable, but not guaranteed. All information, events, and/or prices are subject to change or withdrawal. The Tennessee Small Business Development Centers Network shall not be held responsible for any typographical errors, misinformation, or misprints. Please confirm the information with the listing party.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Dana Glenn at 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, TN 37660 or at 423-392-8825.