Franchise Ownership: Is it for YOU?
Stacy Swift, Owner and multi-unit Franchisee with FranNet, an international franchise brokerage and consulting group that can best be described as the “franchise matchmakers” again joins Enterprise Radio. FranNet helps match those looking to buy a franchise with the best franchise options for them, based on skills, goals, interests, and financial capabilities.
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- What exactly is a franchise? And how is it different than other businesses?
- Who buys a franchise? Is there a certain type of person who has the best chance for success?
- Would you say that the franchise industry is strong currently?
- How much does it cost to own a franchise on average or with your best estimate?
- What are some of the most popular franchises right now?
Stacy Swift has over 27 years of small business ownership, management, sales, and marketing experience. She has also owned several franchised businesses, in addition to her current FranNet offices.
Stacy opened her first FranNet franchise in Denver in 1996 covering Colorado, Wyoming, & Montana. FranNet Mountain West now includes additional Associates and offices in Las Vegas, Reno, and Salt Lake City. In addition, Stacy serves on the FranNet Board of Directors and is the Chairperson of the FranNet Franchisee Advisory Council.
Stacy conducts free franchise information and business ownership seminars throughout the region; these are conducted in partnership with career transition firms, the SBA, Small Business Development Centers, and regional libraries.
Outside of her work in the franchise industry, Stacy is a long-time volunteer with Denver Kids, Inc. – a mentoring group for at-risk kids; she also served on their Board of Directors for nine years.