One DeKalb County commissioner is pushing for more residents to own businesses and franchises through free tips and resources this weekend.
Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson will have a booth at The Great American Franchise Expo, which takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Cobb Galleria Centre. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., DeKalb residents can visit the Super District 7 booth to meet and learn from local lending and service partners.
During the expo, residents can also watch panel discussions, meet with specialists to get insight on how to own a franchise, and attend seminars like “Franchising 101,” “The Legal Aspects of Franchising and the FDD” and “Women Business Owners are Booming.” Over 100 of the country’s top franchises will be represented.
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“The Great American Franchise Expo is a national leader and DeKalb residents will benefit greatly from the experience and ability to connect with opportunities to own their own businesses,” Cochran-Johnson said in a statement.
Cochran-Johnson, the county’s newest commissioner, has previously said she wants more county residents to own their own businesses and franchises, to combat what she considers a lack of economic development in southern and unincorporated portions of the county.
Admission to the expo is free, but attendees are encouraged to register and RSVP online.
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