Veterans & Franchising: A Perfect Fit

Topic: Start-up Assistance

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

TSBDC at ETSU-Kingsport Affiliate Office

Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce – KOSBE Office



This seminar will will cover misconceptions about franchising, reasons to start a business and how to find the right franchise. More than 151,000 veterans and spouses are in the franchise industry.


∙ Discover misconceptions about franchising
∙ View business models and see how they can work for you
∙ Learn why you should own a franchise and how to find the right fit for you
∙ Learn about programs and incentives available only to veterans (non-veterans are also welcome to attend)

Speaker(s): Jerry Bird, FranNet of Alabama and East Tennessee; Will Ortale, Area Developer – Always Best Care; Adam Marcus, Region Developer – Honest-1 Auto Care

Co-Sponsor(s): KOSBE, Kingsport Chamber of Commerce, SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Dana Glenn –; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660


Fee: Free

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400 Clinchfield Street, Ste. 100,
Kingsport TN, 37660




Aundrea Y. Wilcox, MBA

Executive Director, KOSBE

Senior Business Counselor, SBDC at ETSU Kingsport Affiliate Office

c/o Kingsport Chamber of Commerce

400 Clinchfield St Ste 100 | Kingsport, TN 37660

Ph (423) 392-8801 Direct

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√ Author of Startup Savvy: Strategies for Optimizing Small Business Survival and Success.