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A Message From Our Partners

Marc Steiner

Franchise Consultant, FranNet

Franchising is a vital part of Virginia’s economy with over 22,000 establishments providing over 250,000 jobs and contributing $12.7 Billion to the Gross Domestic Product. For many years, FranNet and the SBDC have shared a common goal-educate entrepreneurs through building foundations within communities by helping individuals invest in local business opportunities. As the owner of the locally based franchise consulting firm, Ocean Decisions, and a franchisee with FranNet, I am committed to helping prospective and existing franchisees to succeed.

Jim Carroll

Executive Director, Hampton Roads SBDC

Established in 1990, the Small Business Development Center of Hampton Roads is a non-profit organization that is tasked with providing information, training and technical assistance to both existing and prospective small business owners start and grow their businesses. The Center has staffed and satellite offices throughout the 18 cities and counties of Hampton Roads and the Eastern Shore. Its two websites, www.hrsbdc.org and www.hrsmallbizloans.com provide a wealth of information as well as telephone numbers for the local offices.

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