We are always looking for ways to help our members learn and grow professionally. Join us as we move forward into the new year with the power of knowledge.
Speaker this month will be Blake Martin
Business Ownership Exploration - Pathways to Entry
Are you exploring business ownership - either in addition to, or as an alternative to, traditional employment - but not quite sure (1) how to get started, or (2) if you’ve covered all your bases?
This interactive workshop:
If you are trying to decide whether business ownership is right for you, then you won’t want to miss this workshop!
Blake has two decades of franchising, and small business ownership experience. He is a Certified Franchise Executive and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s Psychology Program. Blake has 20 years of experience in franchising, having both built franchise systems from the ground up, and being the owner of a local small business franchise.
Blake owns FranNet of the Heartland, a Franchise Consulting firm that assists entrepreneurs who are interested in new, or additional, small business ownership opportunities within Nebraska and Western Iowa. His volunteer experience includes SCORE, Veterans in Business Forum, Bellevue Offutt Rising Professionals, Bunker Labs, Rotary, Business Ethics Alliance, and the Entrepreneur's Education Collaborative. Blake is a life-long Midwesterner and lives in Omaha with his wife and two sons.
- Compares and contrasts the 3 primary routes to entry for new business ownership: BUILD from scratch, BUY an existing business, or JOIN a franchise;
- Helps you build a decision-making framework for selecting the right kind of business.