Franchise 101: Options and Considerations of Small Business Ownership

Wed 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Facilitated by USM SBDC
Topic: Business Basics

Are you considering entrepreneurship as your next option but want to explore a proven business model? Then join this webinar in partnership with the Maine SBDC and FRANNET! You will hear from Dana Hall about different business ownership options, what franchising is and is not, and things to consider personally for an appropriate fit. You’ll leave with an understanding of your options and a good sense of whether or not it is something you should consider for your future.


With 20 years of experience working for some of the most successful franchise companies in the country, Dana is uniquely qualified to assist prospective new business owners in their quest for the right opportunity. Dana’s broad business background in retail finance, company and franchise operations, marketing, and strategic planning provide the hands-on knowledge necessary for a sound decision. Dana is a graduate of North Adams State College with a degree in Business Administration/Accounting and has an MBA from Suffolk University in Boston. A life-long New Englander, Dana knows the greater Boston and New England market well having worked there his entire career.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact

Fee: No Cost