The Small Business Administration (SBA) and FranNet have teamed up to offer an online training course for those interested in franchising.

The free online course on franchise basics provides three key sections that examine more than 10 essential areas relating to franchising, including Whether Franchising Right for You and How to Choose the Right Franchise. The course also covers franchising options, strategies for growth, and pitfalls to avoid. Course participants will be able to better understand franchising and decide if it is the best small business option for them.

For more information please be sure to contact Joe Cooney who is the FranNet consultant for the Iowa / Nebraska region.  I have found Joe to be a very helpful resource.