Franchising for Veterans
January 24, 2024 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This virtual workshop is for veteran entrepreneurs and their business partners.
This virtual workshop will provide an overview on Franchising for veteran entrepreneurs, the myths and realities of franchising and how to identify the best business opportunities for you.
Our speaker is subject matter expert Linda M. Belford
Linda is the Owner/Principal Consultant of FranNet of Greater Orlando. She has owned a highly successful ‘Top 100’ retail franchise and a consulting franchise, and is the founder/ past Executive VP of a major franchisee organization. In this later role, she was an active member in the Coalition of Franchisee Associations (CFA) , and was instrumental in helping the CFA reach its ‘Universal Franchisee Bill of Rights’ endorsement goal.
Linda has more than 30 years of management and business experience – including IT analyst and program director positions at a major mid-west medical center, as well as owner of an independent consulting firm. She has demonstrated long-term success in best practice strategic planning, fiscal management, brand development/marketing, accreditation, compliance, continuous quality improvement, and industry specific coaching.
Linda has held several executive leadership positions in numerous national/ statewide professional associations, and non-profit organizations. She has also received accolades and awards for her business success, as well as her volunteer work locally and internationally. She is also a Certified SCORE Volunteer Mentor.
She is a native Michigander, and currently splits her time between her residences in Michigan and sunny Florida. She received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a second master’s degree from Michigan State University.
Linda’s vast experience, her core values, and her passion for helping others achieve their goal of business ownership uniquely qualify her to help you make the most informed decisions about franchising. She will work with you step-by-step to find the franchise opportunity that is RIGHT for you.