0589-001 GWI Franchise Ownership – A Path to Entrepreneurship!

Franchise Ownership - A Path to Entrepreneurship!

Tuesday, June 18th
$ 29.00
In Person
Planning a Business


When you hear the word franchise, do you think about fast-food?

If you answered yes, this session may be of interest to you to learn more about the $858 billion dollars that are generated by 300+ industries, of which only 30% are food-related. This session is designed to provide you with a foundation into franchising by highlighting the wide range of opportunities, while sharing best practices for exploring this path to business ownership, including what to expect during the validation and discovery processes.

this program is not longer available


  • Define more than one sector of franchising
  • Understand investment ranges and funding strategies for franchise ownership
  • Understand key traits of successful franchise owners


Tuesday, June 18, 2024
11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Cost: $29.00
UGA Gwinnett Campus
2530 Sever Road NW
Lawrenceville, GA


Erin Pate

Prior to starting her franchise consulting business in 2021, Erin was a corporate team member across 3 franchised companies within retail and senior care for 20 years. She consulted with new and established franchise owners on sales and operations, and project managed hundreds of new franchise start-ups. Erin has a thorough knowledge of how a franchise should (and should not) operate. Today, Erin works with both individuals and private companies that have an interest in franchising. She provides personalized guidance and industry resources, insider knowledge of franchise opportunities, education on the franchisor-franchisee relationship, and professional guidance throughout the entire process.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in Gwinnett
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Helen Sutherland at [email protected] or 678-985-6820