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Upcoming Event:

Employee to Entrepreneur: Build, Buy or Franchise?

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
at 5:30 – 8:00 PM PDT


Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040

Employee to Entrepreneur: Build, Buy or Franchise?

Taking the leap away from W-2 employment and into the world of business ownership is just the start of an exciting adventure. Help manage the risks by educating yourself.

Are you an experienced professional in the corporate world and aspire to become your own boss? Perhaps you want to create an alternate income stream and an eventual corporate exit strategy. Do immigration issues factor into your decision making?

This event will help you better understand the benefits and risks of business ownership options including whether you should start your own business, buy an existing business, or invest in a franchise license. Each individual and family has unique circumstances, experiences, skill sets and financial readiness. A crucial key to success is finding the RIGHT FIT. Whether you have been dreaming of successful business ownership for many years or if it is a new idea for you, the event will be fun, informative, relational and worth attending!

Event Agenda

5:30 pm Networking and Refreshments

6:00 pm Employee to Entrepreneur -Charlie Magee -FranNet & IBA

6:30 pm Shankar’s Journey: Work Visa W-2 Tech Manager to Regional Developer | Entrepreneur | Franchise Owner - Shankar Bharadwaj -Pet Evolution

7:00 pm Business Immigration - Barbara Marcouiller -Davidson, Kilpatric & Krisloc, PLLC

7:20 pm Panel Discussion | Q&A

8:00 pm End of Program

Invest In Yourself and Your Family

With choppy waters predicted for the economy, now may be the best time to explore business ownership. This business seminar and vibrant discussion will add value to your own journey and make available useful resources to answer initial questions. I hope you can join us.

Space is limited and likely to sell out, so register today. (Safe, free parking).

Date: November 2, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 PM PDT

Mercer Island Community and Event Center
8236 SE 24th Street Mercer Island, WA 98040


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