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“Franchise 101: Growing and Expanding Your Business” free workshop will be held at A-B Tech Community College, Small Business Center, Enka Site, Room 2046, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9 to 11 a.m.

Registration is required, and space is limited. For detailed seminar descriptions and registration, please visit:

Have you ever thought about opening another location, expanding in the U.S. or internationally; or perhaps, franchising your business? If so, don’t miss this workshop.

This free, informal and informative gathering will cover:

  • Differences between growing and expanding your business
  • Creating the vision and the strategy for growth and expansion
  • Demystifying Franchising
  • Using the disciplines and protocols of franchising to grow your business
  • Steps required to franchise a business
  • Questions and answers

Speaker Lizette Pirtle, CEO and cofounder of Expansion Experts, lives in Asheville and has worked all over the U.S. as well as internationally. She is an expert in expansion strategy with a focus on franchising. Her more than 20 years franchise experience is expansive covering operations, marketing, communications, franchisee support and training. Pirtle has assisted many clients franchise their businesses, worked with numerous start-ups, and has designed training and operational systems to consistently replicate success in various franchise companies. For more information: visit

Co-sponsored by the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) and Small Business Center (SBC). Preregistration required.

The Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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