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AARP/FranNet Webinar: Sit in the Owner's Seat This President's Day!

Meeting Description:

Are you ready to find your “what’s next”? Perhaps owning your own business, but don’t know where to turn or know the absolute best fit.  If this sounds like you, join experts from FranNet and AARP for this live webinar to about starting a business and owning a franchise.  You will learn: 

  • The advantages of starting a business
  • Understanding franchise ownership
  • Misconceptions about franchising
  • Financial benefits of owning a franchise
  • How to find the right franchise for you


Don’t guess if you’d be a great business owner; just find the business opportunity right for you. 

About the presenters:

FranNet provides free guidance and information to individuals who are interested in purchasing a franchised business. Our role is to educate entrepreneurs on the franchise industry to help clients determine if franchise ownership is for them.  FranNet works with many of the best franchises in the industry and FranNet consultants use a special profiling and consultative process to determine the right franchise opportunity and business model unique to each person.

Our services are 100% free through the entire process. FranNet hosts numerous informational seminars and educational programs that are open to the public each month throughout the country and online.  To learn more about FranNet visit

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families—such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities, and protection from financial abuse. AARP was founded in 1958 by Ethel Percy Andrus, a retired edu­cator from California. AARP has offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. AARP is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Directors.  To learn more, visit 

Date: Mon, Feb 19, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM EST
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jania Bailey & Felicia Brown
 Presenter Information
Jania Bailey, CEO/CFE of FranNet
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Jania Bailey joined FranNet in August 2006 as President and COO. Under her tenure, FranNet has seen an astonishing increase in system-wide revenue, transitioned FranNet to a franchise business model, more than doubled the number of FranNet offices across North America, and the company has expanded operations into Europe.  Bailey also sits on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA) and serves on the IFA Membership Committee. Her background includes over 30 years experience in the banking and franchise industries.  Bailey also authored the book, “Thriving – The Journey to Success in the Business World.” 

Felicia Brown, AARP
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Felicia Brown leads the entrepreneurship initiative for AARP’s Financial Resilience Work and Jobs.  She is responsible for the development of informational tools and resources that help aspiring small business owners understand what it takes to be their own boss.  Prior, she led AARP’s Financial Freedom initiative, focused on improving the financial health of communities of color.  Felicia also writes a blog post promoting the initiatives, programs, and events of AARP.  During her short departure from AARP, she directed the Village at Rockville’s Community Outreach program successfully expanding their presence with local organizations.