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Franchising as a Career, Investment, or Both. A Good Strategy in 2017 and Beyond

  • Mon, February 27, 2017
  • 9:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  • 1627 K St NW, 3rd fl. Washington, DC
  • 55


  • Monday Morning Speaker

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Monday Morning Speaker: FAIZUN KAMAL

Franchising as a Career, Investment, or Both.
A Good Strategy in 2017 and Beyond


A Conversation with Faizun kamal



Are you contemplating various career and entrepreneurial options during your transition?

Come and learn from a franchise owner and expert why you might want to add franchising to your list of options.  You might be surprised to learn there are over 3000 different franchises in the US that you can launch a franchise for just $50,000, and that franchising boasts a 90% success rate.  Most franchise owners are just like you, wanting to find a safe and proven alternative to the corporate world and start their own business.  They want to control their own destiny and create financial security, but need to reduce the risks by buying something they know will succeed. 

Come and learn the following:

1.  How can franchising reduce the risk of starting your own business?

2.  What franchises have and are succeeding in the DC Metro area?

3.  Are there executive franchises, or is it just fast food and retail?

4.  How do I know if I’m suited for franchising?

5.  Which franchises might work best for me?


Faizun Kamal of FranNet, an expert helps first-time entrepreneurs decide whether purchasing a franchise is the correct course for them to follow. Using FranNet's 30 year old system and my own experience, we will look for the business that is best aligned with your personal and professional goals.

Our process begins with an assessment that enables me to start creating a personality profile and taking an inventory of your skills, experience, and finances.

As a former Fortune 20 Executive, Faizun has 17+ years of experience in corporate, multinational, nonprofit & entrepreneurial settings on three continents. She is an expert in public policy development, corporate responsibility, social enterprise & crisis communications. Skilled in contextual intelligence, she has created new business opportunities by leveraging strategic alliances.
Conversant in multiple languages, she has been described as the “consummate connector”. Coming from an unusual mix of work background (World Bank, Johns Hopkins University, Verizon) and life experiences (growing up in Asia and Africa), Faizun is able to see patterns in seemingly unconnected things and forge connections in the most unlikely places. Deeply intuitive, she has forged alliances and brought together stakeholders who had never worked together before. As an acclaimed social entrepreneur, she has founded a company where doing good and doing well blend seamlessly to change lives.

Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy as well as a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Program.




Faizun Kamal 

Franchise Specialist, FranNet (Virginia & Washington DC)

(443) 604 6276 (c)


Plan to join us after the meeting for networking. Admission is free.  Many of us carry our conversations to lunch at the nearby eatery.

Attire is business casual, recruiters are often present, so we ask all Monday Speaker attendees to contribute to the professional standards and objectives of this important networking meeting.

Doors open at 9:45 for networking and the program starts promptly at 10:00. at our new location:

1627 K St NW, 3rd fl.

Washington, DC

Empowering Experienced Professionals for Successful Career Transitions

40Plus of Greater Washington
1325 G Street, NW, Suite 500

 Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-387-1582

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