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4 Keys to a Successful Career Owning a Franchise

Holiday Inn French Quarter, 10630 Fremont Pike, Perrysburg, Ohio

Eastman & Smith member Bruce D. Lazar will be one of the speakers at the 4 Keys to a Successful Career Owning a Franchise seminar. This program addresses choosing a franchise, planning it, managing it, dealing with legal issues and accessing financing.

Mr. Lazar works with entrepreneurs and closely held businesses from startup through all stages of growth. He has practiced law for over 15 years addressing legal issues such as entity formations, corporate law and securities in addition to franchise law. Prior to earning his law degree, Mr. Lazar obtained an MBA and an undergraduate degree in accounting.

Joining Mr. Lazar at the franchising seminar are three other speakers. Tracy Rickman is a franchise consultant with FranNet. Frank Kozak, senior business adviser with Act Group Consulting, helps small businesses with profitability and sustainability. Don Dietrick is vice president of business banking of Huntington Bank who has experience financing local franchises.

The seminar is free and no registration is required. It will be held on Wednesday, May 4, 2011, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Holiday Inn French Quarter in Perrysburg, Ohio. Light refreshments will be served. For questions, please contact Mr. Lazar by calling 419-247-1690 or via e-mail bdlazar@eastmansmith.com.

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