Webinars and Programs
The Boston College Alumni Association is pleased to offer programs of interest for alumni and friends of the University. Join us on campus—or online—for programs, lectures, and workshops that will stimulate your senses and remind you how much you love learning new things. When possible, we will make videos and Powerpoint presentations from past programs available on our website. For questions, please e-mail email@example.com or call 617-552-4700.
Franchising 101 Webinar
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Noon — 1:00 p.m. EST
Owning a franchise is an investment and career option that enables people to develop an asset that can be passed down over generations. This webinar is geared for professionals interested in owning their own business who generally have at least 10 years of post-graduate business experience. Join this webinar to learn about franchising as a full-time or part-time business opportunity.
Before transitioning to franchising, Jeﬀ Bruce, MBA'02, worked for 20 years in leadership positions for two of the largest medical device companies in the world, Boston Scientiﬁc Corporation and Becton Dickinson and Company. His roles spanned all aspects of strategy, insight generation, product development, marketing, and global commercialization.
Jeﬀ always dreamed of owning a business, but unfortunately, years slipped by while he searched for the right concept in his "spare time." In 2017, a franchise consultant helped Jeﬀ navigate the process to ﬁnd and join a great franchise.
Now, in addition to being a franchisee, Jeﬀ is a franchise consultant, helping people ﬁnd great franchises that match their goals and dreams.
Participants in this webinar will learn to:
- become familiar with different franchise models (e.g., services vs. storefronts; full-time vs. semi-absentee ownership)
- choose the right franchise
- why it's important to have a budget
- assess if franchise ownership may be right for you
Jeff will be available to answer questions during the webinar. The Q&A section may extend to 1:15 pm.