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Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International, Inc., will serve as Honorary Chair for the Spring 2010 Franchise Leadership Forum, taking place Wednesday, February 24, at the La Cima Club in Irving, Texas.
The Spring 2010 Franchise Leadership Forum will focus on “Effective Strategies for Franchise Financing” and “How to Get the Bank to Say Yes to Franchisors and Franchisees.” The aspect of financing is currently a struggle for many franchise companies and Monson hopes the forum will be an opportunity for those within the industry to learn about the latest information available.
“Finding and gaining access to financing continues to be challenging for franchise candidates and franchisees alike; securing adequate financing has become a road block for those who want to get into business for themselves by purchasing a franchise, as well as for those trying to grow and expand their current franchise business,” explains Monson, who also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Franchise Association (IFA).