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7-Eleven, the Dallas-based convenience store chain, will conduct two seminars today on the requirements and benefits of operating its convenience stores.

The chain, with 39 locations in Brevard, has been converting from a mix of corporate-operated and franchised stores into a mostly-franchised operation.

Michael Da Re, 7-Eleven’s franchise sales manager for the Melbourne/Daytona Beach area, will conduct the two 3-hour seminars in Palm Bay.

Typically, 7-Eleven provides the land, building and equipment for its franchisees. The average up-front, total investment for a 7-Eleven franchise in the Brevard County area ranges from $85,000 to $320,000 based on the individual store’s profitability.

That money covers a store’s opening inventory, supplies, business licenses, permits, bonds, cash register fund and the franchise fee.

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