Denver Post:

Many schools will train students about business, but Metropolitan State College of Denver wants to take it a step further and set them up in their own businesses.

Metro’s Center for Innovation plans to launch a “Franchise Ownership Program” this fall that will provide students with training, connect them to franchisers and provide financing.

“This program will make hundreds, if not someday thousands, of people entrepreneurs who would not now think of doing that,” said Mick Jackowski, program director.

The high cost of buying and launching a franchise, about $250,000 on average, limits many entrepreneurs, Jackowski said.

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