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Franchise Spotlight Questionnaire The following questions are for Franchise Spotlight, which runs Wednesdays or Fridays, space permitting. Companies that have never been profiled by the Ventura County Star may participate. Please read the following carefully: *Franchise Spotlight profiles a franchise operation in Ventura County or the region. Only one franchise profile per parent company per year. * The principal local owner should complete the questionnaire. * In cases where a company is co-owned, choose only one owner to respond to the questionnaire in first person, i.e. “I worked; I bought.” Please answer the following two sections, and try to be as concise as possible: **Facts for Information Box: Name of franchise: Name of owners/president/principal: Type of product or service you offer: Address of your franchise: Month and year franchise opened locally: Hours open: Telephone number: E-mail address: Number of employees: Franchise fee: Estimated annual gross revenues: **Questions: (Please use complete sentences for your answers. Answers will be edited for clarity, spelling, punctuation and brevity.) 1) What prompted you to start your own business? 2) What is your educational and career background? 3) How much research did you do before starting your business? 4) What were the most helpful sources, including Web sites? 5) When were you the most discouraged? 6) What company or individual do you admire? 7) What will make your business stand out from competitors? 8) Who is your target client/customer base? *** Please send the completed questionnaire to the Business Section by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more details, call (805) 437-0239.
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