“Franchise vs Startup”
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Franchise vs. Startup: Which One Works for You? You are tired of working for someone else and you want to start your own business, but don’t know if you should do it from scratch. We will discuss the Pros and Cons to each approach and help you decide which might work best for you. This seminar will be lead by Steven Parker, the Co-Founder of K9 Resorts. Steven started K9 Resorts in 2005 as a single, independent, pet care facility and turned it into a national franchise with over 50 locations in 11 different states. Steven will discuss the benefits and disadvantages to each business model.

Key takeaways from this session:

  • What is a franchise?
  • What is a startup business?
  • Pros & cons of franchising vs new business startup


Steven Parker is a 35 year old serial entrepreneur, visionary leader, nationally renowned pet care expert, and public speaker. In his impressive career, Steven has founded several different companies, launched a national franchise and completed an award winning, multi-million dollar private equity transaction. He regularly speaks at national conferences and universities on the topics of business, pet care and entrepreneurship. Steven has appeared or been featured in Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, The Wall Street Journal and Forbes. He strives to help and motivate others and give back to the community in the best ways possible. His tireless efforts and countless charitable contributions have earned him recognition by the Mayor of Fanwood, New Jersey, the New Jersey State Policeman’s Benevolent Association and the United States Congress.