Lessons Learned From Owning a Franchise

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Advice & direction from someone who made the leap

Jay Swartzkopf

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Monday, June 15, 2020
Noon-1 p.m. EST

Is now the time to buy a small business post-pandemic?  If you are considering a move from the corporate world to franchising or small business ownership, Jay Schwartzkopf, BS ’97, shares his experiences owning a multi-unit franchise in the Philadelphia-Delaware Valley market and the lessons learned from owning and operating a small business for seven years after beginning his career at Bank of America and IBM.

About Jay Schwartzkopf
Jay Schwartzkopf is the executive in residence for finance at the University at Buffalo and serves as advisor to the Terese Kelly Investment Group, a student-run, real-money investment fund that educates finance students on the practical aspects of global capital markets, while providing real-world learning experiences in investment management.  He is also a silent partner in a private equity fund focused on multifamily real estate in the Southeast.