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Are you looking for an investment opportunity that combines the freedom of being your own boss with the support of a corporate structure? Look no further than Great American Cookies, the famous gourmet cookie shop and inventor of the cookie cake.
At Great American Cookies, we’re looking for an ambitious self-starter to become the newest franchise owner in Charleston, West Virginia. Charleston’s healthy economy and myriad of business resources make it an ideal city for a business owner at any level of experience. The city demonstrates its commitment to its residents with various undertakings, including a revitalization project on the city’s riverfront. Keep reading to learn more about this exciting city and why it’s a great fit for Great American Cookies.
Charleston’s economic strengths are many, but most notable is the city’s cost of living, which is over 7% lower than the national average. This translates into a low cost of doing business, for which Forbes ranked Charleston in the top 150 cities in the nation.
In addition to the low cost of doing business, Charleston is part of the West Virginia Small Business Administration, which helps business owners find resources and network with each other. Because there are 118,000 small businesses in West Virginia—making up 95% of the state’s economy—the SBA works hard all the time to help businesses open and operate. Indeed, in 2014 the SBA helped fund 162 businesses in West Virginia, investing $42.5 million into the state’s economy. On top of that, the SBA provided training classes and seminars to thousands of business owners and employees from all over West Virginia.
Not only does Charleston provide assistance and resources for its business owners, but the city government strives to provide quality environments to its residents. One city project currently underway is the Riverfront Development Project, which has the goal of creating an exciting place for residents to visit, picnic, view the gorgeous Elk and Kanawha rivers, watch concerts and fireworks, and so much more. This project will improve the connection from Downtown Charleston to the riverfront and park, thereby connecting the downtown neighborhoods with the neighborhoods on the outskirts of town, establishing a more united feeling throughout the city.
At Great American Cookies, we want our franchisees to have every advantage, which is why we think an investment in Charleston is a great idea. When you invest in a city that invests in itself, you can be sure that your values are compatible.