Have you ever wanted to start a franchise but didn't know where to start or if it was the right type of business for you? The UTPA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a free Franchising seminar for small business owners on Thursday, August 25, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce located at 3313 N. McColl Road in McAllen.

The workshop covers documentation, technical assistance, and other important information to help entrepreneurs make informal decisions about franchising, according to Janie Caballero, SBDC senior business adviser.

Pre-registration is required to secure a seat. Call the RGV Hispanic Chamber at 928-0060 to make your reservation.