Lessons Learned From Owning a Franchise

Jay Schwartzkopf.

Jay Schwartzkopf, Executive in Residence for Finance

Advice and direction from someone who made the leap.

Is now the time to buy a small business? If you are considering a move from the corporate world to franchising or small business ownership, Jay Schwartzkopf 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 with Bank of America and IBM.

Jay Schwartzkopf is executive in residence for finance in the UB School of Management 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.