KUSA - The franchise industry, like many others, has had its ups and downs the past few years.

Franchisors as whole have had to get creative in their mission to attract new franchisees to their concepts.

FranNet and Denver's Small Business Development Center are hosting a free "meet the Franchisors" event on Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn Cherry Creek from 5 to 8 p.m.

Eight unique concepts will be presenting and financing options will be covered.

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