The advantages and disadvantages of owning a franchise business will be the subjects of a free workshop at Stone Bank, 7739 Sheridan Road, at White Hall. The event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 23.

The workshop will be presented by the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

Dan Aronoff of FranNet will conduct the workshop. To register, call Lavonica Davis, 870-460-1266 or register online at