Focus On Seminars
A series of 30 minute seminars, each focusing on a different franchise sector delivered by the most respected and experienced professionals in the franchise industry. Starting with a brief introducing into franchising, each seminar will look at the characteristics of the market, investment levels, expected return, skills needed, the common pitfalls and the day-to-day operations.
These sessions will cover the most up-to-date practical, legal, strategic and financial issues.
Quiz the Franchisee
This is your opportunity to meet the people who have been there and done it -the franchisees who've invested in a franchise model and are now running a successful business. Meet franchisees from a variety of industries, offering opinions, advice and information on taking the first steps to becoming a franchise owner. Find out why they chose their franchise concept, what their working week entails, how they found the first 6 - 12 months, the mistakes they made and how to avoid them. They will outline support they continually receive from the franchisor and head office, while also give you and the inside track on running a franchise business in their respective industry.
Set in a relaxed environment, these sessions will deliver a pragmatic, honest account of franchise investment, while offering you the chance to speak directly to those who are in the best position to answer your questions on franchises and franchising.
It's no wonder two thirds of franchises acquired over the last few years had previously been operating before they were bought. A franchise resale offers a ready-made customer base; an established brand recognised locally; cash flow from day one; an established supplier network; and much, much more.
The Franchise Resale area will enable visitors to get to grips with the intricacies of buying and operating an existing franchise unit. Experts will be on hand to advise on every part of the process, and visitors can also browse countless business opportunities, including some franchises only available for purchase through a resale.
This is your chance to walk away with an established franchise business under your belt - don't miss it!
Encouraging Women Into Franchising
The EWIF seminars and discussions are geared toward encouraging more women to consider franchising, as well as giving them the inspiration and information to take the first step. More and more women are now choosing to move into self-employment, to allow them to spend as much or as little time on their business as they wish. And, more and more women are turning to franchising as a way of making this happen.
Of course, a franchise is an excellent way for women to work around family and other commitments – but many women are also leading the pack in terms of taking on multiple franchises, becoming Master Franchisees, and expanding their own businesses through franchising. Through seminars and information at the show, you'll have the opportunity to hear from franchising experts, explore some of the franchise concepts available and – arguably most importantly – to talk on an informal basis with women who have franchised their business, women who have bought franchises, and specialist franchise advisers.
Franchising your Business
For companies considering growing their business through franchising. For any company considering franchising, the "Franchising Your Business" range of seminars are an essential first step. At these seminars you will hear from experienced franchise professionals about each core element in franchising providing you with the essential information and knowledge needed when embarking on your exciting expansion journey.
Find out what is involved when franchising a business, what the key steps are, how to avoid the pitfalls, the costs of franchising, and what sources of help are available to you.