McDonald's Insight Hall
This seminar hall offers the chance to discover what being a McDonald’s franchisee is all about from company representatives, current franchisees and banking partners. Most importantly, it’s an opportunity to speak to people who can answer all your questions in a panel question and answer session at the end.
Two 75 minute sessions will run each day.
McDonald's is always looking for hands-on, ambitious people who are ready to make a long-term commitment to their business. They require their franchisees to make a significant up-front financial investment, which means having at least £85,000 in unencumbered funds. If this is the kind of investment level that you are working with and you'll also be ready to lead from the front and work within a framework to give yourself the greatest chance of success, then you might well be the next Franchisee McDonald's would like to welcome.
Sales for Non-Sales People
Ben Kench; Managing Director at The Business Booster
Do you ever find yourself aware that you have to sell but feel uncomfortable with the whole 'selling' process and feel? Are you conscious that you need more sales and would like better profits but don’t know how to sell without being a 'salesy' energy that you don’t like?
In this enlightened session Ben Kench, author of Selling For Dummies will share his ideas to ease your worries! Selling can be fun and can be successful without feeling negative or pushy...Ben will show you how!
How to finance your franchising development plans
Sukhdeep Dehal; Franchise Development Manager at Lloyds Banking Group
Find out what Banks can do to help people buy a franchise and the range of support they offer franchisees.
How to Franchise Your Business
Brian Duckett; Chairman of The Franchising Centre
An explanation of the basics covering what makes a business suitable for franchising, what the franchising process involves, common pitfalls to avoid and what support is available to you.
Hugh Furness: Post & Packing UK Franchise
Company Director, Post & Packing
Join us in this free 20-minute seminar and find out how you can make £200,000.00 in your first year with only a £25,000 investment. Why work for someone else when you can be your own boss and run your own company through a successfully proven business model!
Post & Packing is your very own independent Postal Shop serving the local community for retail and business customers alike. We offer consumers and local companies a truly comprehensive range of services, and you can be a part of it!
Tipton Shonkwiler: Great USA Brands Coming to the UK
Marketing Director: United Franchising Group
United Franchise Group containts some of America's best known brands and they're looking for UK and European master licensees to expand these successful brands around the world. Find out what these great brands have to offer.
A to Zs of Buying a Franchise
John P. Hayes
If you are looking for a no-nonsense, cut-to-the-quick, show me how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that's right for me . . . this is the seminar for you. And it's the only one you will need!
If your goal is to become a successful franchisee, get started by participating in this workshop, which thousands of prospective franchisees have benefited from in the past 25 years.
You will learn basic information about franchising as well as in-depth knowledge to understand how to evaluate the viability of any franchise.
You will also appreciate these topics: How to tell if you’re a good fit for franchising, how and what to negotiate with franchisors, critical questions to ask franchisors and franchisees, understanding franchise fees, realizing why franchises succeed . . . and much more!
The A to Zs of Buying a Franchise was developed by Dr. John P. Hayes, recently appointed the Titus Chair for Franchise Leadership at Palm Beach Atlantic University in Florida. Dr. Hayes has written extensively about franchising and has authored numerous franchise best-sellers. He speaks at franchise conferences internationally and has taught the A to Zs of Buying a Franchise for more than 25 years. This is the #1 most popular seminar at the International Franchise Expo in New York City.
Serving up success with McDonalds
Abel Campos; Head of Franchising and Field Services at McDonalds
Abel started with McDonalds as a crew member in 1995, encountering many aspects of the world's best known food franchise in his jounrney to Head of Franchising. Hear his explanation of the evolution of the McDonald's as a brand in the last ten years.
Driving Miss Daisy®; the business with a BIG heart, driven by HUGE demand
Tina Webb; Director of Communication at Driving Miss Daisy®
Driving Miss Daisy® franchisees are passionate about building their businesses whilst also offering a valued service to their local community and the knowledge that they literally change peoples’ lives. Find out how to develop a profitable business in a franchise whose growth is driven by considerable consumer demand.
3degrees Social "A World Class LinkedIn Training & Coaching Franchise"
Andy Gwynn: MD at 3degrees Social
Discover how the UK’s Leading LinkedIn Training and Coaching Franchise has enabled its Franchisees to realise their vision
You’ll visit many stands at the show and you’ll listen to many pitches about why you should invest, so let’s cut to the chase.
If your goals in life are to:
. Significantly increase your annual income north of £120,000
. Work with complete flexibility, anywhere in the world
. Help people and their businesses to exceed their goals
. Enjoy waking up in the morning making money whilst helping others
…then you are welcome to discover how this can be achieved through a powerful franchise formula created and proven by award winning Business Coach and UK’s leading LinkedIn Expert, Andy Gwynn.
Never before has there been a higher demand and genuine need for training and coaching around utilising LinkedIn to build relationships and make sales.
Never has there been a better time to understand how the 3degrees Social Franchise exceeds this and can help you to achieve your goals.
Digital Transformation in franchising with Microsoft
Lee Frater; Head of Strategic Influencer Partnerships
Technology is enhancing the way the future looks for any business. Lee Frater explores how the digital transformation will imapct the Franchise world.
How to earn a lifelong income of £50,000-£150,000 per annum from your own property portfolio
Paul Watson; Partner at Platinum Property Partners
Paul is a successful marketing specialist with extensive experience working in national and international roles within a variety of product sectors.
After taking voluntary redundancy to avoid moving his family to America, Paul was looking for an opportunity to be in business for himself but not by himself. Having already invested in some buy-to-let properties, an advert for Platinum Property Partners on the bfa website peaked his interest. Since joining the franchise in January 2014, Paul has started to build his own successful portfolio of shared houses for young professionals and key workers and is already seeing the benefits.
In his seminar, he will be detailing how the robust and proven property investment model offered by PPP has enabled him to start generating an income for life and a business that has given him a rewarding new career, more free time to do the things he enjoys and a nest egg that he can pass on to his children.
Sukhdeep Dehal: Financing a Master Franchise Purchase
Franchise Development Manager; Lloyds Banking Group
Some of the best loved and most successful franchise brands currently operating in the UK originated overseas and in this session Suki Dehal, Franchise Development Manager, Lloyds Banking Group will help you identify the role of someone investing in an international franchise brand and launching the business into the UK market. He will explain the responsibilities of a master franchisee and what support is available from a bank to assist with the funding of the development plans. In this session you will hear some valuable guidance on whether selecting an international brand will be the right investment option for you.
Why some Franchise owners fail, but others make a million per year
Ian Christelow; Co-Founder of ActionCOACH UK
AC UK co-founder, Ian Christelow, explains how helping others can be the fastest way to make a million & outlines what to look for in a franchise and the pitfalls to avoid. His candid insights from 20 years of franchising experience will help you select the right business for you.
Justin Livingston: The Most Famous Bar on the Planet; now the Most Amazing Franchise Opportunity
Vice President of Global Development, Coyote Ugly
Join us to hear how industry giant, Coyote Ugly, is planning expansion into the UK as well as other markets world-wide. With brand recognition from world-wide Saloons, a blockbuster movie, a reality show, articles in the biggest publications, and more, Coyote Ugly has a unique franchise offering for selected franchise candidates full of fun, unrivaled support, high profits, and the recognition of one of the world’s best known brands.
Why I got into a franchising and why you should too
Michael Ziff; Executive Chairman of Transworld Business Advisors UK
This very entertaining speaker will run through his vast experience of dealing with banks, lawyers, accountants, the high street, property, and suppliers. He’ll explain his journey into franchising after decades of success in the retail sector and commercial property.
Jonathan Chadd: International Franchising – Legal Issues
Experienced franchise lawyer Jonathan Chadd of Leathes Prior Solicitors will outline the legal issues to be considered when expanding through franchising internationally.
This seminar will be of interest to UK business owners looking to expand their networks overseas, international brands expanding into the UK and also to companies or individuals considering the acquisition of master franchise rights from an overseas franchisor.
The seminar will consider the initial steps to be taken, explain the importance of brand protection, review the differing requirements as to disclosure, and identify the alternative legal structures and the scope of legal documentation that may be required.
There will be an opportunity for questions of the speaker and for subsequent one to one meetings for those wishing to explore further particular points of interest.
Successful franchise owners know and do ...that most new franchisees either don’t know or don’t do!
Glenn Ackroyd; Head Shepherd at Ewe Move
If you’re even half serious about buying and running a successful franchise that could earn you a significant and secure income whilst building a business that grows into a very saleable asset, you can’t afford to miss this rare opportunity to see franchise specialist Glenn Ackroyd speak in public.
It’s your future, shouldn’t it be in your hands?
Steve Calvert; Franchise Recruitment Director at NIC Services Group Ltd
Steve will explain why the £8.8bn Commercial cleaning and support services industry is the ideal arena for motivated and driven individuals looking to build a £1m turnover management franchise with the support provided by a company whose senior management team has over 150 years of combined industry experience
Clive Sawyer: Franchising your business internationally
Managing Director at Business Options
Clive Sawyer, Managing Director of Business Options, will explain how to assess whether your business is Franchiseable internationally and if so what the steps are for successfully franchising a business internationally.
This seminar will be of interest to any business owner considering expanding their business overseas and wants to understand whether franchising is the right international expansion model and what is involved.
Following the seminar, there will be the opportunity for one to one meetings on the Business Options stand opposite the seminar hall.
How to Complete your Due Diligence and Start your Own Franchise
Matt O'Neill; Head of Partner Recruitment at Expense Reduction Analysts UK
Interview with a franchise partner of Expense Reduction Analysts UK and discusses the due diligence process through to launching and running the business.
5 Things Your Business Should do For You
David Pearce; Franchise Recruitment Director at Dwyer Group
David offers his insight into business ownership and why people turn to franchises. We all have certain ambitions and running a business allows us to set our own agenda. The best way to successfully navigate the management of your own business is to start with an understanding of where you want to end up; the route is up to you but it is prudent if the journey is supported by a clear plan. Join David to find out what your business should be doing for you.
If you Think IP Won't Affect your Franchise, Then Think Again.
Gary Townley; Business Events Manager at the Intellectual Property Office
Franchising is all about using someone else's intellectual property (IP). Find out how the different types of IP can be protected and how they should be used in a franchise environment. IP forms the basis of all franchise agreements - make sure you know who owns the brands, logos, trademarks, and designs of the franchise you're considering buying into
Improving Your Sales with Apprentice Star Neil Clough
Director at Out There
Neil Clough is most known for winning the hearts of the nation and the respect of Britain's business titans during his appearance on the BBC hit TV series The Apprentice. Taking teams to victory, breaking sales records and delivering an exceptional motivational talk is just part of what made Neil an outstanding candidate, and has since led to him becoming one of the most highly sought after motivational speakers in the UK today.
He is regarded as the best ever Apprentice never to win and still holds the record for the most sales ever made on a task. He has now worked for 18 years in sales from consultant to director and runs his own successful sales recruitment and training business which has seen him become a finalist in the North West start up business of the year 2015 and 2016.
Neil is a Director at Out There, helping them become one of the UKs fastest growing franchises as well as being a professional motivational and sales business speaker.
Neil’s demonstration of courage, commitment and self-belief after overcoming adversity are just some of the unique qualities many of us would aspire to.
The right man who had the wrong plan for Lord Sugar shares his journey openly in his speaking, helping you to remember the best routes to sales success and reigniting your motivation to get started on your own journey.
Gaining More Business Through Your Use of Linkedin & Social Media
Andy Gwynn; MD of 3degrees Social
There are now over 18 MILLION personal Linkedin profiles in the U.K alone & 400 million globally !
Most people are searching for suppliers, employees, jobs and “checking you out” on Linkedin before they buy from you.
Linkedin & social media is the most powerful way to “Find, Connect & Engage” with your ideal prospect, contact or new employer.
Understand how to use Linkedin & Social Media to gain more business or find your next job by:
Avoiding “call calling” & the Gatekeeper
Top tips on buying a franchise
Claire Robinson; CEO of the Approved Franchise Association and Managing Director of Extra Help
I’d like to share with you my top tips on buying a franchise, as a franchisor as well as being CEO of the Approved Franchise Association I have a slightly different perspective on things, I hear first-hand from potential franchisees their concerns and this is what I’ve based my seminar on.
The Future of Franchising and the finance to do that
Mark Scott; Director of Franchise Development at NatWest
The seminar will include the statistics on the franchise sector, the trends that have been seen and will continue and how NatWest helps to finance franchisors and franchisees
Dot Com Franchise - Free Workshop
Ian Billingham & Phil Carrick; Leading Dot Com Experts
Discover how you can ride the trend of this new revolutionary income business model that is taking over the internet world by storm. Learn how to start your own Dot Com Franchise Business today.
The legal issues when buying a franchise
Marija Marcovic: Solicitor at Leathes Prior Solicitors
Experienced franchise lawyer Marija Marcovic of Leathes Prior Solicitors will outline the legal issues to be considered when buying a franchise.
This seminar will be of interest to all those considering investing in a franchise. It will explain what business format franchising actually is and identify the legal documents relevant to buying a franchise. Most importantly is will identify what should be included in the terms of a fair and well drafted Franchise Agreement and what steps the franchisee should take before signing it.
There will be an opportunity for questions of the speaker and for subsequent one to one meetings for those wishing to explore further particular points of interest.
How to Choose the Right Franchise for You
Matt O'Neill: Head of Partner Recruitment at Expense Reduction Analysts UK
There are 901 Franchisors in the UK, less than 400 of them are members of the British Franchise Association. How to do you choose the right franchise for you? What to look out for, the benefits and the burdens.
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