At the show we have a whole range of really useful 30 minute seminars, all free to attend and each focussing on a particular area of Franchising. So whether you are looking to buy a franchise, turn your business into a franchise, buy or sell a franchise internationally, quiz existing franchisees, or just need business advice, The Franchise Show is the place to come and find the best possible advice and information - without having to spend even a penny!
All our seminars are delivered by the most respected and experienced professionals in the franchise industry.
McDonald's Insight Hall
This seminar is the chance to find out what being McDonald’s franchisee is all about from company representatives, current franchisees and our 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.
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 £110,000 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.
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.
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!
McDonald’s Progressive Burger Company
Abel Campos; Head of Franchising and Field Services at McDonalds
Understand your market and competitors
Gary Richardson; National Sales Manager at Surface Medic
Is it important to understand the marketplace in which your franchise is situated? Yes! Gary Richardson, National Sales Manager at Surface Medic talks Market Saturation, SWOT Analysis and the importance of competitor research.
How to successfully expand your business through franchising
Paul Mitchell; Director at Transworld Business Advisors
Franchising can be a very effective way to expand your business and reach a national or international market place. However, it is not an exercise you should enter into lightly, your franchisees will invest heavily in your sector knowledge and expertise, you therefore need a clearly thought out strategy and a carefully crafted suite of support documents and systems.
Paul Mitchell is UK Managing Director of Transworld Business Advisors, the world’s leading business brokers and franchise consultants with over 200 franchised offices themselves.
Lessons from The Franchising Handbook – a talk by Carl Reader
Carl Reader; Director of d&t Chartered Accountants
Focusing on how to make a success of your franchise venture and the pitfalls to look out for, business and franchising expert Carl Reader QFP shares his advice on how to choose, start and run a successful franchise.
Carl Reader is a highly sought-after and internationally recognised leading franchise expert and small business advisor. His focus is on offering straightforward, accessible advice to entrepreneurs, franchises and businesses looking to start and grow, and is the author of two Hodder books – The Franchising Handbook and The Startup Coach. Carl is Director at the British Franchising Association and has been a Qualified Franchise Professional for over a decade.
My roadmap to growing my franchise beyond franchisor forecasts & a healthy work/life balance
Hayley Limpkin; Franchise Owner of Razzamataz Medway
How to select a franchise that can best support you to achieve success. Questions you should ask and what to be aware of. Top tips and shared experiences to show how franchising has allowed for a flexible lifestyle with job satisfaction combined with financial gains.
International Franchising – Legal Issues
Jonathan Chadd; Consultant at Leathes Prior Solicitors
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.
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 a management franchise in 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.
How to leverage your skills for success
Fiona Steels; Head of Support & Recruitment at Auditel UK
Ever wanted to run your own business? We will show you how to leverage YOUR skills for success and make the most of your next career or business opportunity. From earnings to lifestyle, how can you use your existing skillsets to build a long term career?
How to earn a lifelong income of £50,000-£150,000 per annum from your own property portfolio
Paul Watson; Recruitment Mentor & Franchise Partner at Platinum Property Partners
Having set-up his own property portfolio using Platinum Property Partners’ tried tested and proven model, Paul Watson shares his journey and how you could set up your own income for life.
Dealing with Companies House.
Paul Hughes; Events Manager at Companies House
Come along to this seminar to learn how to incorporate a limited company. All company officers must comply with company law - we will explain your statutory obligations as a company officer under the Companies Act. This session will also cover our online products and how to obtain company / officer information from the public register.
The Advantages of Franchising
Joel Kern; Managing Director at Make Believe Group Ltd
To share and promote my positive experience from age 15 of franchising as a successful business growth model to companies and individuals using examples from Make Believe; promoting the brand throughout UK and beyond; offering lifestyle choice; easy to implement business model; importance of franchise mentoring.
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
How to Choose the Right Franchise for You
Matt O'Neill: Head of Partner Recruitment at Expense Reduction Analysts UK
With 901 franchisors in the UK in the UK how do you go about choosing the right franchise for you. This talk will answer that as well as things you need to know about when evaluating a franchise.
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!
Our previous speakers include:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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