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Get started with the Canadian Franchise Association’s Toronto Show this Weekend

Our good friends and partners at the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) are holding the Franchise Canada Show in Toronto Oct. 13 and 14 from 11 am to 5 pm each day at the Enercare Centre in Hall D.

Billed as Canada’s ultimate franchise only expo, this is where the hottest franchises in the country meet with the country’s best potential franchising entrepreneurs. Expert advice flows as connections are made in this ultimate franchise networking event. So many prospective franchisees get their start at the CFA’s franchising shows. You could be one of them.

FranNet is proud to be a sponsor at this event with our partner, the CFA.

It will feature over 100 franchisors who will exhibit their opportunities for prospective business owners to come and see. Free seminars will provide insight into franchising and how it can help potential franchisees realize their dreams of business ownership.

The show will also feature speakers who will walk you through some of the more challenging steps of establishing your franchise business.

Some of the seminars include:

  • How to Get Your Franchise Financed by a Bank presented by Paul daSilva from RBC Royal Bank

 

  • The Top 10 Items to Watch For in Your Franchise Agreement presented by Jordan Druxerman with Garfinkle Biderman LLP
  • 9 Simple Rules to Achieving Success as a Franchisee presented by our very own Gary Prenevost with FranNet
  • Top 10 Things to Look For in a Franchisor presented by Jason Brisebois with Sotos LLP

 

  • Choosing the Right Franchise for You presented by Shawn Saraga with SRS Canada

To help you navigate your way through the Franchise Canada Show, the CFA suggests the following tips:

1. Start your research at home.

Before you even set foot inside the venue, you should start researching industries that interest you, what brands are exhibiting at the show and how much money you can invest in a business. This will help you narrow down your list of exhibits to visit so you can hit up all the ones you are really curious about.

2. Keep an open mind.

Having said that, though, you should also be open to exploring different brands in different industries while you are at the show. Give yourself plenty of time to look around. You may be surprised to learn that you are interested in an industry that you never considered before or that you didn’t think you could afford to enter.

3. Connect with the pros.

Take advantage of the free seminars on offer at the show and don’t forget to ask a lot of questions. Everyone who is presenting at the show wants to help you succeed and they have invaluable information to share with you. Also, ask a lot of questions to the exhibitors. They will all be happy to answer anything you want to know about their respective brands.

4. Don’t forget to follow up.

After you’ve talked with the various brands you are interested in, take some time after the show to whittle your list down to a few that you are seriously thinking about joining and arrange a more in-depth interview with them.

It’s not only industry experts you can talk with at the Franchise Canada Show. Successful franchisees will also be on hand so you can hear from people who did the exact thing you are trying to do. They can offer tips and advice on navigating from would-be entrepreneur to business owner.

As a sponsor and a presenter at the Franchise Canada Show, we at FranNet cordially invite you to attend and start the process of being in business for yourself, but not by yourself. You can start your research at home right now with us. Sign up for a free FranNet franchise search and consultation today. We would be delighted to help you take that first step toward a new, brighter future.