During this edition of FranNet’s blog, we’re going to look at two remaining franchise expos happening in the southern and western areas of the country in the next six months. If you live in either of these geographic areas and you’re interested in franchising, it might be well worth your time to attend. These geographic expos are put on by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and are recurring events. In date order for the two still on the schedule, here are the details:
Franchise Expo West
Los Angeles, CA
November 2-4, 2017
Los Angeles Convention Center
The Franchise Expo West website, with the registration link located here, promises the following: Meet face-to-face with over 200 of the top franchise brands. Get educated on how to be successful from the start through the over 60 free seminars offered. Understand the financial model of franchising. Meet with financial experts on how to best fund your franchise, and how to budget for your future. Dig deeper into the nuances of franchising through attending in-depth educational workshops. Meet with leading consultants to understand how to pick the right franchise for you. Explore the benefits of being in business for yourself, not by yourself. Discover opportunities in industries that are new or that you might not have considered. Learn about the franchise industry as a whole. Take advantage of all these opportunities under one roof, over just three days!
Franchise Expo South
January 18-20, 2018
Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
The Franchise Expo South website, with the registration link located here, promises to deliver the following benefits for attendees: Meet hundreds of the top franchises. Find information on the franchise industry as a whole. Take advantage of free seminars and in-depth workshops. Investigate industries that are new, or that you might not have considered. Find help in deciding which type of franchise is best for you. Find out what will be expected of you as a franchisee. Get advice on the wide range of financial options available. Have the opportunity to talk face-to-face with hundreds of the best franchise opportunities expanding in this area!
The International Franchise Association’s regional expos are an excellent way to dip your toe in the water and find out if franchising is right for you. Or, if you’re further along in the process, attending could easily reinforce your wise decision to take the entrepreneurial path in life. Exhibitors will be in attendance at all of the regional expos and you’ll have the opportunity to visit with leading franchise representatives one on one.
The International Franchise Association keeps a running calendar of upcoming events for both franchisors and franchisees. You can find the complete listings by following this link.
If traveling to the larger shows is a bit outside of your budget, you can always look at what FranNet offers across the country. We host franchise seminars all over the map and you may just find one in your neck of the woods. The seminars cover a wide range of topics, but you’re certain to get first-rate quality information by attending. For a full listing of upcoming FranNet seminars, check out our calendar page for the latest information.
Let’s chat! There’s a local FranNet consultant right in your market who knows that market inside and out – knows the personality of the market – knows the competitive landscape. FranNet has a great track record of assisting individuals on their path to entrepreneurship, and one of our franchise experts would love to provide you with guidance free of charge. Sound like something you might be interested in? Get started here and find your local consultant right now!