The National Franchise
If you're looking for a business opportunity, why not take advantage of one of the 900 franchises available in the UK? Franchising is a great way to get a head start in the business world, and the NEC is hosting the showcase franchise event of the year: The National Franchise Exhibition 2018.
Over Friday and Saturday, the 5th and 6th of October, The British Franchise Association is supporting this superb annual event, with guest speakers and exhibitors from some of the most successful franchises in the country.
A special highlight of the Exhibition is the McDonald's Insight Sessions. One of the most successful franchises in the world, McDonald's has 70 years' experience. They not only pioneered the hamburger, but they also had a big hand in developing the concept of the franchise. These Insight Sessions offer attendees the chance to see exactly what makes a good franchise, and how you can go about making yours a success.
The National Franchise Exhibition has more than 60 free presentations and workshops, on subjects from finance to employment law. There are workshops on low cost franchises from less than £10,000 initial investment, to high level investment franchises and vehicle based franchises.
There are motivational speakers to inspire you to take the first step and real life franchisors who have stories to tell about their own experiences. There will be an array of exhibition stands where you can talk to those already in the franchise world. The BFA is also supplying an expert panel of consultants, financial experts, and lawyers for detailed seminars with question and answer sessions. These professionals are guaranteed to be able to answer any questions you might have about starting a franchised business.
The Exhibition has free advice sessions on how to run a franchise professionally in accordance with all legal and financial frameworks. There are also free sessions on how to plan ahead and set milestones to grow your franchise. There will also be a wealth of visual information at the event with some fantastic exhibition stand designs and bite size information on display banners and roller banners to help you gain a better understanding of the franchise world.
The NEC and the NFE are also hosting a children's activity centre over the two day event, thanks to the Creation Station. So, you can bring the kids while you find out all about how to make your own franchise work.