Franchise exhibition seminars
Franchise seminars are an ideal place to gather a lot of information quickly (and for free if you register for tickets through the bfa). One of the most useful elements of the exhibitions is the selection of free one hour franchise seminars.
Franchise seminars at the exhibition are not as in-depth as the bfa’s one day franchise seminars, but they do give you a fantastic overview of franchising with some very useful hints, tips, cautions and questions for you to take away.
Main seminars at the franchise exhibitions are:
Advice for those looking to join a franchise:
These are panel based seminars, hosted by the bfa with guest speakers from a bfa accredited bank, a bfa accredited solicitor and a bfa accredited franchisor.
These one hour seminars cover all of the basics when considering franchising, with special focus on how to go about finance and business planning; what legal implications you need to consider; and what are the realities of running a franchise.
These seminars are usually run in the morning and early afternoon of each day of the exhibition.
Advice for those looking to franchise a business:
As with the above seminars, these are bfa hosted with a panel of bfa accredited experts. These include a franchisor, a consultant and a solicitor.
This seminar will give you an insight into the pros and cons of franchising a business, along with the required legal documentation and a real life story of how an existing business has succeeded.
These seminars are usually run once a day about mid-day at each bfa franchise exhibition.
The key steps round-up:
This seminar, which usually runs for about 30 minutes near the end of day one of the exhibition, is a basic round up for those looking to join a franchise.
Delivered purely by the bfa, this is a look at franchising in general, what you need to look out for, questions you need to ask and points to consider. This is geared to help you decide whether franchising is right for you and what steps to take next.