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Everything You Need To Know About The International Franchise Show

Everything You Need To Know About The International Franchise Show

Meet face to face with over 180 franchise brands at The International Franchise Show at ExCeL, London on February 16-17

Taking the risk to venture out on your own can be a daunting prospect. It’s been reported that nearly 50 per cent of start-ups fail within the first four years, with the major contributing factors being lack of market need for the product/service, lack of planning and lack of relevant skills.

What makes it so much more surprising is the fact there is a viable alternative.

Perfect fit

Franchising contributes more than £15 billion annually to the British economy and has seen a 70 per cent increase in its workforce over the past decade.

For some, investing in a franchise model is the perfect fit, as it offers a ready made business model with a loyal customer base; a tried and tested brand; relationships with suppliers; a dominant online presence; and extensive training.

These aspects result in a lower level of risk for your monetary investment. It’s all there, boxed up and ready to go. If businesses came flat-packed from a certain retail giant, they’d probably look like franchises.

The franchise industry in the UK is more diverse than ever before and it’s ripe with opportunities for franchise first-timers hoping to get a foot in the door, as well as experienced business owners looking to expand their portfolios.

A significant part of getting started in franchising isn’t running the business itself, but researching and pinpointing a franchise model to suit your budget, character and ambition - and that’s where The International Franchise Show can help.

If you’re looking for a business opportunity that offers you the chance to be a part of an internationally recognised brand or an up and coming company you can help grow, look no further than The International Franchise Show.

Over the last seven years, The International Franchise Show has helped thousands of people make their move into new business, offering access to the latest information and opportunities within this fast moving industry.

Comprehensive line up

The show’s comprehensive exhibitor line up and conference schedule is a great opportunity for you to discover franchise brands from around the globe, as well as information on everything from master franchise operations to retail franchises. Plus, with the compelling seminar schedule, finding the right information has never been easier.

The exhibition represents the industry’s diversity to its fullest, delivering an event that puts visitors in front of over 180 proven brands such as Platinum Property Partners and Expense Reduction Analysis and well known international brands, including McDonald’s, ActionCOACH, Sbarro and F45 Training.

The show will allow you to scope out prospective opportunities and process an abundance of information, leading to you making informed, educated decisions.

From 2018 onwards, The International Franchise Show will be organised in conjunction with Comexposium, one of the world’s leading event organisers that’s involved in more than 170 business-to-consumer and business-to-business events across 11 different sectors, including food, agriculture, fashion, security, digital, construction, high tech, optics and transport.

Comexposium hosts more than three million visitors and 45,000 exhibitors in 26 countries around the world, operating across 30-plus global economic growth zones.

Already the largest franchise exhibition in the UK, the partnership with Comexposium will enable the show to attract a diverse range of international exhibitors, quickly growing the London show into one of the premier franchise shows in the world.

One-to-one appointments and expert advice

Visiting The International Franchise Show gives you a broad view of the opportunities available in the UK, so you can get a feel for what may suit you and your skills.

More than 180 proven franchisors will be at the event, many offering one-toone appointments, so that you can find out everything you need to know about franchising under one roof.

The International Franchise Show is your opportunity to access all the information and advice to successfully start a franchise, including:

  • Funding options available.
  • Detailed seminars on franchising opportunities.
  • Business skills and essentials to ensure success.
  • The legal aspects of buying a franchise.
  • International franchising.
  • How you can franchise your own business model.

Visitors who found their dream businesses

Every year hundreds of visitors choose to join the great brands exhibiting at the show.

When Steve Foulsham came to The International Franchise Show, he had been thinking about investing in a franchise for a few years, but wasn’t sure which industry he wanted to invest in.

At the show, he visited many of the stands and attended seminars on the legality and contracts in franchising, which he found invaluable. As a result of attending, Steve decided to become a Telcoinabox franchisee and develop his own telecommunications company.

Keith McGregor was made redundant from his job as a financial director and was subsequently advised to visit The International Franchise Show by a friend to get some inspiration for a new business venture.

He spoke to many exhibitors and found the Expense Reduction Analysts stand, which he felt ticked all the boxes for him. Keith found that speaking face to face to the franchisors at the show was hugely influential.

Why attend?

  • Discover a diverse range of franchise opportunities all under one roof.
  • Meet face to face with over 180 top franchisenbrands.
  • Get free expert advice and learn everything you need to know about starting your own franchise.
  • Understand how to pick the right franchise for you.
  • Expand your network of industry contacts and speak to existing franchisees.
  • Find a wide variety of master licence opportunities.
  • Find more international opportunities than anywhere else in the UK.

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