Free to attend, The Franchise Show Ireland 2017 returns to the RDS in Dublin on September 8-9
Working closely with the Irish Franchise Association, The Franchise Show Ireland returns to the RDS in Dublin on September 8-9.
Building on last year’s launch, the show looks set to grow and will showcase even more brands this year.
Why you should visit
For many of us, the thought of escaping the weekly nine to five, working to make someone else’s business successful, is the stuff dreams are made of. But what puts many of us off starting our own business is the low survival rate - 50 per cent of start-ups fail within the first four years.
The viable and low risk alternative is franchising. Investing in a franchise gives you:
- A ready-made business model.
- A loyal customer base.
- A tried and tested product/ service.
- Relationships with suppliers.
- A dominant online presence.
- Extensive training.
The franchise industry in Ireland has recently boomed and is now ripe with opportunities for franchise first timers and experienced business owners looking to expand their business portfolios.
Funding the purchase of a franchise is much easier too, with banks happier to lend, and often there’s an existing funding agreement in place with the franchisor.
Meet existing franchisees
The Franchise Show Ireland is free to attend, including all the seminars, features and one-to-one advice.
At the show you can:
- Discover more than 100 brands from across Ireland and the rest of the world.
- Meet existing franchisees.
- Explore funding options.
- Receive one-to-one expert advice.
- Explore international and master licence opportunities.
Anne Callanan attended The Franchise Show Ireland in 2016 after deciding she wanted a career change.
“I thought it was a good chance to see if I liked any of the franchises on offer,” Anne explains. “With so many brands to choose from, the show seemed like the perfect place to start my search.
“My main area of interest is art and one of the brands at the show was Seasons Art Class. Based on my past experience, I felt this would suit my requirements and after speaking to them I bought one of their franchises.”
After meeting Seasons Art Class at the show in September 2016, by March 2017 Anne’s franchise was up and running.
“I spent all January and February 2017 doing the initial marketing and advertising and since then my franchise has gone very well,” she says.
“I’m enjoying the work and the success of my business I feel has been down to my hard work and diligence after the show. The show offers the perfect place to discover and meet a great range of franchise brands, all under one roof.”