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The British & International Franchise Exhibition promises to be the catalyst for change for aspiring business owners when it opens its doors at Olympia London on 1 and 2 February.

The turn of the year will, for many, mark the start of a new chapter as they pursue the goal of running their own business. Some may go it alone while others will choose the optimised route to success offered by a franchise.

A franchise delivers a proven business model and a finely tuned plan for launching and operating a thriving venture. Ongoing support from the brand’s head office and network of other franchisees further contributes to the appeal of franchising.

Whatever their career history and target investment level, entrepreneurs will find a franchise business to suit their ambitions at The British & International Franchise Exhibition.

British & International Franchise Exhibition

More than 100 opportunities spanning all sectors will be represented by global and national brands including Anytime Fitness, Delightful Desserts, Right at Home and The Alternative Board.

Visitors will benefit from the valuable reassurance that every exhibiting brand has been assessed and accredited by the UK’s sole regulatory body for the franchise industry: the British Franchise Association (bfa). This exclusive partnership with the bfa allows attendees to explore safe in the knowledge that any opportunity that catches their eye at the event operates a business format franchise.

In addition to the chance to discover various franchise opportunities, including low-cost, home and vehicle-based showcases, crucial and practical advice will be on tap from professional advisers.

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Entrepreneurs just starting out in franchising will benefit from a comprehensive programme of seminars and workshops advising on the financial and legal processes of choosing and setting up a franchise business. Ample opportunity is also offered to consult on a one-to-one basis with industry experts on these matters.

The Growing Your Own Business conference, exclusive to the exhibition, is vital to those who are ready to embark on or already running a franchise. It features workshops dedicated to educating on the latest tactics to grow sales and income as well as a hub that allows for networking and consultation with business growth specialists.

The Multi-unit Franchise Conference supports those wishing to expand beyond their existing franchise holdings. Presentations from experts and insightful panel discussions among already successful multi-unit franchisees combine with well-designed networking sessions to reveal the mechanics and rewards of running lucrative multi-unit franchise portfolios.

Helen McCulloch, portfolio sales manager at Venture Marketing Group, the organisers of The Franchise Exhibitions, comments:

“For anyone looking to make 2019 the year they become their own boss, The British & International Franchise Exhibition offers the perfect opportunity to explore how a franchise can make that goal a reality.

“Under one roof, visitors can explore bfa-accredited national and international brands, as well as acquire all the advice and contacts they need to pursue and grow a successful venture.”

Free tickets to the event taking place at Olympia London on 1 and 2 February are available online using promo code DIA1, saving £15 per person on the door.

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British & International Franchise Exhibition

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