Texas Franchise Expo to Help People Find Right Fit in Business Ownership


The 2009 DFW franchise expo is due to take place on Saturday March 7th from 9am to 4pm at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Conference Center in Grapevine, Texas.

The free exhibition aims to inform people about the franchise choices available to them and help them understand the basics of running a business.

As 2009 begins, many Americans are contemplating their job security – whether or not they will be downsized, outsized, overworked and/or under-compensated. While some fret about their future, others take action and consider the option of business ownership. That’s where franchising becomes an attractive and viable option.

Hosted by Franchise Opportunity Specialist, the 2009 DFW Franchise Expo will feature more than 40 new and established franchise opportunities. Corporate executives representing each franchise will be available to meet face-to-face with attendees. There will also be a variety of seminars presented by industry experts focusing on assisting attendees in finding the right fit in business ownership, financing, legal issues, and other relevant topics.

Randy Clements with Diamond Financial, the US’s #1 source for business loans, is the exclusive lending sponsor and will be providing seminars about financing solutions for business acquisitions, franchise purchasing or start-ups, building and leasehold improvements or expansions, equipment purchases, debt restructuring, working capital, franchise fees or the buying out of partners. Randy will also be available for one on one discussions at the Diamond Financial booth during the Expo.

“Franchising is a perfect solution for those who want to control their own destiny,” says Anne Barr, a Dallas-based franchise consultant, business owner and host of the 2009 Expo. “While there are associated risks, franchises take the guess work out of business ownership by typically providing training, sales and marketing support and a successful system for franchisees to follow – all for a nominal investment.”

According to Barr, ideal prospects are experienced professionals aged 40-60 from corporate America who have been downsized or outsized, aging baby boomers who are overqualified for the jobs they’re seeking but too young to retire, and entrepreneurs ready to control their own destiny.

Mike Welch, Director of Franchising at AllOver Media says: “I’ll be completely honest, when a fellow franchise developer told me about “THE” Dallas Show that Anne put on, I had never heard of it. But the more I asked around, the more I heard how terrific the show was, and even though we didn’t have it in the budget we gave it a shot.

“Long story short, we went to the show and found our very first Dallas, TX franchisee. I will say that the candidates that stopped by our booth were interested, qualified, and on the right time frame. I don’t know how Anne does it - the fact is that she does and we thank her for it! Thanks Anne!”

For more information regarding the 2009 DFW Franchise Expo, please contact Anne Barr at 972-786-0017, abarr@DFWFranchiseExpo.com