Starting a business is a huge decision, and one fraught with risk. A franchise, however, offers you the freedom to be your own boss, but with a fraction of the risk – thanks to a proven business model.
You can also take advantage of well-known branding (Subway and RUSH Hair & Beauty are franchises, for example), effective supply infrastructure and training and support that start-ups take years to achieve – if they achieve them at all.
To find out how you could take advantage of these ready-to-go business models and be your own boss, you need to pay a visit to The Franchise Show, taking place 17th-18th February, ExCel, London 2017.
Well-known names include MacDonald's, NatWest, Microsoft and Wiltshire Farm Foods. A total of 167 franchises are exhibiting – so there’s bound to be something of interest.
Whether you dream of setting up a pizza restaurant, a coffee shop, a bakery or even an art club for children or adults, this exhibition is the place to find out how to do it!
Tickets are free and a guide to the exhibition is available online. To register an interest in attending this unmissable event, all you need to do is to complete this brief online form. It couldn't be simpler!
You can also call 0800 157 7950 to order your free tickets.
What can you expect to learn?
The exhibition will be full of stands and resources, as well as 80 seminars. The presentation theatres, seminar halls and workshops will tell you everything you need to know about taking on a franchise – and probably plenty of things you may not have otherwise considered.
Every aspect is covered – from the various financing options available to helpful advice on the day-to-day realities of running your own franchise. You can have face-to-face conversations with representatives of the brands as well as words of wisdom, inspiration and encouragement from successful and experienced franchisees.
Setting up a new business is notoriously risky. More than half of new businesses fail within the first four years of trading. But most franchises succeed – so if you want a lower risk way of being your own boss, Visit the Franchise Show.