Saturday Educational Seminars & Workshops

All educational seminars are FREE unless indicated otherwise. These sessions will help you make the right decisions during your franchise research.

Meet our FES Faculty Members here or by clicking on their names within the session descriptions.

For easy guidance, each description is related to a specific track. The legend to the right will help you understand the meaning of the symbols listed with each seminar description.

Workshop : The A to Z's of Buying a Franchise (Separate Fee Required)

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Room: 114

Presented by: John P. Hayes, PhD, Titus Franchise Chair, HowToBuyAFranchise.com

If you're looking for a no-nonsense, cut-to-the-quick, show me how to evaluate franchises so that I can buy one that's right for me information . . . this is the workshop you need. This is the perfect workshop for people who are just getting started with their research, as well as those who are close to making a decision to buy a franchise. Click here for more details.
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Should I Franchise My Business?

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: 118

Presented by: Steve Beagelman, CFE, CEO and Founder, SMB Franchise Advisors

This seminar will review the pros and cons of opening another corporate unit versus franchising your brand for your future growth strategy. We will review franchise industry statistics, the key components of franchising, critical success factors of franchised brands and positioning your brand to attract and appeal to prospective franchisees.

Learn about FREE Business Advice from Expert SCORE Advisors

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Room: Show Floor Theater

Presented by: Russell M. Thompson, Attorney, SCORE Broward

The Advantages of Buying an Existing Franchise

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Room: Show Floor Theater

Moderated by: Johnny Sellyn, Head, Franchiseresales.com

Exiting franchisees are part of the life cycle of franchising. Buying an established franchise means that everything is in place and you can hit the ground running with a mature business which has a significant cash flow in place, building from there. You will be benefiting from someone else’s hard work and using it as your own starting point to develop the business further.
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In the current market, a low-cost franchise is your best option

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Room: 123

Presented by: Ryan Combe, Managing Partner, Better Way Franchise Group

In this presentation, we will discuss the value of purchasing a cheap franchise opportunity. We will cover topics that are discussed when purchasing any franchise and how a cheap franchise mitigates these issues. These include risk, access to funds, employees, day to first dollar, and the millennial business owner.

Minorities in Franchising: Learn how to Start or Grow a Franchise Business

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Room: Theater

Moderated by: Andre Kay, CEO & Founder, Sociallybuzz

Starting or Growing a Franchise Business. This will be a value-packed informational seminar with top experts in the industry that will provide valuable information on how African-American business owners can market and finance a Franchise business.

Financing Options Available to Your New Franchise Business

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Presented by: Paul Bosley, Managing Member, Business Finance Depot

The first half of this seminar will explain the key steps to prepare your business for underwriting which is a relatively standard process. The second half of this seminar will outline the variety of financial products including Seed Capital, SBA Express & 7(a) loans, Equipment Leases, Crowdfunding & Retirement Account Rollovers which can be used to capitalize a new franchise business. Each slide will be followed with a Q&A session so participants are clear about the information being presented.
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