An innovative new event is aiming to reduce barriers to entry in the franchise industry, by linking prospective franchisees with suitable franchisors.
In a move away from the traditional exhibition format of most franchise events, Franchise Opportunities Live 2012 aims to spare interested parties of searching a large hall for the right opportunities, and instead will pre-match potential franchisees to the recruitment profile of the franchisors in attendance.
Prospective franchisees will then have the opportunity to have an in-depth telephone conversation with the franchisors that interest them, before sitting down for a pre-arranged one-to-one interview during the two-day event.
The Radisson Blu Edwardian Heathrow Hotel, where the event will take place on 7 and 8 September, will also provide one night’s free accommodation to potential franchisees, courtesy of organisers Venture Marketing Group – as well as laying on an exclusive ice-breaker evening with franchisors on the Friday night.
Other features of the event include a Franchise Advice Lounge, hosted by the British Franchise Association (bfa), a Franchisee Panel, where existing franchisees will discuss their own experiences of starting-up, and a Business Plan Clinic.
For more information or to book a free ticket to the event, visit the Franchise Opportunities Live webpage. To find out more about setting up as a franchisee, visit our franchising channel