Running your own business might sound like a great idea, whether it’s because you’re unhappy with your career or because you’ve always wanted to be your own boss. However, there is a lot to consider before plunging into the entrepreneurial world. First question you should ask yourself is: “should I start my own business or go for a franchise?”.
Select Your Franchise recently took that question and turned it into a live broadcast. As usual, our latest Hangout On Air programme provided useful information to people considering an independent career.
Warren Ferguson, Franchise Director at World Options, was our expert guest and explained why franchise is a great option for you if you’re looking for a proven business model and ongoing support while building your own business. Once again, Select Your Franchise’s Managing Director Nick Strong was the host.
The next Hangout On Air happens on Tuesday 24th March, at 12.30. Share your questions about franchising on Twitter and Google+ using the hashtag #FranchiseQuestion. You can join the event for free using this link.
First lesson you need to learn when thinking about buying a franchise: you need to thoroughly research the market and find out more about what type of business suits your strengths. That is why Select Your Franchise hosted a new Hangout On Air programme on ‘How to research franchise opportunities’.
Michael Osborne, Managing Director of the Business First Network franchise, was the expert guest of the event and shared useful advice about franchise research. As usual, Select Your Franchise’s Managing Director, Nick Strong, was the host.
The next Hangout On Air happens on Tuesday 3rd March, at 12.30. Share your questions about franchising on Twitter and Google+ using the hashtag #FranchiseQuestion. You can join the event for free using this link.
The NEC in Birmingham is ready to host The National Franchise Exhibition on 20th and 21st February and Select Your Franchise will be there.
Visit the event to meet face-to-face with a number of franchisors approved by the British Franchise Association (bfa) and learn more about the businesses and brands that interest you.
If you’re visiting the NEC this weekend, you can make the most of your day by scheduling appointments with franchisors and experts and finding out more about a few franchise opportunities beforehand. This will help you narrow down your options, allowing you to focus on the franchise businesses that are most likely to interest you.
You can also stop by the Select Your Franchise stand – number D40 – and let us help you. We will be promoting our free ebook ‘How To Select Your Franchise’ and offering advice on how to select the right franchise for you.
Another option is available. You can listen to Select Your Franchise’s Managing Director Nick Strong, who will deliver the seminar “How to Select Your Franchise” on Friday (20th), at 11:30. Nick will also moderate the exhibition’s two high-investment sessions, between 12:30 and 13:00 on Friday and Saturday (20th and 21st).
Don’t waste this opportunity to change your life. Take action like Kathleen Antoniai, who visited The National Franchise Exhibition in 2014. “We came looking for our next business venture and we definitely found it today. We had a very good chat with the company and will be following up with them ASAP with a view to opening within the next six months”, she said at the time.
As usual, you can visit The National Franchise Exhibition from 10:00 t0 17:00 on Friday and between 10:00 and 16:00 on Saturday.
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