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February 29 - March 1, 2020: Austin Convention Center - Ballroom D

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm · $8 at the door · 2 for 1 online!

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Seminar Schedule

** Times and topics are subject to change

Saturday, February 29, 2020



Andy Luedecke

12:00 PM

Why I Became a Franchisee and How a Consultant Can Help You

Seminar presented by: Andy LuedeckeFranChoice

This session will cover:

  • Why franchise ownership is the right choice
  • What the due diligence process looks like
  • How franchising can change your quality of life


Cliff Nonnenmacher 

12:45 AM

Use Your Retirement Funds To Start A Business Tax Deferred & Penalty Free

Seminar presented by: Cliff NonnenmacherFranocity

This session will cover

  • Learn about your financing options
  • Learn how the tax reform plan helps new Entrepreneurs
  • Learn how to use your 401K or IRA to by your business tax free


Effie Katris

Greg Slaughter

Dwayne DuBose



1:30 PM

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Franchising

Seminar presented by: Effie Katris, Greg Slaughter & Dwayne DuBose ~ The Entrepreneur's Source

In this session you will learn:

  • Why you should consider Franchising as a path to self-employment
  • How do determine the best concept for you
  • What to look for when comparing opportunities
  • The questions you need to ask before you buy


Chris Conner

2:15 PM

How to Start Your Own Business – Franchising vs. Small Business Start Up

Seminar presented by: Chris ConnerFranchise Marketing Systems

Building a business plan, market strategy and defining goals for your new business start-up. The good and bad of buying a franchise vs. starting your own business or buying an existing business.


Sunday, March 1, 2020



Merri Cronk 

12:00 PM

How to Build Wealth in Franchising

Seminar presented by: Kyle DeHaasFranNet

This session will cover:

  • The ways in which wealth is created through franchise business ownership
  • Investment strategies, cash flow, and exit strategies
  • How to forecast the wealth they can anticipate building in franchise ownership


Vince Green 

12:45 PM

5 Lessons I Learned in My First Year as a Small Business Owner

Seminar presented by: Kyle Thomason & Kyle Rhodes ~ Allstate Insurance Company

This session will cover:

  • Hear from an experienced Sales Leader who consults on a daily basis with over 30 Allstate Agency Owners.
  • Learn the keys of launching a successful small business.
  • Also hear from the experiences from a current Allstate Agency Owner.


Steven Cooper 

1:30 PM

How to Use your 401k to Finance Your Business Start Up

Seminar presented by: Steven Cooper

It's easier than you may think to use your own money to finance your business start-up.  Learn how to leverage your 401k with NO penalties and NO taxes to realize your dream of business ownership.


Lynne D. Shelton, Esq. 

2:15 PM

A to Zee: 5 Steps of Due Diligence

Seminar presented by: Lynne D. Shelton, Esq.   Shelton Law & Associates

This seminar is catered to those who are looking to purchase a franchise but are unsure on where to start. Attendees will leave knowing what steps to take, what questions to ask the Franchisor and how to strategically plan for a life as a business owner.

Key Points:

  • Funding your Franchise
  • Consulting the Pros
  • Legal Roles and Needs
  • Roles and responsibilities of a Franchisee
  • Validation – questions to ask other Franchisees
  • Effective questions to ask every Franchisor