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September 23-24, 2017: Austin Convention Center

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

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Seminar Schedule

Seminar Room is Sponsored by:

Allstate

Learn from the best and from those who have been there, done that, lived and breathed it, and fallen along the way. You'll be inspired, well educated, and keen by the time you leave.


Saturday, September 23, 2017

 

 

Chris Conner 

11:30 AM

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

Seminar presented by: Chris Conner  ~  Franchise 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.

 

Lynne D. Shelton, Esq. 

12:30 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

 

Nick Neonakis 

1:30 PM

How to Become a Successful Franchisee

Seminar presented by: Nick Neonakis   The Franchise MBA

This session will help answer all the 'BIG' questions first time franchisees have!

  • What data is out there to help me evaluate a franchise?
  • What frameworks are available for investigating business opportunities?
  • I’ve never done this before, can I do it?
  • How can I figure out if I will I be successful?
  • What happens if I fail?

 

Kyle DeHaas 

2:30 PM

How to Build Wealth in Franchising

Seminar presented by: Kyle DeHaas   FranNet

This session will help you understand the path to wealth through franchising. We will discuss the ways in which wealth is created through franchise business ownership. We'll discuss investment strategies, cash flow, and exit strategies. Attendees will come away with a better knowledge of how to forecast the wealth they can anticipate building as they head towards a career in franchise business ownership.

 

Anthony Ruiz 

3:30 PM

Overview of SBA Programs and Resources Available to Small Businesses

Seminar presented by: Anthony Ruiz   U.S. Small Business Administration

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn about SBA programs and services that can help to start or grow your small business.
  • Free business counseling through SCORE, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), & Women’s Business Center (WBC).
  • Avenues for growing your business including federal contracting programs and exporting opportunities.

 

 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

 

 

Steven Cooper 

11:30 AM

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

Seminar presented by: Steven Cooper   ERSOP.com

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.

 

Russel Kinsey 

12:30 PM

Legalities of Business Ownership

Seminar presented by: Russell Kinsey   The Kinsey Law Office

Every business owner understands the importance of forming a legal entity when engaging in business but many attempt this process on their own without a full understanding of the legalities involved in business ownership. This presentation will explore the life of a business from formation to dissolution and the proper filings, contracts and procedures required to ensure that the entity provides the legal protection it is intended to provide. Don’t be the client that waits until problems surface to address these issues. 

 

Chris Conner 

1:30 PM

How to Become a Successful Franchisee

Seminar presented by: Nick Neonakis   The Franchise MBA

This session will help answer all the 'BIG' questions first time franchisees have!

  • What data is out there to help me evaluate a franchise?
  • What frameworks are available for investigating business opportunities?
  • I’ve never done this before, can I do it?
  • How can I figure out if I will I be successful?
  • What happens if I fail?

 

Anthony Ruiz 

2:30 PM

Overview of SBA Programs and Resources Available to Small Businesses

Seminar presented by: Anthony Ruiz   U.S. Small Business Administration

What You Will Learn:

  • Learn about SBA programs and services that can help to start or grow your small business.
  • Free business counseling through SCORE, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), & Women’s Business Center (WBC).
  • Avenues for growing your business including federal contracting programs and exporting opportunities.