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North America’s Largest Franchise and Business Opportunities Events!
October 31 - November 1, 2020: Chicago - Donald E. Stephens Convention Center - Hall G

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm · $10 at the door

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Seminar Schedule

** Times and topics are subject to change



Saturday, June 13, 2020

 

 

Cliff Nonnenmacher 

12:00 PM

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

12:45 PM

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Franchising

Seminar presented by: Effie KatrisThe 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

 

Timothy Haines 

1:30 PM

Strategies to Convert Website Visitors and Close More Sales

Seminar presented by: Timothy HainesSymposia Labs

What you will learn:

  • AB testing with users data
  • Tips for improving analytics tracking
  • Creating content that actually matters

 

Meg Schmitz

Bill Schrack

2:15 PM

The Right Consultant Will Help You Choose The Right Franchise

Seminar presented by: Meg Schmitz & Bill SchrackFranChoice

3 Bullets on why someone should attend ...what will they learn?

  • What constitutes a "good franchise investment"
  • How to pick business that will withstand economic swings
  • Find out if there is a correlation between $ Invested vs ROI

 

Christina McAmis 

3:00 PM

A to Zee: 5 Steps of Due Diligence

Seminar presented by: Christina D. McAmis, 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

 


Sunday, June 14, 2020

 

 

Chris Conner

12:00 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.

 

All State

John Bosch 

12:45 PM

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

Seminar presented by: John Bosch & Mike Kritikos ~ 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.

 

Christina McAmis 

1:30 PM

A to Zee: 5 Steps of Due Diligence

Seminar presented by: Christina D. McAmis, 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

 

Stephen Konkle 

2:15 PM

SBA Programs to Start Grow and Finance your Small Business

Seminar presented by: Stephen Konkle   U.S. Small Business Administration

This session will cover the government support programs available to help you start, finance and grow your business.