Seminar Schedule Seminar Room is Presented by: ** Times and topics are subject to change Saturday Sunday Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00 PM Use Your Retirement Funds To Start A Business Tax Deferred & Penalty Free Seminar presented by: Cliff Nonnenmacher ~ Franocity This seminar 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. 12:45 PM 5 Lessons I Learned in My First Year as a Small Business Owner Seminar presented by: Denise David ~ 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. 1:30 PM Financing a Franchise with SBA Support Seminar presented by: Chris Johnson ~ Capital Bank This session will cover: SBA 101 – program, guidelines, eligibility, process. Important pieces of information a lender wants to understand about you and your [proposed] business. Understanding how SBA financing works and the importance of working with a preferred lender. 2:15 PM A to Zee: 5 Steps of Due Diligence Seminar presented by: Lynne Shelton ~ 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 3:00 PM 5 Ways to Generate Business Revenue in the Next 90 Days Seminar presented by: Carl Gould ~ 7 Stage Advisors What You Will Learn: The Season Of Business and how they are affecting your ability to grow. How to Increase Your Fees….and get paid MORE. Increase customer loyalty, and repeat purchases. Key Strategies to take your business to the next level. Sunday, April 7, 2019 12:00 PM Lifecycle of a Franchise System Seminar presented by: Tom Spadea ~ Spadea Lignana LLC All franchise systems, from emerging brands to household names, follow a similar cycle of growth and maturity. If you are looking into franchising, it is important that you understand the stages of growth for franchise systems. If you are a franchisor, you should start with the end in mind. Learn best practices of laying a strong foundation for your system so you are in the best position possible to maximize your return when it comes time to exit. If you are a franchisee, you should understand where in the lifecycle the brand you are investigating is to give you another data point in your due diligence. 12:45 PM Franchising 101 Seminar presented by: Jeremy Smith ~ FranData This session will cover: Protecting your investment, examining risk associated with franchise brands. Trends among emerging franchises. How to be a sophisticated reader or producer of Franchise Disclosure Documents. 1:30 PM 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. 2:15 PM 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.