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April 6-7, 2019: Washington D.C./Virginia Dulles Expo Center

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm

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Seminar Schedule

Seminar Room is Presented by: Allstate

** Times and topics are subject to change

Saturday, April 6, 2019



Cliff Nonnenmacher 

12:00 PM

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

Seminar presented by: Cliff NonnenmacherFranocity

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 DavidAllstate 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.


Chris Johnson

1:30 PM

Financing a Franchise with SBA Support

Seminar presented by: Chris JohnsonCapital 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.


Lynne Shelton

2:15 PM

A to Zee: 5 Steps of Due Diligence

Seminar presented by: Lynne SheltonShelton 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


Carl Gould

3:00 PM

5 Ways to Generate Business Revenue in the Next 90 Days

Seminar presented by: Carl Gould7 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



Tom Spadea

12:00 PM

Lifecycle of a Franchise System

Seminar presented by: Tom SpadeaSpadea 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.


Jeremy Smith 

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.


Chris Conner

1:30 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.


Steven Cooper 

2:15 PM

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

Seminar presented by: Steven

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.