Free Seminars included with Admission Seminar Room is Sponsored by: 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. ** Times and topics are subject to change Saturday Sunday Saturday, May 18, 2019 12:00 PM Is Franchising Right for You? Seminar presented by: Scott Kidd ~ The Entrepreneur's Source What you will learn: Determine if the franchise model a good fit for you Good overview of business ownership How to vet a franchise business Funding a business 12:45 PM 5 Lessons I Learned in My First Year as a Small Business Owner Seminar presented by: Ivette Frank & David Kubicki ~ Allstate Insurance Company What you will learn: 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 10 Strategies for Franchise Success Seminar presented by: Diana Trondsen ~ Frannet Everyone wants to know what the keys to success are in buying and running a franchise business. In this workshop you will learn: Common mistakes to avoid when evaluating franchise businesses. How to choose a franchise that fits your skills, goals, and financial capability. What does it take to be a successful franchisee. If you are thinking about starting a franchise then you want to learn the advantages of opening a business with a proven process. 2:15 PM Use Your Retirement Funds To Start A Business Tax Deferred & Penalty Free Seminar presented by: Cliff Nonnenmacher ~ Franocity What you will learn: 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. 3:00 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 Sunday, May 19, 2019 12:00 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. 12:45 PM Buying a Franchise 101 - Everything You Need to Know to Acquire Your Ideal Franchise Seminar presented by: Red Boswell ~ IFPG What you will learn: The Do's and Don't of purchasing a franchise. Understanding the Franchisor's legal documents. How to avoid the most common mistakes when purchasing a franchise. 1:30 PM SBA Programs & Services Seminar presented by: Easter Wright ~ U.S Small Business Administration 2:15 PM Is Franchising Right For Me? Seminar presented by: Stephen Maeker ~ FranChoice What you will learn: How to navigate through a Franchise disclosure document. What the 4 quadrants of franchising are. E-Z immigration visa and franchising. 3:00 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.