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June 5-6, 2021: Houston · NRG Center

Sat. 11am-5pm · Sun. 11am-4pm · $10

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Free Seminars included with Admission

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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, May 18, 2019



Scott Kidd

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


Ivette Frank

David Kubicki

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.



Diana Trondsen 

1:30 PM

10 Strategies for Franchise Success

Seminar presented by: Diana TrondsenFrannet

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.


Cliff Nonnenmacher

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.


Lynne Shelton 

3:00 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


Sunday, May 19, 2019



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.


Red Boswell

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



Stephen Maeker 

2:15 PM

Is Franchising Right For Me?

Seminar presented by: Stephen MaekerFranChoice

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.


Steve Cooper 

3:00 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.