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February 15-16, 2020: New York/ New Jersey Meadowlands Expo Center

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

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Seminar Schedule Room 1

Seminar Room is Presented by: Allstate

** Times and topics are subject to change

Saturday, February 16, 2019


Steven Cooper

11:30 AM

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

Seminar presented by: Steven Cooper ~

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.


Bob Koch

Vernessa Hopkins


12:30 PM

Franchising and Business Ownership: The Job Alternative.

Seminar presented by: Bob Koch & Vernessa Hopkins ~ The Entrepreneur's Source

This session will cover:

  • What exactly is Franchising?
  • Characteristics of a ideal business. What do they look like!
  • What is it that you are looking for in a business?


Diane Rosenkrantz


1:30 PM

Access 401K/IRA Funds Penalty Free/Tax Deferred for a Business

Seminar presented by: Diane Rosenkrantz ~ Tenet Financial Group

You will learn:

  • Fund your business debt free.
  • Access any type of pre tax retirement funds - penalty free and without taking a taxable distribution.
  • FAST funding in 3-4 weeks and use the funds for any business expense and to pay salary.


Tom Spadea


2:30 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.


Sunday, February 17, 2019


Colleen E. Levin 

12:00 PM

Starting Your New Franchise Business

Seminar presented by: Colleen E. Levin ~ St. Clair CPA Solutions

The session will cover:

  • The best entity formation options for your new franchise business.
  • The most efficient and profitable way to operate your new business.
  • How to maximize financing options and tax strategies.


Bob Silzle 

1:00 PM

Roadmap to Multi-Unit Growth

Seminar presented by: Bob Silzle ~ SMB Franchising

Owners of brick & mortar businesses. Would be attractive to new franchisees considering a multi-unit deal.


Lisa Biase

2:00 PM

Important Facts and Tips Regarding Buying a Franchise

Seminar presented by: Lisa Biase ~ Law Offices of Lisa A. Biase, P.C.

This session will cover:

  • Pertinent laws applicable to buying a franchise, and those governing the relationship between the Franchisor and Franchisee during the franchise term;
  • Important business considerations; and
  • How to negotiation of the Franchise Agreement.


Carl Gould

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.