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November 9-10, 2018: Pennsylvania Convention Center

Fri. 11am-5pm · Sat. 11am-5pm

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Seminar Schedule

Seminar Room is Sponsored by:

Allstate

Learn more about your future business endeavors! Enjoy free seminars all weekend long. Topics include how to choose and evaluate a franchise, understanding government regulations, IRS, marketing, sales, human resources, legal considerations when buying a business, and lease negotiations. You will learn first hand from experienced business owners what it takes to get started, as well as obtain valuable information that will assist in selecting the business that is right for you!


Saturday, November 11, 2017

 

 

Steve Burch

Kim Graham

11:30 AM

Business Model Yourself Before Researching Franchises

Seminar presented by: Steve Buch and Kim Graham   
FranNet
 

Prior to searching for a specific Franchise, building your ideal Business Model is an important step. This talk will help you answer these questions:

  • What is an Ideal Business Model?
  • How is my Ideal Business Model created?
  • Why does Business Modeling materially increase my chance of business success?

There is always risk when you invest in a franchise or any self-employment opportunity. The goal of this session is to introduce the key tool, your Ideal Business Model, which will mitigate as much risk out of your buying decision as possible.

 

William St. Clair

Fran Sperling Feldbaum

Colleen E. Levin

 

12:15 PM

Starting your Franchise: Accounting and Financial Do’s and Don’ts

Seminar presented by: William St. Clair, Fran Sperling Feldbaum and Colleen E. Levin
St. Clair CPA Solutions

In this session you will learn:

  • 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 Koch

Vernessa Hopkins

1:00 PM

Starter’s Guide to Franchising: What, Why and How.

Seminar presented by: Bob Koch and Vernessa Hopkins  
The Entrepreneur’s Source

This session will help you better understand the Franchise model and how to determine if Franchising is for you. We will cover:

  • What exactly is franchising?
  • Why is the franchise model successful?
  • How to analyze a brand to determine if it is a good fit for you.

 

Tom Spadea 

1:45 PM

Franchise Disclosure Document Basics

Seminar presented by: Tom Spadea  
Spadea Lignana LLC

The session will cover:

  • Overview of Franchise Laws (both state and federal)
  • The Role of the Franchise Disclosure Document (the "FDD")
  • Top Ten Items to review in the FDD
  • Are Franchise Agreements negotiable

 

Carl Gould 

2:30 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

 

Nick Neonakis 

3:15 PM

How to Become a Successful Franchisee

Seminar presented by: Nick Neonakis  
The Franchise MBA

This session will help answer all the 'BIG' questions first time franchisees have!

  • What data is out there to help me evaluate a franchise?
  • What frameworks are available for investigating business opportunities?
  • I’ve never done this before, can I do it?
  • How can I figure out if I will I be successful?
  • What happens if I fail?

Every attendee will receive a copy of the #1 Best Selling Book on Franchising in the USA & Amazon’s Top Seller in the Franchise Category “The Franchise MBA™ – Mastering The Four Essential Steps to Owning A Franchise”

 

 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

 

 

Evan Goldman 

11:30 AM

Navigating the Buying Process – What to Know Before You Invest

Seminar presented by: Evan Goldman   
Hill Wallack LLP

Prospective Franchisees will learn the ins and outs of buying a franchise. Attendees will learn what to think about when buying a franchise, what to look for in an FDD, how to prep for life as a franchisee, and how to survive the franchise relationship generally.

 

Chris Conner 

12:30 PM

How to Start Your Own Business – Franchising vs. Small Business Start Up

Seminar presented by: Christopher 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.

 

Tom Spadea 

1:30 PM

Raising Capital to Launch a Franchise System with a Private Placement

Seminar presented by: Tom Spadea   
Spadea Lignana LLC

This session will cover:

  • How much of the company you need to sell to raise sufficient funds to grow
  • Learn the basics of Private Placements and raising money from friends and family
  • How to Limit Personal Risk and Exposure

 

Nick Neonakis 

2:30 PM

How to Become a Successful Franchisee

Seminar presented by: Nick Neonakis  
The Franchise MBA

This session will help answer all the 'BIG' questions first time franchisees have!

  • What data is out there to help me evaluate a franchise?
  • What frameworks are available for investigating business opportunities?
  • I’ve never done this before, can I do it?
  • How can I figure out if I will I be successful?
  • What happens if I fail?

Every attendee will receive a copy of the #1 Best Selling Book on Franchising in the USA & Amazon’s Top Seller in the Franchise Category “The Franchise MBA™ – Mastering The Four Essential Steps to Owning A Franchise”