This 2-day event is for people in career transition or aspiring business owners who want more information on what is takes to own a franchise. With over 110 franchise concepts on display and many educational forums to learn from.
Tampa, FL – For aspiring business owners and people in career transition, the hunt for the next career move should begin at the Southeast Franchise and Business Expo. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with over 110 of the nation’s hottest franchise businesses on display. Hosted by Franchise Source Brands International (FSBI), the goal of this Expo is to educate individuals on the benefits of business ownership and franchising, giving aspiring entrepreneurs a wealth of information and knowledge on the various business models available for investment. This Exposition is also sponsored by The Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce.
The Southeast Franchise and Business Expo will be held on Friday March 4th and Saturday March 5th at the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater, 12600 Roosevelt Blvd. in St. Petersburg. The Franchise Exposition will be open on Friday from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Saturday from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
“With any career move, people need to do their due diligence,” says FSBI regional developer Jim White. “This Franchise Exposition offers attendees information on many great business concepts for investment, and informational panel discussions on franchising. Franchise business coaches will assist individuals in making an informed decision about whether or not business ownership is right for them,” he added.
Attendees will get a chance to speak one-on-one with representatives from many of the country’s leading franchise companies on the individual business model. During the two-day event, educational panel discussions will feature local franchise owners, legal, insurance, accounting, marketing and financing professionals to help aspiring business owners understand what it takes to succeed in franchising. WEBB, Women Empowered by Business, will also present a seminar on issues around women in business and the support groups, like WEBB, who women can turn to for help in growing a business.
Chuck Starnett, of Sarasota, is a new franchisee and the proud owner of a home inspection business, HouseMasters. “Business coach Bob Melbert helped me when I was in career transition. I wanted to do something completely different after spending close to 20 years in the business world. Bob helped me discover that investing in a franchise, all the marketing tools needed and training support offered gives me a two-year jump start on my business,” he added.
“We’re responding to the market need for viable career alternatives,” says Jim White. “With business ownership on the rise, we want people to understand that owning a franchise provides the chance to own a business that features instant, built-in brand recognition and consumer loyalty,” he added. .
“This Exposition represents the franchise industry coming together to help people gather the information they need to make an informed decision on the various business opportunities available to them,” said Jim White. “In today’s economy, people are seeking ways to become more self-sufficient, and business ownership is a very empowering way for people to reach their financial goals,” he added.
To see a video of a previously held Franchise Exposition and learn more from the attendees go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPtkFN9mf4o.
For more information about the Southeast Franchise and Business Showcase 2011 and/or to register to attend, go to www.southeastexpo2011.com, or all Jim White at 864-585-1806
About FranchisEsource Brands International
FranchisEsource Brands International (FSBI) is a multi-brand business coaching franchisor with high-performance brands dedicated to the advancement of the entrepreneur and those who aspire to be one. Today, FSBI’s business coaching brands dominate the $1.5 billion business coaching market with a commanding 33 percent of the business coaching and consulting franchise market in North America. With a 25-plus year history in franchising, Terry Powell, CEO of FSBI, is recognized as the founder of the business coaching profession with the establishment of The Entrepreneur’s Source®, AdviCoach®, Business Partner® Marketing Coach, Expense Reduction Consulting®, Decor & You®, Franchise Match® and Women Empowered by Business (WEBB).