Looking to purchase a franchise but do not know where to begin? Join thousands of entrepreneurs and business owners at the 2012 International Franchise Expo (IFE) on June 15-17 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. The three-day event uniquely showcases hundreds of franchise companies offering a wide range of opportunities at virtually every investment level. Tens of thousands of prospective investors from across the country and overseas have attended the show over the last 20 years.
The expo boasts 70 free seminars for those business owners looking to franchise as well as those looking to purchase a franchise. Topics for the business owner include “Getting Ready to Franchise Your Business,” “Taking Your Franchise System to the Next Level,” and “Best Practices for Start Up & Early Stage Franchisors.” For those just getting started and looking to become a franchise owner will be interested in “Navigating the Buying Process: What to ask before you invest” and “Franchise Opportunities for Hispanics and Latinos”.
Registration and tickets are available at the door or for a discount purchase on line. There will also be in depth symposiums exploring such topics as “The A to Zs of Buying a Franchise” for an additional fee and advanced registration is strongly suggested. If you have always wondered about franchising then this is the expo for you.
“Every year, the IFE is responsible for the opening of hundreds of small businesses and creating thousands of jobs—and there’s no better place for that to take center stage than New York,” says Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions, producers of the show. “Small business growth will be a significant factor in our economic recovery and we know New York City is the place to lead the charge.”
The franchise industry is a major contributor to the U.S. economy, employing more than 20 million people and contributing over $2 trillion in economic activity, according to the International Franchise Association, the show’s sponsor. Franchise business jobs are projected to grow 2.1 percent in 2012, an increase of 168,000 jobs, according to a recent IFA report. The gross domestic product originating in the franchise sector is projected to grow 4.8 percent this year, an increase of $21 billion.
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