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Be Your Own Boss – Learn from small business leaders and legends

Anyone dreaming of starting their own business shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Saturday 6 until Sunday 7 May.


“Small business is the driver of our economy, and many people find it offers a fantastic lifestyle and steady income,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey.


“But it’s also crucial to do your research and make sure you choose the best concept for your circumstances. The Expo is independent and gives you the perfect chance to see the options, speak with the experts and have all your questions answered.”


The Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will showcase a huge range of business ideas. You will have the opportunity to come face to face with the people behind emerging brands as well as established businesses, such as Amber, Aramex, Bedshed, CouriersPlease, Gelatissimo, Hyraulink, Jamaica Blue, Jim’s Group, Kumon Australia, Ogalo, Pack & Send, Poolwerx, Quest Apartment Hotels, Signarama and the Xpresso Mobile café. 


Concepts on offer for the first time in Melbourne include Astra Apartments, Celebrity Ink, Charlie Wilde, Hama Film, Insite Projects, JNBY, LōKAHI Wellness, Pudu Robotics, Studio Pilates, Sushi Sushi and Tropical Glow.  


In addition to meeting exhibitors, visitors find great benefits in attending the free seminars held as part of the show.  Seminars help visitors to understand the difference between franchises, find a business that matches their skills, and identify success strategies and pitfalls to avoid. The popular seminar program features industry experts, franchisees and franchisors.




At the Melbourne show, you can hear from keynote speakers such as Jim Penman from The Jim’s Group, Kate Groom from Franchise Accounting & Tax, Andrew Walker from Poolwerx and Sarah Allen from Appliance Tagging Services. You can also hear from experienced Franchisees as they share their stories in the ‘Conversations with franchisees’ panel and learn more about franchising in the ‘Is franchising right for you’ session. These sessions are designed to educate, inform and motivate. Whatever your reason for becoming your own boss, the best possible start you can give yourself is knowledge. 


Furthermore, visitors can attend the Start Your Own Business Workshop, which will return to both shows on Saturday and Sunday, delivering advice on business ownership, how to get started and what you need to know to take the leap. 


Gain the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss with an established brand and support network behind you. Visit the show to explore a wide variety of franchises, advisors and business ideas, all under one roof. 


See the details below to get your half-price ticket today!


Contact Fiona Stacey for more information on exhibiting ph. 03 9999 5464 or


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