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Find the answers at the Franchising Expo

Anyone thinking about owning their own business will find plenty of answers to all their questions at the Melbourne Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, to be held 24-25 August.

Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey says it’s a matter of finding the right people to help you on your journey – be they franchisors, lawyers, consultants, accountants or other advisors.

“All those people are available at the Expo, and more than willing to answer all your questions,” she says. “Entering a franchise agreement is a serious business, and it is crucial to do your research. The Franchising Expo is a great place to start, or dig deeper into a concept you’re considering.”

Stacey added that the Melbourne Franchising Expo is typically the biggest show of the year and she is expecting over 100 exhibitors, including a contingent of companies from Taiwan.

In Brisbane last month, future franchisees were out in force checking out a huge range of business ideas.

“We’ve had a great day, with lots of positivity from visitors,” said Dean Jones from The Lott. “We are now looking forward to what Melbourne will bring!”

Chris Ryder from Mailboxes Etc. also had a great time at the show. “I’m here in Brisbane every year, it’s always a fantastic event,” he said. “This is my fifth Franchising Expo – I started out as an employee and now I’m an MBE franchisee.”

In addition to meeting exhibitors, visitors find great benefits in attending the free seminars held as part of the show.

Stacey confirms that Jim Penman from Jim’s Group will give a keynote ‘Every customer a raving fan’ at the Melbourne Franchising Expo. “Visitors simply must see this presentation,” she says. “It’s a great insight into an Aussie icon and what makes his franchise group such a success.”

Other speakers include Victorian Small Business Commissioner Judy O’Connell, plus there will be panel sessions featuring franchisees and franchisors.

For more information go to If you are interested in exhibiting, contact Fiona Stacey on 03 9999 5464 or email

Melbourne 24-25 August at Melbourne Exhibition Centre

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