Franchising industry gets down to business in Brisbane

 

Queenslanders wishing to start or grow their own business will be flocking to the Brisbane Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo on Saturday 1 June and Sunday 2 June at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.

 

Featuring over 70 local, national and international brands, the Franchising Expo is the place to go to research and discover franchised and other small businesses.

 

“Anyone investing in a small business is taking a risk, however franchised businesses have high rates of longevity and success, with greater brand recognition and the benefit of proven systems,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey. “Basically you’re in business for yourself, but not by yourself.”

 

At the Brisbane Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo, visitors can see a wide range of concepts, with investment levels ranging from $10,000 to over $500,000.

 

“There really is something for everyone, whatever your experience or interest,” says Stacey. “Many people come to see traditional franchise formats in the fast food, home services or retail sectors, but there are also growing sectors such as accounting and finance, flexible office space, wellness and fitness.

 

Brands exhibiting include Aussie mortgage brokers, Minuteman Press International, Snap Franchising, Jon Smith Subs, Anytime Fitness, Oporto, Degani, Miniso, Wendy’s Milk Bar and many more.

 

There will also be the legal, financial, government and industry experts available for advice and information, plus the knowledgeable team from the Franchise Council of Australia (FCA).

 

There will be free seminars all day, including keynotes by Poolwerx CEO John O’Brien, FCA’s CEO Mary Aldred, and Andrew Morello from Yellow Brick Road, plus presentations by Brian Keen from Franchise Simply and Damien Sheehan from Regus Australia. There will also be panel sessions featuring successful franchisees from a wide range of industries.

 

Fiona Stacey says the Franchising Expo has been running for over 30 years and has inspired many people to become business owners. “We also attract entrepreneurs wishing to grow their business through the franchising model. They come because the Franchising Expo is the country’s leading event to find information and inspiration to start, build or grow your own business.”

 

Brisbane Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo

10am-5pm Saturday 1 – Sunday 2 June

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Tickets $10 online at www.franchisingexpo.com.au or $20 at the door.