If you have ever entertained the idea of going into business for yourself, you won’t want to miss the chance to attend the West Coast Franchise Expo. The event is scheduled to take place from October 23 to October 25, 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center.
When you come to the West Coast Franchise Expo you will learn about the many benefits of owning and operating a franchised business. You will have the opportunity to meet successful franchisees and attend a variety of informative seminars.
Going into business on your own for the first time can be scary. Most small businesses fail within the first few years, but franchised businesses, supported by a parent company, have a much higher rate of success. As a franchise operator, you have a coach who will show you all of the intricacies of the business. You will not be left to fend for yourself, but you will have the freedom to run your own store without any outside interference.
Most companies that sell franchises have some form of financing program that makes it easier for you to get started. They usually have an ongoing training program and provide you with contacts and vendors who will assure that you are properly supplied to do business. As a franchisee, you also benefit through the marketing campaign of the parent company. Brand recognition and national advertising campaigns drive business your way. You know you will get the same breakfast sandwich and cup of hot coffee whether you stop into a Dunkin’ Donuts in Daytona Beach, Florida or a Dunkin’ Donuts, 2,500 miles across the country in Huntington Beach, California.
While you are at the West Coast Franchise Expo you can explore the many different types of franchises that are available. What type of franchise is best for you? For some people, money is a main consideration. Not too many people have the net worth and liquid assets to qualify for a McDonald’s franchise. If you don’t have at least a million dollars, you can still find plenty of franchises that only require about $10,000 to get started.
A wide variety of industries will be represented. A few of the companies that will have booths set up on the Convention Center floor include America’s Taco Shop, Dunkin’ Donuts, Firehouse Subs, Grease Monkey International, Jani-King, Liberty Tax Service, and Tenet Financial Group. There is no pressure to sign-up for a franchise and you will not be asked to buy anything. The franchise Expo is designed to connect entrepreneurial-minded people with people who know what it takes to build and run a successful business. Walk around and talk with 10 or 20 companies. Get brochures and other literature and take it home with you. If, after looking the material over, you find a franchise that looks interesting, follow up. Maybe you will change your life.
If you want a great place to stay, you can’t go wrong by booking a room at the Anaheim Express Inn Maingate. Besides being within easy walking distance of the Convention Center, this hotel offers spacious rooms, comfortable beds, free breakfast and much more. For an outstanding value at a price you won’t believe, check-it-out and then check-in to the Anaheim Express Inn Maingate.