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Masterclass: Successful Franchising
Tue 9 May 2017, 13:00 – 17:00 BST
Are you considering buying a franchise but are unsure whether it is for you?
Are you looking to expand your existing business through a franchise model?
Starting any business can be a daunting prospect, but perhaps a well-known brand name, with a clear business model to follow and mentors on hand to give advice, would make it more appealing?
Our round table event will introduce franchising as a concept, give you an understanding of the processes involved in becoming a franchisee and offer you a chance to speak to industry experts with practical experience of running a successful franchise.
Mel Fisher - Business for Breakfast
Naomi Timperley – Tech North Advocates
Colin Chadwick – RBS/NatWest Bank, Director of Franchising and Head of Large and Corporate Sectors.
This event is limited to 15 tickets
We will be discussing:
- The pros and cons of franchising - from a personal perspective.
- Building your own business through a franchising model.
- How to determine the performance and viability of a prospective franchise.
- How to evaluate the franchisor's operating system and know whether it will work for you and your customer.
- The hidden pitfalls in the process that can sink your business
Our in depth session will identify best practices you can apply - without significant financial investment - to achieve a prosperous future with the franchise of your choice
Mel Fisher is an entrepreneur with vast experience and expertise in setting-up and supporting micro - businesses. Specifically working with new franchise applicants and supporting them from their initial research y up to launching their business.
Naomi Timperley is a translator, mediator, enabler and fixer. She is a bridge-builder. In business, bridge-builders are essential. Co-Founder of Tech North Advocates and a consultant working with tech and digital business Naomi was named in the Maserati 100 in 2015 - a definitive list of business leaders who actively support the next generation of entrepreneurs. She is also a TEDx speaker and mentor.
Colin Chadwick operates within the Franchise Sector, his role is to interact and build relationships with franchisors, businessintermediaries and associated bodies