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Franchise Business EXPO 2016
April 20, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Have you ever thought about owning your own business? A group of Knoxville organizations led by Jerry Bird, who heads FranNet of Alabama and East Tennessee, are offering a one day event for those wanting the freedom and control of owning their own business. A large number of franchise companies looking to expand into Knoxville and the surrounding areas, as well as business experts who can assist in buying and growing a business, will be in Knoxville for one day. This year’s event marks the 5th annual Knoxville Franchise Business EXPO.
The Knoxville Franchise Business EXPO 2016 will be held at the Rothschild Catering & Conference Center at 8807 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37923 on Wednesday, April 20th, from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. While the majority of the EXPO is available for you to wander and visit as you like, there will be two workshops offered at specific times: Franchise Funding Options at 11:00 a.m. and Finding the Right Franchise Fit at 12:00 p.m.
Mr. Bird helps individuals determine potential franchise opportunities and is responsible for bringing the EXPO to Knoxville. “We want it to be fun and educational,” said Bird. “There are over 3,200 franchises out there in more than 90 industries. What is a great match for one person might be the worst choice for another. This event will allow those people who have always had a desire to own their own business but fear the unknown the opportunity to take a look at several franchises at one time while also having access to funding options and the ability to meet with many organizations that can help you on the way to business ownership all in one place.” concluded Bird.
Featured franchises include leaders in the categories of Low Cost, Senior Care, Boutique Retail, Automobile Care/Repair, Event Planning/Organizing, Business Coaching/Training, Staffing B2B, Digital Imaging/Signage & Graphics, Home Improvement/Repair, Fast Casual Food/Frozen Desserts, Business to Business Services, and more.
Other organizations in attendance will include the Tennessee Small Business Development Centers (TSBDC), and SCORE.
There is no cost to attend the event for those that pre-register. Admission will be $10 at the door. Details on the raffle and door prizes can be found at the registration table at the event. For additional information, email Jerry Bird. To pre-register for this exciting event, visit http://www.knoxexpo2016.eventbrite.com .