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BFA franchising seminars

 

Friday 16 February

10:45 – 11:45 | An introduction to franchising
For aspiring owners who are new to the franchising concept

  • How buying a franchise can change your life – on a personal and business level

  • What you should look for in a franchise

  • Why and when you should get legal advice

  • How to obtain funding and access financial help

Ken Braddock, HSBC (Bank)
Roz Goldstein, Goldstein Legal (Solicitor)
Ben Brookes, Agency Express (Franchisor)
Samantha Roberts, bfa (Chair)

12:00 – 13:00 | Essential tips for franchising your business
How to franchise an existing business or develop a new venture

  • What kind of business can be franchised?

  • Where to start and gain advice

  • Why and how to write a franchise agreement

  • How to protect your franchised business and the risks involved

Nick Williams, Ashtons Franchise Consulting (Consultant)
Roz Goldstein, Goldstein Legal (Solicitor)
Mike Hedgecox, Platinum Property Partners (Franchisor)
Cassim Gibbs, bfa (Chair)


15:00 – 16:00 | Essential tips for investing in a franchise
For those who are changing their career and considering franchising

  • How to approach a franchisor and the questions you need to ask

  • The legalities you must consider if you are buying a franchise

  • What the banks are doing to support franchising in the UK

  • The bfa's recommended next steps

Ken Braddock, HSBC (Bank)
Roz Goldstein, Goldstein Legal (Solicitor)
Ed Brewer, Dream Doors (Franchisor)
Cassim Gibbs, bfa, (Chair)

Saturday 17 February

10:30 – 11:30 | What to consider when choosing a franchise
For aspiring owners who are new to the franchising concept

  • The benefits of franchising versus starting from scratch

  • What a franchisor looks for in a franchisee and vice versa

  • What a franchise agreement is and when you need to use a solicitor

  • The importance of business plans and how to obtain funding

David Kerrigan, HSBC (Bank)
John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt (Solicitor)
Ben Brookes, Agency Express (Franchisor)
Samantha Roberts, bfa (Chair)

11:45 – 12:45 | Expanding your business through franchising
How to franchise an existing business or develop a new venture

  • Where to start and what the main factors are to consider

  • The different type of franchisee that will fit your business

  • What it will cost to franchise your business

  • How to decide on a price for your franchise

Nick Williams, Ashtons Franchise Consulting (Consultant)
John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt (Solicitor)
Ed Brewer, Dream Doors (Franchisor)
Cassim Gibbs, bfa (Chair)

14:45 - 15:45 | Making franchising your future
For those who are changing their career and considering franchising

  • The different types of franchises available

  • The advantages of a buying a franchise

  • The size and expected growth of the franchise market

  • How the banks can help you fund your new venture

David Kerrigan, HSBC (Bank)
John Pratt, Hamilton Pratt (Solicitor)
Ed Brewer, Dream Doors (Franchisor)
Cassim Gibbs, bfa (Chair)

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