Why attend a franchise exhibition?

September 17, 2019

Managing a franchise is about being your own boss. It’s flexibility on working hours and being rewarded for your own time and efforts. The potential rewards of franchising are huge, but admittedly, franchising isn’t for everyone. It can be a daunting initial investment and that’s why it’s so important to feel comfortable with the industry you’re going into and the franchise you’ll be investing in.

Luckily, when you’re involved in the commercial cleaning industry like NIC is, franchisees don’t have to navigate many of the risks associated with other industries. Commercial cleaning is a huge £8.8bn industry that always has room for growing businesses. It’s virtually recession proof so your investment is as safe as it can be. If you’re looking to get into franchising, the best way to put your mind at ease is to come and talk to people who can guide you with their experience and expertise. 

The British & International Franchise Exhibition

31 January – 1 February 2020
Olympia, London
NIC Stand E120

London’s Olympia is once again the host venue for the British & International Franchise Exhibition, a franchising event packed with over a hundred businesses trying to tempt you into their ever more lucrative worlds. It’s one of the only exhibitions in the country that ensures all businesses are BFA accredited, so a lot of the major franchisors will be there. For anyone interested in franchising, it’s the best way to discover if any of these opportunities are for you.

NIC always have a presence at the exhibition and it’s because meeting motivated and driven individuals, discussing the potential of new NIC businesses and helping guide people on their franchising journey is one of the most enjoyable parts of the job. This is the chance to have an honest conversation and find out whether an NIC franchise or any other is the right franchise for you. There is as much to gain from meeting face-to-face for a franchisor as there is a potential franchisee. A franchisor will be looking for committed, motivated franchisees as much as you’re looking for a profitable business that will improve your lifestyle. It goes both ways.

It goes without saying that having a productive early conversation separates those who are serious about franchising from the rest. It’s the people who come along and ask 101 questions at an exhibition or in a face-to-face meeting that now run their own highly successful businesses and feel in control of their futures.

Matthew Sammons is one such example of someone who decided to see what kind of opportunity franchising presented by attending an exhibition. After meeting with numerous franchising experts, Matt took on the opportunity offered to him by NIC Franchise. It was an opportunity that allowed him to go from £0 to £400k turnover in his first 9 months. Today, Matthew has built up a very successful business turning over in excess of £1.5m. Matt has kindly shared a typical day in the life as a franchisee and it would make for ideal reading before attending an exhibition to find out more. Read it here.

Free seminars and expert insight

Even if you’re not interested in a commercial cleaning management franchise, the exhibition is a hub of free information and insight. There are over 60 free seminars from experts with presentations, workshops and Q&A sessions, including a seminar by NIC Franchise Recruitment Director, Steve Calvert about What support to expect from a franchisor and when.

Steve’s seminars will take place at the below times:

12:30 – 13:45

12:45 – 13:15

These seminars are an opportunity to understand in detail, the importance of understanding what to expect from your chosen franchisor; including whether or not support and training is offered for the whole term of the franchise, what your investment entitles you to and how the franchisor plans to support the administrative, HR, business growth and operational functions of your new business.

Leading brands

Don’t underestimate the importance of a face to face meeting early in your entrepreneurial journey. You can get all your ambition, and any unease, off your chest, and NIC and other leading brands attending will do their best to make you fully understand the industry and the true benefits in investing in a franchise. It’s your chance to ask any questions without commitment.

Meet 100+ inspiring franchise brands from all business sectors, including commercial cleaning, food & drink, home-based, fitness, low-cost, care and property. NIC encourage you to take a proactive step in seeking the right franchise for you. Find Franchise Recruitment Director Steve Calvert on stand E120 or attend one of his seminars.

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