As professionals look to small business and entrepreneurship as a fast track to economic success, the franchise industry experienced record-breaking success in 2018 and 2019 is projected to have an even stronger performance. To keep up with demand, Fort Lauderdale is gearing up for the annual Franchise Expo South at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, located at 1950 Eisenhower Blvd.
Beginning on Thursday, January 24 through Saturday, January 26, the expo will become the epicenter of small business as current and aspiring entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to meet face-to-face with more than 200 proven franchise brands across various industries and investment levels.
Throughout the three-days, attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the expansive display of franchise opportunities, explore and network with industry-leading franchise brands, and attend comprehensive educational programs. Franchise Expo South offers guests the chance to learn strategies for success with over 35 complimentary seminars and five in-depth workshops.
“Last year, the franchise industry was set to grow for the eighth year in a row, predicted to become a $451 billion-dollar industry. That prediction is now a reality. With that mind, it’s no wonder why businessmen and women are attracted to the world of franchising and are hungry to begin their entrepreneurial journey,” said Tom Portesy, President and CEO of MFV Expositions, producer of Franchise Expo South. “Franchise Expo South could not be taking place at a better time, a time where franchisors have made their New Year goals concrete, allowing them to be strategic when it comes to engaging with new leads, shine a spotlight on their franchise brand, introduce their investment opportunity to hundreds of qualified individuals, and connect face-to-face with existing candidates all over a three-day period.”
Now, at the beginning of Q1 2019, franchise businesses show no intention of slowing down and will continue the momentum of continuing high growth sales, creating more jobs compared to any other type of business but will also be huge business opportunities for entrepreneurs across the country. As the neighboring city of Miami, Fort Lauderdale has one of the largest economies in the state that continues to gain the attention of emerging companies, attract talented workers, and promote business ownership and franchise expansion.
“Fort Lauderdale’s bustling city is the perfect market to host Franchise Expo South as we aim to inform attendees of the ins-and-outs of franchise business while driving them, their business, and future businesses to success. We cannot wait to hear the success stories and the newly closed deals that result from this show,” added Portesy.
The Franchise Expo South costs $10 to register in advance and $20 at the door, but those who use the below banner link to register can get in for free. On-site registration is also available, but pre-registration is recommended.