ANAHEIM, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Anaheim will soon be the epicenter of small business opportunities in the western U.S. The West Coast Franchise Expo (WCFE) will host thousands of entrepreneurs exploring the opportunity to fulfill the dream of owning their own business. From November 12-14, over 200 franchise brands will be on display at the Anaheim Convention Center with investments starting under $10,000, providing potential entrepreneurs, current franchisees and the top franchise brands the rare chance to meet face-to-face with one another.
As the premier franchise event in the western U.S., the WCFE is sponsored by the International Franchise Association (IFA) and has become a key contributor to uniting qualified prospects with franchise organizations looking to develop west of the Mississippi. Hundreds of small businesses and thousands of jobs ranging across every industry, full-time and part-time, have been established from this conference. Additionally, the WCFE will host more than 60 free and informative seminars along with five symposia covering a wide-range of topics such as, “Avoiding Common Mistakes when Starting a Business,” “Maintaining Brand Standards as a New Franchisor,” “How to Become a Multi-unit Franchise Owner” and much more.
“Opening a business can be a daunting task, which is why the proven models and high success rate of franchising is an ideal start for new small business owners. There’s no better place to start than the WCFE, designed to provide fantastic resources for entrepreneurs,” said Tom Portesy, president and CEO of MFV Expositions, producer of the WCFE. “Last year nearly 9,000 visitors joined us at the Anaheim Convention Center ranging from every walk of life. Emphasizing the face-to-face opportunity, attendees have much to gain by learning more about financial incentives, location scouting, name recognition and more. They will leave with everything they need to know about buying and running a franchise.”
A variety of new seminars have been added to the conference to address topics from every player in the industry, from franchisors to potential franchisees to current business owners. Free specialty sessions will also be offered for veterans, women and diverse communities exploring their options in franchising. This year, new events for current multi-unit owners, sponsored by Franchise Update, will center on growth and expansion. With the goal to cover the widest range of guests and topics, the WCFE promises that attendees will leave with not just a better understanding of franchising, but with skills that can be taken back to their current business.
To register to attend the West Coast Franchise Expo, visit www.wcfexpo.com and use promo code FPR to claim your free pass. On-site registration is also available, but pre-registration is recommended.
About MFV Expositions
For 24 years, MFV Expositions has been producing the leading franchise events worldwide that consistently bring together franchise concepts, at all investment levels, with the most qualified visitors seeking to own their own business. In addition to quality franchise expos in the United States and overseas that offer face-to-face opportunities to grow a franchise, MFV also offers access to online franchise opportunities through web-based resources.
For more information on the Franchise Expos, contact Lawrence Dvorchik or call 201-881-1628