DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The premier franchise event in the western U.S. is making the move to one of America’s most entrepreneurial cities this October. Denver will soon be the epicenter of small business opportunities as thousands of entrepreneurs gather for the Franchise Expo West at the Colorado Convention Center Thursday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016. With investments starting at less than $5,000, potential business owners will have the rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with more than 200 franchise brands at nearly every investment level.
After four years in Anaheim, Franchise Expo West has relocated to Denver where the community fosters an entrepreneurial spirit and supports new startups while providing budding resources for prospective business owners. Home to more than 170 small business per 10,000 people, Denver continues to attract new companies, draw in talented workers, and promote business ownership and development. Ranked in Forbes as the “Best City for Business and Careers,” metro Denver is attractive for its diverse economy, highly educated labor force and outdoor recreational opportunities. The Mile High City is expected to continue having better-than-average job growth and a lower unemployment rate than the U.S. and Colorado. Denver’s strong economy and location makes it a phenomenal city to host this year’s event to a lead-rich environment, introducing franchising to prospective franchisees.
“Whether it’s the business-minded person who’s been waiting to become their own boss for years, or a new graduate looking to get into franchising, Franchise Expo West offers reliable franchise opportunities for entrepreneurs in all walks and stages of life,” said Tom Portesy, president and CEO of MFV Expositions, producer of Franchise Expo West. “Our strategic move to Denver will open the doors to new opportunities for both franchisors and prospective franchisees as we aim to offer eager business prospects the chance to grow to unimaginable heights through franchising. There is no better way to get that process started than to interact one-on-one with seasoned franchise executives to discuss ownership opportunities and experience exceptional educational programs.”
This year’s event will offer a look into the hottest trends in the franchise industry - ranging from restaurants and fitness clubs to auto repairs and pet supply stores - as attendees explore the vast, emerging, international, and mature franchise opportunities ranging from as little as a $5,000 investment up to $1 million+. Attendees can also take advantage of more than 60 free seminars and five in-depth workshops in addition to one-on-one consulting, financial discounts, and notable small business speakers such as the host of CNBC’s The Profit, Marcus Lemonis.
Last year, more than 8,000 attendees from 35 states and 24 countries flooded the convention center with the opportunity to meet and speak with over 200 exhibitors.
The Franchise Expo West costs $10 to register in advance and $20 at the door, but those who register at www.franchiseexpowest.com and use promo code FPR can receive a complimentary pass to attend the show. On-site registration is also available, but pre-registration is recommended.
About MFV Expositions
For 25 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.