DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Thousands of existing and prospective franchise owners will gather at this year’s Franchise Expo South, set to take place at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center on Jan. 12-14. The event will open its doors to eager franchise prospects, many who are making it their New Year’s resolution to break free from their 9-to-5 lifestyle and take the plunge into entrepreneurship.
With more than 200 franchise brands looking to expand in the Dallas market and around the country, attendees will have the rare opportunity to meet face-to-face with the high-level executives from both emerging start-ups and well-known, established franchise brands. Franchise Expo South provides the ultimate platform to evaluate the various franchise opportunities available and find a company match.
The expo kicks off with a variety of seminars beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 12 and continues with a plethora of workshops throughout the weekend. Executives from the International Franchise Association (IFA) will be in attendance to open up the festivities and share personal stories that will offer tips and strategies to new business owners. Additional speakers from within the industry will discuss that state of franchising, covering topics such as “Creating the Best Entity for Your Business,” “Avoiding Litigation for the Start-Up Franchisor,” and “What Do I Need to Know Before Buying a Franchise.”
The franchise industry made recent headlines when the IFA released its latest economic impact report, which shows that franchising is accountable for the creation of more than 9 million jobs in the United States and is responsible for an output of almost $700 billion for the country’s economy. Job growth in the franchise sector has outpaced growth in all other sectors economy-wide and franchising’s hot streak is expected to continue in 2017.
“The franchise industry is continuing to meet projections and serve as a solid staple of the United States economy,” said Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions, producers of Franchise Expo South. “The upcoming expo in Dallas is the ideal platform for thousands of entrepreneurs to gain a better understanding of franchising from industry veterans. The expo covers all areas of the industry and includes opportunities for every budget. This is the perfect chance for people to act on their New Year’s resolutions of breaking from the norm and opening their own business.”
In 2016, more than 8,000 attendees from 45 states and 24 countries came to Franchise Expo South at the NRG Center in Houston. This year, the expo has relocated to Dallas to dive into a hot hub of economic and population expansion. The Dallas and Fort Worth areas are the second-fastest growing metro areas in the United States, according to the Small Business Index. Each year Franchise Expo South has proven to be a life-changing event for prospective investors looking for a new business path.
To register for the expo, visit www.FranchiseExpoSouth.com and use the promo code “PSR” to register for a free pass. On-site registration is also available.
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 such as FranchiseExpo.com.