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Potential franchise owners in the Anglia region will be able to meet franchisors at the Ipswich Franchise Discovery Day, due to be held at the Ipswich Corn Exchange on the 10th November 2010.

Ipswich Borough Council and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce are to host the Discovery Day, which will feature some of the country's most important franchise brands.

The Discovery Day will enable prospective franchise owners the chance to talk face to face with franchisors. It also aims to encourage job creation, new business start-ups and bring important retail brands into Ipswich Town Centre. There will also be vehicle-based, management and part-time franchises being launched following this event as franchisors find their new partners.

There will be free seminars to help people from the region to clearly understand the steps that they need to take in order to evaluate a franchise opportunity and then how to check out the franchisor and opportunity being presented. Plus seminars specifically designed for owners of successful businesses that would like to explore the franchise option.

Cllr Atkins said: "Franchises can be home-based, part-time, vehicle-based, or require premises; they cover business accountancy to vending, with a wide range of areas and levels of investment.

"We believe that this exhibition will be a great source of information for prospective franchise owners in and around Ipswich and the Anglia region - as well as for owners of successful businesses considering expansion by franchising. This hopefully will lead to more businesses starting up and flourishing in the town."

John Dugmore, Chief Executive of Suffolk Chamber, added: "Franchising provides the opportunity for people to branch out on their own, with the support of a tried and tested business behind them.

"For anyone considering owning a franchise, help and advice will be available on the day and I would encourage them to come along to find out more about what franchise opportunities that are available, as well as arming themselves with the information that they need to know before proceeding to own and operate the franchise of their choice."

Ipswich Franchise Discovery Day Presentations
Seminar Times, Presenting Company and Speakers Name.

11:30 - 12.00 Prof. Roy Seaman CFE, FDS Introduction to Franchising
12:15 - 12:45 Mark Scott, Natwest Franchise Development Funding
13:00 - 13:30 Neil Mansell, Platinum Property 3 Steps to earning 100k a year
13.45 - 14:15 Jan Massey, Photography for LP Women in Franchising
14:30 - 15:00 Annetta Doyle, Bluebird Care Franchise Opportunity
15:15 - 15:45 Adrian Bradshaw, Flyer Online Being Your Own Boss
16:00 - 16:30 Shaun Thomson, Sandler Training Every Business Has to Sell...
16:45 - 17:15 Clive Houlston, Mr Electric


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