The Cleveland Franchise Show
The last Cleveland Franchise Show I was at was well attended.
Over 100 different franchise opportunities and business opportunities were showcased, and it was a pretty well-run show.
It was also several years ago, and at the time I was a franchise (consultant) broker. I’m not a broker now. Look.
I ran a franchise seminar which was well attended, and met some great prospective franchise owners.
It’s Mostly Business Opportunities
And, all of them said the same thing:
“We were surprised to see so many business opportunities instead of straight-up franchises at the Cleveland Franchise Show.”
Well, as I told them-“that’s what you get.” Most of the companies that pay $2500-3500+ for a booth at one of these events are not usually high-end-well-known franchise brands.
But local franchise shows are still worth attending. You get to see a lot of different “opportunities” all under one roof.
But, be forewarned: You’ll probably leave the franchise show with less enthusiasm than you had when you entered the show.
That’s because you just don’t know which franchises are legit, and which ones aren’t. And, that’s okay.
Great research…serious franchise fact-gathering is the only way you’ll be able to find out what’s what in the massive world of franchise opportunities and business opportunities.
Some Cleveland Franchise Show Help
When the time comes…when you feel you’ve landed on a franchise or two that seems to be a good fit for you, I can help you figure things out.
I can help you lower your risk.
I can help you increase your chances of success.
One more thing:
You will meet franchise brokers-some call themselves consultants, like I did. Their services are free.
You know why, right?
Franchise consultants/brokers get paid large commissions from the franchisor’s they represent. And, that’s okay, if they’re looking out for your best interests.
I always did when I was a broker.
It’s just that I don’t know who’s going to be at the Cleveland Franchise Show this year. I don’t know which franchise brokers are going to be pitching their services and presenting seminars.
If you’re dead-set on working with a franchise broker, contact me before you do anything. I can refer you to one or two brokers that I know, like, and trust.
If you’re attending the Cleveland Franchise Show this year, gather all the information you can-then go back home and digest it.
Contact me if you’d like some one-on-one help separating the flowers from the weeds.
I know flowers.
And, unfortunately, I know weeds.
Let’s work together and figure it all out.