West Coast Franchise Expo gears up to highlight small business

West Coast Franchise Expo gears up to highlight small business

October 24-26 will bring thousands of entrepreneurs will pass through the doors of the Anaheim Convention Centre searching for their next business venture.

“The expo in Anaheim is geared towards those franchise brands that are looking to develop west of the Mississippi,” said Tom Portesy, President of MFV Expositions. “We’re able to draw well-respected, growing franchise brands from a wide variety of industries and in turn, we attract highly qualified prospects hungry for new business opportunities. We see many exhibitors awarding franchises based on meetings at WCFE.”

The WCFE, which is hosted by MFV Expositions and the International Franchise Association, will have more than 200 exhibitors, 50 free seminars and six symposia. In addition the education value, organisers say the opportunity for senior-level executives and new/existing investors to meet face to face is invaluable.

As franchising continues to spur economic growth, the tenth anniversary of the California event promises to be the most successful yet. According to the ADP’s National Franchise Report, the U.S. added more than 27,000 franchise jobs in June, up nearly 8,000 from May.

“It’s clear that franchising plays a significant role in cultivating small business growth,” said Portesy. “The trend continues toward entrepreneurship for those who want a new career. As we regain confidence in the economy and lending improves, people are ready and willing to invest in new opportunities. We’ve seen this at the International Franchise Expo in New York as well as here in Anaheim on the west coast.”