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Small business success on show in Sydney in August

Anyone dreaming of starting their own business shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit the Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo at ICC Sydney in Darling Harbour from Friday 5 until Saturday 6 August.

“Small business is the driver of our economy and many people find it offers a fantastic lifestyle and steady income,” says Exhibition Manager Fiona Stacey.

“But it’s also crucial to do your research and make sure you choose the best concept for your circumstances. The Expo is independent and gives you the perfect chance to see the options, speak with the experts and have all your questions answered.”

The Sydney Franchising & Business Opportunities Expo will showcase a huge range of business ideas. You will have the opportunity to come face to face with the people behind emerging brands as well as established businesses, such as Appliance Tagging Services, InXpress, Jim’s Pool Care, Miniso, Minuteman Press International, Mobile Outfitters, Pattysmiths Premium Burgers, Pizza Hut, Poolwerx, Quest Apartment Hotels, Roll’d, Signarama, Snap Fitness and The Graffiti Eaters.

Fiona Stacey is thrilled to see so many renowned brands exhibiting at the show, as well as a wide array of new concepts. Concepts on offer for the first time in Sydney include ACE Body Corporate Management, Bedshed, CleanMade, Ecokleensolar, Eye Level Learning, Fernwood Fitness, Fitslim, Graze Craze, Oliver Brown, Polished Diamonds, SP Screens, The Laundry Lady, Thryv, Transportable Shade Sheds, Tubway and Wings and Tins.

In addition to meeting exhibitors, visitors find great benefits in attending the free seminars held as part of the show. Seminars help visitors to understand the difference between franchises, find a business that matches their skills, and identify success strategies and pitfalls to avoid. The popular seminar program features industry experts, franchisees and franchisors.

“The seminars and free panel sessions are always a highlight of the Expo,” says Stacey. “It’s a good idea to check the program on our website before you attend, to make sure you’re in time to hear from any speakers who particularly interest you.”

“Once again the 2022 shows have been well supported by the small business and franchising community” she says. “Any company wishing to take a stand at this year’s shows and reach thousands of potential new franchisees should get in touch with our team to discuss the benefits of exhibiting.”

Stacey adds that the advantages of exhibiting go above and beyond recruitment. “The Expo is a great tool for building brand awareness and relationships with both potential investors and with others in the franchising industry,” she says.

“Nothing can replace meeting someone face to face to discuss their needs and concerns. Being at the Expo is the best way to meet people who are serious about owning a business and to show you are a serious player in the marketplace.”

Returning to Sydney is the Start Your Own Business Workshop which runs on Saturday morning from 9am, delivering advice on business ownership, how to get started and what you need to know to take the leap.

Gain the freedom and flexibility of being your own boss with an established brand and support network behind you. Visit the show to explore a wide variety of franchises, advisors and business ideas, all under one roof.

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Contact Fiona Stacey for more information on exhibiting ph. 03 9999 5464 or