Media Release

Want to start your own business in 2023?

The Franchising & Business Opportunities is looking forward to bringing you two events showcasing a huge range of franchise systems and small business ideas.

Exploring a change of career in 2023 is going to be top of mind for many people and the expos are the place to start the research, ask the questions and compare the opportunities.

At the shows you will discover exciting franchise brands and small business opportunities that align with your goals and values. You will have the chance to establish connections through face-to-face contact that allows successful partnerships to flourish.

The shows will be running in Melbourne from 6-7 May and in Sydney from 12-13 August. Brisbane and Perth will return in 2024.

Researching a business opportunity can feel overwhelming if you’re faced with pages and pages of google listings – what you really need is someone knowledgeable to explain it to your personally. The Franchising & Business Opportunities Expos brings together franchisors, franchisees, legal and financial experts, as well as industry and government authorities, giving you the chance to discover a range of business ideas.

‘It’s important to do some research online, but nothing can replace meeting real people who can explain the ins and outs of their business venture.” Says exhibition manager Fiona Stacey. “And visitors are often inspired by business ideas in industries they had never even considered!”

Whether you are an experienced small business owner or just thinking about a new start, you will find everything you need to start or grow a business.

“Hearing from franchisees in person gives a great insight into the challenges and opportunities of owning a franchise,” adds Stacey. “They are very frank about their experiences – what has worked well for them, and what hasn’t!”

In addition to meeting exhibitors, visitors can attend the free seminars held as part of the show. Here visitors will learn from experts in franchising and hear from successful franchisees, as well as strategies to help you succeed and pitfalls to avoid.

The Start Your Own Business Workshop will return to both shows on Saturday and Sunday morning from 9 am, delivering advice on business ownership, how to get started and what you need to know to take the leap.

Fiona adds “The Expo is independent and gives you the perfect chance to see the options, speak with the experts and have all your questions answered.”

Put the dates in your diary now! For more information on visiting or exhibiting, please visit