Thurs., Jan. 29 - Sat., Jan. 31

from 10:00am - 7:00pm EDT

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Start a Business Weekend FAQ


Q: Who should attend the Start a Business Weekend?

Anyone with a dream of owning their own business or expanding their current holdings will benefit from investing a bit of their free time to help secure a better future for themselves and their family.

Q: What can I gain from attending this free networking event?

You will receive complimentary educational materials about franchising in general and very specific business opportunities. You will have the opportunity to meet key representatives from some of the most prestigious organizations who have experience at helping new business owners get started. You will meet business coaches who are dedicated to you in discovering opportunities that meet your unique goals, needs and expectations.

Q: Who will be at the Start a Business Weekend?

Hundreds of people just like you will be able to meet with dozens of franchise companies and business opportunities with well recognized names as well as some "up and comers." Several Entrepreneur's Source business coaches will host the weekend event, give free educational keynote sessions and meet with the conference attendees when requested.

Q: How do Business Consultants/Coaches get paid?

Each person who registers for the Start a Business Weekend will be assigned a highly-trained Entrepreneur's Source Coach. They work very much like a Real Estate broker who provides a lot of assistance and answers many questions about the right fit and financing, but they only get paid once your find the right business for you. And, that payment to coach comes from the franchise company, not you!

Q: What is The Entrepreneur's Source?

The Entrepreneur's Source was launched in 1984 as a way to help people discover businesses and franchise opportunities. Today the "E-Source" is a franchise network made up of approximately 300 independent consultants/coaches helping over 10,000 people monthly discover new business opportunities. All E-Source Coaches are graduates of the E Source Academy, which offers intensive training on coaching skills, franchising and self-employment issues. The Entrepreneur's Source success is consistently recognized by Entrepreneur magazine within their annual Franchise 500 rankings and by the International Franchise Association trade organization.

Q: Are there any costs or obligations to attend the Start a Business Weekend?

There is absolutely no cost or obligation to attend any of our conferences, either in person or virtually from the comfort of your own home or office. We highly encourage prior registration so that we can have plenty of free hand-out materials for everyone and introduce you to your new E-Source Coach who will help guide you through the event.

Q: Why should I consider franchise opportunities?

For anyone considering self-employment or starting a new business, franchises have several and compelling powerful characteristics. Franchises offer complete business format systems and intensive training that allows someone to quickly start a business and become operational. Franchises offer time-tested, proven systems so you do not have to "reinvent the wheel" and you benefit directly from many others having used the same system in other markets. Franchises promote and protect a brand that benefits all involved in the on-going growth of that business. Franchise companies offer many support and training services to their franchisees as a means to greater efficiencies and financial results. Franchise companies and existing franchisees offer a historic track record to individuals who wish to explore what the result of owning that franchise business may be. All of these things combined also typically make it easier to obtain business funding before you start, and easier to sell when you want to move on to something new.