Many people dream of investing in and running their own franchise business – but don’t know where to start. The Franchise Show is the perfect place to discover the opportunities that are available in Canadian franchising.

As Canada’s largest, most trusted and only all-franchise tradeshow, The Franchise Show, produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), offers inquisitive investors the chance to meet face-to-face with some of the most accomplished franchise systems.

To anyone new to the world of franchising, the show is full of countless opportunities. The September/October 2008 issue of CFA’s Franchise Canada Magazine offers potential franchisees valuable tips to make their tradeshow visit as easy and informative as possible.

Do your homework and research franchise systems, industries and markets
Do develop a list of questions to ask and don’t be afraid to ask them
Do dress professionally – first impressions are important
Do leave the kids at home but bring parents or other relatives if they are involved with the financing
Do take advantage of tradeshow seminars for new perspectives and information

Don’t expect to sign on the dotted line right away; this is only one important step in the process
Don’t get too caught up in the excitement of the show – stick to your plan, but remain open to other franchise opportunities that may arise. Read more.