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BFE Creation Station 2 Free entry for readers saving up to £10 on the door

Running a franchised business is popular with many entrepreneurial women as it can be a way to achieve a better work/life balance while earning an income.

To find out all about franchising visit The British Franchise Exhibition at EventCity, Manchester on Friday 20 & Saturday 21 June, gain FREE entry and save up to £10 on the door, simply enter the code BFEFAM when registering at

Work/life balance is particularly important and notoriously difficult for mothers as juggling work responsibilities whilst making time for the children requires flexibility. This is a major reason why nearly two thirds of mothers with children under the age of ten are thinking about starting a business to run from home in the next three years, according to Direct Line for Business.

Many of them will consider franchising as a viable option as there are many franchise businesses that will suit this lifestyle need.

BFE - Creation StationFranchisees have the freedom of running a business and managing their own time, but with the support of an already successful business model, with the guidance of franchisors and existing franchisees and with the backing of an established brand name.

Aspiring franchisees can find out all about the franchise industry and exactly what opportunities are available to them all under one roof at The British Franchise Exhibition, taking place on 20 & 21 June. The exhibition will be held at new venue EventCity near Manchester for the first time this year and is already attracting potential franchise investors from all over the north. The new venue is easily accessible by both public transport and car, with easy access to the motorways and there is plenty of free parking surrounding the venue.

There will be many exciting opportunities at the event to suit women who are considering running a business. Franchise businesses exhibiting will cover a wide range of sectors including food & drink, fitness, property and care services and include The Leaflet Delivery Company, thebest of, With Thanks, SmartPA and Voucher Packs as well as well-known names such as McDonald’s, Papa John’s, Anytime Fitness and British Gas.

BFE exhibition - family (2)The British Franchise Exhibition has an appointments system in place, so visitors can ensure that their time at the exhibition is well spent. Appointments can be booked through where there are details of companies exhibiting.

The award winning Creation Station is an increasingly popular element of The British Franchise Exhibition. This feature offers a range of exciting and fun arts and crafts for children to enjoy under the supervision of a parent of guardian, whilst a partner or friend explores the options available in the rest of the exhibition.

As well as the exhibition opportunities, a comprehensive seminar programme including a range of seminars hosted by the bfa will cover all the essential elements of franchising.

At the Real Franchise Stories panel seminars, franchisees who have established themselves and are now successful will explain how they got to where they are, sharing insight into pitfalls they overcame and successes they enjoyed while making the transition to becoming a business owner.

Adrian Goodsell, Head of Franchise Sales for The Franchise Exhibitions at organisers Venture Marketing Group said: “The British Franchise Exhibition in Manchester is expected to attract visitors from all over the north this year with the move to EventCity. It offers an excellent chance for aspiring entrepreneurs to find exciting opportunities and learn more about franchising all under one roof.”

The British Franchise Exhibition is open from 10am on both days, closing at 5pm on Friday, and 4pm on Saturday.

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