East Coast Franchise & Business Expo

June 3-4, 2017 | Virginia Beach, Virginia


  • Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss?
  • Are you ready to take control of your future?
  • Are you a business owner ready to expand and franchise your business?

At the East Coast Franchise & Business Expo, attendees will have a place to learn from the foremost experts in franchising, attend workshop sessions that provide an in-depth look at issues facing franchising today. All sessions, events and activities are free with your ticket unless otherwise noted.
On June 3-4, 2017 at the DoubleTree by Hilton, you will come face to face with top franchises, investment consultants, media professionals, experts in marketing, branding and business as a whole, during the 2nd annual East Coast Franchise and Business Expo in Virginia Beach, VA.
During the expo, you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered by franchise experts, increase your knowledge of the franchise industry and meet entrepreneurs just like you who are ready to take control of their future.

This event is perfect for entrepreneurs who are:

  • In transition
  • In need of a solution to replace their income
  • Ready to create long term stability for their family
  • Considering a change

This event is perfect for existing business owners who are interested in:

  • Adding new revenue to their bottom line
  • Maximizing the value of their existing client base
  • Growing their client base
  • Keeping more of their profits
  • Funding their business ventures

Expo Highlights

  • 2 days of exhibition, classes and breakout sessions from 10am-5pm!
  • Cocktail/Networking Party!
  • Optional evening events designed to help attendees find their PERFECT Franchise/Opportunity Match!

Speed Fran-Dating

Modeled after the traditional Speed Dating concept, speed-dating allows you to spend 10 uninterrupted minutes with each participating franchise concept representative. Use this valuable time to gain a deeper understanding of the concept being presented. Once the Speed Fran-Dating is complete, use the provided scorecard to note your interest level of each concept.
Expo staff will collect the scorecards and provide the Franchise Concept Representative with your contact information for ONLY the concepts you are interested in learning more about!

Blind Fran-Dating

Prior to the expo, you will receive a brief questionnaire to complete. Based on your experience, financial situation and interests, you will be matched with concepts best suited for you.
Your time is valuable and we want you to spend it expanding your knowledge of the concepts you are interested in! Franchise Concept Reps will then treat the interested prospects to dinner to discuss whether the prospect is a good fit for their concept.

Venue Details

DoubleTree by Hilton | 1-800-222-TREE | 1900 Pavilion Drive | Virginia Beach, VA 23451 Mention Franchise Expo USA for special lodging rates

Workshops & Seminars

  • Barter to Grow
  • Networking 2.0
  • 5 Ways to Generate Business Revenue in the next 90 days
  • Franchise Disclosure Document Basics
  • How to Start Your Own Business – Franchising vs. Start Up
  • Invest in Yourself!
  • Protect Your Brand Through Trademarking
  • Give to Receive
  • Build the Business in Your Head – Starting a Small Business
  • Building a World Class Direct Sales Team
  • Top 10 Things To Look For In An Investment Property
  • Digital Age Credit Strategies

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