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FRANCHISE MEETING POINT
2.-3.3. 2012

The biggest show of franchising opportunities in the Czech Republic

FORUM

Target groups – explanatory notes:


A person interested in franchising

A franchisant

A franchisor

Friday, March 2, 2012

11 AM – 11:30 AM
Ráj sýrů (Cheese Paradise) – history and popularity of Dutch cheeses.
An interesting franchise concept not only for lovers of cheese.

11:30 AM - 12.00
Cross Cafe original – success stems from quality products, ambience in the cafés and congenial staff.
An example of a successful Czech franchise system.

12.00 – 12:30 PM
Business for Breakfast – a new modern way of creating contacts for successful business.

12:30 PM – 1 PM
Expreska – a presentation of a franchise system that has succeeded in the service branch.
How do we search for new franchisants and club members in the Czech Republic and Slovakia?

1 PM – 1:30 PM
Bematech – modern methods of marketing communications.

1:30 PM – 2 PM
The American franchise market – an inspiration for Czech and Slovak entrepreneurs.
Examples of American franchise systems searching for partners in the Czech and Slovak market.

2:30 PM – 3 PM
How to finance a franchise business?
What are the proceedings connected with asking for a loan?
How to communicate with a bank?
What does a bank require from a loan applicant?

3 PM – 3:30 PM
State and other support for Czech entrepreneurs and businesses.
How to proceed when asking for support or state warranty? Suggestions and experience from the practice.

3:30 PM – 4 PM 
How to franchise companies that already operate in the market? 
How to transform a good idea and know-how into a quality franchise concept?
The length and phases of development, financial expenses, what should a franchise packet include, form and contents of franchising manuals, business plan, experience and suggestions from practice.

4 PM – 4:30 PM
A proper and quality choice of franchisants and franchise managers being the key factor for fast development of a franchise network. 

4:30 PM – 5 PM
Credit Info – useful information for entrepreneurs and suppliers of goods or services.

5 PM – 5:30 PM
Financial services for small and middle-sized businesses focusing on operating with franchises.
Optimization of financial portfolios and possible financial sources.


Saturday, March 3, 2012

10 AM – 10:30 AM
Development of trade in the Czech Republic – are franchise networks and alternative and an opportunity for business in the Czech market environment?

10:30 AM – 11 AM
Who can compete with strong store chains in the Czech market?
Does independent business have any prospects in future?
Is franchising an opportunity or salvage for small and middle-sized businesses?

11 AM – 11:30 AM
Legal aspects of running a franchise enterprise.
The most common issues between franchisors and franchisants. Lawsuits and how to forestall them. What are the most important things to pay attention to when signing a franchising or master-franchising contract?

11.30 AM – 12:00
Business Angels – an investor or an angel? Financing of a company start-up thanks to angelic money. Alternative sources of financing of small and middle-sized business, including the franchise one.

12  – 12:30 PM
How to franchise companies that already operate in the market? 
How to transform a good idea and know-how into a quality franchise concept?
Length and phases of development, financial expenses, what should a franchise packet include, form and contents of franchising manuals, business plan, experience and suggestions from practice.

12.30 PM– 1 PM
How shall I tell good, well-qualified and experienced franchise consultants?
What is the proof of their qualification, expertise and experience in the field of franchise business?
Would certification of consultants and advisors be a solution of this problem?
What could be the criteria for this expert certification?
What would certification bring to franchisors, franchisants and those interested in franchise business?

1 PM – 1:30 PM
Tasks and roles of franchise consultants, their support and assistance to franchisors, those interested in franchise business, franchisants and those, who wish to develop their own franchise concept.

1:30 PM – 2 PM
I want to become a franchisant - master vs. unit licences, how can I finance my franchise business, check-list for a person interested in franchising, consulting and tips by experts.

2 PM – 2:30 PM
How can the unemployed become entrepreneurs and franchise partners?
State support, cooperation between labour offices and employees etc.

3 PM – 3:30 PM
Credit Info – useful information for entrepreneurs and suppliers of goods or services.

3:30 PM – 4 PM
Financial services for small and middle-sized businesses focusing on operating with franchises.
Optimization of financial portfolios and possible financial sources.

4 PM – 4:30 PM
What are the services real estates agents offer to small and middle-sized businesses?
Ethical standards of real estates brokers conduct.
Renting, leasing or an own investment?

4:30 PM  - 5 PM
Reduccia – products and services for sustenance and diets. What is the secret behind this weight reduction method?

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Patronage

Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

Czech Chamber of Commerce

Association of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and Crafts CZ

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