Mayor Rob Ford and Bruce Croxon set to speak at Canada's Largest Franchise & Business Opportunities Show

TORONTO, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show announced today that Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and former CBC Dragons' Den panelist, Bruce Croxon are featured speakers at the event held September 6 & 7, 2014 at the International Centre. Mayor Ford will deliver the Show's Welcome Address and highlight how the City fosters opportunities to grow business in Toronto. Mr. Croxon will provide personal insight on business ownership and share tips on how to achieve success. "Hearing the life experiences and to receive advice from business leaders like Mayor Ford and Mr. Croxon is an invaluable first step for prospective business owners to take," said Fred Cox, President of National Event Management, producer of the National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show. "The Show's industry experts know just what it takes to start and grow successful businesses and provide essential information to help attendees reach their goals of business ownership."

This event is Canada's largest Franchise & Business Opportunities Show, showcasing both full-time franchises and part-time business opportunities at every investment level available now in the GTA. Each year, the Show attracts over 4,000 attendees who meet with over 140 actively growing companies. This event is a valuable resource for the many entrepreneurs who dream of starting their own business and the thousands of Canadians who consider franchising as a way to make it happen.

Highlights of the event include over 20 free seminars given by industry experts, including lawyers and government representatives, who share strategies and resources entrepreneurs need to effectively start and grow a business. Plus, there is an exclusive 'How to Franchise Your Business' seminar for existing owners who are looking to grow through a proven franchise model. "We are proud to work with the City of Toronto, Enterprise Toronto and the Government of Canada amongst other entrepreneurial groups to produce an event of this magnitude. It's a thrill to help thousands of entrepreneurs take their next path to success and be at the launch of so many new careers as business owners", states Fred Cox.

The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show
Dates: Saturday, September 6, 2014 and Sunday, September 7, 2014
Time: Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: International Centre, Hall 6, 6900 Airport Road, Mississauga
For more info:
$10 at the door, 1 admission ticket for $8 if purchased online

The National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show is produced by National Event Management. National Event Management is the producer of 27 annual business ownership events across North America showcasing over 1,700 businesses to 65,000 prospective business owners. For more information on National Event Management visit

SOURCE: National Franchise & Business Opportunities Show

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