Media Advisory - Take Ownership of Your Work and Your Life at The Franchise and Business Opportunities Show

    TORONTO, Jan. 9 /CNW/ - North America's largest Franchise and Business
Opportunities Show returns to Toronto for its 12th annual show January 12th &
13th, 2008 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Over 5,000 potential
entrepreneurs looking to become their own boss or who are in search of the
perfect business partner will explore the most opportunities ever showcased in
    "Some of North America's best known storefront franchises in the retail,
food, and service industries, in addition to proprietors of thriving
home-based businesses, will be exhibiting throughout the weekend," says Fred
Cox Jr., Show Producer. "This is a must-attend event for any person who has
ever dreamed of owning their own business. This show offers consumers the
chance to ask key questions, compare and contrast all of the opportunities
that are now available. Getting to speak directly with potential business
partners is an unbeatable way to find the business that is perfect for you."
    Premiering this year, is the Master Franchise Showcase. For investors who
are looking for a larger venture, the Master Franchise Showcase is a first of
its kind. The showcase offers the chance to be a part of ground floor
opportunities with companies that are looking to expand into Canada or other
larger territories within Ontario and other provinces.
    This event also provides valuable education, resources, and a wide range
of advisors and suppliers for future business owners in a section called "The
Entrepreneur Expo." This feature includes free daily seminars from reputable
and insightful professionals who have information that entrepreneurs need to
know. Topics include "How to Find the Business That's Right For You"; "Legal
Aspects of Buying a Franchise", and "Canada Revenue's Requirements When
Starting a Small Business."

    The Franchise and Business Opportunities Show takes place Saturday,
January 12th & Sunday, January 13th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre -
North Building, Hall A, 225 Front Street West, Toronto, Ontario. Hours of
operation are Saturday and Sunday, 11am-5pm. For more information, visit

    This event is produced by National Event Management, based in Markham,
Ontario. National Event Management is the largest producer of Business
Ownership events across North America, with 27 annual Franchise Shows
showcasing over 1,700 businesses to 65,000 prospective business owners
annually. For more information on National Event Management visit

For further information:

For further information: Nicole Cox,, (905)
477-2677 x231; Tanya Williams,, (905) 477-2677 x239

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