Franchise Expo West will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center November 2-4. The expo will provide opportunities and information for small business owners who are interested in franchising their concept, including beauty business owners, as well as for entrepreneurs who are interested in becoming small business owners.

The expo offers more than 60 free educational seminars and five in-depth workshops on a variety of topics such as “The A to Z’s of Buying a Franchise,” “How to Start a Business in Los Angeles,” “Franchising Your Business,” “Choosing the Right Franchise,” and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet executives from more than 200 franchise brands. Beauty industry exhibitors include Moxie Blowdry & Beauty Bar, a full service salon founded in N.J. by hairstylists Jennifer and Jamie Dunn, who will be doing hair and makeup styling on a model; and Amazing Lash Studio, which specializes in eyelash extensions and has more than 158 locations across the country.

A number of program sponsors will be present to facilitate women and minority business ownership, such as PACE SBA Women’s Center and DiversityFran, which will host a diversity seminar, and IFA, which will host a women’s franchise ownership seminar.  A seminar hosted by VetFran titled “Opportunities for Veterans in Franchising” will encourage military veterans’ involvement in franchising.

The Franchise Expo West costs $10 to register in advance and $20 at the door, but those who register in advance at and use promo code CKPR can register for free. 

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