LOMBARD, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Begin exploring the fascinating options of business ownership at the 2008 Franchise Show Chicago where over 60 of the nation's fastest growing franchises will be on display for aspiring business owners to learn what it takes to be successful in a franchise concept. Franchise Show Chicago, which is free to the community, will be held on Friday, March 28 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday, March 29 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Carlisle Banquet Hall, 435 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard, IL (across Butterfield Rd. from Yorktown Center).
The event is hosted by The Entrepreneur's Source (TES), the nation's leading franchise education company. Co-sponsors of Franchise Show Chicago are Fifth Third Bank, The Women's Business Development Center and the Illinois Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage. All sponsors will have representatives on-hand to answer questions about business ownership.
"Our Franchise Show is an opportunity for people to gain some real insight on the many business options available," says Steve Rosenkrantz, regional developer for TES. "Education and information is the key to making the right career decision for your lifestyle, goals and needs," he added.
Franchise Show Chicago will offer opportunities to speak one-on-one with franchise representatives and hear from business resource partners addressing financial, legal and other support issues on the minds of aspiring business owners. TES business coaches will also be on-hand to answer many of the questions people have when considering business ownership.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in interactive workshops covering many areas of interest for aspiring entrepreneurs:
On Friday, WBBM Newsradio 780 will be broadcasting live from Franchise Show Chicago with hosts Kris Kridel and Sherman Kaplan with two hours of news and the WBBM Noon Business Hour. People who pre-register for the Show online before March 28th will be eligible for an Apple Vacation Getaway to Puerto Vallarta.
Franchise Show Chicago is FREE to the community. To register and for more information, please go visit www.FranchiseShowChicago.com, or contact Steve Rosenkrantz at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-264-6667.