While 3,000 franchise executives and small business owners will descend on Orlando beginning this weekend, many in the franchise industry will be busy running their businesses and not making the trip to Orlando.
For those who can’t be here for the biggest event in franchising of the year, you can follow along some of the action through a live blog with The Wall Street Journal On Sunday, Feb. 12, as WSJ small business reporter Emily Maltby will participate on a Financial Summit panel with experts in franchise development and franchise and small business lending.
Given the 20 percent lending shortfall the franchise industry faced in 2011 and the forecast for a return to franchise establishment growthin 2012, it’s sure to be a timely and lively discussion.
Send the WSJ your questions and comments, both in advance and during the live blog, which will begin on Sunday at 9 a.m. ET.
Posted by Matt Haller, IFA Sr. Director of Communications