Find out about how to be your own boss

IF you like the idea of being your own boss but want to minimise the risks of self-employment then running a franchise could be the answer.

The National Franchise Exibition, which takes place this Friday and Saturday (October 5 and 6), will feature more than 130 businesses of various sizes and sectors to provide an insight into all aspects of running part of an established company.

Visit for a conference programme and to register for a fast-track entry pass to the event at Birmingham NEC.