The face of business has changed over the years. One of the big changes has been the introduction of franchises. One person or business will come up with a business model and prove it is successful. Rather than opening and administering a chain of stores, they will then sell the...

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The majority of business conferences are put together of industry leaders and complementary companies. The mix of businesses allows different companies to meet face-to-face with suppliers and new businesses that might be potential suppliers for an industry. This works well when buying and selling are the point of a business...

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There are many companies that invest their marketing budgets in attendance at large business exhibitions. Some will sell their products directly to consumers at these shows. Others prefer to show their wares to potential customers without direct sales. Many times this has to do with the type of businesses attending....

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When industry leaders get together, it is an important event. News writers often attend these conferences to report on the latest trends in business. There are times when it is best for industry leaders to discuss important business without the distraction of the press. Rather than attending a large conference or exhibition, they gather at a private retreat. This gives them an opportunity to really concentrate on their business and make important decisions.

Free press is generally good for most businesses. Small conferences that exclude the press are avoiding the problem of being distracted. They are not held privately to keep information from the press or the world in general. Many times, executives attending these conferences will invite the press to a briefing after their decisions have been made. This offers the journalists a chance to report the news to their readers after the executives have made their decisions.