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Thomas Portesy President, MFV Expositions

About Thomas Portesy

Tom has been with MFV Expositions for over twenty years. He has been president for over ten years and added CEO to his title in 2009. During this time, MFV Expositions has taken on many forms, adapting to the ever changing market place.

Tom oversees a staff of over thirty professionals, currently producing three franchise events in the United States, two franchise events in Mexico (including one of the worlds largest) and franchise events in the United Kingdom and Grand Bahama. Tom is responsible for the global network of partners involved in MFV’s growing international online business. Tom works closely with the International Franchise Association and many franchise associations around the world and has participated as a panelist and moderator in countless seminars and symposia.

Prior to joining MFV, Tom owned an advertising and PR firm and was a founder and Group VP of an instant printing franchise.


Recent Posts by Thomas Portesy

Veterans Make Excellent Franchisees

Many veterans in the course of their active military careers, manage to save money for future business opportunities. Here are a few proven reasons why veterans make good franchise owners.

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Avoid Franchise Fads

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Important Questions to Ask Before Purchasing A Franchise

If you're unsure about any aspect of a franchise you're considering, you need to ask the right questions before you can make a final decision.

What to Ask Yourself Before Buying A Franchise

Becoming a part of a franchise is an exciting opportunity and an option that continues to grow in popularity. Being a part of a franchise means sticking with the already established program.

How To Finance Your Franchise

Starting a new business is an emotionally charged situation, but the key to choosing the appropriate financing is in assessing the numbers without sentiment.

Are There Alternatives to Franchising?

Although we hear so much about franchising in today's business community, businesses actually have several ways to expand their marketing distribution channels.

Five Useful Tools For Improving Your Bottom Line

If you have been struggling to track your real bottom line throughout the year, try some of these five helpful tools to get a better grasp on total revenue.

Eight Simple Tips for Grading a Franchise Opportunity

How to properly compare opportunities from vastly different industries. Look for some of these eight characteristics and features to determine if your favorite concept will actually turn into a profitable business.