Virtual Franchise Events, Inc. (VFE)™ is a joint venture between FranchisEssentials™, a Houston-based franchise industry consulting firm, and Strategic Growth Concepts™, a Detroit-based small business consulting firm, and is a continuation of their franchise industry-focused strategic alliance previously announced in April, 2009. The firm will be producing upwards of 30+ virtual events annually, exclusively targeting the franchise industry.  The company website can be viewed at www.VirtualFranchiseEvents.com .