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Robert Balthes

Market President


About Robert


Are you thinking about starting a franchise business in Milton, Hamilton, the Niagara Region, Kitchener/Waterloo, London or Windsor?

Opening a franchise is easier than you think, and can reduce the risk of your new business underperforming in the early years, like so many other startups! Let us help find the right Southwestern Ontario franchise opportunity for you, that will provide you with the equipment, training, marketing materials, and brand reputation that you need to in order to see a real return on your investment, fast! If this sounds like what you are looking for, our local franchise opportunity experts can help match you with the right business opportunity for your skills, schedule, goals, and investment level. There are thousands of business franchises available, and that can make choosing the right one an overwhelmingly daunting task.

Let us help you decide which franchise opportunity is the right fit for you. If you want to open a business in Southwestern Ontario, I would be happy to help you make it a reality.

Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try.

Together we’ll explore business ownership in franchising as your next investment in yourself – both financially and as a career choice. Buying a franchise is attractive because it carries a level of autonomy but also involves tested, proven operational systems that reduce entrepreneurial risk.

Go into business for yourself, but not by yourself.

FranNet of Southwestern Ontario will develop and define what truly motivates you using your collective business skills, personality traits, interests and above all, your values to find the best suited opportunity. This insight will allow us to match proven business models that uniquely align with your skill set. I'll coach you through your investigation ensuring that your decision best serves your business goals and lifestyle choice.

Buying a franchise can be the quickest and easiest way to start your own local business. We would love to help you get set-up and underway.

If you don't follow your dreams, you'll work for someone else who did.


Robert has 20 years experience as a multi unit franchisee with one North America’s best known and successful brands. As a franchisee, he has won numerous sales and operational excellence awards and has achieved sales volumes in the top one percent of the chain. His experience as a “hands on” operator has prepared him to educate his clients to the skills required to run a successful franchise, as well assisting them in evaluating their needs and comparing the various business opportunities available.

As a Franchise Consultant & owner of FranNet of South Western Ontario, Robert provides no cost consultations to individuals who are seriously seeking business ownership opportunities. Robert works to match the personal, professional and financial goals of his clients with carefully prescreened national franchise companies. He further coaches his clients on how to thoroughly search for and evaluate franchise opportunities so that franchising can be seen as a safe and affordable way to be a business owner.

Robert has lived in South Western Ontario all his life. With FranNet, he is now able to coach others on the benefits of owning their own business. Robert serves clients over a large area of Southern Ontario which includes the cities of Milton, Hamilton, Niagara, Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge, Guelph, London, Windsor, Owen Sound and areas in between. Robert has been a guest speaker on many occasions to share his experiences and expertise with students, other business owners and organizations. He has worked with a variety of non profit organizations and charitable community groups.

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