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Gary’s Festive Season Message

  As I was relaxing and listening to the silence last night (something that’s been absent for the last week) I got to do one of my personal traditions and reflect on 2016... Hopefully my sharing this with you will trigger some fond memories, smiles and perhaps even a reflection or two of your own [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:25:42+00:00December 28th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Franchise research|Tags: , , , |

Top 3 Franchise Opportunities in Washington State for 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, I want to share with my readers the top 3 franchise opportunities I see in Washington State at the start of the new year. Boutique Fitness The big-box gyms are now considered dinosaurs in the booming industry of personal fitness and healthy lifestyles. Personal training studios show amazing and [...]

Gary Prenevost was interviewed on CFRB 1010 AM radio show

Check out my interview with Zane Caplansky on Let's Eat with Zane Caplansky on CFRB 1010 AM  this past Saturday.  Had the pleasure to share the panel with some great guys and experts in their field, Avi Behar and Chad Finkelstein.  We discussed various aspects of Franchising and what you need to know if you [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:25:42+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Blogs, Franchise research|Tags: |

Financing Guide for the First-Time Franchisee

The Problem with Franchise Financing In my experience, it is extremely discouraging for first-time franchisees to learn the hard way that the lending sources who helped them buy their house or car may not be able to help them finance their franchise opportunity. The long and difficult financing process (made more complex after the recent [...]

By |2016-09-11T11:41:30+00:00September 11th, 2016|Categories: Finance, Franchise Advisor, Franchise research|Tags: |

Protect Yourself From Franchise Fraud

To the trained eye, franchise fraud patterns are easily evident. However, far too many first-time entrepreneurs still fall victim to scammers. Why are there so many franchise scams? Well, in my experience, there's no single contributor to franchise fraud — ease of developing a franchise, absence of common standards in franchise regulations and the way [...]

Franchise Ownership versus the Guaranteed (?) Income Corporate Career Path?

  If you’re like 80% of Canadians, you’re enamoured by the idea of having your own business. You are likely struggling with a number of factors… What concepts are hot right now? What business suits you best? Can I start part time and then switch to full-time once the business is up and running? How [...]

Happy New Year!

As I sat on the plane on December 24thfrom Cape Town home to Toronto I was reflecting on the blessings in my life, and those blessings include each of you... At this time of year most of us reflect on our own families and the people we love; I’m deeply appreciative of them and really [...]

By |2019-06-14T17:25:43+00:00December 31st, 2015|Categories: Blogs, Franchise research|Tags: , , |

Location, location, location!

The phenomenon of social media continues to creep into our daily lives. Whether you’re looking at a business advertisement, a television show or your favorite website, the social media widget is omniscient.   Curated from Tweeting Your Franchise to Prominence Let’s say that you’re well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur by this [...]

How Big Is Franchising Anyway?

The number of franchise establishments in the United States has grown to 781,794 – the highest it has ever been. Along with the steady growth, the International Franchising Association (#IFA) projects the industry to continuing its impressive expansion for a fifth consecutive year.   Curated from How Big Is Franchising Anyway?  

By |2015-09-30T14:10:34+00:00September 30th, 2015|Categories: Franchise Advisor, Franchise Coaching, Franchise Consultant, Franchise research|Tags: , , |

You Found a Franchise to Investigate – Now What?

  You’ve chosen the franchises that you want to investigate – congratulations – the easy part is over… now what? There are three phases to detailed franchise research, “Franchisor Discussions”, “Validation” (speaking with existing franchisees), and “Discovery/Confirmation”. It is important to progress through these phases in chronological order   Phase 1 – Franchisor Discussions: (duration [...]