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8 Facts You Need to Know… The sixth annual “Dallas Startup Week” gets underway next week, so mark your calendars for a five-day extravaganza running from Aug. 30-Sep. 3. Presented by the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (DEC) Network and sponsored by Capital One, the startup community can take advantage of over 100 virtual sessions featuring 200+ [...]

A Franchisee’s Journey: Getting to Know…Mark Potts

Mark Potts owns the CertaPro Painters franchise in Missouri City, a suburb of Houston’s sprawling metroplex, which ranks as the fourth largest city in the U.S. He opened the doors for business in November 2019, the culmination of a multi-year journey to establish more control over his own life, liberty and especially the pursuit of [...]

Franchising Moves Forward Despite Challenge of COVID-19 Pandemic – Canada

Without a doubt, the world is living through a challenging moment in real-time. The root cause of our shared anxiety is in direct proportion to the uncertainties we face as the global pandemic of COVID-19 continues. Will the infection rate slow down and case rates disappear? How long will this health crisis last? Will our [...]

By |2020-08-11T15:13:33+00:00August 10th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Look Who’s Saying ‘Yes’ to Franchising – July 2020 Edition

You may be wondering, who would commit to starting a business in the midst of a pandemic and economic volatility? Our mission at FranNet is to provide you with an uplifting and realistic look at the future of business ownership. By providing you with helpful insights and real-time information, we hope to mitigate any risk [...]

By |2020-07-28T20:20:57+00:00July 28th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

To the Downsized Oil and Gas Employees of Houston, You Have Alternatives

It’s not a layoff if you view it as a career transition… The city of Houston, fourth-largest in the U.S., has always been synonymous with the oil and gas industry. Known as the “Energy Capital of the World”, it’s home to over 500 oil and gas firms and employs nearly a third of the nation's [...]

Look Who’s Saying ‘Yes’ to Franchising – June 2020

You may be wondering, who would commit to starting a business in the midst of a pandemic and economic volatility? These FranNet clients (many in career transition) are looking beyond the current state of uncertainty and have said “YES” to franchise ownership in June 2020: 1. Home Cleaning Client Background: Previous business owners with backgrounds in marketing Why Now? Businesses [...]

By |2020-07-06T13:13:20+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Case of the Army Officer Veteran

(While the following narrative reflects actual facts and events, the client’s names are withheld to protect their privacy.)  This client was an Army Officer who left the service after a distinguished career. His military experience and educational background made him a good fit for one of the top National consulting firms. He spent the next [...]

4 Reasons to Hire Your Teen to Work at Your Franchise

With summer on the horizon, you might already be hearing complaints of boredom from your child or endless requests for money so they can go to the movies or mall with their friends. If your kid is desperate for something to do this summer—or if you’re desperate for a little extra help around the office [...]

Look Who’s Saying ‘Yes’ to Franchising – May 2020

You may be wondering, who would commit to starting a business in the midst of a pandemic and economic volatility? These FranNet clients (many in career transition) are looking beyond the current state of uncertainty and have said “YES” to franchise ownership in May 2020: 1. Childhood Education Client Background: A practicing physician and her husband who has [...]

By |2020-07-02T14:50:22+00:00June 3rd, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |

Look Who’s Saying ‘Yes’ to Franchising – April 2020

You may be wondering, who would commit to starting a business in the midst of a pandemic and economic volatility? These FranNet clients (many in career transition) are looking beyond the current state of uncertainty and have said “YES” to franchise ownership in April 2020: 1. Pool Care Service Client Background: A banking executive who works for a [...]

By |2020-07-02T14:49:21+00:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , |