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Another Oil & Gas Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Chad & Stormie Caldwell

With the assistance of FranNet of Houston and the Gulf Coast Region, Chad & Stormie Caldwell became two of the newest Oasis Senior Advisors franchise owners. According to Stormie, who shares the couple’s journey, it was the right move at the right time. Background “Chad spent more than 15 years as a petroleum engineer/scientist for [...]

By |2021-04-06T11:33:45+00:00April 6th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

Opportunity Knocking! DFW’s Shortage of Storage Units

Sometimes you really have to be paying attention to spot an opportunity in life. And for those of us in North Texas and Oklahoma, this year’s extreme weather is causing ripple effects in our lives that have yet to be discovered. The unprecedented extreme cold we faced just a few weeks back was difficult enough [...]

By |2021-03-30T13:28:19+00:00March 30th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , |

What FranNet’s Clients Have to Say About Working With Us…

A recent study by Sapio Research shows online customer reviews rank 3rd out of 12 factors in the consumer buying cycle. It’s a statistic that reveals just how important feedback can be for companies that sell products and services to the public. At FranNet, we’re proud of the reputation we’ve achieved on the North American [...]

By |2021-03-23T17:25:34+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

How Client Referrals Drive FranNet Consultancies

Across the U.S. and Canada, there are over 75 FranNet representatives, each operating their own consultancies. One of the key value propositions of our organization is that each of these representatives covers a specific territory (just like franchises!). They both live and work in your communities, which means they’re familiar with your area’s business climate, [...]

By |2021-03-23T17:07:50+00:00March 23rd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , |

How to Buy a Franchise

Thinking about buying a franchise but not sure where to start? The first step is to gain an understanding of how the process works. To get started, read the 10 steps outlined in the article. If you prefer personalized assistance to walk through the entire process in depth, we have franchise consultants throughout Southwest Texas [...]

By |2018-06-19T16:21:22+00:00June 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Blog, Informational|Tags: , |

Franchisor Versus Franchisee: Roles and Responsibilities

Before you buy a franchise, it’s important to know the responsibilities that come with it. In today’s post, we break down the roles of franchisee and franchisor, outlining the different responsibilities involved with each. Roles and Responsibilities of the Franchisee Once you buy a franchise, you become a franchisee. Though your priorities will be to [...]

By |2017-02-19T04:16:51+00:00February 19th, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

How to Buy a Franchise: Understanding the Basics

In today’s post, we explain some franchise fundamentals for readers looking to buy a franchise. What is a franchise? Distilled to its essence, a franchise is a business strategy and structure that follows a proven roadmap to success. When you become a franchisee, you don’t “buy” a franchise, but rather license their brand name, operational systems, [...]

By |2017-01-23T09:48:03+00:00January 23rd, 2017|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

Learn to Buy A Franchise: Understanding Franchise Fees

Franchise fees are perhaps one of the most misunderstood aspects of owning a franchise. Some entrepreneurs look at a franchise fee as a superfluous expense - something nobody needs during start-up when money is tight  - but those within the system know better. In today’s post, we explain the reality of franchise fees in hopes [...]

By |2016-11-09T00:58:35+00:00November 9th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

Start a Business or Buy a Franchise? FranNet’s 3-Point Analysis

Since you’re reading the FranNet blog, it’s safe to say that you’re considering opening a franchise in your area. Congratulations; you’ve already gotten past one of the biggest roadblocks to being your own boss - getting started!   If you’re still in the research phase, it’s also likely that you’ve reached a crossroads that every franchise [...]

By |2016-10-17T05:54:36+00:00October 17th, 2016|Categories: General|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 [...]