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The Gifts We Have to Offer: FranNet & Partners

We have officially reached the week of Christmas and since gift-giving is on everyone’s mind; we thought we’d do a quick blog about the gifts we as a company have to offer. As well as the gifts our valued partner organizations bring to the table. We hope that we’ll provide you with some information you [...]

Industry Year in Review/2022 Preview

In our final blog post of the year, FranNet of Canada would like to take a look back at the year that was (2021), and the year that will be (2022), for the franchising industry. We’ve scoured the internet to find the latest and greatest statistics to share, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the [...]

By |2021-12-22T15:01:07+00:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , , |

How to Give Yourself a Meaningful Gift This Year

As Christmas continues its relentless march onward this year, you’re likely consumed with gift-giving activities at the moment. If you have kids, you’ll want to do your level-headed best to get them the latest and greatest trendy presents. Your significant other probably deserves something quite special. And your hard to shop for mother-in-law is probably [...]

FRANdata Blog: Should You Worry About Inflation?

You can’t help but hear about inflation these days. While we can find the positive signs that the economy is showing at every turn, it’s seemingly the only concern at the moment. But should you worry about inflation if you’re considering opening a business of your own? With a little bit of help and dissemination [...]

By |2021-12-17T13:40:37+00:00December 17th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , , |

How to Digest Information in the Operations Manual

Your first glimpse of the franchise operations manual will occur on loan, as part of the receipt of the Franchise Disclosure Document’s Item 11. Item 11 refers to the following four categories: Assistance, Advertising, Computer Systems and Training. Shortly after the transactional process is complete, all franchisees will be provided with a permanent copy. So, [...]

By |2021-12-15T14:07:35+00:00December 15th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

The A-Z of the FDD (Franchise Disclosure Document)

When candidates are engaged in the investigative process, reviewing concepts and business models, a major milestone occurs with the receipt of the franchise disclosure document—commonly referred to in the industry by its initials, FDD. The following is an explanation of its contents and how to use this information to your advantage. It’s highly recommended that [...]

By |2021-12-07T16:01:40+00:00December 7th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Q: How important is branding when I’m figuring out which franchise to buy?

A: This may surprise you to hear, but branding is almost irrelevant! When most prospective franchisees are thinking about which franchise to buy, far too many people fall in love with a strong brand, in part because it’s popular and in part because they see a steady flow of customers, and they equate this to automatic [...]

By |2021-10-27T20:52:15+00:00October 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Critical Trends in Franchising

The pandemic has redefined many aspects of consumer behaviour, both from a business-to-business (B2B) and a business-to-consumer (B2C) perspective. It has also created one unique condition that will have a positive impact on franchising for the next couple of years—a substantial surplus of cash because most Canadians have not been spending for the last 18 [...]

By |2021-10-27T20:46:59+00:00October 27th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Lend an Ear! Franchise Canada Chats Podcast

Are you a podcast listener? If so, FranNet of Canada would like to direct your attention to a show produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). In case the logo below isn’t a dead giveaway, we’re talking about the Franchise Canada Chats Podcast. The show focuses on the world of franchising and the entrepreneurial mindset, [...]

By |2021-10-20T16:57:08+00:00October 20th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Incoming IFA President Bullish on Franchising’s Future

Matthew Haller was recently appointed as president and CEO of our leading industry trade group, the International Franchise Association (IFA). However, he’s no stranger to the organization, having spent the past decade in various executive leadership roles, including his most recent position as senior vice-president of government relations and public affairs. For the past year [...]

By |2021-10-14T12:24:15+00:00October 14th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , |