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Is This The Year You Become A Franchise Entrepreneur?

  Don’t try to fit the business, make the business fit you. Are you one of the millions of Canadians who have been taking stock of your career options this January? Typically after the holiday season, the back-to-work blues tempt us to dream of a life beyond the 9-to-5 corporate job; with more flexibility, fewer [...]

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 [...]

Canada’s Franchise Expert Weighs in on Opportunities in the Franchise Industry for Young Entrepreneurs with The Globe and Mail

  Gary Prenevost, Canada’s Franchise Expert, spoke with The Globe and Mail about the benefits and challenges of investing in a franchise as a young entrepreneur “We see it as a shifting trend (young people buying franchises),” Mr. Prenevost says. “After four years of university, people are graduating with MBAs, expecting to ‘pick and choose’ [...]

The Pros and Cons of Franchise Ownership

Franchising is way more than food and retail! There are over 1000 franchise concepts in Canada today covering over 50 different industries, meaning there are a vast number of franchising opportunities that can enable you to own your own business. As I’ve said many times before, just because something is franchised, this doesn’t mean that [...]

Happy Holidays

After a wonderful day yesterday and again this Christmas day with my family and close friends, I’ve had the opportunity to sit quietly this evening and reflect on what’s really important to me. It is a time for honouring our Faith; for sharing and celebrating with family, friends and loved ones. For some of us [...]

Canada Franchise Expert Shares Restaurant Franchising Tips with Financial Post readers!

President of Canada Franchise Expert, Gary Prenevost, was recently interviewed by the FINANCIAL POST, where he shared his knowledge with readers about the Topper’s Pizza franchise and its future. Topper’s Pizza is a small regional pizza chain, founded in 1982 in Sudbury, is trying to compete with bigger players in the market by expanding their [...]

7 Top Reasons Hair Care Franchises Thrive Anytime

One of the biggest things to consider when scoping out potential franchises is when the best time to buy is. Many franchises go through ups and downs due to external factors such as the economy and demand for the product, no matter how well the business is run. Conversely, hair care franchises are some of [...]

Canada’s Franchise Expert to be Moderator and Panelist at Royal Bank of Canada’s Franchise Event

  Toronto, ON, October 14th, Gary Prenevost President of FranNet today announced that in addition to being a panellist for the event, he has received the distinguished honour of being chosen to be a moderator for the 2014 RBC Franchise Advice Event. Held at the RBC Centre, 155 Wellington St W. 11th Floor in the [...]