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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+ [...]

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: , , , , , , |

A Franchisee’s Journey: Getting to Know Michael Lee

Michael Lee is the CEO of his own business, Fitness Machine Technicians of Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. The company specializes in fitness equipment repair and maintenance for both residential and commercial clients. But his burgeoning small business is miles and miles away from his past life. You see, Michael Lee was once an Aerospace [...]

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 [...]

A Franchisee’s Journey: Getting to Know Aaron Grohs

Anago Commercial Cleaning Services Master Franchisee Aaron Grohs has a plan to grow his brand in one of the most business-friendly states in the U.S. They say there’s no substitute for experience and Aaron Grohs of Anago of Austin is a prime example. Having led one of the most recognizable franchise brand names in the [...]

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: , , , , , , |

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: , , , , , , |

COVID-19 – Franchising State of Affairs

I am honored that you have looked to me as a trusted resource for honest insight about the business ownership and franchising industry in our community. As such, I feel an obligation to share these candid observations with you about the state of affairs in franchising in these unusual times.    The Current Impact Although [...]

By |2020-03-20T16:11:52+00:00March 20th, 2020|Categories: Articles|Tags: , , , , , , , , |