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Top 3 Franchise Opportunities in Washington State for 2017

With 2017 just around the corner, I want to share with my readers the top 3 franchise opportunities I see in Washington State at the start of the new year. Boutique Fitness The big-box gyms are now considered dinosaurs in the booming industry of personal fitness and healthy lifestyles. Personal training studios show amazing and [...]

5 Things to Know Before Pursuing a Franchise Opportunity

So you’ve spotted an enticing franchise opportunity - now what? Signing a franchise agreement may be one of the biggest financial decisions you ever make. Before you do, make sure you know these 5 franchising realities!   The franchise model - the basics. Franchise systems are called “franchise opportunities” for a reason. After all, the [...]

By |2016-10-26T09:58:52+00:00October 26th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |

Protect Yourself From Franchise Fraud

To the trained eye, franchise fraud patterns are easily evident. However, far too many first-time entrepreneurs still fall victim to scammers. Why are there so many franchise scams? Well, in my experience, there's no single contributor to franchise fraud — ease of developing a franchise, absence of common standards in franchise regulations and the way [...]

Home Based Franchises: What you need to know

The number of available home-based franchises in Canada is growing – and it’s easy to see why. The idea of working from home, having a flexible schedule and being able to spend more time with family is appealing. Not having to pay for additional office space can also mean that the initial investment is lower resulting [...]

Inspiration for Franchise Owners

We all know that starting and maintaining a business takes hard work, dedication and passion among other things. Nevertheless, there are times when it just helps to look at successful people who have gone before us. They didn’t start out successful, but they fought their way through and can now be an inspiration to new [...]

By |2016-03-31T14:15:43+00:00March 31st, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , , |

The Ultimate KPI

As an entrepreneur, I do suffer, a bit, from the shiny object syndrome. That is where I dart from one client email to a phone call from a franchisor, to an online article related to, ironically enough, “How to better manage your time”.  So, what is the most important KPI for me? Anchoring a business [...]

Not So Distant Cousins – The Story of Uber and Supercuts

A late adopter, I recently had my first Uber customer experience. I was actually tagging along with a friend who hailed a ride to the airport in about thirty seconds on his phone. He never took his wallet out. It was impressive. Uber’s current value of $60 Billion is even more impressive. Trends involving how [...]

Location, location, location!

The phenomenon of social media continues to creep into our daily lives. Whether you’re looking at a business advertisement, a television show or your favorite website, the social media widget is omniscient.   Curated from Tweeting Your Franchise to Prominence Let’s say that you’re well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur by this [...]

FranNet Canada Featured on 1851 Magazine

On Wednesday, Sept. 9, FranNet franchise consultant Gary Prenevost was featured on 1851 Franchise in “How a Franchise Consultant Can Help Put You on the Path to Success.”  Prenevost began his career working at his family’s business until in 1991 when he joined a national training organization. Eventually, he invested into the franchise and became [...]

By |2015-10-27T11:17:09+00:00October 27th, 2015|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |

Getting the Most Out of Your Franchise Consultant

If you plan to work with a franchise consultant in Canada, you need to know how to choose a reliable expert who will help you find the best opportunity possible. There are many, many types of franchise opportunities in Canada, and it’ll be extremely difficult to narrow down your options without a good consultant. Just [...]