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4 Fears People Have About Starting Their Own Business (& How a Franchise Can Allay Them)

Halloween is almost upon us and that means all the scary things that haunt your nightmares come into the real world to torment you. (Also, kids getting lots of candy, but we’re here to concentrate on those scary things.) For people who dream about entrepreneurialism, one of the things that can be a hindrance to [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:44+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |

Get started with the Canadian Franchise Association’s Toronto Show this Weekend

Our good friends and partners at the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) are holding the Franchise Canada Show in Toronto Oct. 13 and 14 from 11 am to 5 pm each day at the Enercare Centre in Hall D. Billed as Canada’s ultimate franchise only expo, this is where the hottest franchises in the country meet [...]

How to Prepare Your Franchise Business for a Natural Disaster

As the recent tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau have proven, disasters can strike at any moment. Flooding, ice storms, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires and any other natural disaster can leave your franchise business in a state of ruin. But, that doesn’t mean you have to be unprepared. There may be nothing you can do [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:45+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , |

What Support You Can Expect from your Franchisor

All franchises are different, but one thing they all have in common is that they support their franchisees. That support comes in varying degrees, but by helping their franchisees be successful, the franchisors themselves are successful. Let’s take a look at some of the support you can expect to get from franchisors. But, keep in [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:59+00:00July 19th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Get to Know: Jim Malcolm, of Enviro-Master Services

Jim Malcolm is Colorado’s Master Franchisee for Enviro-Master Services. His successful operation, begun just two short years ago, is rapidly approaching $1 million in sales, and he got there because of FranNet. If you want to hear a tale of how life’s twists and turns can result in owning a business all your own, Jim [...]

By |2018-06-25T00:00:00+00:00June 25th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On March 21st We Are Celebrating the Nation’s #1 Small Business Assistance Network, SBDCs

FranNet is proud to announce that we have pledged our support in promoting America’s Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs) and SBDC Day on March 21, 2018 as an SBDC Day Ambassador. Businesses have always celebrated ribbon cuttings, grand openings and company anniversaries, and for a second year they’ll be able to celebrate the people who [...]

By |2018-03-06T00:00:00+00:00March 6th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

A Look at Provincial Legislation for Protecting Franchisees: Ontario

In our ongoing series exploring the various franchising laws in Canada, we’ve thus far looked at the franchising legislation of Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba. These are three of the six provinces within Canada that have legislation specific to franchises. This month, we’ll check out an overview of Ontario’s franchising law. The other two provinces [...]

By |2018-01-11T08:55:55+00:00January 11th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , |

What Do Franchise Area Developers Do?

A franchise area developer’s role is to introduce the franchise into a larger region than just a standard franchise territory. Franchise area developers agree to develop multiple units, so sometimes they are also referred to as multi-unit developers. These franchisees have to sign the regular franchisee agreement that all franchisees sign, but they also have [...]

By |2018-01-03T16:06:34+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , |

Five Social Media Tips to Help you Power Up Your Franchise

Some franchisees just seem to have all the luck when it comes to social media! How do they get so many followers and audience engagement while other franchisees can barely seem to get their own family and friends to like their Facebook page? It’s not really luck – when a business owner gets good results [...]

By |2016-04-15T14:17:32+00:00April 15th, 2016|Categories: General|Tags: , , |