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Regi’s Road to Business Ownership

Regi John is an engineer who’d been at Microsoft for 21 years. He reached a point where he had an inner urge to do something different. Even though Microsoft is a fantastic place to be, his inner urge wouldn’t be ignored, and then kept getting stronger. “I wasn’t sure how to figure it out, so [...]

Top Franchise Opportunity in Washington for May

The automotive aftermarket industry, a $275 billion giant in the US, presents itself as a very strong category for franchise opportunities. The body shops provide repair and customization work to the interior and body of passenger cars, trucks, vans and trailers. Some industry operators specialize in specific auto repairs; for example, paint shops specialize in [...]

Top 3 Franchise Opportunities in Washington for January

1. Commercial Cleaning Outsourced cleaning services are primarily used in corporate offices and retail outlets. It is a growth industry riding on the post-recessionary increase in the number of new businesses and investments in non-residential real estate. Commercial cleaning services commonly provide nightly or weekly dusting, vacuuming and other cleaning services for workplaces. This attractive opportunity provides [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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’ [...]