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3 Scary Stories from the World of Franchising

On the eve of Halloween, let's all gather round by the fire (or glow from the screen) and exchange some scary stories inspired by the world of franchising. We at FranNet love to espouse the benefits of franchising and there are a lot of advantages, but in the spirit of Halloween, we’re going to take [...]

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

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: , , , , , |

Do you have what it takes? 5 Kinds of People who Make the Best Franchisees

Great franchisees don’t just grow on trees, as much as franchisors wish that was true. It takes a certain kind of person to run a franchise successfully, taking it from nothing to a booming business that generates jobs and revenue and gives back to the community while doing so. So, the question becomes, do you [...]

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

Canada’s 5 Best Cities to Start a Franchise Business

For those who have established roots, they will likely want to try and start their franchise business right where they live. Others might not be tied to one place, though, and they might be looking to start their franchise business in the place that has the friendliest business environment. You want a city that has [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:45+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 [...]

6 Ways to Thank Your Employees When They Do an Outstanding Job

Business owners who have the pleasure of working with great employees know that they should be thankful for those employees. Not every employee does an outstanding job, so when you find one that does, it is a good idea to let them know they are appreciated. In honour of Thanksgiving, here are six ways you [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:46+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , |

5 Things to be Thankful for When You’re a Canadian Franchisee

It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means it’s time to recount what you are thankful for. Of course there is a lot to be thankful for if you live in Canada. Our way of life here and standard of living makes residing in Canada something to be thankful for in and of itself. While most people, [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:47+00:00October 3rd, 2018|Categories: General|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Review: Small Business Development Centers Conference

During today’s FranNet blog edition, we present a brief review of this 38th annual America’s Small Business Development Centers Conference, of which we were a sponsor. In partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), the SBDC hosted more than 1,000 attendees at the Washington Marriott Marquis on Sep. 4-7, 2018.  So, what is the [...]

By |2019-07-31T18:15:48+00:00September 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: , , , , , , , , , , |

Finding Another Way

After 40 years of finance and accounting, this Portland resident has found a new way to “Do Life” through Club Pilates Dan Wynkoop’s background is in 40 years of finance and accounting, mainly in the financial planning analysis specialty. After the 2008 economic downturn, Wynkoop decided it was time to start looking into other options. [...]