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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. [...]

Discover Absentee Ownership

  More and more professionals are becoming absentee or semi-absentee business owners as a way to maintain the benefits of a job, while creating additional revenue and wealth. What is it? 1. Both job and entrepreneurship! In the past, entrepreneurs were either forced to choose between a job and starting a business. Or, their business [...]

Location, Location, Location

Let’s say that you’re well on your way to becoming a successful entrepreneur by this point. You have made the decision to go into franchising because you like the idea of being your own boss, contributing to your own bottom line and experiencing a limitless future. You’ve done your due diligence and selected a carefully crafted [...]

When Marketing Your Franchise, Think Outside Your Walls!

As a franchise business owner, making your marketing and advertising dollars work for you is critical.  Making sure you’re getting a bang for your buck is more important than ever.  Whether or not you consider yourself an Internet marketing master, FranNet is going to tackle a subject which will give you the tools to increase your customer [...]

You’re 50. You’re Downsized. Now What?

At FranNet, we believe franchising makes sense no matter what stage in life you find yourself. As you may have witnessed yourself, the job market no longer provides the long-term security it once offered. Previous generations grew accustomed to a certain career and the length of time they would be in that job — this is [...]

A Family Business? Every Business Should Be

  As FranNet consultants with decades of experience, we definitely have an opinion on the level of involvement family must or     should have in business decisions. And while plenty of empirical evidence can be found to delineate both advantages and disadvantages to working with family, we’re here today to focus on the key benefits [...]

FranNet Finds Perfect Bond Between Life, Business

The opportunity to showcase FranNet’s satisfied clients is something we’re always proud to do. Not only does it put a personal touch on our services, but it gives our readership the opportunity to see exactly how people come to the entrepreneurial decisions necessary to embark upon their own personal journey. Without a doubt, there are many out [...]