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Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Mike & Andrea Sims

I’m Sara Waskow, FranNet’s Market President for Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma. I’d like for you to meet a former client of mine, Mike & Andrea Sims. About three years ago, Mike happened to catch one of my SCORE presentations, which led to several meetings in which we discussed the possibilities of an entrepreneurial future for [...]

By |2021-06-08T19:09:22+00:00June 8th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs, General|Tags: , , , |

Another Entrepreneurial Journey: Meet Joe Adams

I’m Sara Waskow, FranNet’s Market President for Dallas-Fort Worth and Oklahoma. I’d like for you to meet a former client of mine, Joe Adams. As you can tell from the picture, he’s a big dog lover and when you read about his entrepreneurial journey, you’ll see how he turned this passion into a full-time business [...]

By |2021-06-01T18:16:11+00:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , , |

Another Franchisee Journey: Getting to Know…Fady & Ana Chaban

Fady and Ana Chaban are originally from Venezuela, but moved to the states back in 2007 in furtherance of Fady’s career as a Petroleum Engineer. Ana’s career spanned the full scope of corporate accounting. They’ve been married for 16 years and between them have three children. This is the story of their personal journey into [...]

By |2021-06-01T18:08:06+00:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Articles, Blogs|Tags: , , , |

Thriving through Covid: The Twelve Days of Franchising (A Holiday Take)

Hey, the work week is winding down and Christmas is literally right around the corner. As if the music on the radio, the endless Santa commercials and holiday parties aren’t enough, we’re hijacking the FranNet “Thriving through Covid” blog today to bring you even more Christmas cheer. Presented as a true tongue-in-cheek exercise, we give [...]

Thriving through Covid: 4 Things to Look for in a Good Franchise

With literally thousands of different concepts to choose from, entrepreneurs can be forgiven if they can’t decide which industry—let alone which franchise—to go with to start a business of their own. Much like reviewing a horse-racing preview guide, they can turn to many sources to narrow down the field. The top-five, Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 and [...]

Thriving through Covid: Meeting Financial Requirements for Franchising

Many entrepreneurs have a misguided notion that franchising is cost-prohibitive, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. With literally thousands of franchise concepts to choose from, there’s a business out there for all budget levels. During this edition of our “Thriving through Covid” blog series, we’re going to look at how to meet the [...]

Thriving through Covid: Why Home Care?

Entrepreneurs asking “Why Home Care?” should be asking “Why Not Home Care?” The home health care industry is a major growth industry, and franchises—with their proven business models—are shaping up to be an excellent opportunity to establish a business of your own. In this edition of our “Thriving through Covid” blog series, we’re going to [...]

Thriving through Covid: Why Service Brands are Leading the Franchise Industry

Service brands are doing quite well, even as the pandemic continues. And it has a lot to do with their recession-resistant nature. During this “Thriving through Covid” blog edition, we’re going to look into the reasons why these business models remain in-demand with consumers. Service brands may be an overly broad term, but it’s used [...]

4 Things to Look for in a Good Franchise

There’s a reason that budding entrepreneurs sometimes get overwhelmed at the thought of considering franchising as a route to become their own boss. There are literally thousands of concepts to choose from, at all levels of investment. The biggest part of finding the right franchise is locating one that matches up with your personal goals [...]

Thriving through Covid: Ken VanderVeen – Clean Eatz Franchise Owner

Ken VanderVeen is finally his own boss. His journey to get to the entrepreneurial promise land was driven by two distinct circumstances—one business related, and one of a personal nature. In the end, Ken bought a Clean Eatz franchise, which he purchased in late June of 2020. He’s now open for business in his hometown [...]