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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 [...]

Thriving through Covid: Josh Shanahan – Clean Eatz Cafe Franchise Owner

Josh Shanahan is no stranger to business ownership, but when it comes to franchising, he’s now another satisfied FranNet client. A CEO of a successful technology services company, Josh was looking for a way to diversify his business ownership portfolio. And with the help of FranNet’s Brigitte Betser, he found it with Clean Eatz Café, [...]

FranNet of Houston Client Spotlight: Shona Bascon

Shona Bascon spent almost three decades in the oil and gas industry, working for Shell Oil Company.  She loved her time working for the energy giant, the stability it afforded her family and the opportunities she had to advance within the corporate ranks. Her career at Shell spanned roles in public affairs, health and safety, [...]

Thriving through Covid: Resales

During this edition of our Thriving through Covid blog series, we’re going to explore the subject of franchise resales, one of three ways in which entrepreneurs can punch a ticket and become their own boss. The one key advantage of a franchise resale is that you’re purchasing an existing and established business, thereby avoiding the [...]

Thriving through Covid: Thankful for Franchising

It’s officially Thanksgiving Week and even though the traditional holiday looks much different this year, you still won’t have to look far to find reasons to be thankful. We’re thankful that despite a global pandemic and the ensuing economic challenges we face, franchising is still going strong. In fact, as franchise brokers, it’s brought out [...]

Thriving through Covid: Franchising in 2021

It may not be time to string up the holiday lights just yet, but that hasn’t stopped the prognosticators from placing their bets on what the franchising industry is going to look like in 2021. And we’re right there with them. As a whole, interest in the franchise business model has remained stable, despite pandemic [...]

Thriving through Covid: Brian and Ramona Long – Money Pages Franchise Owners

  Brian and Ramona Long needed a Second Act for their career paths. After living and working in New England, the Longs packed up and headed down South to Kennesaw, GA, a northern suburb of the sprawling Atlanta metro area. They were keen on the idea of exploring the entrepreneurial route, but really had no [...]

Thriving through Covid: Why the Franchise Business Model Works

Jania Bailey is the CEO of FranNet, North America’s most respected leader in matching individuals with franchise ownership opportunities. Prior to FranNet, Bailey spent multiple years in banking, rising from a secretary to become the youngest regional vice-president. She also the author of “Thriving: The Journey to Success in the Business World”. Since joining FranNet [...]

Thriving through Covid: Top Industries to Franchise Right Now

Our industry is a resilient one—because franchising remains an on-brand choice in any economic climate. In times of business growth, which the U.S. undoubtedly experienced pre-Covid, the fear of missing out on a booming economy produced a surge in franchising interest. Conversely, when times are more c hallenging, downsizing and instability continue to drive demand [...]