7 Insanely Creative Business Plan Templates

Thinking of purchasing a franchise? Do you have your business plan developed? Starting your own business is so stressful, with so many things to be done, that it’s easy to convince yourself that doing the bare minimum for a business plan is enough. There are a ton of business-plan templates out there, so you could always just dump your own information into one of them and run with it. After…

Is the Oil, Gas Downturn a Franchiser’s Market?

Floor Covering International is a great opportunity for someone with good management and communication skills.  To learn more fill in our contact form located here. Click Here to Request More Information Graham McLeod worked 20 years in the oil and gas industry, 18 of which were in subsea operations for Cameron, before he mentally “checked out.” After traveling for no less than 180 to 200 days out of the year…

The Basics of Multi-Location and Franchise Marketing

Owning a business that is part of a franchise or that has multiple locations can be a positive business venture when done correctly. That said, there are a lot of things to consider before purchasing a business that is part of a larger corporation. The last thing you want to do is invest in a company where the marketing has been handled irresponsibly. If you’re in charge of your own…

Senior-Care Business Booms for Franchisers

One of the hottest trends in franchising these days isn’t sit-down restaurants or real estate. It’s seniors. Providing home-health aides and other services to older Americans is a fast-growing business, as brands and franchise owners seek to capitalize on an aging U.S. population and low costs of entry.   Over the past three years alone, the senior home-care sector has grown by 6.6% annually, faster than the overall franchise industry’s…

Is A Restaurant Franchise The Best Option For You?

Restaurant ownership requires long hours and a broad range of skills and knowledge. Restaurateurs must deal with city health codes and food safety, personnel management and customer relations, marketing and finance. Even someone with years of experience in the industry as an employee may become overwhelmed with the demands of operating their own establishment.     For the budding restaurateur, what are the pros and cons of buying a franchise…

6 Essential Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

As a franchise coach, I speak with people on a daily basis who are interested in becoming entrepreneurs. What surprises many people is that I never start by discussing available franchise opportunities. Instead of leading with “Which franchise are you interested in exploring,” I ask questions like “Why do you want to become a business owner?” and “Why do you think business ownership is the best path for you at…

ActionCOACH Franchise Receives Prestigious Awards

To learn more about the ActionCOACH Franchise Opportunity Contact us today: Click Here for Contact Form ActionCOACH business coaching the Overall Connection Award at the Business for Good Conference in Bali in July. B1G1 helps businesses around the world give back in meaningful ways so that they can create measurable, long-lasting impacts and an even greater sense of purpose in their businesses. Essentially, participants choose projects posted on B1G1.com, and…

Why More Baby Boomers Are Looking to Franchise

Canada’s big generation is heading into its next big phase of life. By 2030, baby boomers will be 65 or older and will constitute 20 percent of the Canadian population. That’s a lot of retirees. But many of them won’t be retired in the traditional sense. They’ll be working, according to a 2014 Merrill Lynch Retirement Study that spotlights the “new retirement workscape.” The report concludes that “in the near…

What to Look for First When Shopping Franchises

Here is a recent article from Entrepreneur, submitted by Kyle Zagrodzky, president of OsteoStrong Franchising. The article contains some excellent points about things to look at when you are considering investing in a franchise. At FranService we provide expert advice and guidance, while helping our clients find a franchise that is the right fit for them.   If you’ve been thinking about starting a business, chances are that you’ve also…