These Millennials Are Running Franchises With Their Parents. Here’s What They’ve Learned

Faced with diminished job prospects, millennials are increasingly partnering with their parents in the franchising world. When Jon S. Crowe invited his son, Jon P. Crowe, to take a road trip from their home in Omaha, Neb., to Whitewater, Wis., neither of them had ever, for a second, thought about working together. The elder Crowe was heading east to learn more about the Toppers Pizza franchise business and just wanted his…

Alberta’s economy will grow again in 2017: BMO report

Forecast comes on the heels of a TD report also predicting a rebound for sputtering provincial economy Another major Canadian bank is predicting Alberta’s economy will return to growth in 2017, after two years of recession. The BMO Blue Book report for October says Alberta’s real GDP shrank by four per cent in 2015 and is expected to contract by another 2.3 per cent by the end of this year, before rebounding in 2017. The…

Franchise Expo Offers Options as Calgarians Look to Diversify

About 50 vendors hoped to engage with Calgarians at a franchise expo this weekend — and with the Alberta economy in a downturn, some say it’s an option to consider. Joe Kazma, who is currently working in financial services, says sometimes it’s about making connections. “Sometimes you don’t know what you will be interested in until you talk to the right person,” Kazma told CBC News. “That in itself is so…

Focus on Franchise Security

Graeme Payne discusses how we find out how you can steer clear of any early problems and set your business up for a secure and successful future, in Food Franchise Magazine. Graeme Payne is a partner in Bird & Bird’s global retail and consumer group, which supports and advises start-ups, entrepreneurs, SMEs and blue chip multinational luxury, retail and food and beverage businesses across the full spectrum of legal and…

Franchise Equipment: What’s Your Plan?

Once you’ve done all your homework and found the right Canadian franchise for you, there are still a lot of things to think about. One area in particular that doesn’t get enough attention is equipment, specifically the type you’ll be using to stock your location. Your equipment needs will vary by industry. Home-based franchises, for example, tend to have very little in the way of equipment. However, for a franchise…