British Colombia Seniors Not Receiving Home Care Services Needed

The Office of the Seniors Advocate, British Columbia reviewed the level of services available to seniors and the results were disappointing, but not altogether unexpected.   I suspect that a similar review would yield comparable results across Canada.  The need for good home care for seniors is outstripping the growth of service providers.  Their is a real opportunity to enter this market, provide a much needed service and build a…

How to Evaluate Franchise Opportunities

If you’re considering buying a franchise, you may be getting a lot of advice on what you should look for in a brand. This is certainly necessary, as your selection of franchise opportunity has a major impact on your ability to achieve success. But, choosing the right one isn’t just about seeking out a franchise that meets your list of requirements. You must also be able to identify red flags…

How to Become a Successful Franchisee

Whether you’re a franchisee or franchisor, both parties need to recognize that when a franchisee fails, it impacts the specific franchise system and to a lesser degree the franchise industry. When an individual decides to invest in a franchise, they need to make sure that they follow the right process and that the franchise is the right one for them. The candidate needs to have the business experience and capital…

The Real Power in Franchise Validation

The Real Power In Franchise Validation There are many critical stages to researching a franchise and determining if it’s truly the right opportunity for you, but few are as valuable as a stage called validation. This article will explain what validation is and what questions to ask, but also how to really read between the lines, filter your responses and truly determine if a particular franchise is a model you…

Starting a Business Beats Looking for Jobs

The Economy A job search under any circumstances is no treat – rewriting your resume at least a dozen times, job searching on the Internet day after day, and landing maybe two interviews for every hundred openings you dig up. Why get trapped in the rat race if you don’t have to? Starting a Business Trumps Job Searching Looking for jobs can be a very shortsighted process. Long gone are…

FastSigns Named to Franchise Business Review’s Top 200

FASTSIGNS is one of the stronger business to business franchises in our portfolio.  It is well suited to an owner who has the management skills for a production shop style business and can effectively do business to business sales.  This franchise has one of the highest franchisee satisfaction ratings out there. FASTSIGNS International, Inc. is entering 2016 with another pat on its back. The worldwide franchisor for the more than…

Little Known Secret That Can Make a Franchise Forture

We’ve all heard about fortunes being made owning franchises, but most people have not heard about the ultimate way to make a franchise fortune. It’s called a Master Franchise or Area Representative Franchise. It is simply the owning of the rights to a franchise territory. This territory can be a metropolitan area, an entire state, several states or even a country. The Master Franchisee assists the franchise company in developing…

Franchise Advice: Why So Many Businesses Fail – And How to Avoid It!

According the SBA more than half of all new business will fail within their first four years of operation. In contrast, over 85% of all new franchises who invest in well established, quality franchise will survive for more than 6 years. While no new business venture comes with a guarantee for success these statistics do show that chances of success with a franchise start-up are considerably greater than an independent…

Evaluating the Franchise Fee

What is a franchise fee? A franchise fee is a one-time fee charged to a new franchisee when purchasing a franchise. Franchise fees can range from a few thousand dollars to over $50,000 depending on the franchise, with an industry average currently around $30,000. Franchise fees are usually paid at the time of signing a franchise agreement and in most cases, non-negotiable, at least in the case of single unit…