FASTSIGNS Continues Aggressive Franchise Expansion

FASTSIGNS is a world class franchise that we are proud to represent. The Oct 27th/2017 article from CISION highlights some of the exciting things happening with this brand.   Sign, Graphics and Visual Communications Franchisor Seeks Franchise Candidates  CARROLLTON, Texas, Oct. 27, 2017 /CNW/ — FASTSIGNS, the leading sign, graphics and visual communications franchise, announced today that it opened 30 centers across the U.S. and Canada and signed 44 franchise agreements. Among the new franchise agreements…

Why Veterans Are Flocking to the Franchise World

The following is an article by Jon Marcus in the Oct. 26 edition of Entrepreneur Magazine. It has to do with focus, structure, camaraderie and a hard-earned ability to thrive within complex operations. Jon Marcus– Magazine Contributor Image credit: Israel G. Vargas Robert and Radiah Mallard manage a lot of buildings. And when a tenant in one of them has a broken window or a leaky faucet, the first thing…

Franchise Owners Can Win With Social Media Marketing

How to distinguish your local business from its national brand. Chirag Kulkarni – GUEST WRITER Published in Entrepreneur.com on Sept 29, 2017 If you own a franchise, you’ve probably struggled to find ways to differentiate your business from other franchises. That’s because marketing for franchises presents some unique challenges, especially on the local level. Even when a brand pumps millions of dollars into a national marketing campaign, local franchise owners don’t always benefit. According to…

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying a Franchise

 Bruce Hakutizwi — September 22, 2017   Photo by Mike Petrucci on Unsplash If you’ve ever considered owning a business of your own, the option of buying a franchise has to be a serious consideration. Of course, deciding between buying a franchise or an independent location involves a number of important factors: You need to determine if franchising is right for you, personally, and your professional goals. You should consider the…

What is Master Franchising and Is It the Opportunity for Me?

Karen Cole, 21st September 2017 Working for yourself has many advantages. Being your own boss might bring more flexibility, give you a better work life balance, and of course means that rather than earning a salary at the end of the month, your effort and successes directly affects your earnings. Taking that first step into self-employment and running your own business is scary though – what if it doesn’t work out?…

Essential Questions to Ask Before Investing In a Franchise

This is an article from Franchise Business Review published Feb 13. Investing in a franchise typically requires a substantial commitment of money and time. It is not something to do without first finding out all there is to know about the opportunity you are interested in. One of the best ways to do so, is to ask both the franchisor and franchisees pointed questions and then analyze their responses. To…

Franchise Businesses to Grow Faster Than the Economy

Franchise businesses form a large, and rapidly increasing part of North America’s economy. Franchising is a very successful business model because franchises provide new business owners with proven systems, training and support. Franchisees go into business “for themselves but not by themselves”. The following article by Michael Guta shows how franchised businesses are outperforming the economy as a whole Sep 17, 2017 by Michael Guta In Franchise 0 Eighty percent of franchisors, 64 percent of…

What are Franchise Royalties?

This article, by Tiffany Toliver, from Franchise Frankness, provides a good explanation of what royalties are and what you can expect to receive for the money you pay. APRIL 22, 2017 BY TIFFANY TOLIVER After our last blog post we received some questions about franchise royalties. It is certainly an area that you should be deeply aware of when you are deciding between franchise opportunities. Today’s post is a general overview of…

Franchise: Increasingly Attractive Investment

It has been a tough year for Canadian investors.  The TSX has been flat and a rising Canadian $ has eaten away at gains from foreign investments.  Investing in a franchise is a good way to take control of your retirement investing.   AUTHOR: BeTheBoss.ca DATE: SEP 11th, 2017 TOPIC: Industry Experts A growing number of retirement-minded Canadians are turning to alternative ways to financially prepare for life after work, and…

Corporate Executive to Franchise Owner

Jeremy Bollington Published on Published on January 10, 2017 This is a good article by Jeremy Bollington.  In it he shares his personal experience of transitioning from a corporate career to small business ownership. A Google search for articles on transition from a long corporate career to entrepreneurship produces lots of results, but I question what help many of these provide to corporate execs in transition. Most of these articles focus upon start-up…