Should You Take On a Franchise?

This is a very informative article on things to consider when deciding whether investing in a franchise is right for you.  It was posted by Nick Scott in the British business magazine Director. Post on: Sep 7, 2017  Nick Scott It contributes more than £15bn annually to the British economy and has seen a 70 per cent increase in its workforce over the past decade. Could taking on a franchise, with…

9 Things To Know Before Buying A Franchise

This is a great article by John Hawthorne.  There is lots of useful information for someone considering buying a franchise for the first time. “Source: https://franchisesunder10k.net/9-things-you-need-to-know-before-buying-a-franchise”   August 30th, 2017 – Franchises Under 10k Let me paint a hypothetical (or perhaps very real) picture for you. You’re sick of your job. You hate clocking in at the office, doing the same thing every day, going home, and then repeating the cycle ad…

Franchising: – IT’s Growing Popularity On the Markets

Written by Franchise Belgium on 8/30/17 When it comes to successful franchising, it is all about knowing the current trends in marketing, product and services that will profitably sell to consumers. In the following, we will take a closer look at promising branches of franchising and potential business opportunities that carry promising success stories with them. The Franchise Expo in Paris pointed out and summarized current trending markets for anyone…

5 Things to Consider Before You Invest in a Franchise

LONDON – BUSINESS – Buying a franchise with excellent prospects is an exciting time and it can often lead to quick decisions. However, it’s something that should be thought about carefully, regardless of how certain the business is that the franchise is going to be profitable. Only invest if you’re certain it’s going to be profitable or look at other ventures if you’re unsure. Also, take advantage of the following tips…

Sweat and Equity: Franchise Investment On the Rise

BRENDA BOUW  Special to The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Aug. 06, 2017 6:02 PM EDT Last updated Sunday, Aug. 06, 2017 6:02 PM EDT   When Ken Whyte and his wife, Colette Fortin, bought a Fairway Divorce Solutions franchise a few years back, their goal was not only to build a business but also to find an alternative way to earn money for retirement. Instead of relying solely on a workplace…

The 3 Scariest Things About Owning a Franchise

Image credit: Shutterstock JOEL LIBAVA Owning a franchise is not for the faint of heart. The idea of being your own boss plus the upfront costs and extra obligations to a corporate business, can be downright frightening. With Halloween around the corner, it’s the ideal time to talk about some of the scary realities that come with owning a franchise. Before jumping into the business, make sure you are aware…

A Big Franchise Equals a Big Risk But Also a Bigger Reward

Opening a large franchise location can be as terrifying as jumping off a high dive — and just as fulfilling if you play your cards right. Image credit: BuddyFly | Getty Images MARC COLLOPY GUEST WRITER A high diving board in summer always seemed higher when you were the kid bouncing up and down at the end of that slender plank. Suddenly, the water looked far, far away. You shivered, despite…

Ideal franchises to attract corporate refugees

Norman Friend Western Investor July 31, 2017 We’ve looked at the growing trend of “corporate refugees” quitting the rat race and turning to franchises as a liberating career choice. In part one, we looked at why this is happening, and in part two, why corporate refugees make great franchisees. In this third and final part, we take a closer look at why mobile/service franchises tend to be the best fit for this…

Thinking About Cross-Border Franchising? US Franchise Brands are Becoming More Transparent

AUTHOR: BeTheBoss.ca DATE: JUL 31st, 2017 The International Franchise Association (IFA) reports that US franchises are providing more financial performance information on their disclosures, which is great news for Canadians who are interested in opening up a US-based franchise location here. According to a report for the Franchise Education and Research Foundation, US companies are increasingly disclosing financial performance information under the “Item 19” label of their disclosure documents despite…

Why Franchise?

Posted By Nicole Wells – Sport Clips Contributor Opening a business takes a lot of hard work. Stepping out into ownership is a big responsibility that comes with a great deal of risk. But what if you didn’t have to do it alone? What if you could have a safety net?  Investing in a franchise gives you the benefit of belonging to a larger organization, with all of the support, training…