Handyman Connection Named As One Of Franchise Times Top 200+ Franchises

Handyman Connection announced today it has been named one of Franchise Times Top 200+ Franchises of 2016. The Blue Ash, Ohio-based company was ranked #477 on the list of the country’s largest franchises. The Franchise Times Top 200+ is an annual ranking of the 500 largest franchise systems in the U.S. by global system wide sales, based on the previous year’s performance. “We are elated to once again be included…

‘At Your Age?’ Why This Baby Boomer Ditched Corporate America for Entrepreneurship

Jim Alley was the stereotypical corporate success story. Over the course of 30 years, 20 of which he spent with Motorola, he rose through the ranks from entry-level employee to senior manager. He valued the security, the paycheck, the benefits, and the sense of loyalty and comradery that defined his company’s culture–at least until the mid-2000s, when buzzwords like “rightsizing” and “outsourcing” began to mean “colossal changes.” In 2015, after…

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…

Become a Business Leader of Business Leaders in Your Local Community.

If you would like to learn more about the TAB (The Alternative Board) business opportunity click the link below and fill in the contact request form. Fill in Contact Form Here TAB (The Alternative Board) is the No. 1 Business Coaching and Consulting Franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine and we are looking for business professionals who are leaders in their areas of expertise. You may be a consultant, coach, business owner…

Don’t Choose a Franchise Until You’ve Talked to People Who Already Own It

Some lessons you shouldn’t learn the hard way, like how a company treats the owners of its franchises. Incorrect expectation is the chief reason for disappointment in life and business. With more than 3,500 franchise concepts in 90 or so industries, searching for a franchise can be a daunting task. Aside from finding something that is a good fit for you, your skills, your future and the community in which…

Franchising As a Way to Build a Lasting Legacy

Leave your mark on the world by building a lucrative and successful franchise. We talk a lot about purchasing a business or a franchise as a way to become your own boss, have financial independence, give back to the community, and obtain flexibility to do more of the things you love.  Indeed, it can do all of those things.  However, we rarely take the time to ask, “What will my…