Franchise Q & A for Retirees

Many people are retiring who still have their health and vitality. They may be done with the 9 to 5 corporate world, but still feel the need to take on a challenge and make a contribution. Partnering with a proven franchise brand can be a path towards fulfilling these needs while still having time to create a good lifestyle. Q: I’ve always wanted to own my own business, and now that…

Tapping Into the Power of a Franchise System

AUTHOR: BeTheBoss.ca DATE: FEB 15th, 2018 TOPIC: Industry Experts When it comes to buying a Canadian franchise, one of the biggest draws for prospective franchisees is the ability to access a proven system and support. While these are tremendous advantages to any new business owner, there is another benefit that is often overlooked, namely the power of working with other franchisees to reach common goals. As you narrow down your list…

More Women Finding Freedom in Franchise Ownership

Published Feb. 12, 2018 in the GSA Business Report By Teresa Cutlip cutlip@scbiznews.com FEB 12, 2018  Franchising in South Carolina is expected to employ nearly 138,000 people and have an economic output of $11 billion in 2018, according to data from the International Franchise Association. The forecasts are up 4.4% and 6.8% respectively from 2017. Women are finding their place in the franchise world. Nationally, between 2011 and 2016, female franchise…

How Do You Innovate a Barbershop? Try a Great Clips Franchise.

Image credit: Courtesy of Great Clips Brittany Shoot – Magazine Contributor This story appears in the January 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »Bryan Bitticks has been a Great Clips customer since 2000, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he and his wife, Tamara, searching for a recession-proof side business, started buying the Great Clips franchise salons. And in 2016, Bitticks, a former engineer and marketing manager at a semiconductor manufacturer, left his first career for good to focus…

Three Hidden Costs of A Canadian Franchise

AUTHOR: BeTheBoss.ca DATE: JAN 31st, 2018 TOPIC: Industry Experts Expenses are always at the top of the concern list for prospective Canadian franchisees. Naturally, the exact cost of a Canadian franchise varies by brand, but there are similar expense categories you’ll encounter across just about every franchise. You’re probably already familiar with expenses such as the franchise fee and royalties, so take a look at these other less-discussed costs you’ll need…

The 5 Most Common Excuses of a Wannabe Entrepreneur

Larry Alton • Contributor Freelance Writer & Former Entrepreneur Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.. If you want to be an entrepreneur, but you aren’t already, what’s stopping you? Personally, like many in the entrepreneurial community, I’m of a mind that anyone can be an entrepreneur. With free resources available from government organizations, free reach available through social media and free content and instruction available from well, Entrepreneur.com for one — anywhere on the web, there’s…

What to know before you buy a franchise

Making the decision to join a franchise can mean a huge increase in resources, but how do you know which would be a good fit for you? While it can be great for brand recognition, marketing and other resources that come from partnering with a national company, it also comes with requirements, expectations and challenges. “You’re buying into that but in doing so, part of buying into a franchise is…

How to Find the Right Franchise Opportunity

Buying a franchise often means a headstart in entrepreneurship compared to starting from scratch, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Many prospective business owners will … By NuWire January 13, 2018 Buying a franchise often means a headstart in entrepreneurship compared to starting from scratch, but it’s not as easy as you might think. Many prospective business owners will seek out franchise opportunities for a variety of reasons:…

IS 2018 THE YEAR YOU BECOME A FRANCHISE ENTREPRENEUR?

by Nancy E Williams | [ BIO ] January 7, 2018 (Image: iStock/jetcityimage) Happy New Year!  One of the top questions I was asked in 2017 is should I go the startup route or purchase a franchise, so I thought I’d start out 2018 addressing that. The first step is to determine if you would make a good entrepreneur, and then consider if franchising is the right path to becoming a business owner. Sixty-five…

Why a Franchise Business is Best Solution for Starting Entrepreneurs

For a young entrepreneur starting a franchise business could be a safer, and more profitable, option than starting their own business from scratch. Most kinds of commercial businesses are available for franchising, but one of the most popular are food chains. Considering some of the bigger names, like KFC or Subway, for example, it’s easy to see that reputation and popularity of a brand are important preconditions for success. Franchise…