7 Common Costs Associated with Starting a Franchise

Exactly how much a franchise costs is different for every franchise company out there, but most of them have similar startup costs. While the franchisor will help you with some of these costs -- maybe through deals it has with preferred vendors or by lending you the money -- the onus will be on y[...] Read more...

What you Need to Know About Choosing a Home-Based Franchise in Canada

Working from home can be wonderful. The commute is from your bedroom to your office, you get to use your own kitchen to make a great lunch and you get to take breaks in your own living room, maybe even in your pajamas. 

Having a home-based franchise doesn’t mean that you never [...] Read more...

A Look at Provincial Legislation for Protecting Franchisees: Alberta

Laws specifically regarding franchising in Canada are created and administered by the provinces. This means that some parts of the country have clear regulations regarding franchising while other parts of the country have no regulations at all.

Only six of the 10 provinces have legislatio[...] Read more...

What to Ask Current Franchisees When You’re Thinking About Joining a Franchise

As part of your due diligence when researching franchises, you should ask current franchisees in the system about their experiences. In provinces that have franchise legislation that requires franchises to provide a franchise disclosure document, you should receive a list of all current and forme[...] Read more...