Recent Trends in Franchising

Here at the FranNet Blog, we like to keep all of our readers apprised of the latest and greatest happenings in the exciting world of franchising…which is why we’re going to take a look at three of the hottest trending topics in the industry: Semi-absentee retail concepts, Low cost franchises and the Dads and Grads (or Moms and Proms) trend. Each of these subjects has been getting their fair share of interest in recent months, so if you haven’t heard of them yet, your e[...] Read more...

Three Signs You Might Want to Explore Franchise Ownership

In general you have three options for becoming your own boss: start a business from scratch, buy an existing business or invest into a franchise. And each option comes with its own set of pros and cons.

What might make you choose one option over the other? It’s a decision that stems from a combination of variables unique to each person. 

Maybe you’re fresh out of college, armed with an amazing new business idea. You don’t have any dependents. You’r[...] Read more...

Meet Our Consultants: Get to Know Grant Bullington of FranNet Western Canada

Welcome to our monthly series “Meet Our Consultants,” where we’re putting the spotlight on our local franchise matchmaking experts. These franchise specialists work with individuals every day that are interested, considering or ready to become business owners.

Learn more about your local consultant, how they work with individuals and some of the commonly asked questions they hear from people just like you. So with that, let’s meet …

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A Checklist for Better Decision Making

We know you’re busy, lots of people depend on you to make decisions and we want them to be the right ones. Here is a quick checklist that will help you stay on track and excel as an entrepreneur or small business owner.

You’re only as strong as your weakest link
Cliché yes, but true. While you are responsible for making a great deal of decisions, so are your employees. The more they are encouraged to express themselves, the more inspir[...] Read more...