It’s no secret that thousands of intelligent employees harbor a desire to eventually go into business for themselves. They do this for many personal reasons, not the least of which is the belief that they can be successful at the helm of their own organization. Perhaps you’ve been in a particular field long enough to [...]
With mere days remaining before the 2012 presidential election, we thought it was important to take a look at what franchising means for the economy and jobs, one of the most talked about topics on the campaign trails. Franchises are a very powerful part of small business across the country, and small business always plays [...]
Franchises that meet perennial needs are best bets for entrepreneurs, consultant says Mike Welch is the FranNet consultant for the state of Minnesota, based in Maple Grove. Welch, 36, has found considerable success as a franchising consultant and in the franchising field in general, where he’s held three of the industry’s main jobs: franchise owner, [...]
Some good questions candidates should ask before they buy a franchise business When entrepreneurs begin talking with franchise systems, they tend to ask pretty standard questions: How much money can I make? How much will I have to spend? How big can I get? Is the franchise territory exclusive? They’re sort of the first-floor questions, [...]
Seniors may make up 25% of Canadian population by 2036, highlighting need for home health care franchises The Baby Boomer generation has reached retirement age, and the franchise industry throughout North America is rising to meet the challenge of a flood of seniors who live longer than ever and want to stay in their [...]
Internet, diversity, FranNet-style franchise matchmaking has transformed the industry In 1987, when Howard Bassuk founded FranNet in Carlsbad, Calif., this was how you let a franchisor know you wanted information about a franchise opportunity: You ran across the franchise in a magazine, at a trade show or while scarfing down a sandwich at one [...]
Senior care and tutoring franchises are booming, says FranNet franchise consultant Jim Gleason, 62, worked in sales, alcohol and drug counseling and career consulting before joining FranNet five years ago. The Indianapolis-based business covers almost the entire state of Indiana, save the Gary area near Chicago and the area just across the Ohio River [...]
Starting a franchise business, difficult during the recession, gets easier with loosened lending The first few months of 2012 have brought some encouraging news for potential franchise owners hamstrung during the recession by a clenched-fist credit market. Since the collapse of the housing market and near-collapse of the world economy in the fall of 2008, [...]
Startup Canada will host a series of town hall meetings and other events to welcome and engage with local entrepreneurs, whom the organization wants to help form a unified plan to advocate for Canadian small business owners.
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