Welcome to Canada

While the proven systems of franchising remove much of the uncertainty associ­ated with traditional business start-ups, a new venture still requires a certain level of courage, a willingness to take on financial risk and build something new. You might say that if there’s one group that’s already “been there, done [read more…]

Everybody’s Gotta Eat

“Everybody’s gotta eat, so it’s got to be good business – right?” It’s a rationale that franchise consultant Gary Prenevost hears often from newcomers contemplating a food service franchise. But with over 15 years of experience with the FranNet franchise consultancy, Prenevost has a measured response to that truism: “Just [read more…]

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Franchise Your Business

Are you ready to grow your business, and want to learn more about how franchising can help fuel this growth? The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently aired a series of Franchise Your Business instructional videos, featuring valuable franchising advice from the experts, including Larry Weinberg, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell [read more…]

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Q. As a prospective franchisee, what should I know about mediation and arbitration before I get started?

Every franchisee hopes to develop a successful, profitable, independent business following a unique and proven system operating under an established brand name. Every franchisor hopes that it has chosen qualified and energetic franchisees to operate successful businesses for a lengthy period of time.  Neither party expects to have a dispute [read more…]

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Q. How does the site selection process work, and what role will my location play in the future success of my franchise business?

A franchise, by it’s very nature, is a proven, replicable business model. Franchises are governed by rules, systems, and processes for how to operate the business, which also apply to entering a franchisor’s company and being granted the rights necessary to operate a business under their umbrella. It’s surprising the [read more…]

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