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…]

Tutorial 1: What is a Franchise?

Franchising is a business relationship in which an owner (franchisor) gives a license to a third party (franchisee) allowing them the right to use its operating system, name, trademarked materials, products, and marketing techniques. It’s an extremely popular way of doing business, which means it’s nearly impossible not to have [read more…]

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