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Rob Lancit

In 1995 Rob headed west and started a national video distribution company. While in Vancouver he was head- hunted to lead the franchise division of a new technology start-up. This led to his direct and active involvement with the IFA, and attendance at several US Trade Missions to Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and Italy.

During this period Rob worked with several top US Franchise systems, learning the ropes and discovering, as the only Canadian in these organizations, the pitfalls American franchise systems invariably stumbled into while attempting to develop Canadian versions of their US models.

In 2000 Rob launched CANAM with the express intention of assisting US franchisors expanding into the Canadian markets. As time went on, however, the business branched out to Canadian franchisors requiring assistance.

Then, in 2002 Rob perceived a need in the marketplace for a web portal geared towards franchising opportunities in Canada – BeTheBoss ( was the result. Soon thereafter he developed a franchise system with wife and partner, Elana, and became a franchisor.

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How to Find a Franchise that Suits You

There are many great franchises available but it is important to choose ones that fits your specific tastes, strengths, needs, and most importantly goals. …read full article

Franchise Fees, Costs and Royalty Charges

To start a franchise, you have standard initial costs and further ongoing costs. You need to pay first the set up fee. This is sometimes referred to as the initial franchise fee. …read full article

How to Get Your Franchise Involved with the Community

Supporting the community will improve your franchise image, and ultimately draw in more business. Getting involved in your local community can have many positive impacts on your franchise. Here are a few ideas how your franchise brand can get involved. …read full article

Home Based Franchises Opportunities - Find a Business Opportunity that Works

Franchises are no long just for fast food or gas stations - they have expanded into your home so why don't you own a home-based franchise and avoid that daily commute. …read full article

Baby Boomers are Flocking to Franchising, and here is why...

Record number of Canadians have launched their own business in the past two years with one third of these new business owners in the 50-plus age range. Boomers, with many years of experience working in a certain field or operating a business of their own, aren’t ready to retire just yet. The prospect of launching a new business is attractive. …read full article

Understanding Franchise Agreements

The franchise agreement outlines the way your business will work within your franchise system. It gives both you, the franchisee, and your franchisor a clear understanding of the terms of your business relationship. …read full article

Franchise, Franchisor and Franchisee

A franchisee buys a franchise sometimes from the franchisor and sometimes from another franchisee. Find out who is the franchisor, the franchisee and the franchise. …read full article

Three Options To Getting Started In Business

It is important to consider the different options for opening a business and each option's advantages and disadvantages. …read full article

Buying a Franchise

If you are looking into the prospect of buying a franchise, you will need to consider several factors in order to ensure that you choose to invest in the perfect business for your needs. …read full article

Creating a Cost Effective Lead Generating Strategy

Solid yet affordable lead generation is a vital part of any franchise development. …read full article

6 Advantages of a Home Based Franchise

If you’re getting into franchising, there are a number of proven home-based businesses offering great opportunities. …read full article

The Personality of a Franchisee

Just like how not everyone is cut out to be a professional hockey player, not everyone has what it takes to be a great franchisee. …read full article

Top Franchise Trends for 2013

The business has changed in many ways, and over 2013 we’re seeing a number of things become more prevalent among franchise businesses. …read full article

What to Look for in a Franchise Training Program

A successful franchise depends on consistency across all locations. The only way they can achieve this consistency is through in-depth training programs. …read full article

Top 5 Franchise Growth Markets

Franchising is an excellent way to start a successful business, but how do we decide what industry to get into? …read full article

Introduction to Inventory

New franchisees quickly discover that one of their major expenses is inventory. The word, inventory refers to all materials and goods used by a business for daily operations. …read full article

An Introduction to Franchise Advisory Councils

Franchise Advisory Councils (FACs) are typically small groups of franchisees chosen to represent all of the franchisees within a single franchise system. …read full article

Going the Extra Mile with Ongoing Training

Franchises tend to provide most new franchisees with plenty of upfront training. The goal is to ensure that the business gets off the ground and takes off with a successful start. …read full article

Operation Manuals

Everything of importance about a franchise is listed in these documents and works as a guideline to ensure consistency and communication from one franchisee to another. …read full article

Initial Training: Getting Your Canadian Franchise Off on the Right Foot

Rob Lancit explains why the effectiveness of the initial training is often a predictor for how well a new franchisee will do when it comes time to open. …read full article

Franchise Business Deposits: Why They're Necessary

Deposits are the reality check of a new Canadian franchisee's dream; they can make or break a potentially lucrative Canadian franchise business deal. …read full article

What Exactly is a Franchise and How Does it Work?

Many people pursue the idea of owning a franchise without being exactly sure of what it entails. …read full article

Franchisee Motivation: Why Do People Make the Leap?

Being the boss is both exciting and scary and with that weight, it's easy to wonder why a person would decide to become a franchisee. …read full article

The Advantages of Owning a Hotel Franchise

Every year there are a number of people who visit our site that are interested in hotel franchise ownership. Some have taken the plunge while others remain on the fence. …read full article

Conflict Avoidance and Resolution in the Franchise Industry

As with all relationships, most conflict avoidance and resolution can be achieved by beginning with and maintaining good communication between all parties. …read full article

Financing a Franchise in Canada

When you begin looking into the purchasing of a franchise, you’ll be making a commitment, both in time and capital. However, hard working entrepreneurs need not be limited by their personal wealth. …read full article

What You Need to Know About Buying a Home & Garden Franchise

Customers that require the services of a home and garden franchise generally will require repeated maintenance of their home and/or property. …read full article

5 Tips for Researching Canadian Franchise Opportunities

There are so many franchise opportunities out there, it can be overwhelming. What information do you need to make a wise decision? …read full article

Is A Work From Home Based Franchise Right For You?

More people across Canada are working from home. This business model is the perfect choice for many people; but is a home based business franchise the right choice for you? …read full article

Intro to Franchising - Franchise Tutorial |

Franchising is a business relationship where a franchisor (a company or individual who owns the franchise system) grants a license to a franchisee (a company or person who contracts to use the franchise system) the right to use the franchisors brand and operating system. …read full article

What are Franchise Disclosure Documents?

The ability to chart your own course appeals to many, but there are drawbacks if you do not take the time to investigate what it is you are getting into. …read full article

What support do franchisors provide?

When deciding what franchise to invest in, many prospective business owners want to know what kind of support they can expect from their franchisor. …read full article

Franchising and Social Media

As you prepare to dive into the world of franchises in Canada, one big area to explore is advertising and specifically the new social medias. …read full article

Open a Franchise in Your Town

Have you have ever eaten at Harvey's while on vacation and wondered why there aren't any near you? You could be the one who puts a Harvey's in your town! …read full article

To Buy or Not To Buy a Franchise

Many would-be entrepreneurs find themselves torn between creating a unique company and becoming a franchisee of a recognized brand. …read full article

What To Look For When Buying A Franchise

When buying a franchise there are lots of things to be considered. Some more obvious than others. When looking for your perfect franchise, some of that …read full article

Want to be your own boss?

Thinking of a franchise or business opportunity may sound appealing, especially if you have limited resources or business experience. However, you could …read full article

The Benefits of Buying A Franchise Business

Franchise is a good business model that lets you tap in the resources of a successful business. All you need is to meet the requirements of your franchisor …read full article

How To Evaluate A Franchise Opportunity

There are now franchise opportunities that operate in almost every type of business category that you can imagine. They are available in most price brackets.... …read full article

Franchise Opportunities For The over 50 Entrepreneur

Since there are so many franchise opportunities out there it can be difficult to evaluate them all and decide on the best one for you, especially if you are over the age of 50. Fortunately, there are plenty of franchise opportunities for the 50 plus entrepreneur. …read full article

Are You Thinking About a Franchise?

How often have you thumbed through a franchise magazine or online directory and noticed a franchise opportunity advertisement, and felt you'd really like to get in on that...if only you had the money? …read full article

A Look At The Franchise Business Model

The term "Franchising" refers to a business model that's been around since the mid-1800's when the manufacturers of the Singer sewing machine first dreamed it up as a way to expand the distribution of their products. …read full article

Am I a Good Franchise Candidate?

With the knowledge that most new businesses are likely to fail within the first few years, it makes sense to consider a franchise, as the success rate is far greater. …read full article

Home Based Business Opportunities FAQ's

There are lots of reasons that people grow weary of their job. Burnout is a common thing in the workplace due to stressful work environments, office politics, the daily commute, and the grind of worry about what other people think is important. …read full article

How Much Will it Cost to Open a Franchise?

How much does a franchise cost? Of course the cost of obtaining and starting a franchise depends on several variables. …read full article

Franchises - So many to choose

Going into the franchise business might be a very good idea for you as it is one of the popular methods of doing business today but when you do a search of the available franchise opportunities …read full article

More Canadians finding future in Franchising.

Franchising is a system for expanding a business and distributing goods and services. …read full article

How Much Money Can I Make

Without a doubt, this is one of the questions most asked by individuals looking at buying a business – franchise or otherwise. The other, of course, is "How much will it cost? – What must I invest?" …read full article

Do You Have What It Takes To Be An Entrepreneur

Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur and it is better to find out sooner rather than later if that is the case. Many people romanticize about going into business and believe they could run so much if they were running the show. …read full article

How to create a business plan for a franchise?

It’s every individuals dream to be successful, but very few ever get there….why you may ask? Well the answer is quite simple, lack of planning. …read full article Releases Top 25 Fast Food Franchises in Canada

In the Top 25 Fast Food Franchises in Canada list, readers can also find step by step tips on how to invest in a fast food franchise, and what to look for in an ideal franchise opportunity. …read full article

Be The Boss Infographic on the 100 Top Franchises in Canada

Franchise portal released a statistical Infographic on their Top 100 Franchises list offering a breakdown of the most notable points found in the study. …read full article Teams Up With Zoracle!

Canadian franchising portal has entered a partnership with Zoracle Profiles …read full article Presents the Top 100 Franchises in Canada

Canada’s most informative and comprehensive franchise portal has gone one step further in securing their reputation as the top source of information on all aspects of franchising in Canad …read full article

A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections Continues its Ascent in Canada and the World

A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) is putting the finishing touches on a remarkable 2013 filled with several dozen office openings and increased revenue growth across nearly all its markets. …read full article

KFC Canada Joins Franchise Portal

There are over 650 KFC locations in Canada. KFC continues to invest in the brand and is opening up exciting new franchise territories across the country. …read full article

New Certification Program to Showcase Canada’s Best Franchises

Canadian franchise directory and knowledge resource,, today launches an ‘approved franchisor’ certification program to highlight the professionalism of its listed franchise businesses. …read full article

BeTheBoss Connects Brantford Man to Franchise Opportunity

Financial Freedom Now, the debt advisory business, recently announced the addition of a new franchisee, David Miller. …read full article

Your Top 10 Questions About Vera’s Burger Shack Answered

Vera’s Burger Shack founder Gerald Tritt recently grabbed a burger with BeTheBoss founder Rob Lancit to answer your top 10 questions about the franchise. …read full article

My Gym Children's Fitness Centers Expanding Across Canada

Over the last few years, My Gym Children's Fitness Centers have experienced tremendous growth in Canada, bringing on several new franchise owners. …read full article

CANAM Franchise Development Group Rebrands As FranTech Media

We are the same team of experts franchisors have trusted for over 15 years. FranTech is proud to continue with the reputation we’ve built as CANAM. …read full article

Aussie Pet Mobile Canada To Carry Green Min and Healing Solution Spray

Aussie Pet Mobile Canada, the nation’s largest mobile pet grooming business in the $50-plus billion pet industry, today announced the recent partnering with Vancouver Veterinarian Dr. Peter Dobias. …read full article