Franchise Articles

Oct 31, 2012

A New Leash On Life: Four Pet Franchises

Canada has the second largest pet franchise industry in the world. It delivers $100 billion in revenue every year and grows annually. At the same time, the average of 7.6 million cats and 5.5 million...
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Oct 9, 2012

The Latest Canadian Franchise Trends in 2012

In the past, franchises have tended to focus on the restaurant industry with an emphasis on fast food and casual dining. The franchise model has been a good fit for these businesses and has produced a...
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Sep 24, 2012

Top 10 Qualities of Successful Franchisees

Over the 25 years I have been in franchising I have worked with a variety of brands. I have worked in food, real estate, travel and other industries. Despite the many differences, I have found...
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Sep 11, 2012

Planning to Lease Commercial Space?

If you are planning to rent a space for your franchise, you will want to prepare yourself for lease negotiations with a commercial landlord (also known as the lessor). One of the most important steps...
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Aug 17, 2012

Broker – Friend or Foe?

As The Lease Coach, I am a magnet for leasing questions. One woman called me after recently purchasing a franchise and explained that her franchisor had offered to do her site selection and real...
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