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5 things to consider when buying a franchise

5 things to consider when buying a franchise

Buying a franchise is a great way to build a business empire without having to start from scratch.  The benefits of franchises include established processes, a tested concept, and name recognition.  Despite having the aforementioned things in common, franchises still offer a great deal of variability and not all franchises are a good fit for…

Franchising trends in Canada

Franchising trends in Canada

Over the past few years, franchising in Canada has increased in popularity and business owners are experiencing the benefits of a franchise business.  Across the country, franchises are growing in a variety of sectors, each of which is accessible to new and experienced business owners.  Below is an overview of three different franchise areas that…

How to finance buying a franchise

How to finance buying a franchise

Buying a franchise can be a great business opportunity for new and experienced business owners.  Franchises provide the opportunity to own a business that has a proven concept, policies and procedures in place, brand recognition, and ongoing support.  This business model can provide owners with the opportunity to grow their business more quickly than if…

One chance to make a great exit

Some say that you only get one chance to make a good first impression.  In business, you get one chance to make a great exit.  Your business exit strategy is an important aspect of business ownership.  If your business experiences a summer slowdown, now is the perfect time to start putting together an exit strategy. …

Tips for buying another business

tips for buying another business

Business owners have many different reasons for wanting to buy another business.  Some owners want to grow by acquisition.  Other business owners want to diversify.  Regardless of the reason, all business owners have the same overall goal which is to increase revenue and strengthen the financial health of their business holdings.  Buying an additional business…

How to thrive when others fail

How to thrive when others fail

A recent article in the Calgary Herald outlined some of the frustrations and challenges affecting business owners in the city’s various destination districts.  According to the article, destination districts in Calgary have increasing vacancy rates.  The article surmises that business closures are the result of a variety of factors including a weak Canadian dollar, the…