14 July 2014
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Buy A Franchise in Canada

Canadians seeking to enter the world of franchising would be wise to heed some friendly advice.  While many franchises brands do offer Canadian availability and may indicate long track records of success , US based successes may not translate in the Canadian marketplace. Our respective countries are two distinct markets with different laws, societal mindsets,  […]


9 July 2014
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Sales Based Franchising – Radio Interview

Joe Fedorchuk visits the Money for Lunch Radio Show to discuss sales based franchising.  Joe Fedorchuk and Bert Martinez explore the different types of franchise brands that are available for top sales professionals.  The opportunities in the franchise marketplace for home based and traditional brick and mortar business are also examined.


20 September 2013
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Franchise Success Rates

Do Franchises have a higher success rate (95%?) – Really? A not so recent study (which many franchise industry “experts” still quote as gospel today) Indicated that 92% of all franchise owners were happy with their decision. That is quite Bullish news for franchising indeed. Unfortunately those numbers are grossly inaccurate. But like any worthy […]


7 June 2013
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Franchise Opportunities for Women and Minorities

There are no shortage of franchises that promote themselves as excellent matches for certain segments of the population. “Veteran” franchises “women” franchises “minority” franchises and more. Make no mistake that in most cases a franchise is aligning itself with a specific demographic only in order to increase market share. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing, […]


6 June 2013
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Home Based Franchise Opportunities

As the success of franchising continues new market segments previously considered not franchise worthy have tested the waters. Some actually do well. Others do not. We make a point to educate clients on the purchase of any home based franchise opportunity. The first aspect to consider is that unlike a brick and mortar franchise such […]


5 June 2013
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Business to Business Franchise Opportunities – Great Option for Sales Professionals

As a skilled salesperson you may discover that you have hit a ceiling at your current employer. Like many before you buying a franchise can be a sound strategy to bring you to the next rung on the career ladder. Many sales professionals possess skills that make them a desirable candidate in the eyes of […]


29 May 2013
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Franchise Opportunities in Ontario

As the Canadian economy continues to do well more and more US based franchise brands are looking to the North to set up operations. For many years Canadian demographics and populations densities created a perception in US franchisors that the Northern Neighbor didn’t have a whole lot to offer. Many franchise concepts require territories with […]


18 May 2013
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Panda Express Franchise

Are You Interested in Opening a Panda Express Franchise? The Panda Express Story Panda Express is a success story that shows how hard work and belief in a concept can do great things. In 1973 Mr. Andrew Cherng opened the first Panda Inn in Pasadena California beside his father, Master Chef Ming-Tsai Cherng. Panda Inn […]


16 May 2013
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How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Franchise?

Initial investment amounts for franchises vary greatly. There will typically be 2 components involved in the franchise acquisition process, the franchise fee itself as well as any equipment, inventory or build out costs if applicable. Using McDonald’s as an example we see that their standard franchise fee is relatively low at only $45,000. This figure […]


5 May 2013
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Travel Business Franchise

Cruise Planners Franchise Review Many people today are seeking the advantages that a franchise offers but are prevented from doing so by the high price tag involved. Aligning oneself with a well known brand can often cost in the millions. The well known food chain with the big “M” is not an investment for the […]