How to spot franchise fraud

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Franchising can be a relatively low-risk pathway into entrepreneurship – they get support and direction from the franchisor, and follow the structures laid out by the franchisor. However, sometimes, a franchise opportunity can seem too good to be true. Not all franchises are created equal, and you can’t necessarily buy into any franchise and wait for […]

What’s the difference between a franchise and a chain?

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

To many, chains and franchises can seem the same. However, they are quite different from one another. Here’s how to tell the difference between a franchise and a chain: Characteristics of a franchise Franchises are one pathway into entrepreneurship. With a franchise, a franchisee (the entrepreneur), buys the right to market and sell certain products […]

Costs of opening a franchise

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

We break down all the different costs associated with opening a franchise.

The warning signs of franchise fraud

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

Protect yourself with our tips on avoiding scam franchises.

The perks and snags of franchising

Saturday, June 11th, 2011

Just what goes into starting and running a Canadian franchise? Find out the perks and snags you might face.