Here at the FranNet Blog, we like to keep all of our readers apprised of the latest and greatest happenings in the exciting world of franchising…which is why we’re going to take a look at three of the hottest trending topics in the industry: Semi-absentee retail concepts, Low cost franchises and the Dads and Grads (or […]
About Blair Nicol
After a year of working with a globally recognized franchise corporation, Blair soon realized it was once again time to work for him and help others live The American Dream of owning their own business. He is now a FranNet franchising consultant for the offices serving Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Alaska, San Diego, and Orange County. He is also one of the 4 principal owners of the Global FranNet Corporation with over 50 offices in North America. He also currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the parent company for FranNet.
Blair graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Finance and Real Estate. He is also a licensed Real Estate Broker for the state of California as well as he has earned the premier designation in the franchise industry as a Certified Franchise Executive (CFE). He also holds the following awards with FranNet:
- 1999 Rookie of the Year
- 2000 Rising Star
- 2004 Allen S. Craven Memorial Award Recipient
- 2004 Western Regional Office of the Year
- 2010 Commitment to Excellence - Best office practices
- 2011 Commitment to Excellence - Best office practices
- 2011 #3 Top Performing Office in North America
- 2003-Present FranNet Board of Directors
He also enjoys golf, fishing, surfing, biking and other outdoor activities with his wife and family.
Entries by Blair Nicol
While inquiring about how to ensure a good fit for each candidate might seem like an obvious FranNet consideration, there is a clear cut reason why some franchisees fail to achieve real success in the world of entrepreneurship. As a potential franchisee looking to join up with a successful brand and system, you know that you […]
CONSIDER A RESALE FRANCHISE POSTED BY FRANNET ON JUNE 3, 2014 You’re considering going into business for yourself. Perhaps you’re looking into a franchise, but you’re not sure you’re ready to start a brand new franchise outlet. Even with all the support and systems in place to aid new franchisees, the thought of tackling a brand new franchise outlet […]
At FranNet, we believe franchising makes sense no matter what stage in life you find yourself. As you may have witnessed yourself, the job market no longer provides the long-term security it once offered. Previous generations grew accustomed to a certain career and the length of time they would be in that job — this is […]
As FranNet consultants with decades of experience, we definitely have an opinion on the level of involvement family must or should have in business decisions. And while plenty of empirical evidence can be found to delineate both advantages and disadvantages to working with family, we’re here today to focus on the key benefits […]
Credit: By Rodney Brooks, USA Today, Copyright 2013. Appeared on front page of “Money” section, 9/24/13. Many Boomers have visions of encore careers and even starting businesses when they “retire” from their current careers. And they are becoming entrepreneurs in record numbers. There is a bold group of entrepreneurs who are financing their start-ups with […]
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