Entries by Blair Nicol

2014 Trends in Franchising

 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 […]

Consider a Resale Franchise

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 […]

You’re 50. You’re Downsized. Now What?

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 […]

A Family Business? Every Business Should Be

  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 […]

Using Your 401(K) or IRA to Start that Dream Business

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 […]