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Overcoming loneliness a an entrepreneur

Sometimes working alone can be lonely. You’re out doing things for your business and have few employees to give a hand or even chat to. It’s easy to get down from being alone. But this is something we should try and avoid as an entrepreneur. You don’t want loneliness to begin to take a toll on your business. You’ve lost focus on your goals. After a certain amount of time it is easy to forget about the future and all your goals. But, as an entrepreneur we should be aiming for something and have ideas of where to go in… Read More

How to locally market your franchise.

When you’re first starting a new franchise it’s important to get your brand out in the local area. You can begin developing your name as the go to service. However, some franchise owners might find it difficult to market locally. Here are five ways to market your franchise. Make yourself easy to find. There are always local business and online business directories that franchisees overlook. And this is something you need to monitor to keep their listings current. Sometimes information can be released about your business that might not be true. Maybe your address is wrong because you recently moved.… Read More

10 ways to decide which franchise is right for you.

Deciding on the right franchise can be difficult. There’s so much to consider. But, you’re taking this step to find something you’re passionate about. Use these 10 tips to help figure out what franchise is best for you. Look at the demand of product or service. Make sure it’s something needed in the future. Also, consider the area you’re going to buy the franchise. Some markets have more demand on specific services than others. Check out the competition. Consider your direct competitors. Make sure you’re not opening a business in an area that’s not already saturated in similar services. Although… Read More

With Franchising, Smaller Can Be Better

Investing in a big-name franchise offers no more guarantees than buying into a smaller brand. That’s why the questions a franchisee should ask before investing money remain the same, says Alex Littner, MD of Boost Capital. The appeal of franchising for those with ambitions of business ownership are clear: Buying into a tried and tested business model, built in marketing and advertising systems, support from head office, etc. Figuring out which franchise system to invest in is not easy. A Canadian franchise opens every 2 hours, 365 days a year. There are over 78,000 franchise units across Canada. There are… Read More

A Typical Day in the Shoes of a Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Franchise Operator

The day that your Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control franchise opens will likely be, career wise, one of the most exciting days of your life. But what will your days be like from that point on? To find out, we asked Andrew Wheelock, owner of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Halifax, to give us glimpse into a day in the life of a Skedaddle franchise operator. The first thing Andrew does every weekday is spend time with his family, helping his children get ready for school. Some days he even has the flexibility to drive them to school. “One of the best… Read More

Benefits of Going with a Mobile Franchise

Franchising offers a truly compelling alternative to start-up operations with global and national brands, tried and tested operating systems and processes, and huge marketing support. It is no wonder we have seen a steady growth in entrepreneurs investing in franchises. There are many other motivators that draw people to the franchise life — to set their own pace and their own schedules; to leave behind the politics and frustration of the traditional workplace; to build something that can be passed down to family members; as well as a host of other reasons. Never in the history of franchising has a… Read More

Finding the right franchise for you.

It’s scary to make the step to become a franchisee. There’s some risk involved. Change is intimidating. But, a lot of the time it’s about finding the franchise that best works for you. Franchise opportunities are everywhere. And as long as you have the cash to get it started anything is possible. Determining what you want from a new business is where to start. Because you don’t want to get stuck doing something you’re not passionate about. Start by getting to know yourself. Be serious about you and your goals. Figure out what you want to get from the franchise.… Read More

How is Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control Different from other Franchises?

Since being founded in 1989, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has been working hard to create something that stands head and shoulders above the competition, and 27 years later we have done just that. Here are just a few of the things that separate us from other franchises. Our memorable brand Split, Scram, Scoot, Skedaddle- it’s clear our name is pretty awesome. Our name is more than just memorable; it’s a potential money maker for our franchise operators. According to Marketing MO, makers of a popular marketing strategy app, “Many of your potential customers might know virtually nothing about your company,… Read More

5 reasons to choose a home service business

Annoyed being part of the corporate cog? There’s always one question that comes to mind for those looking to get out. To franchise or not to franchise? Home service franchising is a great option due to the cheap and easy start-up. If you have a truck you can be a franchisee. New businesses often succumb to the horrible claws of failure. By franchising you are joining a proven business system. There is proof the idea works. It’s so successful you are considering buying a franchise. Here are six reasons to choose a home service business.  Be your own boss. There’s… Read More

Good News for the Home Services Industry in 2016

If you were thinking about investing in a franchise, the home services industry is proving to be an excellent high growth industry with many franchise opportunities serving that market. A home services franchise is any franchise business that helps residential homeowners maintain, care for or improve their homes. Just as there are many things that need to be taken care of in a home, there are many sectors within the industry designed to meet those needs. Service-driven businesses contribute to nearly 60% of the world’s economy each year and unlike businesses that only offer a product; the demand for professional… Read More