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Issue 41 – Inspecting the Franchise Option

August, 2010

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Whether your dream is to build a franchise or buy one, there are a myriad of options. In this issue of Make it Business magazine, we look how what it takes to build one, and the steps necessary to buy one.

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Trademarks position your brand for success

Written By Christina Newberry
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Issues, Marketing & Branding

Tanya Reitzel of Coastal Trademarks (a trademarking agent) has shepherded many businesses through the process of registering their marks. Reitzel has helped franchisor Garry Tynan register a dozen marks for Curb-Ease. If you’re planning on franchising your business, it’s one of the first steps you need to take to protect your brand and intellectual property, she says.

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Untangling the Franchise Question

Written By makeitbusiness
Posted in Articles, Feature Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Marketing & Branding, Sales & Systems

Grant Bullington is an expert who helps entrepreneurs find the right franchise. As the head of FranNet.com’s BC operations, Bullington consults with aspiring franchisees (at no charge) to help them through the franchise process. In this interview he shares his insights on the pros and cons of franchising and whether it’s for you.

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Inspecting the Franchise Option

Written By Christina Newberry
Posted in Feature Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Issues, Marketing & Branding

Dave Williams was tired of spending time away from his family so the former salesman wanted to start his own business. After much research he became the master franchisor for A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspection in BC.

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There’s more work and headaches running a franchise than an independent company

Written By Fiona Walsh
Posted in Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Sales & Systems

A recent UK study – the Franchise Awareness and Preferences Survey – showed that nearly twice as many consumers would rather buy from a franchise than a non-franchised business. There are a lot of business owners out there franchising their …

Victor Chew Wong - Publisher and Editor

The numbers don’t lie: franchising is a great option

Written By Victor Chew Wong
Posted in Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Sales & Systems

Here’s a couple of questions for you: As an investor, do you have an E-Trade account and research all of your own companies before laying down your money? Or, do you have an investment adviser who does the research for …

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Entrepreneurs the stars at Small Business BC’s Successful You awards evening

Written By Jessica Whitby
Posted in Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Social Scene

Headlining a host of hot summer events was the Small Business BC Successful You Awards. 1. The Worksafe BC Company of the Year Award winner Citymax.com with president Dean Gagnon fifth from left. 2. The Telus Growth Award winners, My …

Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji

Make sure your accountant and lawyer meet before tackling the vexing issue of franchise taxation

Written By Simeen Gaidhar-Bhanji
Posted in Articles, Financial Health, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option

Sure, turning your business into a franchise is a proven way to grow it. But wait, there are taxation issues you should be aware of. If you jump into franchising without recognizing these issues, you could find yourself treading on …

Robert Ciccone is the president and founder of Success Unlimited Sales and Marketing Group. He is also the creator of the Marketing for Profit Program, a three-part results program that provides the marketing systems, tools and ongoing support to help participants effectively build, manage and operate a profitable business.

Relater, Expressive, Analyzer, Director. Which personality type are you? And which are your customers?

Written By Robert Ciccone
Posted in Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Sales & Systems

Why is it that one sales presentation works with one qualified prospect, and fails miserably with another, equally well-qualified? Why will a person buy in response to one type of sales copy, ad or promotion, but not to another? Every …

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Beware of the franchise pain that comes before the gain

Written By Michael Walsh
Posted in Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Sales & Systems

Franchising is touted as a solid way to beat the long-shot odds of succeeding in business. Many people like this form of business, and why not? You basically get a “system in a box.” Further, business owners who want to …

Martin Wong - Internet Marketing

Local search helps franchisees solve dilemma of not having own website

Written By Martin Wong
Posted in Articles, Issue 41 - Inspecting the Franchise Option, Technology

Many franchises do not allow you to have your own website. But never fear. A properly optimized Google Local Listing can still drive you tons of business through the Internet. Not too long ago, a frustrated franchise owner approached me …

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