?Though businesses sometimes like to restrict themselves to certain geographic
boundaries, the entrepreneurial spirit knows no borders. With the right kind of
self-starting, hard-driven business owners living on both sides of the US/Canada
border, there is no reason to neglect the franchise needs of either group. As such, here
are some of the best possible business opportunities which are mostly US based, but
are available to the business-savvy Canadian entrepreneur.
Oxford Learning Centers
A native Canadian business, Oxford has been one of the premier tutoring facilities in
the nation for over two decades. The secret to their success is simply that they love
teaching and learning. It begins with the relationship between franchisor and
franchisee, in which, the franchisee is immediately given all the business and tutoring
training he needs to build a successful business and educate children at an unrivalled
level. That love of learning is then passed down to the staff and students, and it is
continually refined by regular teaching seminars. If you have a knack for business, a
love of education, and a heart for kids, there is no better franchise opportunity.
Padgett Business Services
If you have any kind of accounting experience and you have a deep desire to help
propel small business owners into bigger and better success with their companies, this
is the franchise for you. Ranked #1 in its category by Entrepreneur Magazine, this
company has made an impressive name for itself as being more than capable of taking
care of any and all financial needs for small businesses that may not be doing so well.
For the Padgett Business Services owner, the best part of the deal is that wherever
your personal financial know-how falters, further support for you and your client is
never more than a phone call away. There is support for everyone involved.
Jackson's All-American Sports Grill
A restaurant this good, despite its less than patriotic name, can turn a huge profit
because it truly is the best sports grill around. The menu is both original and delicious,
and the business is completely turn-key. Franchisees are given professional aid in
every aspect of opening the restaurant. There are roughly 50 flat screen TVs in every
franchise, and their ergonomic chairs are unlike anything you would find at the typical
restaurant or bar; it is the place to watch the game, regardless of what that game is. It
may be a franchise with a higher initial investment, but on game day, it all pays off.
If you've never heard of this home based business, you're not alone. That is actually
one of the benefits of purchasing a franchise from this company: it is a budding
company in an untapped market, making a huge potential for growth. Whether selling
to a local golf course or a private home owner who wants to redo the lawn, being the
only synthetic turf installer in town is bound to pay off quickly.
INTERIORS by Decorating Den
Certainly a well known name in the interior design industry, this work from home
franchise is perfect for the entrepreneur with an eye for colors and design. As a mobile
franchise, overhead costs in this business are extraordinarily low. There is a huge
selection of paint swatches, fabric samples, blinds, lighting, and other decorating
needs provided to all franchisees by some of the most trusted names in the industry,
and it is all kept for display in the back of the company vehicle. Meet clients in their
home, show them what you have, and give them the hottest living room in the
neighborhood, all at a fraction of the cost of a major design firm.
For the franchisee who wants to sell the best product at the lowest overhead, this is
definitely the way to go. Another mobile business, this retail franchise is the van that
mechanics, shipyard crews, and homeowners all love to see pull up. Known for
having some of the best tools available for a number of industries, Snap-On Tools is
the name that people trust. And the franchisee can trust them too, because their
business model keeps costs down by requiring that franchisees only keep sample
products on hand and order whatever their clients want at the point of sale.
Even in the world of fast food franchises, few names are as widely recognized as
Arby's. Having already run for a solid 40 years, opening 3700 locations, there aren't
many businesses available with as strong an outlook for future success. The startup
cost is higher than that of a mobile franchise, but the return in the long run is much
higher, so for the right businessman, there is no better choice.
Wherever entrepreneurs live, there are franchise opportunities available. If you have
that drive to succeed in business and Canada is your home, there are plenty of great
businesses for you to choose, so take your pick.
Find more Canadian franchises, other business opportunities and information for
entrepreneurs at Franchise Gator.