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A Guide to Buying a Franchise

A guide to buying a franchise

Before acquiring a franchise you need to investigate and analyze different aspects about franchising. This guidebook will provide you with the insight and tools required to approach the path of owning your own franchise. It will help you think about some of the key considerations you need to make in regards to both the franchise and your own circumstances and personality.

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Start your franchise right – right from the start.

Start your franchise right – right from the start.

With over 1,200 franchise brands operating in Canada, how will you ensure you choose the one that will be the right fit for you? Getting the right franchising advice every step of the way is critical as you start down the path towards starting your own franchise.

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A Guide to Buying a Franchise

A guide to buying a franchise

Before acquiring a franchise you need to investigate and analyze different aspects about franchising. This guidebook will provide you with the insight and tools required to approach the path of owning your own franchise. It will help you think about some of the key considerations you need to make in regards to both the franchise and your own circumstances and personality.

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A Guide to Buying a Franchise Article
Start your franchise right – right from the start Article
The case for greening your supply chain Article
Going retro – making energy retrofits pay for themselves Article
Reducing your paper waste Article
The carbon effect Article
Is water the next carbon? Article
Adapting to climate change with Bob Oliver, executive director, Pollution Probe Article
Adapting to climate change with Bob Oliver, executive director, Pollution Probe Video
The sustainability advantage with expert Bob Willard Video
The sustainability advantage with expert Bob Willard Article
Igniting the flame of sustainability – How RBC made its sponsorship of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay carbon neutral Article
How RBC made its sponsorship of the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay carbon neutral Video
The sustainability audit tool – How does your organization measure up? Article
Building companies that last – An interview with Michael Hopkins, editor-in-chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review Article
Building companies that last – A podcast interview with Michael Hopkins, editor-in-chief of the MIT Sloan Management Review Other
Greening your business: A guide to getting started Guide
So you want to buy a brownfield? Insights from a Canadian bank (slideshow) (opens new window) Other
It's Time to Write Your Franchise Business Plan Article
Understanding and Managing Short- and Long-term Debt Guide
Gullible's Travels: Signing a Lease without Getting Suckered Guide
Maintaining a Balanced Cash Flow in Challenging Times Article
Retail Business Security Self Assessment Article
Effective Risk Management Strategies for Small Business Article
Managing Risk for Business Article
Starting Over Guide
The Health & Safety Checklist Guide
Making Your Store Safe Guide
How Retailers Can Plan for an Emergency Guide
Beating Shoplifters At Their Game Guide
Loss Prevention Do's and Don'ts Guide
U.S.-Bound Businesses Plan for Success Article
European Ventures Require Knowledge and Insight Article
Destination Asia Article
For Canadian Companies, Trade Flows Into the Caribbean Article
Building Your Brand in Chaotic Times Article
You Inspire My Loyalty, Mon Cheri. Correlating Customer Service, Retail Value and Customer Loyalty Guide
Creating a Positive Customer Experience Guide
For Sale: A Guide to Successfully Selling Your Retail Business Guide
Planning for Success Guide
So, Tell Me a Little About Yourself Guide
HR Checkup: Preventative Medicine for a Healthy Employee Lifecycle Guide
It's A Wired, Wired, Wired World Guide
“Somebody Get Me a Doctor!” Therapy for Common Mistakes Retailers Make Guide
Get Free Stuff Guide
Gift Cards: The Portable Store Guide
It Is Easy Being Green Guide
Tracking Traffic Guide
Here's Looking At You Guide
Music to Their Ears Guide
From Downturn to Upside: New Thinking on Business Succession Guide
Merchandazzling: Tips for Great Merchandising Guide
Finding New Ways To Build Employee Loyalty Guide
Becoming An Employer of Choice Guide
Customer Loyalty Guide
Improving Productivity Through Sound Business Practices Guide
Managing for Growth Guide
Marketing for Small Business Guide
Small Business Financing in Canada Guide
Streamlining Your Business Guide
Personal Financial Management for Business Owners Guide
Leverage Strengths and Minimize Costs with Strategic Outsourcing Article
Building Strategic Alliances Can Strengthen Your Business Article
Preventing fraud in your company Article
Protect your business against internal fraud Article
Loss Prevention and Security Self Assessment Guide Guide
Myths vs. Reality – Credit from a Bank’s Perspective Webinar
Helping to Prevent Fraud in Your Business Website
Business Insights – "Business Cycles" Video
Business Insights – "Managing Business Risk" Video
Business Insights – "Fraud Prevention" Video
Business Insights – "Managing Cash Flows" Video
Business Insights – "Employee Retention and Loyalty" Video
Business Insights – "Investing in Equipment" Video
Business Insights – "Business Succession Planning" Video
Tips for Protecting Your Personal and Financial Information Article
Financial Fraud Guide
Retail Business Security Self Assessment Gudie
Managing Risk To Maximize Reward Article
Fraud Prevention Article
Business Succession – Planning For Success Article
Managing Cash Flow Article
Employee Retention In An Age Of Change Article
Going Global Article
Investing In Equipment Article
Growing globally by doing cross-border business? Keep taxes in mind. Article
Surviving the Cycle Article
Business planning for the long term Article
Business Succession Website Website
Employee Loyalty Website Website

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Centennial Windows

Centennial Windows

RBC service and expertise impressed both the seller and buyer of this window manufacturing company.

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Steve's Automotive

Steve's Automotive

Steve Booy's relationship with RBC has spanned over four decades — through the good times and through the tough times.

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Legacy Agro

Legacy Agro

Three generations, two farms, one dream for the future. RBC helps develop a succession plan that gives them confidence about their future.

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Franchise Assessment Tool

Franchise Assessment Tool

Starting down the franchising road can be tricky because most people aren't sure ofwhere to start - so we've developed this tool to help make your decision a little easier. If you're a prospective franchise buyer this tool will help you evaluate franchise systems.

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Cash Flow Calculator

Cash Flow Calculator

Determining whether you have enough money to manage your business means creating a variety of realistic cash flow projections, taking as many factors into account as possible. That way, you're better prepared and can react quickly if things don't turn out as expected.

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RBC Economic Updates: Forecast and Analysis

For continued and timely access to the latest economic data, subscribe to RBC Economic Updates: Forecast and Analysis.

Choose from daily Economic Updates, Financial Markets Outlook, Provincial and City Economies updates and many more reports that will be delivered directly to you. You will receive a link as soon as the reports go live so you can view the reports relevant to you and your business at a time most convenient to you.

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Part 1 – The New Marketing Model

Part 1 – The New Marketing Model – Held November 14th

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) of Nicolas Darveau-Garneau, Head of Google Quebec, as he provides insights into consumer online research, and what influences decision-making and answers questions from the audience.

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Part 2 – Social Media Trends

Part 2 – Social Media Trends– Held November 22nd

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) of Louise Clements, President at MacLaren MRM, as she provides covers the essential steps to drive online sales, with a number of real-world examples to help guide the way and answers questions from the audience.

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Part 3 – eCommerce Innovation

Part 3 – eCommerce Innovation – Held November 22nd

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) of Sucharita Mulpuru, VP, Principal Analyst – E-Business & Channel Strategy at Forrester Research Inc., as she provides best practices for selling online both in Canada and globally, and answers questions from the audience.

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Investing in Business Productivity

Investing in Business Productivity  – Held November 24

View an archive or download an audio only podcast (MP3) With Wendy Carroll, Vice President, Leasing at RBC Royal Bank; whether you're a heavy manufacturer or a small retailer, Wendy will help you understand how to finance your next equipment purchase.

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Considering an Energy Retrofit?

Considering an Energy Retrofit? – September 21, 2010

View an archive or download a podcast (MP3) where we share best practices in developing, financing and managing an effective energy retrofit plan.

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Foreign Exchange: Risk or Opportunity?

Foreign Exchange: Risk or Opportunity?  – June 9, 2010

View an archive or download a podcast of John Kuziora, Managing Director, Foreign Exchange at RBC Royal Bank. Whether you are a global business or just dealing with occasional cross–border transactions, John will help you determine what kind of FX strategy is appropriate for your organization and share the tools for how to develop one.

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Primer on Financial Fraud

Primer on Financial Fraud – Held March 30

View an archive or download a podcast of Jay Stark, Vice President, Fraud Management providing an update on financial fraud and the best practices to help prevent it.

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