Whether you are a new franchisee or you are expanding an existing franchise business, you will benefit from our experience in working with over 9,000 franchisees across every major business sector.
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This Retailer’s Guide provides strategies for preventing the types of injuries common to the retail workplace — whether stocking shelves, moving palettes, standing at the counter or typing on a keyboard.
You’ve spent years building your business. Now you’re looking at starting the next stage of your life. Having a business succession plan that clearly outlines your intentions and goals can help make this transition easier for you, your family and your business.
A succession plan provides direction on how the ownership of your business will be transferred. It identifies your potential/actual successors and details the transfer of the ownership of your company. You can use this workbook to make notes as you work through your succession plan.
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Great merchandising is like sleight of hand: if its done right, it's magic. If it's done wrong, it's silly. This guide is an overview of how to build a merchandising plan for your store that will help you dazzle customers.
|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)||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Retail Business Security Self Assessment||Gudie|
|Managing Risk To Maximize Reward||Article|
|Business Succession – Planning For Success||Article|
|Managing Cash Flow||Article|
|Employee Retention In An Age Of Change||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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RBC service and expertise impressed both the seller and buyer of this window manufacturing company.
Steve Booy's relationship with RBC has spanned over four decades — through the good times and through the tough times.
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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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.
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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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.
View an archive or download a podcast (MP3) where we share best practices in developing, financing and managing an effective energy retrofit plan.
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.
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.
Contact an account manager knowledgeable in your industry today!