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Sweat and equity franchises on the rise among Canadian investors

  • The Globe and Mail
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  • Aug 8, 2017
Sweat and equity franchises on the rise among Canadian investors

While a growing number of Canadians look into franchise opportunities as a way to diversify their wealth, there are pros and cons, Associate Professor Kersi Antia tells The Globe and Mail.

Owners gain all of the benefits of a franchise and its brand, but they have to run the business on the original business model, leaving little room for negotiation. 

“You have to go along with everything corporate decides. … Yes, you get the keys to the kingdom, but the kingdom poses a huge tax on you,” Antia says.