Canadian Franchise Association

Canadian Franchise Association

Lime Licensing appointed as members of the Canadian Franchise Association.

Canadian Franchise Association

From May 1st Lime Licensing Group were appointed as members fo the Canadian Franchise Association. Lime's service is aimed at new and established franchisors and franchise owners.

New Franchise brands

Lime has a specific solution for prospective franchisors. Any company that wants to explore franchising has a myriad of options to choose from. Starting with federal and state compliance Lime guides new franchise brands on all of the complexities involved. Decisions need to be taken regarding the right balance of fees. Protecting intellectual property and deciding on territorial rights also needs considering. So too do all the aspects of the franchisee/franchisor relationship in Canada. Our 8 week new franchisor blueprint is unique to Lime and has been the foundation for dozens of franchisors for many years.

Established franchise brands

Mature franchisors all face the same issues. Once a network starts to fill up it becomes harder and more expensive to complete the network. However, Lime's database of prospective franchise owners helps to fill regional vacancies. As a result Lime can recruit every type of franchise opportunity be that a startup, a resale or what we term a restart franchise. That is where a failed location needs a new owner. A perennial issue with employed franchise staff is that they become sector specialists. Consequently employed staff do not experience what works in other sectors, price points and categories. Lime shares best practice from all around the industry based on factually what is working within the other brands that we work with. Similarly you'll find us on most forums and at shows keeping up to date with all that matters.

Franchise owners from Canadian Franchise Association brands

Lime has a brilliant solution for franchisees to help them to sell their franchise on to someone else. We work with the owners directly and liaise with the franchisor and the buyer. Lime can bring a franchise resale to a brokered outcome that suits all the parties involved. We will also work with non Canadian Franchise Association franchises provided they are bonafide franchise systems.

Potential franchisees

Those people who are considering franchising as an option could do a lot worse than talking to us. We are independent franchise specialists who can help a prospective franchisee to find the perfect franchise match. Furthermore we will help any potential franchisee to assess the right franchise opportunity free of charge. Lime are trusted, confidential advisors. Because our fees are paid by the franchisors we'll help you for free. Putting in the legwork to find the perfect franchise opportunity. The criteria we consider includes, investment level, skill set, location, market sector and new and mature formats. Lime also has unique access to UK brands that are looking to come over to Canada. Many of these brands are unadvertised.

Contact Bonnie Northey today for more information!

 


Why Canadian brands should franchise in the UK

Why Canadian brands should franchise in the UK

The UK has an unregulated franchise market. Additionally there are many reasons why Canadian brands should franchise in the UK. Franchising is very popular over the pond. It is no surprise that it is the preferred international market for many North American brands.

Franchising in the UK

The UK market is worth around £18 Billion annually. With over 60 million people it is also twice the size of Canada. At least in population terms anyway! The success rate of British franchise owners creates a very strong appeal to become a franchisee. Most annual surveys find that over 90% of franchisees are trading profitably. Outside of the franchise industry over 50% of startups fail within two years. A figure that is likely to be even higher due to the chancellor's decision not to support any startups younger than 12 months affected by Coronavirus! That said the UK franchise industry has thrived every year it has been measured and also grown through the previous three recessions. So part from being unregulated it is a fertile hunting ground for Canadian brands. Furthermore there are some other key reasons why Canadian brands should franchise in the UK, it's location to other countries ...

Proximity to Ireland and the EU

Like the UK, Ireland is unregulated too. So are the Netherlands. Belgium has a form of disclosure as do some other EU countries. As a result, if you are a Canadian franchisor and you're looking at the EU then the UK is the best place to start. Lime has a team of six franchise recruiters and four regional offices already active in the UK. Our unique service provides a seamless route for Canadian brands to enter the UK. You can use much of what you already have with minimal changes. Your prospectus will need some tweaks to satisfy the English dialect. Your legals ideally will be under UK law so that local enforcement has more power too.

Getting the right advice to decide why Canadian brands should franchise in the UK

Many North American brands are active in the UK. Lime offers a complete solution to Canadian brands to excel in the UK. With native English speaking executives, an English address and phone number for our clients you'll fit right in. One thing that is against Canadian brands is the time zone where early morning in Winnipeg is late afternoon in England. However, with a UK team representing you in that exact time zone there will be no late night calls required. Contact our Director of Canada, Bonnie Northey today on (204) 292-4961 to find out more. Or visit our contact page to enter your details and we'll contact you promptly.


Franchising in Canada Blog

Franchising in Canada

Lime chooses Franchising in Canada ahead of the EU for first international office.

Lime Licensing Group, the Leeds based franchise consultancy firm has opened an office in Canada. This follows on from it’s rapidly expanding UK operation which helps businesses to scale their brand through the design and implementation of a franchise system. Managing Director Andy Cheetham said, “We’re not waiting to see what deals our respective governments come up with following Brexit, we’ve already set up our shop over the pond and are actively Franchising in Canada.”

Lime has several UK regional offices covering the south, the midlands and northern England who between them manage dozens of franchise brands. The company has appointed over 2,000 franchisees for its clients. In the wake of the UK’s departure from the EU Lime is aggressively expanding into overseas markets.

International Franchising

Lime teaches companies how to expand through franchising and practices what it preaches. As a result every Lime office is independently owned under a franchise arrangement. “This gives us a unique affinity with all those we deal with in franchising” Bonnie added. Everyone in Lime Licensing Group, its staff and franchisees have genuine hands on practical franchising experience. Andy says this is important because “no business is easy. So we know precisely what it feels like when you have bad days. Everyone who owns their own show has bad days! Our mantra is to concentrate on doing the right things as often as you can. Which in franchising means following the operational manual.”

Within Lime’s group of companies are several brands that dovetail together. This means that Lime is able to supply everything any franchisor might need. For example the company also owns a franchise magazine, internet directory, marketing agency and a recruitment consultancy.

Lime has put together a root and branch solution for new and established Franchisors. The company plans to expand into other major international markets later this year. Contact Lime today to learn more about Franchising in Canada or the UK.

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Independently owned franchise offices

Lime teaches companies how to expand through franchising and practices what it preaches. As a result every Lime office is independently owned under a franchise arrangement. “This gives us a unique affinity with all those we deal with in franchising” Bonnie added. Everyone in Lime Licensing Group, it’s staff and franchisees have genuine hands on practical franchising experience. Andy says this is important because “no business is easy. So we know precisely what it feels like when you have bad days. Everyone who owns their own show has bad days! Our mantra is to concentrate on doing the right things as often as you can. Which in franchising means following the operational manual.”

Within Lime’s group of companies are several brands that dovetail together. This means that Lime is able to supply everything any franchisor might need. For example the company also owns a franchise magazine, internet directory, marketing agency and a recruitment consultancy.

Lime has put together a root and branch solution for new and established Franchisors. The company plans to expand into other major international markets later this year. Contact Lime today to learn more about Franchising in Canada or the UK.

So if you’re a business owner looking for franchise consultants in Canada, we welcome you to contact us today to discuss the possibilities in franchising.