Windsor-Essex Franchises Provide Unique Opportunity for U.S. Expansion
It’s no surprise Windsor-Essex is gaining popularity as a franchising hotspot. With such close proximity to the United States, it provides the perfect opportunity for Canadian franchise opportunities looking to expand.
According to Andrew Carter, Regional Market Leader for Franchise Finance at BMO Financial Group, setting up a franchise close to the United States means there are good expansion opportunities for franchisees. But he warns, prospective franchisees should do their homework before setting up shop.
“Have a concrete business plan that addresses why you chose a specific franchise, the support being given by the franchisor, as well expansion and growth potential,” says Andrew. “It’s also important to find a lawyer with corporate and franchising experience as well as a bank with leading cross-border banking services and a dedicated franchising team to help you navigate”.
For entrepreneurs in the Windsor-Essex area looking to start their own business backed by expert training, support and through an established brand with promising growth projections, the following Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) members have opportunities in the area:
Dawn Mucci started Lice Squad after her son came home with head lice and she realized the need to help other parents and their kids too. Lice Squad is over 16 years old and continues to grow every day. With brick-and-mortar franchises that act like a salon for head lice removal, as well as in-home services, Lice Squad gets rid of head lice for everyone in the family and educates clients to prevent future cases. Windsor-Essex happens to be one of only two Lice Squad.com franchise opportunities in Ontario.
Lice Squad provides a comprehensive step by step approach to franchising, with prospective franchisees able to complete an online request form and an application process allowing them to “think through” the decision. Their goal? Award franchises to those who are a good fit with the people-oriented nature of the business and company culture.
Two Men and a Truck
What started as an after-school business for two high school boys turned into a franchise with more than 320 locations worldwide. As the fastest-growing moving company in North America, Two Men and a Truck offers comprehensive home and business relocation and packing services.
Neighbouring markets such as Detroit and London have done well for Two Men and a Truck, and Windsor-Essex is the next big step for the franchise. With 35 years in the business a potential franchisee can trust they have the support of the franchise as well as the CFA behind them in this transition.
Nurse Next Door
Nurse Next Door is Canada’s largest private duty home care franchise. With more than 80 locations coast-to-coast, and 200+ worldwide, the company provides a full spectrum of care services to keep seniors happy and healthy at home. Nurse Next Door focuses on providing Happier Aging experiences for clients helping them get back to doing the things they love. With the local senior population continuing to grow rapidly, along with people’s desire to stay at home, Nurse Next Door provides a fantastic opportunity to build a business with heart. Nurse Next Door has a large presence in Chatham, and Windsor-Essex is one of their last remaining open markets in Ontario.
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