Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why Do Franchisors Charge a Franchise Fee?

Submitted by Roland Bates, President, NPI and GPI Every franchisor wants and needs to make a profit. One contributor to profit is the upfront franchise fee. Regrettably, some franchisors have been known to charge a large upfront fee and then provide minimal support to franchisees. If a franchisee is not successful, then the franchisor is Continue Reading »

Award-winning Franchise Owners Love Being Their Own Bosses

With a background in business management, David Riley worked as a service manager for a corporation when he decided he wanted to go into business for himself. He did a lot of research to find the opportunity that best suited his skills and background. Property inspection seemed like a good fit. “I knew an average Continue Reading »

Franchise Business Review Names National Property Inspections, Inc., a Top Franchise of 2015

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is pleased to be included in Franchise Business Review’s Top Franchises 2015 report. The report ranks the best franchises based on franchisee satisfaction. Franchise Business Review’s research looked at survey feedback from current NPI and Continue Reading »

Award-winning Franchise Owners Feel ‘Blessed’ to Be Part of GPI

Gerry and Susan Millen of Regina, Saskatchewan, were looking to try something new. Gerry had spent more than 35 years working in the residential and commercial construction field, with nine more years of appraisal experience and three years working as a new-home builder. Susan held a job with the Saskatchewan government. In 2007, the Millens Continue Reading »

National Property Inspections Welcomes New Franchise Owners in December

National Property Inspections, Inc., parent company of National Property Inspections in the United States and Global Property Inspections in Canada, is excited to announce two new franchise owners who will take the NPI brand to new areas. Rich Segal is from Plantsville, Connecticut, and his franchise territory will cover Hartford, Haven and Middlesex counties in Continue Reading »

Determination and Perseverance Bring Success for California Franchise Owner

After a successful career in middle and senior management positions in the managed-care and health care field, Jeff Gilly of Carmichael, California, found himself in the market for a new job. The start-up company he was working for in 1998 lost its financial backing, and Gilly was out of a job. He searched for work Continue Reading »

Five Key Benefits of Owning a Franchise

The holidays are over and the New Year is here. Are you still working in a job you don’t love, for a boss you hate? Then start 2015 off right by buying a franchise and working for yourself. Owning your own business has plenty of benefits. Here are five that will change how you feel about Continue Reading »

Marketing and Networking Help California Franchisee Succeed

As a National Property Inspections inspector, Andy Hasler’s first year in business was a little like that of a politician: It involved a lot of hand-shaking and kissing babies, he said. Hasler spent considerable time introducing himself to his real estate community in an effort to get his property inspection business off the ground as Continue Reading »