33 results for author: Pete Gilfillan


Your 2024 Layoff-proof Plan: Invest in an Executive Franchise

"A salary is the drug they give you to forget your dreams." ‒Kevin O'Leary The Shark Tank half-a-billionaire is correct, as usual, employers pay you to work for their dreams, not your own. But what happens when that salary is taken away? You have ...
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The Franchise Agreement: 7 Points to Be Crystal Clear On

One of the most important documents you will sign as a new franchisee is the franchise agreement. That document defines the relationship between you—the franchisee—and the franchisor. Before you sign on the dotted line, note these seven points to be ...
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Is Starting a Franchise Right for You? Know Your Skills and Strengths

The skills and strengths you bring to a business can help determine if starting a franchise is right for you. We all have talents and abilities that stand out—and there are a core set of strengths that especially lend themselves to franchising. Having a ...
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Funding a Franchise Business: How to Leverage Available Capital

There it is. After numerous searches of available franchises, you finally found one to sink your corporate teeth into. It has everything that you always wanted; there is a great franchise system and brand recognition set up, the franchise is in an industry ...
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What is Franchising?

Most of us can name some well-known franchises off the top of our heads—McDonald's, Subway, Dunkin' Donuts—but do you really understand what is franchising? What is franchising? Franchising is a business model. While we tend to think of fast food ...
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Franchise Ownership: The Right Path for Executives

Franchise consultant Pete Gilfillan explains why so many executives are choosing the path of franchise ownership. People who want to be their own boss, become free of worrying about being laid off, see their hard work be for themselves, not some large ...
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Replacing Corporate Income Through Franchising

A popular question for franchising consultant Pete Gilfillan is, "Can a corporate income be replaced by a franchise?" The simple answer is, "Absolutely!" It depends completely on you, and only you can determine how long it takes you to reach your ...
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The Best Franchise Model for 2023

The growing movement in franchise ownership is where you work ON the Business rather than IN the business. It's where you set the overall direction, make key decisions, and oversee a manager who runs the day-to-day business for you. This is the executive ...
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Franchising is Booming

Franchising is much more than Subway, McDonald's, and Dunkin Donuts. Franchises employ over 8 million people and there are over 750,000 franchise establishments. They touch almost every aspect of our lives and are become more popular with executives seeking ...
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50+ Year-Old Corporate Executives

It's becoming increasingly popular with 50+ year-old corporate executives to take the path of franchise ownership. With 50% of over 50 executives being pushed out before they are ready, it's no surprise executives are making the choice to work for themsel...
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Executive Franchising: The New Job Security

Today's job market is filled with uncertainty. If you would like a greater measure of income security, a great option is executive franchising. You can layoff-proof your career and stay with your corporate job, or you could just focus on your franchise ...
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Franchise Owners Have Greater Income Security Than Corporate Executives

Franchise consultant Pete Gilfillan is on a mission to bust the myths about franchises. This time he takes on the concept that being in your corporate job, even for a long time, is more secure than being out as an owner in the franchise world. "Jobs are no ...
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