Franchisees Sean and Argyro Holmes appreciate the support that comes with being part of a reputable franchise

Why did you become franchisees?
We decided to become franchisees to become self-employed and align ourselves with a reputable franchisor. It was very important to us work with the franchisor to select our site and build out our location. We spent a lot of time investigating franchises and liked how we were treated by the C-Lovers team.

How did you learn about your franchise and what made you choose it?
We had been C-Lovers customers for years. We heard about it through various media channels and started investigating seriously when we met the franchising representatives of C-Lovers at a franchise show.

What do you love most about being a franchisee?
Being in business, working with the public and making our own decisions, which will shape our future. We love the fact that it is a local franchisor head office. They provide a lot of support and are only a phone call away. We can also pick up the phone and tap into the experience of other franchisees. As an independent business owner, you simply don’t have the support and resources. Instead you are left to learn through trial and error.

What are your top three tips for success? 
Our tops 3 tips for success are: 1. Be prepared to work hard, especially during the start up. 2. Create open communication with the franchisor and rely on their experience. 3. Prepare for the unexpected. Despite all your best efforts, things don’t always go as planned.

To learn more about becoming a franchisee with C-Lovers Fish and Chips, visit them at the FranchiseCanada Show in Vancouver this fall! Pre-register now to save $5.