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Do You Know How to Interpret the information Your Prospectiv...

Sue McConnachie   |     Jul 30, 2019

As a franchisor, you will typically ask for your candidate to complete and submit a credit application after your earlier screening procedures have been finished. The information you are provided should be detailed and accurate, supplying you with every piece that was requested. It is critical that you be able to pinpoint the areas of greatest significance in order to make your final decision about the prospective franchisee an informed one.

How Can Property Managers Benefit By Using In-Depth Credit R...

Sue McConnachie   |     Jul 16, 2019

All areas of commercial property management can be exposed to risk. To mitigate these risks, it is important to take advantage of all the tools available to you whenever possible. 

Can You Rely on Your Conventional Screening Process to Tell ...

Sue McConnachie   |     Jun 27, 2019

Recruiting the best franchisee for your operation is critical to the success and reputation of your organization. You need to eliminate the risk of selecting the wrong candidate at every step of the way. As a franchisor, you have invested in developing a business model that will attract only the best franchisees and the steps taken in the selection process are essential to positive results.

Why Is It Important To Use In-Depth Investigative Credit Rep...

Sue McConnachie   |     Jun 10, 2019

A credit report is a collection of information that details a company’s, or individual’s, financial and credit history. It provides a risk assessment tool when you are considering commencing business opportunities with vendors, manufacturers, customers, agents, partners, prospective tenants, franchisees, etc.  

While both investigative and database approaches will help you and your company evaluate risk, the two methods of credit reporting differ in many ways. 

How Can I Locate Assets in Order to Collect on an Outstandin...

Sue McConnachie   |     May 31, 2019

You need the best information possible prior to launching a legal action against a debtor or attempting to enforce a judgment. The defendant’s financial worth will significantly impact the likelihood of recovery.

Who Are the Tenants You Are Inheriting with Your Income Focu...

Sue McConnachie   |     May 17, 2019

When working in real estate advisory or the commercial property investment industry, due diligence is critical to a successful purchase. This is especially true when it comes to assessing the value and quality of an existing commercial tenant base and the future income stream of the property. 

5 Questions to Ask Before Approving Your Franchisee Candidat...

Sue McConnachie   |     Apr 26, 2019

The success of your franchise depends on a number of factors, one of the most important being the people that represent your brand.

You don’t just want your customers to have a great experience, you want them to enjoy the same high-quality customer service no matter which franchise they enter, and that means you need reliable, professional and dependable franchisees representing your brand. 

Personal Property Lien Registry - An Important Piece of the ...

Sue McConnachie   |     Apr 12, 2019

There are many searches and sources of information utilized to comprise a current investigative report for the property manager, creditor, franchisor, or OEM. The Personal Property Lien Registry is one of those sources and can provide a wide range of pertinent information. It is important to remember that the information gathered from this source is not always considered negative, as liens can also be registered in the normal course of business.

Major Benefits of Criminal Background Checks when Screening ...

Sue McConnachie   |     Mar 29, 2019


The results of the criminal background check will tell you if your prospective employee, franchisee or dealer operator has been honest in their discussions with you. A critical indicator of overall character and integrity will be on full display if inaccuracies or outright lies are uncovered.

Background checks confirm misstatements and fabrications made by candidates, often leading to disqualification from a job, franchise or dealership – you want honesty, integrity and good character representing your brand.

5 Ways to Steer Clear of a Potentially Bad Commercial Tenant

Sue McConnachie   |     Mar 22, 2019

Commercial leasing discloses a potential hazard of risk and liability. Ensuring you choose the right tenant, at the outset, can dramatically decrease the risk and minimize exposure to arrears, defaults, rent concessions, evictions, legal claims, theft and more. 

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