Serial Entrepreneur Goes Global

Global Franchise Opportunities This originally ran on Franchise Today.

"Don't fear failure. Positivity is the key to success." - Bill Redfern, founder & CEO of Global Franchise Opportunities

This week on Franchise Today, co-hosts Stan Friedman and Paul Segreto visit with serial entrepreneur, Bill Redfern. Redfern is founder of, Global Franchise Opportunities which includes internationally recognized brands A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan. After progressively launching the three brands from 2004 to 2015, Recognizing a need for all three brands in international markets, Redfern launched Global Franchise Opportunities in order that existing businesses in these sectors worldwide can be converted and receive support and ongoing training from the proven concepts.To that end, the Pompano Beach, Fla.-based franchisor has signed eight master franchise agreements to significantly expand two of the concepts in Africa within the countries of Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya and Angola.

Listen to the full interview online.

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Global Franchise Opportunities To Expand into Georgia

iCare Intelligent Home Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Global Franchise Opportunities To Expand into Georgia - Franchise Conglomerate Advances Strategic Growth; Plans in Place to Open in Atlanta and Augusta

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Global Franchise Opportunities (GFO), the system of internationally recognized, proven franchise concepts including A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan, today announced a strategic growth initiative to expand into Georgia.

Global Franchise Opportunities Targets North Carolina for Growth

A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Global Franchise Opportunities Targets North Carolina for Growth - Franchise Conglomerate Advances Strategic Growth; Plans in Place to Open in Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Global Franchise Opportunities (GFO), the system of internationally recognized, proven franchise concepts including A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan, today announced a strategic growth initiative to expand into North Carolina.

Global Franchise Opportunities Prioritizes Growth in South Carolina

iHandyMan Services FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Global Franchise Opportunities Prioritizes Growth in South Carolina - Franchise Conglomerate Advances Strategic Growth; Plans in Place to Open in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Global Franchise Opportunities (GFO), the system of internationally recognized, proven franchise concepts including A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan, today announced a strategic growth initiative to expand into South Carolina.

Global Franchise Opportunities Expands Brands into Africa

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections and iHandyMan Grow into Africa Through Master Franchise Signed Agreements

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. – Global Franchise Opportunities, the system of internationally recognized, proven franchise concepts including A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI), iCare – Intelligent Home Care Solutions and iHandyMan, announced today that ABCHI and iHandyMan will soon be available to residents seeking its services throughout the continent of Africa.

Tumultuous journey to Canada for Burnside franchise owner

When Zdenko Juric arrived in Canada 1998, he wasn't thinking he would own the largest home inspection company in the Halifax region and three extra franchises

Zdenko Juric

This article originally appeared in the April 5, 2016 edition of The Burnside News.

By Chris Muise

Zdenko Juric has managed to build a pretty great life for himself and his family, right here in Burnside. Juric is a franchise owner with A Buyers Choice Home Inspections - a service that appraises homes for potential issues before it goes on the market. In fact, Juric is the first to own a franchise with the company that started here in Nova Scotia, and now owns the largest home inspection company in the Halifax region, with three extra franchises to his name.

But Juric’s journey to his dream life was fraught with more turmoil than most of us have to endure toward reaching our goals.

Going Global: Five tips to consider when expanding your business internationally

CEO Bill RedfernThis article originally appeared in the May 2016 issue of Business Voice, the monthly publication by the Halifax Chamber of Commerce. View the digital issue in full here.

Once a business owner has estab­lished a strong presence within his or her home country, a common next step is to take the concept internationally to broad­en its reach. However, there are many factors requiring thorough research to take into consideration before emerging into a new country. Here are five tips to consider when expanding your business internationally: 

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