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Derek Tennant - Franchise Consultant

Derek Tennant is an experienced and well-versed entrepreneur and businessman who is excited about helping you realize your dream through franchise ownership. Due to his successful background in founding and operating multiple franchise companies, his knowledge and advice is the edge you need in researching and establishing your new venture. Derek’s focus is on “win-win,” people-centered free enterprise.

Derek is a lifetime entrepreneur, co-founding Sports Cars Unlimited at the age of 20, while attending the University of Western Ontario. This venture would lead to him becoming one of the youngest Ford dealers in the world in North Bay and Peterborough, Ontario. Derek then went on to found and operate Holiday Rent-a-Car (which became Thrifty in Canada after selling the company to Chrysler) and two Ford Motor Company new car dealerships. His 10-point sales plan and training resulted in record breaking sales. These principles remain the leading edge in all his business transactions today.

Derek is honoured to be a philanthropist, community leader and green-environment promoter. One imaginative plan that he hatched helped revitalize the town of Elliott Lake. The mining companies had planned to have 2,000 houses bulldozed. Derek acquired the abandoned homes to renovate and resell to seniors at bargain prices and saved the town. He also has 9 years experience with wind energy and large wind farm development, speaking to his commitment to green energy.

Another important cause he passionately supports is education. He is a partner in The Children’s Technology Workshops in addition to co-founding FreeSchools World Literacy – a registered charity founded in Canada, USA and Australia with 82 schools in India, Northern Thailand and Bangladesh that educate young girls for as little as $15/year.

His wife, Sue, an interfaith minister operates Silver Springs, a health and wellness retreat. She and Derek see the committed family as the cornerstone of peace and prosperity for all.

Derek knows the decisions and choices you make now yield dividends throughout the life of your new company. The winners are you, your family and your employees for years and years to come. He looks forward to helping you ensure the best decision for your success.

You can reach Derek at or by dialing 705-888-4110.


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