Unconventional – But it Works!

Being a business owner can be a lonely job. You’re a leader trying to grow your business, support your team, bring your mission to life, and not get completely stressed out through the process! AC Inc. was formed because we saw business owners getting vague, cookie-cutter advice that brought up more questions than it answered. Um… no thank you.

As a team of former Franchisors, Franchisees, and entrepreneurs, we know the value of REAL action steps, collaboration with people who have been there, and systems that make sense for growing your brand. We focus on unconventional yet practical strategies like redefining core values, improving Franchisee profitability, and creating simple, consistent action steps at each advising session so you ACTUALLY see growth your business.

Excited about creating transformational growth in your business while having fun? You’ve come to the right place.

How We are Doing Business Differently (The AC Inc Core Values)

  • Action = Growth

    In order to achieve our goals we know we need to stop thinking about them and take action! We don’t let ourselves overthink our actions because we believe doing SOMETHING is better than NOTHING and by DOING we will get clarity.

  • Mindset is Everything

    Think Big, Act Big! You are what you believe you are. Nothing more. Nothing less.

  • Go Be Awesome!

    Leadership is about influence, and influence is all about unapologetically living your passion and letting others be inspired by you living your truth. When you show up as your truest, most awesome self, you attract the right kind of people into your personal and professional life. So strut your superpowers and don’t hold back!

  • Giving a Sh*t

    The best way to make a real difference in someone’s life and/or business is to genuinely care about them. Listen to them. Understand their vision. On this team we really care about our mission and the people we serve.

  • Everything is Figureoutable

    To get through roadblocks and rough patches we simply put our can-do attitude into high gear and say: “We’ve got this!”

  • We Get More Done When We’re Having Fun

    Lighten up! Laugh! Live in the moment! Around here, getting a little silly sometimes is a non-negotiable that we cherish because it results in higher productivity.

How it All Started

Angela Coté, the CEO and vision behind AC Inc, grew up with M&M Food Market, the iconic Canadian brand which she helped grow to almost 500 franchised locations. She has done everything from dressing up as “Kelly Kabob” as a child to helping train franchisees. As the boss’s daughter in the field, Angela learned a lot about what works (and what doesn’t) when it comes to getting franchisees engaged and motivated to grow their business.

After many years on the franchisor side of the franchise relationship, Angela successfully brought the M&M Food Market brand to Vancouver Island, opening the first 3 franchises in less than 1.5 years and building them into a combined asset valued at more than $1.5 million.

Angela eventually launched AC Inc and began working with early staged franchisors who needed help with where to focus their time, energy, and money for streamlined growth. Angela’s strong vision for disrupting the franchise industry with actionable, simple, and effective advice from people who really ‘get’ it has created a motivated and inspired team. Meet the whole gang here!

Awesome Advice for Awesome Entrepreneurs (What We Do)

1:1 Business Advising

Angela and her team offer one-on-one advising for businesses looking for individualized problem-solving and strategizing. AC Inc uses their signature business system, the AC Methodology to provide top-level systems, mindset, and leadership advice. These sessions come in three customized packages for your business needs and budget.  Reach out to us to learn more about these sessions!

Group Coaching

The Play Bigger Performance Groups are intimate cohorts of 4 dedicated to supporting one another and receiving AC Inc coaching at an affordable monthly rate! Learn more here.

AC Roundtables

Part of the AC Philosophy is that collaboration is what creates exponential growth. Learning from fellow industry professionals through the weekly AC Roundtable discussions is a great way to learn, grow, and become a part of the AC community! Learn more here.

Exponential Growth Tip

Angela’s weekly newsletter is called the Exponential Growth Tip! Each week you’ll receive an email packed with valuable information around franchising and business growth. Plus, when you subscribe you will receive the 10 Traits of a Successful Franchisee (a great tool for vetting franchisee prospects). Subscribe here.