The Start of AC Inc
Angela Coté (AC) Inc. emerged after Angela Coté spent more than 25 years in the franchise industry and saw the potential to reinvent the world of franchising. Angela watched for years as franchisors received vague, confusing advice and she knew she could disrupt this coaching industry with a fresh, progressive, unconventional approach.
Angela was raised in a very entrepreneurial family and grew up working odd jobs at the iconic Canadian franchise company, M&M Food Markets (formerly M&M Meat Shops). As the 20-year-old daughter of the founder, Angela had big shoes to ﬁll and received many eye rolls in her ﬁrst few years in franchise field support. But the lessons Angela learned in those years were essential to the work AC Inc does with clients today.
Angela spent many years on the franchisor and field support side of the franchise relationship, and even eventually became a multi-unit franchisee, building her first three franchises into a combined asset valued at more than $1.5 million.
As Angela became a mother and wife and took a step back from her franchise locations, she still felt a deep desire to make a meaningful contribution to the franchise world. After so many years in the industry, Angela suspected there must be a space for a business that could support franchisors as they navigate this unique journey.
After being on three different sides of the franchise relationships (franchisor, franchisee, and field support) Angela knew she had the expertise and empathy to provide real, actionable advice that would actually help franchise systems grow.
From this vision, AC Inc was born. 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 company and team, intent on helping you achieve your growth goals.