My wife and I run RollerGirl.ca an online + brick and mortar roller skate shop (roller skates, not inlines) in Canada. We've been in business since 2003 and are the leading retailer of roller skates in Canada (apart from Amazon). The market for recreational roller skating is currently booming. Roller skates are coming back in style. We're looking for ways to catch that emerging market and not be left behind by the possible imminent apparition of new large-investment competitors. We currently operate both online (shipping mostly within Canada, but we also have a US and international clientele) and out of our retail store located in a great shopping neighbourhood of Vancouver. Our Canadian competitors are much smaller, they tend mostly to their regional markets as local skate shops. Our biggest competitor online is Amazon. We are very well placed for our keywords on Google and have an excessively good reputation both online and by word of mouth within the recreational, roller derby, and trick skating markets. We've considered franchising, opening satellite lifestyle stores in key Canadian cities. But as we understand it, we would need to first open a satellite store ourselves and then box the model for resale which may be a little too slow and expensive for our goals. What other direction should we look into? Cheers!