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Articles & White Papers

CFA and our members are committed to promoting excellence in franchise business practices across Canada and have written a number of resource articles and white papers to help other members improve their franchise operations. Our wealth of information flows from our diverse membership, which includes over 600 franchisors and franchise suppliers from a range of industries and regions across Canada.

No matter what stage your franchise system is in – from early start-up to full expansion mode – the resources available here will provide you the answers, information and best practices you need to overcome your greatest business challenges. These quick and easy-to-read resource articles have been written by our members and address some of the most urgent challenges and issues facing franchisors today.

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Learning from Franchisee Experiences

David Druker sheds light on his experiences as a franchisee

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Navigating the Uncertain Waters of Franchise Renewal Agreements

Daniel Hamson provides an introductory crash course into franchise renewal agreements

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12 Secrets to Holding More Productive Business Meetings

Create a positive work environment and increase employee morale and teamwork

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10 Must-Have Components of a Successful Marketing Mantra

Successfully grow your franchise brand through PR, creativity, strategy and more.

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Mark Amery, Gorilla Property Services

This CEO isn't monkeying around when it comes to franchising

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Royalty Transactions

How high-quality franchisors can use royalty transactions

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3 Signs it’s Time for Field Operations to Ditch the Spreadsheets

Limitations to using spreadsheets and what franchise systems need to consider

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The Perfect Partnership

Building strong relationships with your franchise partners

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Ryan Smolkin, Smoke’s Poutinerie

The power of brand marketing has worked wonders for Ryan Smolkin

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Colette Fortin, Fairway Divorce Solutions

Resolution franchise is changing the face of the divorce industry

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Amber Dinda, Par-T-Perfect

Amber Dinda helps Par-T-Perfect strike gold with Grand Prize win

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Justin Thompson, Alair Homes

Listening to others has helped this franchisee find business success

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Joe Angotti, Good Earth Coffeehouse

First year franchisee finds success with established business model

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Leo Landriault, Kwik Kloset

Franchisee of the Year brings home improvement franchise to Sudbury

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Bill and Terry Argo, Symposium Cafe

Brothers credit CFA Awards of Excellence win to dedicated franchisees

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Jagdish Basran, Ricky’s All Day Grill

Ricky's franchisee recognized for 40-year career

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Saba Tauseef, Homewatch CareGivers

Finding a rewarding career in the home care sector is what this franchise owner always wanted

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Building Bonds Between Franchisees

Using peer performance groups to strengthen your franchise network

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Real Life Lessons: Succeeding as a Franchisor

The success of a franchise system depends on the success of its franchisor

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Reasonableness and the Enforceability of Franchise Non-Competition Covenants

Most franchise agreements contain non-competition covenants. Learn more about how to effectively enforce these "non-competes"

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Legal Digest

Adam Ship and Stephanie Sugar discuss recent franchise disclosure legislation, including the Arthur Wishart Act

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