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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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John DeHart, Nurse Next Door and Live Well Exercise Clinics

With a successful home care franchise under his belt, John DeHart sets his sights on medical fitness franchising

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Justine Levenberg, Sportball

Franchisees are using play as a vehicle to teach children valuable life lessons

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Mathew Heydari, Pizza Pizza

As Pizza Pizza celebrates 50 years of franchising, one of its long-time franchisees reflects on how he achieved the Canadian dream

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Zdenko Juric, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections

Nova Scotia franchisee feels right at home after immigrating to Canada in 1998

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Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities

Resources to help businesses comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act

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Ed Kidd, Dairy Queen Canada

Former Wakaw, Saskatchewan mayor finds ice cream opportunity in the middle of nowhere

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Peter Nahas, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen

Taking over the family business was the best decision for this millennial franchisor

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A Bright Idea: How to Prepare for Tax Season

How small business owners can avoid the last-minute scramble during tax season

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How to Develop an Effective Franchise Recruitment Marketing Campaign

The stages and tools of a successful franchise recruitment marketing campaign

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New Clients, Customers, and Courtship

How franchisors can attract the right franchisee match to build lasting relationships

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Watch Your Step in Crossing the U.S. Border

Steps to take before expanding into the U.S.

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Break Down Barriers, Build Your Bottom Line

How to ensure your franchise business is accessible to all customers

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CFA Disclosure Document Guide

General guidelines for what may be included in franchise disclosure documents

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Rational Decision Making For Optimal Results

How the "never fall in love" philosophy can help you make the best possible decisions for your franchise

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John Evans, EverLine Coatings

John Evans is bringing a slick, professional image to the line painting industry

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Jasmine Kaur, A&W

Aspiring entrepreneur didn't want to go it alone so she opened an A&W franchise

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Careers in Franchising

A breakdown of the traditional roles within a franchise system, and how they work together

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4 Fundamentals Every Franchisor Should Follow

The guiding principles one franchisor swears by

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Branding to the Top: A Journey in Brand Development

Pigeon Brands outlines the steps to take before rebranding

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