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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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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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Tips for Using the Media to Grow Your Brand

Dawn Mucci shares her tips for using traditional and non-traditional media outlets effectively

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Carmelo’s Bright Idea: How to Connect Franchisees Through Slack

Spray-Net Inc. President and Founder shares his advice for connecting with franchisees

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How to Strengthen Your Franchise Brand After a Crisis

Using social media effectively for crisis communications

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Placing Trust in Franchise Owners

Tips for establishing positive franchisor-franchisee relationships

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Structuring a Franchise Offering

Nine things to consider when developing your franchise offer

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Brian Bazely, Driverseat

After experiencing success as a franchisee, Brian Bazely went on to co-found his own franchise

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James Elligson, Ryan Brooks and Robert Bruski, Ctrl V

Trio sets franchise expansion plans for Canada's first virtual reality arcade

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The Tuttles, Boston Pizza

Franchisees find success with one of Canada's top casual dining brands

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Martin Harvey, Pacini

Pacini franchisee celebrates more than 30 years of success

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Jeff Young, La Carnita and Sweet Jesus

What began as a marketing experiment is now a successful restaurant brand

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Toni and Michael Abramson, YamChops

This emerging franchise system is focused on promoting a plant-based diet

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Ruthie Burd, The Lunch Lady

This entrepreneur ensures children get nutritional school lunches from coast to coast

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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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