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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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Bill 148 Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act, 2017: What it means for the franchise industry

A look at the components to Bill 148 that will impact all business in Ontario, including the franchise industry.

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What is the Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship?

The relationship between a franchisor and franchisee is an ongoing, contractual business relationship governed by a Franchise Agreement. This agreement defines the parameters of the relationship at the outset, so both parties know their rights and obligations to the franchisor-franchisee relationship. The franchisor provides the franchisee with the operating system and support services to help grow the businesses. The franchisor also researches and develops new products and services, oversees brand advertising, and provides access to training and support. The franchisee is an independent small business owner who leads the operations and management of their franchise location. As the legal employer of all staff, the franchisee is responsible for executing the day-to-day operations of the business, including employee hiring, training, scheduling, discipline, wages, payroll and remitting taxes, promotions, and terminations. The franchisee is also responsible a range of other business items including accounting, inventory management, rent, and remaining in compliance with all applicable laws. Although joining a franchise certainly provides many

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Nine Ways Franchise Systems Can Manage the Rising Minimum Wage

BDO leaders explore tactical and strategic options to manage the costs of the rising minimum wage

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Gabriel Toupin, Spray-Net

Spray-Net franchisee jumped at the opportunity to own his own painting business

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Jeremy Demont, Ken LeBlanc and Walter Melanson,

PropertyGuys get it right with innovative real estate franchise

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Esther Opare, Kumon Math & Reading

Kumon franchisee always knew she wanted to be a small business owner

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Scott Morison, Browns Socialhouse

Founder of the casual dining brand isn't afraid to colour outside the lines

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Greg Roberts, Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters

Loyal customer becomes Owner & CEO of one of Canada's fastest-growing brands

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Angela’s Bright Idea: How to Breathe Life into Your Purpose and Core Values

Angela Coté discusses a franchise systems core values and how they can be used for business growth

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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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