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Day in the Life: Alair Homes

October 27, 2017 admin

Serving the picturesque market of Georgian Bay, Ontario, Justin Thompson and Mike Ribout’s Alair Homes franchise exudes the high-quality standards the franchise is known for across its nearly 100 locations throughout North America. The Alair Homes motto, “Living better starts here,” is as true for the entire company as it [read more…]

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The First Year: Pumpernickel’s

October 27, 2017 admin

Sometimes the problem isn’t finding a passion in life; it’s finding the courage to pursue it. For Ken Preville, who grew up working in restaurants in his native St. Lucia, the food business was always his first love. But it took a layoff from his job working in renewable energy [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: Little Kickers

October 27, 2017 admin

Just as there are many ways to kick a ball into a net, there is more than one trajectory to becoming a franchisee for Little Kickers, a pre-school soccer academy. Larissa Gibson was working at a soccer supplies store and meeting franchisees as customers. Crystal Hartog was in marketing when [read more…]

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Special Franchise Focus: B2B Franchises

October 27, 2017 admin

While many franchise systems focus on delivering goods and services to consumers, there are also business-to-business (B2B) systems, which focus on providing services to a primarily corporate and commercial clientele. In 2015, 97.9 per cent of the businesses operating in Canada were small businesses. This considerable number of small businesses [read more…]

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Franchise Your Business

October 27, 2017 admin

Are you ready to grow your business, and want to learn more about how franchising can help fuel this growth? The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recently aired a series of Franchise Your Business instructional videos, featuring valuable franchising advice from the experts, including Larry Weinberg, Partner, Cassels Brock & Blackwell [read more…]

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Canadian Franchises Abroad

October 27, 2017 admin

For many franchises, becoming a well-recognized global brand is an important goal. These four Canadian franchises are well on their way to that status with new expansion into international markets, while maintaining and growing their success here at home. Driverseat At Driverseat, Co-founder Brian Bazely is taking the road to [read more…]

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Franchise Milestones

October 27, 2017 admin

Just as Canada celebrated its 150th birthday this year, these three franchises are also celebrated big milestones in 2017. Here, franchisors and franchisees from three established brands reflect on their decades of success in Canada, and offer tips on how to achieve longevity in franchising. Humpty’s – 40 Years The Canadian [read more…]

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Crowning Glory

October 27, 2017 admin

Beautiful hair: it’s the crowning glory. No matter what the age, men, women, and children love their locks. Hair salons are big business, and these four concepts are redefining hair design with a fresh, modern take. Fantastic Sams Cut & Color The barbershops of days gone by were neighbourhood landmarks, [read more…]

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Property Services Franchises Across Canada

October 27, 2017 admin

It takes a lot of hard work to maintain a commercial or residential property, with so many different services required to keep a home or business in working order. Luckily, franchise systems across Canada have recognized the specialized needs of home and business owners, and are providing a diverse range [read more…]

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