Publisher’s Message: New Year, Fresh Franchise Concepts

February 20, 2019 admin

New Year’s Eve has come and gone, which means that thousands of Canadians nationwide are flocking to their local gyms looking to fulfill their resolutions. While gyms across the coun­try do indeed see an uptick in membership throughout the late winter months, staying active is not just another flimsy New [read more…]

Giving Back: Baskin-Robbins

February 20, 2019 admin

A couple of years ago, Baskin-Robbins was looking for a great charity partner that aligned with its brand values. For an ice cream franchisor with a focus on family and fun, what better match than an organization providing ser­vices to children? In September, this relationship was made concrete with a [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Fire-Alert

February 20, 2019 admin

When Fire-Alert Franchising Ltd.’s co-owner Sylvain Houle describes himself as a family man, he’s not kidding. Fire-Alert, a mobile fire protection company specializing in professional and efficient inspections, has been fighting fires for more than 35 years. In 2008, Sylvain’s father Yvan Houle franchised the concept in Ottawa and the [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Pizza Nova

February 20, 2019 admin

For many Canadians, “Four-three-nine-oh-oh-oh-oh Pizza Nova!” is an iconic jingle they know by heart. Beyond the catchy marketing, Pizza Nova is a successful and growing franchise sys­tem with 154 locations across Southern Ontario. It got its start 55 years ago, in 1963, with a single location in Toronto. “My father [read more…]

A Day in the Life: Escaping the Routine

February 20, 2019 admin

When Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa franchisee Roxanne Power goes to work in the morning, the scent of lemongrass greets her as she walks in the door, relaxing music plays, and the gentle trickle of running water ushers in another day at the spa. This quiet atmosphere is [read more…]

The First Year: The Rise of Superhero

February 20, 2019 admin

The first time Jody Anderlich heard about Lice Squad.com was when one of her six kids had lice. “At the time I was providing foster care for four girls and I have two boys of my own. One of the kids had lice and it slowly spread to the rest [read more…]

Millennials in Franchising: Rising to the Challenge

February 20, 2019 admin

If there’s one thing that sealed the deal for prospec­tive franchisee Cotie Drinkwater when he was consid­ering investing in a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canada franchise, it was the people. “The company culture was something I’d never seen before,” he boasts. “I had never seen so many people so happy [read more…]

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