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The Vertical $10: A New Direction for Canada’s Bank Notes

January 7, 2019 admin

On March 8, 2018, International Women’s Day, bank note history was made as the design of Canada’s upcoming $10 bill, featuring social justice defender Viola Desmond, was unveiled to Canadians. In an emotional ceremony at the Halifax Central Library, Finance Minister Bill Morneau and Bank of Can­ada Governor Stephen S. [read more…]

Special Franchise Focus: Quick Service Restaraunts

October 30, 2018 admin

Every lunch hour throughout the country, thousands of hungry Canadians wrack their brains over what to eat. If they didn’t pack a lunch, they’ll likely make their way to one of Canada’s more than 75,000 food service franchise units. It’s a fact: Canadians love to dine with the franchise model. [read more…]

Do You Have What it Takes to Succeed as a Franchisee?

October 30, 2018 admin

You’re ready to start a business, and have decided that the franchise business model is the right fit for you: you want to operate your own business, while having the support of an established system behind you. But before you get started and take that giant leap into franchise ownership, [read more…]

Recognizing Excellence: Meet the 2018 CFA Award Winners

October 26, 2018 admin

Awarded to those who received the highest scores from their franchisees, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising are the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada. To reflect the wide range of franchise opportunities and to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers, entries are [read more…]

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In This Issue: November/December 2018

October 22, 2018 admin

Editorial: 3rd Degree Training A&W Alair Homes Amramp Arby’s Arcadia Academy of Music Bank of Montreal BioPed Boston Pizza BRIGHTSTAR CARE CIBC ComForCare Home Car Comfort Keepers Downsizing Diva DriverSeat Driving Miss Daisy Druxy’s Everline Coatings Fat Burger Firehouse Subs FranNet GEM Health Care Gorilla Property Services Heart to Home [read more…]

Giving Back: Pet Valu

October 22, 2018 admin

LET YOUR DOG CHEW ON THIS: Pet Valu and their customers have given nearly $22-million worth of cash and donations to benefit the well-being of pets across Canada and the United States. And they’re showing no signs of slowing down. “It’s a really big part of what we do. Every [read more…]

Q: How do I prepare for ALL phases of franchise ownership?

October 22, 2018 admin

IF YOU WANT TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS, a franchise can be a great way to increase your chances of success. As a franchisee in a major network, you can expect to benefit from professional marketing, national advertising, specialized training, and centralized pur­chasing. As well, you are statistically more likely [read more…]

Q: What should I expect from working with a franchising consultant?

October 22, 2018 admin

THANKS TO THE INTERNET, folks searching for fran­chise opportunities have a virtually unlimited amount of information available at their fingertips. Franchisors are more creatively targeting online marketing and advertis­ing too. And, of course, there are still traditional options like trade shows. There is however a downside to this accessibility: information [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Don Fox, Firehouse Subs

October 22, 2018 admin

Firehouse Subs CEO Don Fox is a 44-year veteran of the food service industry. Describing himself as curious, empathetic, and committed, he and the Firehouse Subs brand saw fertile ground in Canada and the nation’s lucrative and growing QSR sector. That’s why in 2015, Firehouse Subs opened their first series [read more…]

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