The First Year: Senior Savvy

April 22, 2019 admin

Comfort Keepers Canada franchisee Erika Ren­don has such a distinctive platform for setting her in-home senior business apart from com­petitors that it’s hard to recommend as gen­eral advice because not everyone would be able to pull it together: she launched a monthly local cable television show in Barrie, Ontario, that [read more…]

Millennials in Franchising: Values-Driven Franchising

April 22, 2019 admin

It could just as easily have been the amaz­ing goodies COBS Bread Bakery sells that would win Amanda Mucek’s heart when she was applying for a job several years ago. In fact, it was the company’s charitable giving program that sealed the deal, eventu­ally leading her into the world of [read more…]

Financing Your Franchise

April 22, 2019 admin

After the initial excitement of learning about the multitude of franchise opportunities out there, it’s important to seriously consider all of the financial details so that you can sign on that dotted line with confidence. Among the myriad of questions to consider, how you’re going to finance your franchise is [read more…]

Following the Franchise Play Book

April 22, 2019 admin

Franchising is a vital, dynamic business model, so it’s no surprise that retired pro-athletes are getting increasingly involved. The franchisors profiled here have found gold-medal success in fitness and food franchise systems. Eat the Frog Fitness The co-founder of Eat the Frog Fitness, Bryan Clay, is an Olympic Decathlon Gold [read more…]

The Homemakers

April 22, 2019 admin

According to Stats Canada, there were over 14 million households in Canada at last count (2016). That’s up from around 12 million in 2006. That means a lot more people needing their homes cleaned, fixed, renovated, organized, and serviced than ever before. Couple this with an aging population requiring more [read more…]

Breakfast Restaurant Franchises Across Canada

April 22, 2019 admin

It’s considered by many to be the most important meal of the day, so there’s a good reason why most franchise systems operating in the food service sector have placed a heavy focus on their breakfast offerings. From savory pancakes and waffles to classics like eggs and sausage, quick service, [read more…]

Keeping Up with the Boomers

April 22, 2019 admin

Canada’s population of baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – is getting closer and closer to retirement. For franchise systems operating in the senior care sector, this is good news. The first baby boomers turning 65 in 2011 led to the largest increase (+20 per cent) in [read more…]

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