Emerging System: Driven by Principles

October 22, 2018 admin

Sometimes a great business idea is right under your nose. Or, in the case of line painting and parking lot maintenance company EverLine Coatings and Services, right under your feet. Company president John Evans became familiar with the franchise model while running a painting company while pursuing his university degree. [read more…]

Leadership Profile: Brian Bazely, Driverseat

October 22, 2018 admin

Growing up in a family of 12 children, Brian Bazely learned several important life lessons from a very young age: a sense of resiliency, a hard work ethic, and care and consideration for others. It came with the territory, and these traits dovetailed perfectly when Bazely set out to build [read more…]

Day in the Life: Prairie Power!

October 22, 2018 admin

What does typical day look like when you own and operate a Panago Pizza franchise? Well, that depends. What day of the week is it? What’s going on in the local community? Is school in or out? What’s the weather like? How long have you been in business? Brandi and [read more…]

The First Year: Nowhere to Go But Up!

October 22, 2018 admin

When Vishal Vaghani immigrated to Canada from India in 2011, he had big dreams. A stu­dent at the time, Vaghani studied Retail Man­agement at Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario before heading west to begin his career and new life in Saskatchewan. It wasn’t long before Vaghani was working as a [read more…]

Seniors and Homecare Services Franchises Across Canada

October 22, 2018 admin

Canadian demographics are changing, with more seniors (age 65 and older) in the population than those 14 and younger for the first time. This demographic shift is creating demand for specialized products and service that cater to older Canadians. Luckily, franchise systems and their franchisees are prepared to help. From [read more…]

Welcome to Canada

October 22, 2018 admin

While the proven systems of franchising remove much of the uncertainty associ­ated with traditional business start-ups, a new venture still requires a certain level of courage, a willingness to take on financial risk and build something new. You might say that if there’s one group that’s already “been there, done [read more…]

CFA Membership Helps Forge Franchise Partnerships

October 22, 2018 admin

  At the CFA, we are incredibly proud of the rock-solid franchisor-franchisee relationships that have been forged, in part, by the comprehensive range of lead generation tools that we provide to all of our members. Whether it’s through the pages of this magazine, online, or in person, the CFA is [read more…]

The Drive for Excellence

October 22, 2018 admin

The road less travelled isn’t always smooth or easy, but big rewards are in sight for those that stay the course. For Mr. Lube multi-location co-owners Rick Spindor and Keith Wickens, it was taking the unbeaten path that shifted their success into high gear. In 2007, Spindor had just ended [read more…]

Millenials in Franchising: Baptism by Fire

October 22, 2018 admin

It’s been over five years since 30-year-old Jesse Rob­erts took over the Arby’s in Cranbrook, B.C., but it doesn’t take him long to remember the biggest chal­lenge he faced in his first weeks as a young franchisee. “When we came in, we let the staff know that things were going [read more…]

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