Publisher’s Message: Keeping Up with The Trends

January 7, 2019 admin

With 2018 behind us, it’s worth reflecting on the Canadian franchise industry’s growth over the past year. The Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) first-ever Franchise Economic Forecast and Economic Impact studies indicated significant growth, including 520 new franchise units opening up across the country in 2018. Entering the New Year, I [read more…]

Giving Back: Tutor Doctor

January 7, 2019 admin

As a franchisee within the education sector, Jon-Anthony Lui understands the challenges fac­ing the future leaders of tomorrow. When he joined Tutor Doctor as the youngest franchisee in the network in 2009, Lui did so with a staunch belief in the growing franchising system’s mission: to change the tra­jectory of [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Lawrence Eade, Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen

January 7, 2019 admin

Lawrence Eade is the Chief Executive Officer of Wok Box Fresh Asian Kitchen, one of the fastest growing, diverse Asian-style cuisine franchises in North America. While also being quick-witted and engaging, Lawrence describes himself as “tall”, which is a good attribute for the CEO of any company to have. His [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Oxford Learning Centres

January 7, 2019 admin

The kids will be cheering when Alice Cooper sings ‘School’s Out’ in June, little knowing how much that summer break will set them back. Lenka Whitehead, president of Oxford Learning Cen­tres, however, says parents are singing a different song in the fall after report cards come home and they realize [read more…]

Leadership Profile: Rio Infantino, Copper Branch

January 7, 2019 admin

What happens when a serial entrepreneur has a mid-life ‘aha’ moment on the merits of healthy eating and lifestyle? If you’re Rio Infantino, that moment’s end result is the launch of Copper Branch, a fast-casual dining con­cept offering tasty plant-based dishes as a healthy alter­native to your typical fast food [read more…]

Day in the Life: Maid for Franchising Success

January 7, 2019 admin

A typical day for Margaret Hammond is not always so typical. Every now and then, Hammond likes to shake things up, sprinkling the morning huddle (where staff meet to get the day’s cleaning assignments) with some humour. “Sometimes we find a fun video to watch or put a joke up [read more…]

The First Year: He Shoots… He Scores!

January 7, 2019 admin

In a world where consumers are relying more and more on the convenience of mobile businesses to complete their daily errands, it’s surprising that the sports sector hasn’t jumped on the bandwagon. That is until CleanQuip came along. The mobile fran­chise has been disrupting the sports cleaning industry since first [read more…]

Millenials in Franchising: Steinbach Proud

January 7, 2019 admin

Kianna Jensen opened her first store as a Little Caesars pizza franchisee at 19, but consider­ing she’d been thinking about it since age 10, she may have been more prepared than her age may let on. Now 22, she recently followed up her first location in Steinbach, Manitoba with a [read more…]

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