Women in Franchising: Trio of Franchising Trailblazers

March 8, 2019 admin

Today is International Women’s Day and in honour of that, we’re recognizing three outstanding women, who are leading successful businesses while controlling their own destiny. Yvonne Barker, STOR-X Organizing Systems Can you tell us why you decided to invest in your franchise? I had been searching for a business opportunity [read more…]

Promoted Story: ActionCOACH

February 26, 2019 admin

Investors considering buying a franchise or even starting their own business have many things to consider. How much can I earn? Will I enjoy this? Is this business recession-proof or will it crash and burn during the next recession? Will I be able to sell this for a significant multiple [read more…]

Promoted Story: Eat the Frog Fitness

February 26, 2019 admin

After taking home the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics, Decathlete Bryan Clay set his sights on his next big challenge: developing a unique fitness program that incorporates science-based periodization training for results and safety. He and co-founder Joe Culver took the leap and founded Eat the Frog. UPPING THE [read more…]

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…]

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