Rafiq Punjani, Anago Cleaning Systems

February 21, 2019 admin

Well before Rafiq Punjani became a Master Franchise Owner of Anago – a leading commercial-cleaning company with over 40 master franchise units and 1500 franchise units across the globe – he was an accountant working for a Fortune 500 firm in the United Arab Emirates. “I had originally come from [read more…]

Malika Rezgani, Lice Squad.com

December 11, 2018 admin

Malika Rezgani was working in a medical office in down­town Toronto when she decided to do some light reading during one of her downtimes. A rehab support worker at the time, Rezgani always dreamed of opening her own business via franchising, but with her busy schedule, could never find the [read more…]

Tessa Tristianti, Bloomtools Canada

December 6, 2018 admin

When Tessa Tristianti immigrated to Grand Falls, New Brunswick from Indonesia in 2009, she didn’t know what to expect. Despite leaving a lucrative career as a marketing professional with her own business, she remained optimistic that she would quickly find a rewarding job in Canada. “I thought my education and [read more…]

Zdenko Juric, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections

December 6, 2018 admin

When A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections (ABCHI) Founder, President and CEO Bill Redfern decided to franchise his home inspection service company in 2007, he knew of the perfect candidate to become the company’s first franchisee. Zdenko Juric had been living in Nova Scotia for almost ten years when he met [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…]

Promoted Story: Great Clips

March 16, 2018 admin

When Yasir Saeed needed a haircut six years ago, little did he realize exactly how much his life was about to change. “I just needed a haircut,” says Yasir, “so I searched online for the closest salon. Up popped the Great Clips Online Check-In app. I was really impressed. And [read more…]

Promoted Story: PropertyGuys.com

March 2, 2018 admin

When Christoph Braier and his family moved to picturesque Canmore, Alberta in 2010, the entrepreneur was set on getting his real estate license. An architect by trade, Braier knows his way around the real estate business, having spent the previous 25 years developing homes in Germany. Yet, the more he [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: A&W

March 9, 2017 admin

When Barmil Mallhi says that she loves change, she really means it. It’s a trait that she attributes to being part of the millennial generation, and it’s what drove her to pack up and leave Winnipeg, Manitoba with her husband and five-year-old daughter to pursue the dream of opening her [read more…]

Esther Opare, Kumon Math & Reading Franchisee

March 2, 2017 admin

Owning a business has been Esther Opare’s dream since moving to Canada from Ghana in 1995. “Being an immigrant to Canada, my goal in life was to make my parents proud,” says the 30-year-old Kumon Math & Reading instructor and franchisee. “I believed the best way to achieve that was [read more…]