A Day in the Life: Building a Bright Future

August 26, 2019 admin

When Arturo Ortiz first met Hickory Dickory Decks owner Tom Jacques, one of the first things the prospective franchisee mentioned was his lack of building experience. Prior to researching franchise opportunities, Ortiz had spent the eight years working for a hospitality chain in Toronto. With virtually no knowledge on decks [read more…]

The First Year: The Power of the Speedpro Network

August 26, 2019 admin

No one can say that Kevin and Kim McKenzie didn’t do their homework before buying their Speedpro Imaging franchise. Back in 2017, the former pharmaceutical sales and marketing consultant and his wife attended a two-day franchise show, researched tons of franchise opportunities, and met with a number of different franchise [read more…]

A Day in the Life: The Fine Print

June 24, 2019 admin

For Ryan Nisbet, owner of a Print Three franchise in Burlington, Ontario, the road to franchisee was not a clear cut path. He says that he fell into franchising after working with his father on a business deal that didn’t go through. Afterwards, their accountant approached them with an opportunity [read more…]

The First Year: Printing a Ticket for Success

June 24, 2019 admin

KKP franchisee Amber Shah began her career in banking with HSBC, moving up within the company very quickly before taking on a position at Deloitte as part of their Knowledge Manage-ment team. With all of that finance experience behind her, she says, “I became absorbed by the idea of owning [read more…]

A Day in the Life: Making Business…Personal

April 22, 2019 admin

Before Hendrik Botha even began his franchise research, he knew one thing for certain: if he was going to invest in a franchise, it had to be with a company whose mission was to help oth­ers in need. “I knew as an entrepreneur, whatever business I was going to get [read more…]

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…]

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…]

The First Year: The Rise of a Superhero

February 20, 2019 admin

The first time Jody Anderlich heard about Lice Squad.com was when one of her six kids had lice. “At the time I was providing foster care for four girls and I have two boys of my own. One of the kids had lice and it slowly spread to the rest [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…]

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