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 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…]

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…]

Recognizing Excellence: Meet the 2018 CFA Award Winners

October 26, 2018 admin

Awarded to those who received the highest scores from their franchisees, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) Awards of Excellence in Franchising are the pinnacle of franchise achievement in Canada. To reflect the wide range of franchise opportunities and to enable franchise systems to be rated against their peers, entries are [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…]

Iconic Brand: M&M Food Market

August 24, 2018 admin

With a unique offering of easy-to-prepare meals coupled with personalized cus­tomer service, the M&M brand has been a welcome guest at dinner tables across Canada for more than 38 years. M&M Meat Shops was born in 1980 in Kitchener, Ontario when founder Mac Voisin had a vision to pro­vide convenient [read more…]

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