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…]

The First Year: Success on the St. Lawrence

August 23, 2018 admin

Alain Simard doesn’t sugarcoat things when talking about those first few months as a franchisee. It can be tough. “Like a very, very heavy storm,” the French-speaking Simard explains through an interpreter. “You have so many new things to learn and manage.” When he started as an A&W franchisee in [read more…]

Excellence in Franchising

August 23, 2018 admin

Little Kickers is going to have to start thinking about renovating the franchise’s head office to include a trophy room. Since 1992, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) has been recognizing its members with strong franchisor-franchisee relationships at its annual Awards of Excellence gala. The apex of the Awards of Excellence [read more…]

Franchise Promue: Kumon

July 19, 2018 admin

Démarrez la franchise de tutorat par excellence chez vous! Si vous habitez l’une des grandes villes canadiennes, il y a fort à parier que vous avez déjà vu les enseignes bleues à la bouille pensive de Kumon près de chez vous. Chaque année depuis 2002, Kumon décroche la palme de [read more…]

Promoted Story: Kumon

July 19, 2018 admin

How To Open the #1 ‘Tutoring Services Franchise’ in Your Hometown If you have kids and live in one of Canada’s major cities, you have probably seen the familiar “Thinking Face” and sky blue storefront signs in your neighbourhood.   Each year since 2002, Kumon has been consecutively named the [read more…]

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