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…]

Millennials in Franchising: Wendy’s

June 25, 2018 admin

Imagine becoming the franchisee of 12 Wendy’s restaurants and not yet hitting your 30th birthday. It makes sense that an outsider might get confused about your role within the company. That kind of success isn’t supposed to happen that early. “There are days when I’m in meetings and people think [read more…]

Families in Franchising

June 25, 2018 admin

Franchising can be a very personal business model, so it’s no surprise that many franchisees find success partnering with family members. For all of the franchisees profiled here, pairing up with relatives has provided them with both personal and professional satisfaction. COBS Bread Mike Fujita’s first encounter with COBS Bread [read more…]

Photos of Robert Bruski of Ctrl V and Wyatt and Aiden Booth of Hopscotch

Millennials in Franchising: Ctrl V & Hopscotch

April 26, 2018 admin

This past February, Canadian franchises Ctrl V and Hopscotch were announced as NextGen in Franchising Global Competition winners. The competition, held by the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation, is a worldwide program open to entrepreneurs aged 21-35 from across the globe who are looking to grow [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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Iconic Brand: McDonald’s Canada

February 22, 2018 admin

When Ray Kroc franchised the first McDonald’s restaurant in Des Plaines, Illinois, on April 15, 1955, he had no way of knowing that that day would mark the birth of one of the most iconic franchise brands in the world. But what he did know was that if McDonald’s was [read more…]

Photo of the busy interior of a Browns Socialhouse restaurant

Day in the Life: Browns Socialhouse

February 22, 2018 admin

Scott Rumpel has a lot to be excited about. It was 2009 when he was first introduced to casual dining brand Browns Socialhouse on a whim, after going to the restaurant for dinner one night. One meal, and he was hooked. “I was living in Langley, British Columbia at the [read more…]

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