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Climbing the Franchise Ladder

March 9, 2017 admin

Ernie Whitrow really believes in the franchise business model. Though, that’s what you would expect from a man who first started working with franchises at the age of 16 as an employee at a large franchise corporation. “I have always been involved in franchising. I just believe it’s tried, tested, [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…]

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Canada has the world’s top young franchisors

March 9, 2017 admin

Earlier this year, Jennifer Turliuk, CEO of Canadian franchise MakerKids, won the Grand Prize in the 2017 NextGen in Franchising Global Competition, edging out over 400 young franchisors from around the world. This was the third consecutive Grand Prize win for Canada, with John Evans of EverLine Coatings and Services [read more…]

Lessons in Success

March 2, 2017 admin

When he joined Tutor Doctor as the youngest franchisee in the network, 25-year-old Jon-Anthony Lui set an aggressive goal for his new business. “I wanted to do $400,000 in sales in my first year,” he recalls. “Everyone in my training class thought I was out to lunch.” He finished his [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…]

Josh Albert and Paul Hoverenkov, Metropolitan Movers

January 2, 2017 admin

Josh Albert started with Metropolitan Movers in December 2014. Initially hired as a helper, Josh quickly looked into training to see if he was eligible to drive the truck and become a crew manager. He soon realized that he wanted to start his own Metropolitan Movers franchise and found a [read more…]

Lisa Mills, Lice Squad Franchisee

January 2, 2017 admin

Lisa Mills knows the feeling of panic that accompanies the discovery that your child has head lice. The first time it happened, she used harsh pesticide products. The second time, she was referred to Lice Squad, a franchise that provides pesticide-free head lice removal and education. Desperate for help, Mills [read more…]

Jose Miguel Aguila, Booster Juice Franchisee

January 2, 2017 admin

For Booster Juice franchisee Jose Miguel Aguila, franchise ownership has been a goal since childhood. “Starting a business from scratch is all about generating an idea and making it marketable and that’s very difficult,” he explains. “As a franchisee, the brand is already established so it mitigates the risks and [read more…]

Arash Bahrami, Druxy’s Famous Deli Franchisee

January 2, 2017 admin

When Arash Bahrami decided to open a Druxy’s Famous Deli franchise at age 25, he says some doubted his ability to succeed. “It was a little more difficult to get my foot through the door and get everyone to respect me,” he recalls. “I wanted to make a name for [read more…]

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