Expanding One Slice at a Time

August 26, 2019 admin

This June marks the one-year anniversary of FDF Brandz acquiring Famoso Italian Pizzeria + Bar, and the party is just getting started. “Our acquisition of Famoso was done with the intended strategy of acquiring a well-positioned, emerging growth brand that we could strategically revamp, putting it on a course of [read more…]

Inspecting Homes, Building Trust

June 24, 2019 admin

You know how they always tell you not to show up empty-handed at a friend’s house for dinner? Well, if you’re a Pillar To Post Home Inspector, you never forget the coffee and baked goods when you meet with a real estate agent. So says Dan Steward, President and CEO [read more…]

Keeping Up with the Boomers

April 22, 2019 admin

Canada’s population of baby boomers – those born between 1946 and 1964 – is getting closer and closer to retirement. For franchise systems operating in the senior care sector, this is good news. The first baby boomers turning 65 in 2011 led to the largest increase (+20 per cent) in [read more…]

The Drive for Excellence

October 22, 2018 admin

The road less travelled isn’t always smooth or easy, but big rewards are in sight for those that stay the course. For Mr. Lube multi-location co-owners Rick Spindor and Keith Wickens, it was taking the unbeaten path that shifted their success into high gear. In 2007, Spindor had just ended [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…]

Woman Power

June 25, 2018 admin

With a sharp business sense, great communication skills, and a collaborative spirit, more women are taking the helm of the franchising sector than ever before. Check out how three self-made mavens founded kid-focused franchises that are changing the way women do business. CEFA Early Learning After working in various school [read more…]

Photo of Symposium Cafe franchisees at a restaurant location

Symposium Cafe’s Excellent Adventure

August 11, 2017 admin

Symposium Cafe set a big goal for itself this year: win the Grand Prize at the CFA’s Awards of Excellence within three years. It was a big one, because winning one of the two prizes means your company’s franchisee relations are the strongest of any participating CFA franchise in the [read more…]

Talking Shop: Retail Franchises Across Canada

March 2, 2017 admin

No matter the season or the economic climate, Canadians love to shop – Canadian retail sales hit $45 million in October of 2016 alone (Statistics Canada). This means retail franchises are always on the radar for prospective franchisees who are looking to capitalize on Canadians’ spending habits and establish franchise [read more…]

Little Kickers

Cover Story: Small but Mighty

October 13, 2016 admin

It was a feat that no other franchise had accomplished before. On April 18, 2016, children’s soccer franchise Little Kickers took home the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) prestigious Awards of Excellence in Franchising Grand Prize for the third year in a row. Little Kickers’ Chief Operating Officer Frank Stanschus credits [read more…]