Giving Back: Ctrl V

April 22, 2019 admin

The three founders of Can­ada’s first virtual reality arcade, Ctrl V, couldn’t be more different. Ryan Brooks is a former elementary school teacher, James Elligson prac­ticed geology, and Robert Bruski is an investment specialist. But what drew them together, aside from their love of realistic virtual (VR) reality technology, is [read more…]

Iconic Brand: McDonald’s® Canada

April 22, 2019 admin

As a kid, going to McDonald’s was an experience. The sight of the golden arches and the anticipation of a burger stirred excitement. Whether it was a birthday party, a happy meal with family, or an outing with friends, going to McDonald’s was all about good fun, great food, and wonderful [read more…]

Following the Franchise Play Book

April 22, 2019 admin

Franchising is a vital, dynamic business model, so it’s no surprise that retired pro-athletes are getting increasingly involved. The franchisors profiled here have found gold-medal success in fitness and food franchise systems. Eat the Frog Fitness The co-founder of Eat the Frog Fitness, Bryan Clay, is an Olympic Decathlon Gold [read more…]

The Homemakers

April 22, 2019 admin

According to Stats Canada, there were over 14 million households in Canada at last count (2016). That’s up from around 12 million in 2006. That means a lot more people needing their homes cleaned, fixed, renovated, organized, and serviced than ever before. Couple this with an aging population requiring more [read more…]

Breakfast Restaurant Franchises Across Canada

April 22, 2019 admin

It’s considered by many to be the most important meal of the day, so there’s a good reason why most franchise systems operating in the food service sector have placed a heavy focus on their breakfast offerings. From savory pancakes and waffles to classics like eggs and sausage, quick service, [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…]

Promoted Story: ActionCOACH

February 26, 2019 admin

Investors considering buying a franchise or even starting their own business have many things to consider. How much can I earn? Will I enjoy this? Is this business recession-proof or will it crash and burn during the next recession? Will I be able to sell this for a significant multiple [read more…]

Promoted Story: Eat the Frog Fitness

February 26, 2019 admin

After taking home the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics, Decathlete Bryan Clay set his sights on his next big challenge: developing a unique fitness program that incorporates science-based periodization training for results and safety. He and co-founder Joe Culver took the leap and founded Eat the Frog. UPPING THE [read more…]

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