Giving Back: Spiritleaf

January 6, 2020 admin

Charitable giving might seem like an easy task if you run a franchise. After all, you’re looking to make a difference in people’s lives by donating money and resources to a cause. However, if you’re involved in a franchise like Spiritleaf, a recreational cannabis dispensary franchise, the challenges can be [read more…]

Iconic Brand: GS Beauty Group

January 6, 2020 admin

From inspiring salon and beauty services to defining men’s hair trends, a lot has happened for GS Beauty Group in the last 30 years. From the start, they’ve embraced the business of beautiful from tip to toe, creating iconic brands that have helped shape the face of the beauty industry [read more…]

Leadership Profile: Dan Monaghan, Clear Summit Group

January 6, 2020 admin

Dan Monaghan had franchising on his mind from an early age. At a time when most young boys were dreaming of cars and girls, Monaghan was dreaming of owning a Dairy Queen franchise. The young wannabe-franchisee would regularly comb through the pages of Entrepreneur magazine searching for the perfect future [read more…]

Promoted Story: Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters

January 6, 2020 admin

When you think of Newfoundland & Labrador, you may not immediately think of chicken – but maybe you should. Canada’s easternmost province is where Mary Brown’s Chicken & Taters launched in 1969, and 50 years later, Mary Brown’s franchisees from across the country gathered there to celebrate the company’s five-decade [read more…]

Digital Disruptors

January 6, 2020 admin

Imagine a world where there’s no guessing if your local hair salon will have time for a walk-in. Or, picture a world where you can sell your home without the presence of a real estate agent, or hire a chauffeur service to drive your car, with you managing the process [read more…]

Going Green

January 2, 2020 admin

Environmental sustainability. It’s a big, loaded phrase on the minds of Canadian consumers these days, and restaurants in particular are trying to respond. A recent survey by Restaurants Canada, for instance, reported that eight out of 10 restaurants said environmental sustainability is important to their success. But what does it [read more…]

2020 Franchise Outlook

January 2, 2020 admin

Are you considering franchising as a path to business ownership? If you’re interested in becoming a small business owner with the backing of a franchise system, it’s the perfect time to start making this business dream a reality! With thousands of franchise businesses in communities from one side of the [read more…]

Giving Back: Right at Home

October 21, 2019 admin

Many people contribute to a charitable cause without ever seeing firsthand how the efforts are helping those in need. But last year, Dani DePetrillo, chief operating officer of Right at Home Canada, which provides in-home care and support, got to witness something “tremendous.” DePetrillo was in Costa Rica as part [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Dairy Queen

October 21, 2019 admin

When I was a kid, one of my favourite family rituals was going for a Sunday drive. Before we headed home we would stop for ice cream – a vanilla cone with the signature ‘swirl’ (or ‘Q’) on top. Mine is the kind of story that Dairy Queen franchisee Marc [read more…]

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