A Day in the Life: Escaping the Routine

February 20, 2019 admin

When Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa franchisee Roxanne Power goes to work in the morning, the scent of lemongrass greets her as she walks in the door, relaxing music plays, and the gentle trickle of running water ushers in another day at the spa. This quiet atmosphere is [read more…]

The First Year: The Rise of Superhero

February 20, 2019 admin

The first time Jody Anderlich heard about Lice Squad.com was when one of her six kids had lice. “At the time I was providing foster care for four girls and I have two boys of my own. One of the kids had lice and it slowly spread to the rest [read more…]

Millennials in Franchising: Rising to the Challenge

February 20, 2019 admin

If there’s one thing that sealed the deal for prospec­tive franchisee Cotie Drinkwater when he was consid­ering investing in a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Canada franchise, it was the people. “The company culture was something I’d never seen before,” he boasts. “I had never seen so many people so happy [read more…]

Celebrating International Women’s Day

February 20, 2019 admin

On March 8, the world celebrates International Women’s Day, an initiative to hon­our the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women across the world. In the spirit of International Women’s Day, Franchise Canada recognizes the female members of the Canadian franchising community. More and more entrepreneurial women are entering [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Oxford Learning Centres

January 7, 2019 admin

The kids will be cheering when Alice Cooper sings ‘School’s Out’ in June, little knowing how much that summer break will set them back. Lenka Whitehead, president of Oxford Learning Cen­tres, however, says parents are singing a different song in the fall after report cards come home and they realize [read more…]

Day in the Life: Maid for Franchising Success

January 7, 2019 admin

A typical day for Margaret Hammond is not always so typical. Every now and then, Hammond likes to shake things up, sprinkling the morning huddle (where staff meet to get the day’s cleaning assignments) with some humour. “Sometimes we find a fun video to watch or put a joke up [read more…]

The First Year: He Shoots… He Scores!

January 7, 2019 admin

In a world where consumers are relying more and more on the convenience of mobile businesses to complete their daily errands, it’s surprising that the sports sector hasn’t jumped on the bandwagon. That is until CleanQuip came along. The mobile fran­chise has been disrupting the sports cleaning industry since first [read more…]

Franchising Heroes

January 7, 2019 admin

It’s no wonder that 1 in 7 franchises in the United States are owned by military veterans. Qualities like teamwork, discipline, and the ability to follow a structure are as necessary in the military as they are in franchising. Unfortunately, there aren’t any official Canadian stats related to how many [read more…]

Day in the Life: Prairie Power!

October 22, 2018 admin

What does typical day look like when you own and operate a Panago Pizza franchise? Well, that depends. What day of the week is it? What’s going on in the local community? Is school in or out? What’s the weather like? How long have you been in business? Brandi and [read more…]

The First Year: Nowhere to Go But Up!

October 22, 2018 admin

When Vishal Vaghani immigrated to Canada from India in 2011, he had big dreams. A stu­dent at the time, Vaghani studied Retail Man­agement at Sheridan College in Brampton, Ontario before heading west to begin his career and new life in Saskatchewan. It wasn’t long before Vaghani was working as a [read more…]

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