A Day in the Life: Making Business…Personal

April 22, 2019 admin

Before Hendrik Botha even began his franchise research, he knew one thing for certain: if he was going to invest in a franchise, it had to be with a company whose mission was to help oth­ers in need. “I knew as an entrepreneur, whatever business I was going to get [read more…]

The First Year: Senior Savvy

April 22, 2019 admin

Comfort Keepers Canada franchisee Erika Ren­don has such a distinctive platform for setting her in-home senior business apart from com­petitors that it’s hard to recommend as gen­eral advice because not everyone would be able to pull it together: she launched a monthly local cable television show in Barrie, Ontario, that [read more…]

Millennials in Franchising: Values-Driven Franchising

April 22, 2019 admin

It could just as easily have been the amaz­ing goodies COBS Bread Bakery sells that would win Amanda Mucek’s heart when she was applying for a job several years ago. In fact, it was the company’s charitable giving program that sealed the deal, eventu­ally leading her into the world of [read more…]

Women in Franchising: Trio of Franchising Trailblazers

March 8, 2019 admin

Today is International Women’s Day and in honour of that, we’re recognizing three outstanding women, who are leading successful businesses while controlling their own destiny. Yvonne Barker, STOR-X Organizing Systems Can you tell us why you decided to invest in your franchise? I had been searching for a business opportunity [read more…]

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 a 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…]

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