Giving Back: Smoke’s Poutinerie

February 25, 2020 admin

Growing from a table and a banner in 2009 to a global spectacle involving some of the world’s top competitive eaters and thousands of screaming fans, the annual Smoke’s Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship, known as WPEC, has come a long way. Back in 2009 – in his first year [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Making the Cut

February 25, 2020 admin

Great Clips, Inc. vice president of operations Yvonne Mercer has certainly come a long way since she started out as a cosmetologist, and the same can be said for the Great Clips brand. Great Clips, Inc., which offers convenient, value-priced haircuts to men, women, and children, is on pace to [read more…]

Franchise Fun: THE TEN SPOT®

January 17, 2020 admin

THE TEN SPOT® is a beauty bar specializing in manicures, pedicures, waxing, and laser treatments with its ‘anti-spas’ located across North America. “Our mission is to make everyone feel like a 10, and we do this because we know our stuff. We’re freaky clean and we’re all about our guests!” [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…]

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…]

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…]

Franchise Fun: Symposium Cafe

October 21, 2019 admin

Symposium Cafe Restaurant & Lounge is a dining room franchise concept inspired by Raphael’s “School of Athens” Renaissance fresco, which shows a gathering of historical figures engaged in discussion. Created as a contemporary take on these ancient symposiums where people met to exchange ideas, Bill Argo, VP of Finance, describes [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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