Leadership Profile: Brian Bazely, Driverseat

October 22, 2018 admin

Growing up in a family of 12 children, Brian Bazely learned several important life lessons from a very young age: a sense of resiliency, a hard work ethic, and care and consideration for others. It came with the territory, and these traits dovetailed perfectly when Bazely set out to build [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Bobbi Sullivan, Mr. Rooter

August 24, 2018 admin

Passionate and deliberate is how Bobbi Sullivan describes herself. Sullivan, a Franchise Consultant for Dwyer Group, also describes herself as “saucy” (a nod to her Newfoundland friends). In Newfie speak, “saucy” best describes someone with attitude and tenacity. These attributes have served Sullivan well in her role of Franchise Consultant [read more…]

Excellence in Franchising

August 23, 2018 admin

Little Kickers is going to have to start thinking about renovating the franchise’s head office to include a trophy room. Since 1992, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) has been recognizing its members with strong franchisor-franchisee relationships at its annual Awards of Excellence gala. The apex of the Awards of Excellence [read more…]

Millennials in Franchising: Wendy’s

June 25, 2018 admin

Imagine becoming the franchisee of 12 Wendy’s restaurants and not yet hitting your 30th birthday. It makes sense that an outsider might get confused about your role within the company. That kind of success isn’t supposed to happen that early. “There are days when I’m in meetings and people think [read more…]

Leadership Profile: David Minnett, Edo Japan

June 25, 2018 admin

College students are known to enjoy a beer or two, but as a young man, Dave Minnett took his love of a good lager to a whole different level. To help pay for his studies, the Hamilton native spent his summers working as a special events rep for Molson Brewery. [read more…]

Franchise Fun: Jeff Cooke, Bark Busters

June 25, 2018 admin

Bark Busters is the franchise for dog lovers, and makes having a dog more enjoyable, says Owner, President, and Master Trainer Jeff Cooke. According to Cooke, the fetching franchise solves behavioural issues that cause stress and frustration in our relationships with our dogs, using an in-home, customized, and highly-effective approach. [read more…]

Franchise Fun illustration featuring George Raios of MR. GREEK

Franchise Fun: George Raios, MR. GREEK

April 26, 2018 admin

At MR. GREEK, the experience is key, and the franchise’s motto, “Because Life has to be Enjoyed,” certainly backs that up. George Raios, President & CEO, says MR. GREEK offers a comfortable, family-friendly space that provides healthy cooked-to-order meals, with a generous dose of classic Greek hospitality. Raios is big [read more…]

Photo of Sebastian Fuschini, Senior VP of Franchising with Pizza Pizza

Leadership Profile: Sebastian Fuschini, Pizza Pizza

April 26, 2018 admin

For some people, there is only one true love, and it lasts a lifetime. This was clearly the case when Sebastian Fuschini first crossed paths with Pizza Pizza and was offered a job with the iconic brand, just one year out of college. Thirty-seven years later, he’s still with the [read more…]

Photos of Robert Bruski of Ctrl V and Wyatt and Aiden Booth of Hopscotch

Millennials in Franchising: Ctrl V & Hopscotch

April 26, 2018 admin

This past February, Canadian franchises Ctrl V and Hopscotch were announced as NextGen in Franchising Global Competition winners. The competition, held by the International Franchise Association’s (IFA) Franchise Education & Research Foundation, is a worldwide program open to entrepreneurs aged 21-35 from across the globe who are looking to grow [read more…]

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