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…]

Millenials in Franchising: Steinbach Proud

January 7, 2019 admin

Kianna Jensen opened her first store as a Little Caesars pizza franchisee at 19, but consider­ing she’d been thinking about it since age 10, she may have been more prepared than her age may let on. Now 22, she recently followed up her first location in Steinbach, Manitoba with a [read more…]

Millenials in Franchising: Baptism by Fire

October 22, 2018 admin

It’s been over five years since 30-year-old Jesse Rob­erts took over the Arby’s in Cranbrook, B.C., but it doesn’t take him long to remember the biggest chal­lenge he faced in his first weeks as a young franchisee. “When we came in, we let the staff know that things were going [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…]

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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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Millennials in Franchising: Pita Pit

February 22, 2018 admin

Something that often sets millennials apart in business is their personal connection to their work and their 24-hour commitment to the job. Young couple Matthew Brown and Stephanie Ervin are no exception. “We had been eating at Pita Pit for years prior to applying for our own franchise, so it [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: Pillar to Post

December 20, 2017 admin

Thirty-three is a young age to become a successful business owner, but for Pillar To Post Home Inspectors franchisee Tyler Burley, the timing was perfect to launch his franchise career. “The biggest benefit of being a young owner is you have less financial responsibilities: no kids yet, no crazy bills, [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: Little Kickers

October 27, 2017 admin

Just as there are many ways to kick a ball into a net, there is more than one trajectory to becoming a franchisee for Little Kickers, a pre-school soccer academy. Larissa Gibson was working at a soccer supplies store and meeting franchisees as customers. Crystal Hartog was in marketing when [read more…]

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Eager to Become an Entrepreneur?

August 16, 2017 admin

Starting a business can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. Being your own boss, building something from the ground up, and watching it succeed are no doubt huge accomplishments. However, building a business takes a lot more than just a great idea. Without properly thinking through [read more…]

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