Leadership Profile: Sherry McNeil, Canadian Franchise Association

February 25, 2020 admin

Sherry McNeil’s CV reads like a veritable homage to franchising. The long-time business executive honed her craft at a string of leading franchise brands like Little Caesars, Boston Pizza, and Dairy Queen before launching her own successful consultancy to help established brands like Shoeless Joe’s, as well as emerging ones [read more…]

The First Year: Transforming Women’s Lives

February 25, 2020 admin

Ten years ago, Kristi Bieber walked into a 30 Minute Hit in Surrey, British Columbia and changed her life. At the time, she was a stay-at-home mom with two kids, so a guided kickboxing class outside of the house designed specifically for women seemed like just what she needed. But [read more…]

Learning the Language of the Dog

February 25, 2020 admin

Like many franchisees, Michelle Bailey came to in-home dog training franchise Bark Busters first as a customer. In 2011, she and her husband had adopted a rescue dog named Major with worrisome aggression issues, a problem made even more dire by the fact that Bailey was pregnant with their daughter. [read more…]

Millennials in Franchising: Strengthening Bonds

January 6, 2020 admin

What do you get when a millennial with a Radio Television and Arts degree and no formal business training decides to become a MaidPro franchisee? If you’re Jonathan Shelson, the answer is a whole lot. Since he took the plunge into franchise ownership three years ago, Shelson has successfully served [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…]

The First Year: Dealing with Disaster

October 21, 2019 admin

When disaster strikes – whether it be flooding, fire, or mould – property owners in Calgary, Alberta have Restoration 1 franchisee David Ma to call upon to take care of the situation. Restoration 1 is a remediation and restoration service that sends employees to assess damage and restore the property [read more…]

A Day in the Life: On Top of the World

October 21, 2019 admin

No two days are alike for award-winning Triple O’s franchisee Teresa Troock. Some days, she’s up early at her Surrey, British Columbia restaurant helping employees serve guests. Other days, she’s doing everything from setting big business goals to researching market trends to ensuring that her restaurant is running smoothly. But [read more…]

Honouring Franchisee Excellence

October 21, 2019 admin

Each year, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) recognizes the achievements and efforts of franchises through the CFA Awards of Excellence, and for the first time this year, the CFA also honoured the achievements of exemplary franchisees. The Franchisee of the Year award was presented to six franchisees who have demonstrated [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Pizza Pizza

August 26, 2019 admin

Canadians love their pizza. It’s a fun food, and a way to come together and enjoy a meal, watch a game or celebrate life’s moments. Pizza is a party! As Pizza Pizza celebrates more than 50 years, find out why this iconic brand is upper crust in the industry. A [read more…]

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