Iconic Brand: McDonald’s® Canada

April 22, 2019 admin

As a kid, going to McDonald’s was an experience. The sight of the golden arches and the anticipation of a burger stirred excitement. Whether it was a birthday party, a happy meal with family, or an outing with friends, going to McDonald’s was all about good fun, great food, and wonderful [read more…]

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…]

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…]

Iconic Brand: Pizza Nova

February 20, 2019 admin

For many Canadians, “Four-three-nine-oh-oh-oh-oh Pizza Nova!” is an iconic jingle they know by heart. Beyond the catchy marketing, Pizza Nova is a successful and growing franchise sys­tem with 154 locations across Southern Ontario. It got its start 55 years ago, in 1963, with a single location in Toronto. “My father [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…]

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…]

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