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…]

A Day in the Life: Building a Bright Future

August 26, 2019 admin

When Arturo Ortiz first met Hickory Dickory Decks owner Tom Jacques, one of the first things the prospective franchisee mentioned was his lack of building experience. Prior to researching franchise opportunities, Ortiz had spent the eight years working for a hospitality chain in Toronto. With virtually no knowledge on decks [read more…]

Leadership Profile: Brian Leon, Choice Hotels

August 26, 2019 admin

It’s not often that the head of a franchise company can boast the kind of franchise lineage enjoyed by Brian Leon, president of Choice Hotels Canada. Leon’s father, after all, was the man who introduced one of the world’s most legendary franchise brands to Canada – Kentucky Fried Chicken – [read more…]

The First Year: The Power of the Speedpro Network

August 26, 2019 admin

No one can say that Kevin and Kim McKenzie didn’t do their homework before buying their Speedpro Imaging franchise. Back in 2017, the former pharmaceutical sales and marketing consultant and his wife attended a two-day franchise show, researched tons of franchise opportunities, and met with a number of different franchise [read more…]

Iconic Brand: Hallmark Canada

June 24, 2019 admin

When looking to show a loved one or friend that they truly care – through the good times and the bad – Canadians invariably think of Hallmark Canada’s network of Hallmark Gold Crown® stores, where meaningful gifts of social expression delivered with personalized service is the name of the game. [read more…]

A Day in the Life: The Fine Print

June 24, 2019 admin

For Ryan Nisbet, owner of a Print Three franchise in Burlington, Ontario, the road to franchisee was not a clear cut path. He says that he fell into franchising after working with his father on a business deal that didn’t go through. Afterwards, their accountant approached them with an opportunity [read more…]

The First Year: Printing a Ticket for Success

June 24, 2019 admin

KKP franchisee Amber Shah began her career in banking with HSBC, moving up within the company very quickly before taking on a position at Deloitte as part of their Knowledge Manage-ment team. With all of that finance experience behind her, she says, “I became absorbed by the idea of owning [read more…]

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…]

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