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Budget Blinds helps military veterans transition back into civilian life

by Brendan Flattery For Budget Blinds, contributing to the community means saying “thank you” to the veterans who have served their country. In 2015, the company joined forces with Wounded Warriors Canada (WWC), a group that helps veterans transition back to civilian life after tours of duty. WWC has a variety of programs and services […]

Leadership Profile: Frank Hennessey, Imvescor

By Jaclyn Irvine  After working in leadership positions in the food and restaurant industry for almost 30 years, Frank Hennessey knows that nothing compares to the passion of franchisees. “It’s very hard to replicate the passion and engagement that a person who’s invested their own equity in a business has,” says Hennessey, President and Chief […]

Success Story: John Roseborough, Silver Cross

By: Roma Ihnatowycz It was the lack of a standardized daily routine that attracted John Roseborough to the Silver Cross concept, a business that sells, services and installs new and recycled home mobility equipment. Roseborough first learned of the brand in the 1990s, and he wasted no time in climbing on board. Roseborough bought the […]

Success Story: Rakshan Atiq, Marble Slab Creamery

By Gina Makkar A seasoned executive, Rakshan Atiq managed computer academies for over 20 years in her native India. When she arrived in Canada in 2002, she knew she wanted to leverage her experience to start a business. “I wanted to invest, and starting out with help of a franchise was better than branching out […]

Announcing the 2016 Franchisees’ Choice Designees and Awards of Excellence winners!

This past April, the 2016 Franchisees’ Choice Designees and Awards of Excellence winners were announced at the 2016 CFA National Convention in Ottawa. The finalists for the Awards of Excellence Grand Prize included: Scholars Education Centre (Traditional – New/Emerging), White Spot Restaurants (Traditional – Mature/Established), Little Kickers (Non-Traditional – New/Emerging), and Par-T-Perfect Party Planners (Non-Traditional […]

FranchiseCanada’s May/June issue is all about Millennials!

Meet the Millennials: They’re young, they’re hungry to build something they can call their own, and they’re here! Learn what this new generation of young entrepreneurs is up to, and get an idea of what the future of franchising could look like straight from these young franchisees themselves. Here’s what else you can find in […]