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Top tips for franchise success

Running Your Own Business: Do You Have What It Takes?

To be a successful franchisee, you don’t necessarily need to have industry-specific experience. Instead, a general set of business skills and hard work can drive your franchise’s success. Additionally, many franchisors will provide initial and ongoing training to their franchisees to teach industry and brand-specific skills. The following is an outline of some of the fundamental business […]

Painting it Forward: Crock A Doodle and Make-A-Wish Canada pair up to make a memorable contribution to kids’ lives

Crock A Doodle, the community-centric pottery painting franchise, teamed up with Make-A-Wish Canada last spring to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. CIO (Chief Ideas Officer), president and founder of Crock A Doodle Annette Brennan brought the idea to collaborate forward to Make-A-Wish Canada. “Children and families are our primary customers and connecting […]

Franchising A to Z

An alphabetical glossary of some common franchise terminology   Area Developer Also referred to as area franchisee or master franchisee, an area developer is granted the franchise rights to open and operate multiple locations in a defined geographical area. There is usually a set schedule for when and where the locations will be developed.   […]

5 Common Franchise Myths

When it comes to franchising, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here’s five common myths about franchising and the facts. MYTH: Franchisees are essentially employees of franchisors. FACT: Franchisees are small business owners. While franchisees and franchisors have the same goal of creating success for the franchise system, they work cooperatively but independently toward […]

CFA’s FranchiseCanada Magazine Wins National Canadian Business Media Award!

CFA’s FranchiseCanada Magazine won Silver for Best In-House Cover and received Honourable Mention for Best Profile of a Company in the 2016 Canadian Business Media (CBM) Awards. The CBM Awards (formerly the Kenneth R. Wilson Awards) recognize the outstanding efforts of Canadian business magazine content. The 2016 awards were presented in Toronto on June 7, […]

Franchise Fee Fundamentals

Franchise fees are typically paid for the use of the franchisor’s trademark, brand, and operating system. The initial franchise fee will vary, and depends on the amount of training and support that is provided to get the new franchised location up and running. Typically the more established and recognized the franchise’s brand is, the higher […]