For Spray-Net founder Carmelo Marsala, you could say the idea to franchise his exterior painting business fell from the sky. “I was on a ladder, thirty feet in the air, taking a sales call when my phone fell to the ground and smashed into a million pieces,” he recalls. “I thought, ‘well, this is no […]
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Ask the Expert: How do I properly assess a franchise opportunity and determine whether it’s the right fit for me?
Assessing a franchise opportunity requires clarity on the alignment of your business and personal aspirations and preferences. Further, proper evaluation is critical, as there is more to a franchise opportunity than upfront costs and previous successes. Look into the franchisor’s history, and ask the right questions You should ensure that the franchisor has proven systems […]
Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities helps children from low-income families get into the game By James Popkie Many Canadian children don’t have the financial means to participate in organized sporting activities. These children often need a helping hand in order to get off the sidelines and into the game, and that’s where Canadian Tire Jumpstart […]
Like many young men of his generation, Kevin Gibson earned some of his first paycheques working with cars – starting right at the bottom as a manual car washer. He never imaged that in a few decades he’d still be working with cars, only now as the owner of two Midas franchises. For Gibson these […]
Are you excited by the idea of running your own healthy business? Whether your interest is in food, nutrition and supplements, exercise or other areas that promote wellness, there’s a franchise for you! Grab a protein bar and a water bottle, and get ready to learn all about some good-for-you opportunities with this summer issue. […]