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Leadership Profile: Carmelo Marsala, Spray-Net

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 […]

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 […]

A Jumpstart into Athletic Success

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 […]

Franchisee Success Story: Kevin Gibson, Midas

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 […]

Get Healthy with the July/August issue of FranchiseCanada!

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. […]