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Five Qualities You Need to Succeed as a Franchisee

Many people dream of owning a business, but not everyone has that “million-dollar idea” or the know-how to start a business from scratch. For these people, franchising offers a feasible path to business ownership. With a franchise, aspiring entrepreneurs can buy in to someone else’s great idea – one that’s already been developed into a […]

DRUXY’S Meets Williams: When Two Iconic Brands Come Together

Two iconic food service franchise brands are coming together as one after DRUXY’S Famous Deli announced the acquisition of Williams Fresh Cafe in January. With 26 franchise locations in Ontario, Williams Fresh Cafe will expand the DRUXY’S reach to 70 delis, cafés, and kiosks in southwestern Ontario. The new brand entity is also set to […]

Five Questions You Need to Ask Franchisors – and Why!

Meeting face-to-face with a prospective franchisor is an important step in the franchise investigation process. Here are five questions you should ask when you meet the franchisor, and why they’re important: 1. How much is the initial investment and what does it include? Though this number may be given to you as a range, as […]

Success Story: Alex Gerzon, George Heos and Richard Jodoin, Firehouse Subs

Alex Gerzon, George Heos, and Richard Jodoin banded together to launch a U.S.-based sub-style sandwich chain called Firehouse Subs in Canada. “When you put the three of us together in terms of the expertise we bring to the table and our knowledge of the Canadian marketplace, it was a perfect fit for everybody,” says Gerzon, […]

The September/October Issue of FranchiseCanada will make your mouth water!

The September/October issue of FranchiseCanada is here and it’s all about food! From our cover story on Little Caesars to features on Mediterranean cuisine and pizza across the country, this issue will make you hungry for franchise success (and perhaps a slice of pizza!). Take a break from salivating to learn more about the franchise […]

So you want to be a franchisee? Five things you should know.

By: Alicia Saunders Franchising is a great way to start your own business without having to do it on your own. You’re given the tools you need to build your business and the support from a franchise system that wants you to succeed. However, there are a few factors to consider before you get started: […]

Ask the Expert: : What Questions Must Franchisees Ask Their Franchisor Before Leasing Business Space?

By Dale Willerton and Jeff Grandfield A: Many potential franchisees and have never signed a commercial lease before. They’re not only faced with selecting a great franchise system, but also understanding the complexities of commercial leasing. Here are some of the many questions that franchisees need to ask their franchisor before beginning the site selection […]

Nine people you’ll meet during the franchising sales process

By Sherry McNeil The franchising sales process starts when a potential franchisee makes initial contact with the franchisor. The term “sales process,” is used to identify the transition from potential candidate to franchisee with a new location. The future franchisee will meet a variety of people throughout the sales process. Some franchisors may rely on […]

Franchisee Success Story: Leigh and Tim Ostiguy, Snap Fitness

By Jordan Whitehouse Back in the mid-2000s, Leigh and Tim Ostiguy were working in Alberta’s oil fields, and life was, as Leigh puts it, “really overwhelming.” The couple’s jobs were becoming ever-more stressful; Tim’s sometimes kepthim away from home for weeks at a time. With a blended family of eight active kids, it’s not surprising […]

5 Tips on How to Build the Right Business Plan for Your Franchise

By James Popkie In the process of building and financing your franchise, a business plan is a crucial step. It helps lenders get an idea of what your scope is as well as helping you map out the success of your franchise. If the idea of creating a business plan seems overwhelming, here are five […]