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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, […]

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 […]

Leadership Profile: Gigi Harding, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa CEO

By Christine Rosal As CEO of two franchise concepts – Kwik Kopy Printing Canada and Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa Canada – Harding is living her childhood dream. Harding’s career in franchising began at Kwik Kopy Printing, the printing franchise her father brought to Canada from the U.S. in 1979. After graduating from […]

Location, location, location!

An introduction to franchise leases and locations By Roma Ihnatowycz When it comes to finding good real estate, it’s all about location, location, location. Choosing the right location could mean the difference between a successful, profitable operation, and one that stumbles along and closes shop a few years later. How exactly is a location search […]

How owning a franchise is a natural fit for ‘Mompreneurs’

By Georgie Binks A “mompreneur” is defined as a woman who consciously runs a business and her family without sacrificing one for the other; a woman who often performs both roles simultaneously. For many aspiring mompreneurs, franchising is an attractive way to become a business owner. “With a franchise, you can keep your entrepreneurial spirit […]

FranchiseCanada Springs into Franchising with our March/April Issue!

FranchiseCanada’s March/April issue, now on newsstands, is all about fresh new opportunities for spring. In this action-packed issue learn about all things real estate, with a cover story on PropertyGuys.com, a business that’s making its mark on real estate with an innovative, non-traditional approach to buying and selling property. “We provide home sellers with the tools, […]