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Ask a Franchise Consulting Expert: Why should I buy a franchise instead of starting my own business?

By: Shawn Saraga It’s important to ask yourself this critical question: “What is more important to me: establishing a more stable business, or doing things my own way?” Traditionally, independent business owners are interested in doing things their own way.  This obviously works for thousands of entrepreneurs across the country; however, the failure rate is […]

Ask a Legal Expert: What do you need to know about your Franchise Agreement?

By John Yiokaris and Faye Lucas   Deciding to purchase a franchise is a complex process. After researching the business side of the investment, prospective franchisees should carefully review the franchise agreement with their legal advisors before signing it. Many franchisors will tell you that their franchise agreement is standard and non-negotiable, and that may […]

FranchiseCanada Directory 2016 Now On Newsstands!

The Canadian Franchise Association has just released the 2016 edition of its annual FranchiseCanada Directory. New this year, we’ve broken up our directory into two sections: the main franchise directory and a special franchise support services supplement. The franchise directory features over 1,300 listings and includes both CFA members and non-members. With over 50 different […]

A Behind the Scenes Look at FranchiseCanada’s Cover Shoot with The Ten Spot

FranchiseCanada’s May/June issue features a cover story on The Ten Spot, an ‘anti-spa’ beauty bar franchise that’s poised to expand across Canada and internationally. “We want bright people who are enthusiastic and want to own and operate their own beauty or wax bar. They want to be active in their businesses,” says Creator & CEO […]

FranchiseCanada’s July/August Issue Looks at Growing Senior and Home Care Sector

Canada’s population is aging, and this demographic shift is creating demand for specialized products and services that cater to older Canadians. The July/August issue of FranchiseCanada Magazine – on newsstands June 15 – looks at franchise systems and their franchisees who serve this growing demographic. From medical and non-medical in-home care to services that help […]

CFA Announces 2015 Franchisees’ Choice Designees and Honours Five-Time Recipients

  The 2015 Franchisees’ Choice Designation were awarded at a gala awards presentation during the 24th annual CFA National Convention in Niagara Falls, Ontario. This is the fifth year for the annual awards program and franchise systems that have been awarded the Franchisees’ Choice Designation five years in a row were recognized for their consistent high marks from franchisees. The Franchisees’ Choice […]

Be the Next Franchise Show Success Story

Planning to attend The Franchise Show for the first time? Not sure how to prepare? Read these tips for success from past attendees who are now successful franchisees with companies they discovered at The Franchise Show. 1. Assess yourself Before you head out to The Franchise Show, determine what type of business interests you and what […]

New Year, New Trends: 2015 Franchise Trends

It’s important to have a sense of the bigger picture when thinking about choosing a Franchise. Doing your research will help you to make an informed and successful choice. Which franchises have been growing? Which franchises look like they`re preparing to expand in the next few years? Since franchising follows trends of what people want […]

What to Look for in a Franchise

You’ve decided that becoming a franchisee would be an excellent path to take on your way to business success. But there are many franchise systems to choose from, making it harder to know which one will best help you to arrive at your destination. As you research your options, what are the signs of successful […]

Franchising Your Business

You have a booming business and you’re ready to expand. Maybe it’s time to consider growing your business through the franchise business model. While many people may think of franchising as limited to ‘fast food,’ franchises can be found in all sectors and industries – automotive, travel, senior care and health and fitness just to […]