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Franchise Success Stories

Many Canadians dream of becoming small business owners but not everyone has the know-how or the original idea to start a business from scratch. Through a proven business model and the support provided by an established franchisor, franchising has allowed many Canadians to achieve their entrepreneurial goals.

Visit this page often for stories about real Canadians and how they have found success as business owners through franchising.


John DeHart, Nurse Next Door and Live Well Exercise Clinics

With a successful home care franchise under his belt, John DeHart sets his sights on medical fitness franchising

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Justine Levenberg, Sportball

Franchisees are using play as a vehicle to teach children valuable life lessons

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Mathew Heydari, Pizza Pizza

As Pizza Pizza celebrates 50 years of franchising, one of its long-time franchisees reflects on how he achieved the Canadian dream

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Zdenko Juric, A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections

Nova Scotia franchisee feels right at home after immigrating to Canada in 1998

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Ed Kidd, Dairy Queen Canada

Former Wakaw, Saskatchewan mayor finds ice cream opportunity in the middle of nowhere

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Peter Nahas, Mezza Lebanese Kitchen

Taking over the family business was the best decision for this millennial franchisor

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Jasmine Kaur, A&W

Aspiring entrepreneur didn't want to go it alone so she opened an A&W franchise

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Jon-Anthony Lui, Tutor Doctor

Lessons in success from Tutor Doctor's top-performing franchisee

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Arash Bahrami, Druxy’s Famous Deli

Young franchisee has proven himself with thriving Druxy's location

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Paul Robertson, Restoration 1

After completing his MBA, this young grad chose to work for himself

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Nat Bailey, White Spot Hospitality

White Spot Hospitality continues the work Founder started nearly 90 years ago

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Mike and Rosa Vallilee, Booster Juice

Husband-and-wife business duo are eager to grow the Booster Juice brand

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David Benoit, ServiceMaster Clean

David Benoit is cleaning up the Vancouver skyline

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Troy Simmers-Vanhevel, Pillar to Post Home Inspectors

Franchise ownership offers flexibility and proven formula for success for this young franchisee

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Jose Miguel Aguila, Booster Juice

Owning a franchise has been a dream since childhood for this Booster Juice franchisee

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Esther Opare, Kumon Math & Reading Centres

Kumon franchisee wanted to make her parents proud by becoming a business owner

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Graham Ware, Little Kickers

Running a Little Kickers franchise doesn't feel like work for this young franchisee

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Renee He, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa

33-year-old finds financial freedom with massage franchise

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Daniel Sohmer, uBreakiFix

Phone repair franchisee didn't want to be tied down to a corporate job

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Daniel Zaidman, Famous Laffa

First-time restaurant owner finds success with Famous Laffa franchise

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Peter H. Thomas, Dogtopia

Dogtopia is leading the dog daycare pack

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