FranchiseCanada Show Recap

Canadian entrepreneurs eager to invest in their future connected with some of the country’s hottest franchise brands on February 10 & 11 during Canada’s ultimate franchise exhibition and the Official Show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA). From McDonald’s and PropertyGuys.com to Pacini, Pita Pit and Oxford Learning, attendees at the FranchiseCanada Show met with […]

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Martin and Kirsten Harvey, Pacini

Martin Harvey literally grew up working in the restaurant business. At the age of eight, he regularly lent a helping hand at the McDonald’s restaurant owned by his father in Rimouski, Quebec. When he was 15, his father purchased Quebec’s Le Bavarois brewery and Martin helped out any way he could to ensure the business […]

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Emily, Fatburger

Former accountant discovers new career and work-life balance as a Fatburger franchisee Why did you become a franchisee? Before becoming a Fatburger franchisee, I was an accountant working for the government. After having my second baby, my husband and I made the decision to open our own business. Becoming a franchisee allows me to have […]

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Harsha Jagtap, Pita Pit

Harsha Jagtap is fulfilling her passion for healthy, high-quality food as a Pita Pit franchisee Why did you become a franchisee? I was always passionate about owning my own business, and wanted to follow a proven system. I have a really strong work ethic and a drive to succeed. I was always thinking that if […]

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Ravi Sidhu, Fatburger

By Suzanne Bowness Franchisee Ravi Sidhu may have launched her Ladner, British Columbia Fatburger location in January of 2016, but she was a convert to the cooked-to-order hamburger franchise long before that. Sidhu started her journey with Fatburger in 2008 as Manager of a location in White Rock, British Columbia. She then moved up into the corporate […]

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Trisha Dosaj Makarov, Oxford Learning Centres

Young franchisee Trisha Dosaj Makarov makes the grade with Oxford Learning Centres Though Trisha Dosaj Makarov had been with Oxford Learning for eight years, she was just 34 years old when she was presented with the opportunity of a lifetime. It was March 2015, and Dosaj Makarov, the then Education Director at the Richmond Hill […]

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10 reasons you should invest in a franchise

While many Canadians dream of owning a business, not everyone has the original idea or know-how to start a business from scratch. For these people, opening a franchise can be an attractive path to business ownership. Franchising is a business relationship in which a franchisor (a company or individual who owns the franchise system) grants […]

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Five Questions You Need to Ask Franchisors

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 […]

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8 Tips for Navigating a Tradeshow

With so many exhibitors from such a wide range of industries and investment levels, visiting the FranchiseCanada Show can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-time visitor. Follow these eight tips for planning your visit and you’ll be navigating the show floor like a seasoned pro: Tip #1: Preparation Begins at Home Research industries that […]

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Attend the FranchiseCanada Show!

If you’re looking for a rewarding career in the franchise industry, the FranchiseCanada Show (formerly The Franchise Show) is your one-stop-shop to turn your dreams of business ownership into reality! As the only franchise exhibition produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), the FranchiseCanada Show is designed to connect aspiring entrepreneurs like you with established franchisors. Why should you […]

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