Canada’s Ultimate Franchise Exhibition Returns to Toronto

The Franchise Canada Show returned to Toronto on February 23 & 24, connecting prospective franchisees across the Greater Toronto Area with some of Canada’s most iconic and up and coming brands. Canada’s premier franchising event, and the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), made its way to the Toronto Congress Centre for two […]

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Samira Christopher, Little Caesars

Who says hard work doesn’t pay off? For Samira Christopher, hard work is exactly how she landed her dream job with Little Caesars. Though she’s now a multi-unit franchisee with the global brand, Samira’s start with the company actually began 25 years earlier. First working as a co-manager with Little Caesars corporate locations, Samira eventually […]

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Charlie and Peggy Young, Mary Brown’s

Much like their relationship, Charlie and Peggy Young’s career in franchising was destined to be. The husband and wife power duo may have only opened their Mary Brown’s franchise in 2015, but their history together goes back much further. Originally from Newfoundland and Labrador, the two grew up together and even dated before Charlie moved […]

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FranchiseCanada Show Recap

Canada’s ultimate franchise exhibition and the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) returned to Toronto on February 24 & 25 at Toronto Congress Centre, connecting entrepreneurs eager to get on the fast-track to business ownership with some of the country’s most beloved and iconic franchise brands. From Booster Juice and PropertyGuys.com to Mr. […]

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Mike and Rosa Vallilee, Booster Juice

By Kristin Di Tommaso Husband and wife business duo Mike and Rosa Vallilee know what it’s like to start their own business from the ground up. If you ask Mike about their experiences, he’ll tell you it takes perseverance and a lot of hard work to promote your new company and drive business through the […]

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Mallory Whitty, PropertyGuys.com

Mallory Whitty loves helping people save money as a PropertyGuys.com franchisee Why did you become a franchisee? A long time friend and mentor was a PropertyGuys.com franchisee at the time and as soon as she explained the concept, I fell in love. The opportunity to help people sell their house and save a ton of […]

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Marco Ariganello, Global Pet Foods

MARCO ARIGANELLO LOVES HELPING PEOPLE AND THEIR PETS AS A GLOBAL PET FOODS FRANCHISEE Why did you become a franchisee? I’ve worked in retail for over 25 years and felt it was time to take on the challenge of owning my own business, as it had always been a goal of mine. I’ve worked for […]

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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 […]

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Kitty Cho, Kumon Math & Reading Centres

Kitty Cho has always been passionate about education. After completing a two-year Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) diploma, she ran her own tutoring centre for over a decade in addition to holding various management positions. While she enjoyed working with students, she didn’t like the atmosphere at her previous tutoring centre, […]

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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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