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See what all the hype is about: Everything you need to know about buying a franchise

From finding the perfect franchise fit to navigating due diligence and disclosure, the journey to becoming a business owner is a long and winding road. Fortunately, the May/June issue of FranchiseCanada has you covered, with the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on how to successfully navigate the world of franchising! In The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Franchise, readers will take an in-depth tour of the franchising process. With articles ranging from how to work with a franchise support team to top tips for getting started in the industry, these educational features offer useful insight everyone should know. Whether you’re just getting your feet wet or are ready to dive into the deep end and make a splash in the [read more…]

And The Winners Are…

Ryan Smolkin and Clark Harrop bring the laughs at the CFA Awards Gala in Niagara Falls The 2017 CFA National Convention went out with a bang on Monday night with an Awards Gala recognizing the past year of franchising excellence. Co-hosted by the man, the myth, the legend… Ryan Smolkin, founder of Smoke’s Poutinerie, and Clark Harrop of McDonald’s Canada, the night was filled with slick dance moves, the reveal of Smoke’s long lost brother (hint: it’s Ronald McDonald), and a special rendition of Skid Row’s “I Remember You” for CFA’s President and CEO Lorraine McLachlan courtesy of the legend himself. Packed with a who’s who of franchising, the Gala recognized franchise systems that have demonstrated excellence in their field [read more…]

A Franchising Pioneer: Martha Matilda Harper

Known for her trademark floor-length hair, it should come as no surprise that franchise entrepreneur Martha Matilda Harper made her career in the women’s salon industry. Born in 1857 in Oakville, Ontario and set for a life in servitude, Harper’s journey to the hair and beauty business was unpredictable and unlikely for the time. However, it was during her time working as a servant in Ontario and eventually in Rochester, New York that Harper developed a product that would transform the hair industry and forever change women’s perception of beauty. Intrigued by the idea of chemical-free hair products, she used her spare time experimenting with various recipes until she created an organic shampoo. With her business intuition intact, Harper knew [read more…]