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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…]

Shop till’ you drop: Discover retail franchise opportunities in the latest FranchiseCanada

The list of retail franchises available to invest in is endless, making the March/April issue of FranchiseCanada a must-read! Equipped with the best and most up-to-date information about retailers across the country, this issue provides entrepreneurs insight into the stores Canadians love to shop in from clothing to the mobile repair industry. In the special Talking Shop feature, you’ll discover beneficial information on the most rewarding retail franchise opportunities across the country, including franchise fees and investment requirements. From Canadian Tire to Hallmark Cards, these Canadian staples are looking for hard working and driven franchisees to continue expanding the products and services their customers know and love. Find out how you can get involved by picking up the latest issue [read more…]

LookforaFranchise.ca Connects Aspiring Restauranteur with Pumpernickel’s Deli

Although he had an established career working in the renewable energy division for a major corporation, Ken Preville always dreamed of owning his own business. Not wanting to do it alone, he sought to partner with a successful franchise brand. “Franchising provided an easier path to achieving my goal,” he says. He turned to the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) online member directory, LookforaFranchise.ca, to find a franchise. A self-described foodie, his interest was immediately piqued when he discovered Pumpernickel’s, a deli and catering franchise offering healthy, fresh salads, sandwiches, and grilled meats. He was also attracted to the company’s strong branding and the promise of greater work-life balance, since locations are only open until 4 p.m. Preville signed on as [read more…]