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Bringing Franchising to the Trades

August 16, 2017 admin

When a building developer embarks on a new project, their first thought isn’t necessarily about franchising, but Black Bear Trades is set to change that. Fifteen years ago, Director and Founder of Black Bear Trades, Sean Wark, started out in construction, working as a site superintendent. Nine years later, he [read more…]

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Day in the Life: Fairway Divorce Solutions

August 16, 2017 admin

When she left her job as a teacher to join Fairway Divorce Solutions, Colette Fortin knew without a doubt she was making the right choice. She took the leap into business ownership eight years ago, after reading an article on Fairway’s founder, Karen Stewart, and her revolutionary approach to divorce. [read more…]

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Leadership Profile: John DeHart

June 7, 2017 admin

Most people would consider it a fairly long – and risky – leap to move from the fast-paced high-tech scene to the more sedate, conservative field of health care services. Not John DeHart – he paid no heed to the risks, and jumped right in. After making his mark as [read more…]

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A Day in the Life: ServiceMaster Clean

June 7, 2017 admin

David Benoit never would have guessed his passion for rugby would open the doors to a rewarding career in the cleaning industry. The British Columbia Institute of Technology graduate was playing the sport when he was offered a job opportunity that would change his life. “My rugby coach at the [read more…]

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Millennials in Franchising: Mezza Lebanese Kitchen

June 7, 2017 admin

Five years ago this summer, Peter Nahas was ready to make a move from his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia to a new one in Ottawa, Ontario. Master’s degree in public administration in hand, he was ready for a new adventure. But then, after a conversation with his dad, Elias, [read more…]

Gabriel Toupin, Spray-Net Franchisee

March 15, 2017 admin

Gabriel Toupin was working in the painting industry when the perfect business opportunity presented itself to him. Spray-Net, the painting company he worked for at the time, had a franchise territory available in the North Shore suburb of Montreal. Toupin, who had long dreamed of business ownership, jumped at the [read more…]

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Climbing the Franchise Ladder

March 9, 2017 admin

Ernie Whitrow really believes in the franchise business model. Though, that’s what you would expect from a man who first started working with franchises at the age of 16 as an employee at a large franchise corporation. “I have always been involved in franchising. I just believe it’s tried, tested, [read more…]

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