The Drive for Excellence

The road less travelled isn’t always smooth or easy, but big rewards are in sight for those that stay the course. For Mr. Lube multi-location co-owners Rick Spindor and Keith Wickens, it was taking the unbeaten path that shifted their success into high gear. In 2007, Spindor had just ended [read more…]

Excellence in Franchising

Little Kickers is going to have to start thinking about renovating the franchise’s head office to include a trophy room. Since 1992, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) has been recognizing its members with strong franchisor-franchisee relationships at its annual Awards of Excellence gala. The apex of the Awards of Excellence [read more…]

Woman Power

With a sharp business sense, great communication skills, and a collaborative spirit, more women are taking the helm of the franchising sector than ever before. Check out how three self-made mavens founded kid-focused franchises that are changing the way women do business. CEFA Early Learning After working in various school [read more…]

Little Kickers

Cover Story: Small but Mighty

It was a feat that no other franchise had accomplished before. On April 18, 2016, children’s soccer franchise Little Kickers took home the Canadian Franchise Association’s (CFA) prestigious Awards of Excellence in Franchising Grand Prize for the third year in a row. Little Kickers’ Chief Operating Officer Frank Stanschus credits [read more…]