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Informative articles to support business buyers, franchisees, and franchisors in Ontario.

Jonathan Barnett, CEO and founder of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning, says franchisees have shifted to commercial carpet cleaning until Covid-19 subsides, when he expects a huge rebound in residential business
  • Franchise Update
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FirstLight Home Care enters Canada in a big way with a master franchise deal.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,739 Reads 10 Shares
Survey of nearly 600 Canadian businesses shows optimism for 2020 tempered by concern for hiring trends, especially manual labor, skilled trades, and even semi-skilled trades.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,127 Reads 5 Shares
Cookies By Design inks its first international master franchise deal, for multi-unit development in Ontario, Canada.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,070 Reads 74 Shares
Qdoba signs 5-unit deal for Northern Ontario.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,699 Reads 11 Shares
Handyman Connection awards a master franchise territory for Canada.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,578 Reads 15 Shares
New York Fries, a Canadian brand, signs a 35-unit deal in India.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,732 Reads 5 Shares
U.S. fitness brands continue their quest for global domination.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,473 Reads 39 Shares
Wayback Burgers continues rapid international expansion, with more ahead.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,616 Reads 2 Shares
Learn how these 11 brands identify, target, and engage with customers
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,465 Reads 21 Shares
So many good things are happening so quickly in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News!" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,133 Reads 1 Shares
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Bob Middleton heard or read something years ago that stuck with him: Wealth is built by focusing on one thing and doing it well; wealth is preserved by diversifying.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 7,879 Reads 22 Shares
Pedro Giorgana loves being a home-based franchisee of A Buyer's Choice Home Inspections and iHandyMan. He has time for his family and personal life and still gets to work with and assist his customers daily. It's been a rewarding and successful blend for him.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 31,144 Reads 4 Shares
In the world of multi-unit franchisees, the big keep getting bigger. In our Multi-Brand 50 rankings, which we began publishing in 2008, the number of units operated by both the top 5 and top 10 franchisees has climbed steadily since 2010, following a post-recession drop-off when franchisees retreated from growth and instead focused on operational efficiency and selling or closing under-performing units.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 14,193 Reads 2 Shares
Bill Sole has been a successful master franchisee for the Anago Cleaning Systems brand in the Bay Area for nearly a decade now. He has just taken on the new territory of Inland Empire where his franchisees will service Riverside, San Bernardino and Ontario counties.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,685 Reads
Ted Kergan's path to success as Louisiana's largest Sonic Drive-In franchisee has been marked by hard knocks.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 6,529 Reads 1 Shares
FUSR bring you positive news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, innovating, and continuing to grow, both domestically and overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,678 Reads 1,014 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a volatile economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,471 Reads 189 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a changing economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,034 Reads 179 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a changing economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,053 Reads 195 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a challenging economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 6,052 Reads
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As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in this challenging economy, FUSR will continue to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, and continuing to grow despite the economy - maybe even because of it. And, as the U.S. struggles through its "jobless recovery," growth-oriented franchisors continue to look overseas for expansion opportunities.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,464 Reads 93 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in this challenging economy, FUSR will continue to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, and continuing to grow despite the economy - maybe even because of it. And, as the U.S. struggles through its "jobless recovery," growth-oriented franchisors continue to look overseas for expansion opportunities.
  • Franchise Update
  • 5,988 Reads 1,014 Shares
Wingstop announced positive comps for the 25th consecutive quarter, dating back to July 2003. Wingstop ended its most recent quarter with a 1.6 percent increase and is up 3.8 percent for the year. The company predicts the positive trend to continue into the fourth quarter during the football and holiday seasons, when its sales are typically strongest. "This news is strong evidence that limited-service chains continue to deliver value during a difficult economic climate," said Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Technomic, Inc., an industry research firm. Wingstop, founded in 1994 and franchising since 1997, has 425 restaurants open in 34 states.
  • Franchise Update
  • 2,931 Reads
On September 1, the SBA announced revisions in its Standard Operating Procedure for financing of goodwill in resale transactions under its 7(a) program. The changes, which take effect October 1st, supersede revisions made in March that limited the amount of goodwill financing for resales to $250,000 or 50 percent of the loan amount, whichever was lower.
  • Franchise Update
  • 3,321 Reads 20 Shares
Ontario is one of three provinces that have legislation to regulate franchises. The act that governs franchises in Ontario is the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the "Act"). Any franchise business located partly or wholly in Ontario must comply with the Act. Compliance is mandatory even if both the franchisor and franchisee reside outside of Ontario.
  • Ottawa Business Journal
  • 3,152 Reads
The franchise industry is having an increasingly large impact on the Canadian economy, with franchised businesses accounting for 40 percent of all retail sales. Provincial legislators are taking note of this growing industry and, in response, are introducing and passing legislation that addresses many of the perceived issues that arise between franchisors and franchisees. Most recently, the Province of New Brunswick passed franchise legislation (the “New Brunswick Act”), making it the fourth Canadian province to adopt such legislation, after Alberta, Ontario, and Prince Edward Island.
  • Jayne Westlake
  • 3,869 Reads 1 Shares
When Doug Castino decided it was time to get out of his hugely successful restaurant design and supply business, he'd never thought of franchising and didn't know what an area developer was.
  • Ripley Hotch
  • 2,668 Reads
Last year, while many Canadians and Americans alike were considering a summer vacation to experience all that Canada's Atlantic Coast has to offer, legislators in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick, two of Canada's maritime provinces, were setting their minds to franchising.
  • Lawrence Weinberg and Jayne Westlake
  • 4,390 Reads 5 Shares
After more than 20 highly successful years in the painting business, Charlie Chase still finds himself--several times a day--trying to convince people that painters aren't just guys who can't hold down a job.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,747 Reads 352 Shares

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