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

FirstLight Home Care enters Canada in a big way with a master franchise deal.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,354 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
  • 1,898 Reads 5 Shares
Cookies By Design inks its first international master franchise deal, for multi-unit development in Ontario, Canada.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,574 Reads 74 Shares
Qdoba signs 5-unit deal for Northern Ontario.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,292 Reads 11 Shares
Handyman Connection awards a master franchise territory for Canada.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,339 Reads 15 Shares
New York Fries, a Canadian brand, signs a 35-unit deal in India.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 1,483 Reads 5 Shares
U.S. fitness brands continue their quest for global domination.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,154 Reads 39 Shares
Wayback Burgers continues rapid international expansion, with more ahead.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,921 Reads 2 Shares
Learn how these 11 brands identify, target, and engage with customers
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,124 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
  • 2,044 Reads 3 Shares
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
  • 7,340 Reads 274 Shares
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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
  • 30,846 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
  • 13,766 Reads 15 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
  • 6,585 Reads
Ted Kergan's path to success as Louisiana's largest Sonic Drive-In franchisee has been marked by hard knocks.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 6,253 Reads 2 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
  • 2,584 Reads 176 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
  • 4,371 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
  • 3,981 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
  • 3,970 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
  • 5,965 Reads 226 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.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,321 Reads 93 Shares
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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.
  • Franchise Update
  • 5,951 Reads 93 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
  • 2,876 Reads 22 Shares
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
  • 3,267 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
  • 3,058 Reads 24 Shares
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
  • 3,831 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
  • 2,600 Reads 11 Shares
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
  • 4,331 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
  • 5,612 Reads 352 Shares
Belgium's proposed franchise law (the "Proposed Law") seemed to be headed for final adoption on October 18, 2005; however, the Belgian Senate had other ideas. The Senate took up the bill for reconsideration prior to the October 18th deadline, so the bill is now back in a state of limbo while the Senate debates whether to make changes to the draft that was approved by the Belgian Chamber of Representatives on July 7, 2005. The Belgian Senate has 60 days to decide whether revisions need to be made to the Proposed Law. If the Senate revises the Proposed Law then the bill will be sent back to the Belgian Chamber of Representatives for further consideration.
  • Ryan Whitfill
  • 2,368 Reads 47 Shares

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