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Finding the ideal employee for your franchise

By Maggie Coffey Hiring is not a simple process. Just look at the teams of people employed by mid-size and large companies whose primary duties include recruiting and hiring. Even with access to virtually unlimited resources, their human resources (HR) departments still struggle to find the right candidate for the...
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Ask the Experts: Refranchising a business

By Stan Prokop Q: How does refranchising work? A: The concept involves the resale of an existing franchise within a chain of locations. For refranchising to work, there has to be a clear legal agreement between three parties: the franchisor, the existing franchisee and the prospective new franchisee.
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NEWS

Franchises offer support to Fort McMurray residents

Destructive wildfires raging through Northeastern Alberta forced residents of Fort McMurray and surrounding areas to evacuate last week and Canadian franchises stepped up to help those affected. Senior meal delivery franchise system Heart to Home Meals sent hundreds of prepared food packages to Alberta and food-service franchise system Subway Canada provided 2,400 meals per day to feed firefighters and relief workers.
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Meet the Franchisors: Steve Murphy and Pete First of Winmark

By Peter Saunders Winmark, the parent company behind the Play It Again Sports, Once Upon A Child and Plato’s Closet franchise systems, has been ramping up expansion plans in Canada across its family of brands. All three franchises are based on a somewhat similar business model, which for the past 25 years has involved buying and selling ‘gently used’ clothing and accessories.
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