Racing into a new career with Maaco

By Peter Flannigan I’d say I’ve been a car guy since I was two years old, but only recently, after a long career in banking, did I get into the automotive business by opening a new Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting franchise in Airdrie, Alta.
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Saving mobile lives at Cell Phone Repair

By Peter Saunders Quick, what does ‘CPR’ stand for? In the world of franchising, it stands for Cell Phone Repair, a same-day mobile device refurbishing business that was founded in Orlando, Fla., in 1996 and has recently expanded in Canada.
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Unusual Franchises: Ctrl V

By Peter Saunders After opening its first location in Waterloo, Ont., in June 2016 and serving 20,000 customers, Ctrl V has begun actively franchising virtual reality (VR) arcades across Canada, including locations in Guelph, Ont., and Calgary, Red Deer and Lethbridge, Alta.
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Making my mark with Hallmark

By Margaret Butt Operating my two Hallmark franchises in St. John’s and Mount Pearl, N.L., is both fun and challenging. Anyone who has spent any time in the retail industry can appreciate the challenges, but running these stores is a particularly happy and rewarding experience.
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