New graduates with hopes of franchise ownership may be able to turn their dreams into reality sooner than expected, thanks to Smoke’s Poutinerie.
The food-service franchise system’s new Edu-Tainment Program is offering post-secondary grads across Canada 50 per cent off all franchise-related fees.
The initiative is the brainchild of Smoke’s CEO Ryan Smolkin, who founded the company in 2008.
“I’m excited to inspire young, ambitious students with aspirations to own their own businesses,” said Smolkin. “I can’t wait to bring this unique partnership coast-to-coast. My main goal is to pave the way for students who are in the same position I was when I was finding my way in university. I am totally stoked to be the first in this industry to support students in their journey toward entrepreneurship—I really want to give them opportunities I didn’t have.”
Further, any post-secondary student attending one of Smolkin’s presentations during his ongoing Canada-wide speaking tour is eligible to enter a competition for a 100 per cent discount off all franchise related fees (limited to one entry per year).