Tag Archives: Breaking Through

Restoring My Love for the Job

By Jeremy LeFort After an early start in the mitigation, restoration and reconstruction industry as a teenager and a successful run later on helping grow a franchise within the industry, I found I wanted to own and run a business myself. Today, as a Paul Davis Systems Canada franchisee in Saint John, N.B., I’ve quickly found success following this dream. I was born in Saint John in 1981 and grew up here with one brother…

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You’ve Got What It Takes: From the Navy to Wild Bird Centers

By Peter Saunders
After a 25-year career with the Royal Canadian Navy, Chris Audet became a franchisee for Wild Bird Centers, a U.S.-based retail system specializing in birdseed blends, feeders, nest boxes, bird baths, field guides, binoculars and other products for the backyard birding enthusiast. His territory is Langford, B.C., where he was already living with his wife and children when his military service ended.

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What to do if your franchisor goes bankrupt

By David Gray and Howard Manis
Discussing bankruptcy in relation to franchising almost seems counterintuitive. After all, franchising is an excellent way for a prospective entrepreneur to prevent those unfortunate circumstances because its business starts with an established brand, trademark and product from day one.

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You’ve Got What It Takes: Paul Eden from The Gardener

By Peter Saunders
Based in Richmond Hill, Ont., Paul Eden has been a franchisee since July 2009 for The Gardener, a year-round landscape maintenance business whose services include weekly lawn cutting, shrub and hedge trimming, organic fertilizing and weed control, spring and fall yard cleanup, planting, soil and mulch installations, sodding and other landscape improvements, as well as snowplowing and ice control in the winter.

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