By Tony Wilson Looking into buying a food-service franchise but worried there are already too many pizza, sub, burger or coffee outlets in your chosen area? Here’s a different way of looking at it: I was driving down Columbia Street in the Vancouver suburb of New Westminster a few weeks ago with an out-of-town friend who looked out the window and commented on the number of wedding dress and tuxedo stores in the area.
By Diane Peters The marketplace is always changing. Where consumers live, how they work, what they do in their leisure time, what they like—these things are constantly in flux, and successful businesses need to know how to keep pace.
A former executive with experience in training, marketing and operations, Howard Pennell runs a Crabby Joe’s Tap and Grill franchise centrally located in the recently revitalized downtown core of London, Ont. He owns and operates the popular full-service restaurant (FSR) alongside his wife, Suzanne.
By Lloyd Shears While thinking about a topic for this article, I began to reflect on my experiences with prospective franchisees over the years; specifically, why some people choose not to go into business while others do.
As a franchisee with retail lighting and décor chain, Living Lighting, Phillip Schwab has brought his career in illumination full circle. He operates a spacious location in a Pickering, Ont., power centre.