By Peter Saunders
When national residential carpet cleaning business Fabrizone Canada found its market declining because an increasing number of homeowners were opting for hardwood floors, it branched into a new business: optimizing homes for sale on behalf of real estate agents. The resulting concept, Prep ‘n Sell, has now seen 10 years’ success and is embarking upon franchise expansion.
By Frank Deluca After contemplating becoming your own boss, making pilgrimages to seasonal franchise shows and mulling over piles of glossy brochures from franchisors, you are ready to take the plunge and become a fast-food restaurant franchisee.
By Drago Alilovic There are very few things I share with Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group. But when it comes to life and business, we both ascribe to the belief that when a good opportunity comes along, always say yes and figure out how to make it happen later.
Jeff Young, a Canadian franchising veteran, has joined the Ricky’s All Day Grill and Fatburger restaurant chains as senior vice-president (SVP) of real estate and franchise development to help them grow further in Canada.
By Diane Peters Thanks to a changing market and the increasing popularity of real estate TV shows, more Canadians are getting their homes professionally staged before selling. Still, Connie Nedergaard, owner of Canada’s only staging company, Staged N Sold Properties, still finds herself educating clients about this new, up-and-coming service while building her national franchise system.