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Across Canada: Raising the Bar

Best-in-class B2B service franchises that are helping Canadian businesses thrive

Behind every great business is a suite of supporting services and staff that keep the business moving like a well-oiled machine. This not only helps the business operate more efficiently, but also leaves more time for a business owner to focus on what matters most: the customers in their community.

If you’re looking to join a franchise that can support other businesses so they can better connect with their customers, then you’ve come to the right place. The business-to-business brands outlined throughout the following pages help businesses operate to the best of their abilities by addressing a wide range of business needs, from human resources and leadership training to marketing assistance, office maintenance, administration, and more.

Read on to discover more about these franchises that are helping business owners find success in their local communities.


Today, more than ever before, small-to-medium business owners need education and coaching services to help them flourish as members of their local economies. ActionCOACH is focused on doing just that by building a community which serves more than a million business owners worldwide.

Being an ActionCOACH franchisee means being part of this business transformation movement. As part of the world’s largest business coaching franchise, with 25-plus years’ experience and tens of thousands of happy clients, ActionCOACH is now expanding across Canada and looking for entrepreneurs to open their Business Coaching Firm. If you have what it takes to build a team of business coaches, learn more about ActionCOACH Canada, its six-figure income guarantee, and new, large exclusive territories. Find out more about ActionCOACH Canada, and this scalable opportunity.

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City Wide Facility Solutions of Canada

City Wide Facility Solutions is the largest management company in the building maintenance industry, managing janitorial services, commercial cleaning, disinfecting, and more than 20 additional facility solutions for every client. City Wide specializes in sales leadership and providing world-class client experiences while leveraging independent contractors to focus on the services. As an essential business, City Wide has distinguished itself as a trusted facility solutions partner.

This business-to-business franchise model creates a repeat revenue stream, providing a continual source of cash flow with a recession-resistant concept. Franchisees come to City Wide to capitalize on their existing sales experience and relationship building and organizational skills. City Wide offers 20 different services via independent contractors while keeping few hourly workers, no equipment, and no inventory.

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Everline Coatings and Services Ltd.

EverLine Coatings is North America’s fastest-growing line striping and pavement maintenance service business. The brand helps property owners and managers keep their parking lots safe and appealing to customers with professional line painting and pavement maintenance programs. Virtually all public and private property owners with existing asphalt assets require this service. The business model is primarily B2B: selling savings through maintenance rather than replacement!

Franchisees establish a route to deliver a service that drives recurring revenue and offers services including sealcoating, crack filling, line striping, asphalt repair, custom stenciling, parking lot accessory installation, and more. This is a franchise system founded by franchisees and built for franchisees. EverLine has the expertise and support systems in place to ensure franchisees scale up quickly!

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Expense Reduction Analysts (Canada) Ltd.

Since 1992, Expense Reduction Analysts (ERA) has helped thousands of businesses find hidden cash flow and improve operational efficiency in more than 40 expense categories. ERA consultants bring expertise, real-time industry benchmark data, and practical insider knowledge for dozens of supplier industries. The risk-free business model means the cost of doing business comes from a portion of the savings found, with no-fee solutions if no savings are found.

Operations-minded franchisees with relevant corporate experience can find success in areas including sales and marketing, project management, engineering, banking, finance, general management, purchasing, or with expertise in sectors such as facility management, logistics, packaging, telecommunications, energy, and office supplies. With the support of the global ERA network, franchisees can establish their own one-person consultancy or a practice with several or many employees.

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Express Employment Professionals

Express is in the business of people. From job seekers to client companies, Express helps people thrive and businesses grow. Their international network of franchises offers localized staffing solutions to the communities they serve. Express is also ranked as the number one staffing franchise in the Entrepreneur 500 and has been for 12 consecutive years.

Express is seeking franchisees with business acumen and a desire to work in their local community. Start-up and marketing are guided by the support team, including a franchise owner network and help desk. The Canadian temporary staffing industry is projected to grow to $10.3 billion. For Express offices open more than 24 months, average sales in 2021 were $6.1 million, according to item 19 in the franchise disclosure document. Plus, as an Express franchise owner, franchisees control their time with flexible weekday hours in a professional business setting.

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FASTSIGNS International Inc.

At FASTSIGNS, the brand shines when it helps others shine. With 35+ years of experience and over 750 centres, brands are in trusted hands with FASTSIGNS. The brand is a go-to for visual solutions that make ideas stand out and get noticed. It helps bring companies to life with visual excellence and distinction, and helps clients achieve more than they thought possible with custom signs and visual solutions.

FASTSIGNS provides franchisees with effective franchisee training, support from the FASTSIGNS franchisee community, and a mutually-beneficial structure between FASTSIGNS and its franchisees—the three signs of a world-class franchise. By joining FASTSIGNS, prospective franchisees become a contributing member of their business community and find dynamic solutions to business problems daily.

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First Choice Business Brokers

Founded in 1994, First Choice Business Brokers offers services in buying and selling local businesses. The brand helps business owners accurately price their business, while handling marketing and advertising, negotiation representation, and deal structuring.

For franchisees, First Choice offers a business brokerage with low initial investment, low overhead, and no experience required. Franchisees also receive comprehensive initial and ongoing training; elaborate and efficient proprietary software, which not only houses and posts your business listings, but acts as your office administration hub, organizing every aspect of your business from A to Z; and detailed living contracts and forms, which have become integral following thousands of closed business sales over the last 25 years of operations. This is an exciting franchise opportunity with Master Franchise territories available!

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FranNet LLC

FranNet is a team of experienced franchise experts with decades in the industry, focused on connecting prospective franchisees with the right opportunity. The brand provides resources, support, and guidance to entrepreneurs by exploring options, weighing risk tolerance, and helping business owners make informed decisions.

With an independent consulting force of over 70 local representatives, in all major markets across the Canada and United States, FranNet has the history, experience, and manpower to accelerate growth and supplement franchise development, all at no cost, like a real estate broker. The franchise brands we represent pay us to find the right fit for their franchise.

FranNet franchisees are equipped with the company’s proprietary technology, giving them the tools to identify a variety of opportunities that match up well with a prospect’s ideal business opportunity. Franchisees can also develop connections with FranNet’s network of local businesses, to build a referral network of career counsellors, accountants, and placement consultants who have clients seeking a quality franchise, earning substantial referral fees when clients invest.

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FranServe, Inc. is the world’s largest franchise consulting/broker organization. The brand is comprised of highly experienced franchise professionals dedicated to helping others achieve their dreams of business ownership through franchising. The FranServe team shares an incredible 100+ years combined experience in the franchise industry and abides by the core values anchored in Integrity, Growth, and Teamwork. The 600+ professional brokers work with people every day who are in the market for a lifestyle/career change.

FranServe consultants help entrepreneurs find franchise business opportunities that suit them, while prospective consultants receive comprehensive training and support, personal and group mentoring, and an in-house lead generation program, among other benefits.

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Fully Promoted

Fully Promoted is the world’s largest retail promotional products franchise and is a multiple award-winning company. With around 300 global locations, Fully Promoted has developed a strong reputation as a one-stop shop for promotional products of all kinds, including embroidered uniforms, pens, mugs, and t-shirts, among others.

Why franchise with Fully Promoted? It has a proven track record for success and no industry experience is required for franchisees. The Just-In-Time inventory model means there is no inventory cost, and franchisees only buy what the client needs. This flexibility, together with the low space and labor costs, make Fully Promoted a highly nimble business that can adjust its needs according to economic conditions.

The brand’s B2B offering combines the powers of the digital and the physical worlds, allowing its B2B clients the opportunity to surf through a wide variety of products online, and interact with the products before ordering. When it comes to the B2B space uniformity is important, and this method ensures consistency in color, texture, and size.

Other benefits include a comprehensive training program, complete branding and marketing solutions, ongoing support, and mentor and franchisee advisory programs.

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GetintheLoop Marketing Ltd.

GetintheLoop offers small businesses a powerful and straightforward solution for their digital marketing needs. GetintheLoop helps streamline small businesses’ digital marketing efforts, from loyalty rewards to social media, by providing the tools and services to engage with customers and reach new ones. With GetintheLoop, small businesses can attract new audiences, build customer loyalty, increase revenue, track their success, and receive dedicated support all in one affordable platform.

GetintheLoop Local offers a unique opportunity for franchisees to be their own boss and become a local leader in the digital marketing space. As a GetintheLoop Local franchise owner, you will have the ability to build and grow your own business while utilizing a proven and established platform. You will receive comprehensive training, ongoing support, and access to GetintheLoop’s powerful tools and resources. By becoming a GetintheLoop Local franchise owner, you will be at the forefront of the growing digital and mobile marketing industry and have the potential to create a successful and fulfilling business for yourself.

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Image360® is a sales-driven solutions provider in the areas of graphics, signage and displays of virtually every description. Image360 provides high quality professional graphic solutions to national, regional and local businesses and organizations. From the simplest projects to the most complex, trained graphics specialists work in a consultative manner with clients to maximize the creativity and visual impact of environmental graphics, mobile graphics, way-finding solutions, trade show displays and retail signage.

Every business needs to promote their brand and inform or direct their customers and employees. Image360 Centres are uniquely positioned to meet those business needs. Businesses will find the digital and print graphics, signage and displays they require in one convenient location. Image360 franchisees are well-positioned to provide everything from design and production to installation and service. No experience in signage is required, but prospective franchisees should be outgoing, problem solvers, and attentive to detail.

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International Workplace Group (IWG plc)

IWG plc. is the leading global workspace provider, with more than 3,000 business centres across the globe. IWG has built an unparalleled network of office, co-working, and meeting spaces for companies to use in every city in the world by providing a choice of professional, inspiring, and collaborative workspaces, communities, and services. The network of workspaces enables businesses to operate anywhere, without the need for set-up costs or capital investment. It provides IWG customers with immediate cost benefits and the opportunity to fully outsource their office portfolio. Designed to enhance productivity and connect 2.5 million like-minded professionals, it’s an instant global community and a place to belong.

IWG is looking to develop flexible workspace locations with individual, multi-unit, and regional franchise investors who have a vision for growth and are looking to seize the commercial opportunities offered by the growing flexible workspace sector.

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Jani-King Canada

Jani-King is the world’s largest commercial cleaning franchise system, with more than 7,000 franchisees in 10 countries. Founded in 1969, Jani-King provides daily, weekly, and monthly cleaning services to tens of thousands of customers from coast to coast. The Canadian national office, located in Nova Scotia, supports nearly 700 franchise owners and 12 regional centres located in major cities across the country.

Jani-King offers franchisees unit or master franchise opportunities. In addition to training, all franchisees receive support services including customer invoicing, accounts receivable, customer service, administration, monthly reports, and operations management. From the smallest office to the largest arena, Jani-King franchisees deliver dedicated cleaning backed by a local support office that provides training, customer service, and quality control.

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JDI Cleaning Systems Inc.

JDI Cleaning Services has developed a reputation over 30 years as Canada’s next-level commercial cleaning franchise. JDI currently serves over 1,700 commercial cleaning clients throughout Southwestern Ontario through 10 regional and more than 150 (and counting) local franchise partners.

As a JDI regional franchise partner, the rewards are substantial: leveraging the marketing and lead generation tools, partners can focus on selling commercial cleaning contracts and recruiting and coaching local franchise partners in their region, who build their own local cleaning businesses. JDI’s regional franchise partners also gain access to an established network of peers and an experienced national support centre team, who provide training, mentorship, and advice on best practices and support, using the brand’s proven systems and processes.

All JDI regional franchise partners are provided with business management and marketing support, technical training, and cleaning contract sales leads to ensure a steady flow of new customers and recurring revenue. JDI is now expanding across Canada, with exclusive regional franchise territories available. JDI regional franchise partner franchise partnership investment fees start at $75,000.

JDI local franchise partner opportunities are also available for those interested in starting a smaller commercial cleaning business with an established brand and experienced assistance and guidance. JDI has a lower-than-average investment fee for local franchise partners, with packages starting at $10,500.

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Master Care Janitorial and Facility Services Inc.

Master Care is proud to provide comprehensive commercial cleaning services to approximately 900 clients, consisting of over eight million square feet of commercial space in and around Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island, the Thompson Okanagan, and Kootenay areas of British Columbia, as well as in the Greater Toronto Area and London, Ontario.

Master Care is expanding into metropolitan areas across Canada and converting existing janitorial companies to the Master Care system to solve labour problems and employee turnover, increasing profitability and cash flow. The Master Care franchise system provides training, competitive pricing, full customer support, and over 40 years of experience in commercial and residential building cleaning.

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Metal Supermarkets

Metal Supermarkets is a Mississauga, Ontario-based franchisor of specialized metal distributors focusing on small quantities of virtually all types and forms of metals, custom cut to size, and featuring same day service. The brand also offers value-add services such as production cutting, shearing, punching, and more.

Franchisees carry most standard shapes and grades of hot and cold rolled aluminum, steel, stainless, brass, and copper, and will source material on demand. An investment guarantees franchisees will have the equipment, inventory, and marketing campaigns they need to secure sales from day one. This head start is one of the many reasons why Metal Supermarkets is one of the most stable franchise opportunities to invest in.

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Modern is a cleaning company designed to address the unique needs of clients operating a distributed network of sites in the retail, health care, banking, and corporate sectors. Modern operates a network of owner-operators across Canada, who are owners that perform the work, ensuring the highest level of effort and responsiveness is applied at each site.

Modern provides a turnkey solution that includes a comprehensive training program, an operational guide, integrated systems, and a sales and marketing toolbox, supported by a Canadian cleaning industry leader. It combines state-of-the-art techniques and highly effective products and equipment, supported by technology. The franchisee’s service offering includes janitorial services, specialty cleaning services, and distribution of cleaning supplies and equipment.

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Pirtek Canada

PIRTEK is a unique B2B franchise and one of the few industrial franchises available. Where there’s industry, there’s demand for hydraulic and industrial hose replacement. Countless pieces of equipment operate via hydraulics or pneumatics, requiring regular hose replacement. PIRTEK franchise owners reap the benefits of that ongoing need, building successful businesses and creating the lifestyle they’ve dreamed of. With over 40 years of franchising experience, PIRTEK service-based franchises reduce equipment downtime, keeping machines and businesses operating.

Franchisees gain access to an established name brand expanding into Canada due to the high concentration of industries. The business boasts more than 400 service and supply centres and a fleet of mobile service vehicles in 23 countries. A PIRTEK franchise can capitalize on opportunities wherever industrial equipment is used—virtually everywhere.

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Recruiting in Motion

Recruiting in Motion began in 2009 with the goal of providing the best professional recruitment services at the most reasonable rates, while integrating a combination of cutting-edge video technology and traditional recruiting methodology to expedite the hiring process for the employers and the candidates.

Franchisees have the opportunity to own their own branded employment agency. The brand has an exclusive method of presenting candidates that integrates video clips, resumes, and personal profiles. Recruiting in Motion also offers payroll funding of contract workers and invoicing/credit/collections functions. Franchisees receive protected territory, training, sales/marketing strategies, website/database development, and much more!

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With the growing flexibility of office space, employees desire flexibility in their workspace, and freeing up employees’ travel times helps companies report better retention rates. Regus is the leading global workspace provider. With office, co-working, and meeting spaces in practically every city in the world, Regus helps all kinds of businesses work closer, faster, and in a more agile way.

Regus’ proven and scalable operating model can provide franchisees with a highly attractive return on their investment. Franchisees will also benefit from Regus’ 30-year track record and built-in network of 2.5 million customers, including some of the most successful entrepreneurs and multi-billion-dollar companies, that instantly become available to franchise owners. In addition, franchisees get access to 3,500 business centres in 120 countries, along with a global salesforce of 2,500 people.

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ServiceMaster Clean

With over 65 years of franchise experience, ServiceMaster Clean has built a satisfied clientele of commercial customers who require clean and comfortable spaces year-round. Becoming a ServiceMaster Clean franchisee means joining a long legacy of relentless passion for excellence and superior customer service. Backed by the tools and resources of this award-winning brand, franchisees will have everything needed to achieve their goals.

ServiceMaster Clean offers three distinct franchises: janitorial services (commercial cleaning for businesses, industrial spaces, hospitals, etc.), commercial floor and specialty cleaning, and residential floor and specialty cleaning. ServiceMaster Clean provides franchisees with comprehensive training, marketing programs, access to equipment, and an introduction to all aspects of the business.

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Signarama has been recognized as a top-rated franchise opportunity by industry leaders, including Entrepreneur magazine, which has ranked it number one in its industry in the ‘Annual Top 500 Franchises’ issue for over a decade. As a leader in the sign and graphics franchising sector, Signarama has developed a portfolio of local, independently owned and operated experts who meet the needs of business marketing challenges.

Franchisees can focus on providing consulting, design, and installation services while operations and technical assistance are handled with the support of head office. A small staff can succeed in this business-to-business turnkey operation. Like no other sign franchise system, Signarama has a royalty cap, which means the better franchisees do, the more they can make! The brand offers world-class training and support, and no prior experience is required.

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SpeedPro Canada

SpeedPro is Canada’s leading business-to-business marketing, graphics, and signage franchise. Franchise studio owners come from all walks of life, many of them leaving their corporate executive careers to open and operate their own business. With more than 170 studios operating today in both the U.S. and Canada, the diverse owners provide creative, customized projects for both local and national clients. High-quality products and professional service are the hallmarks of the brand and why businesses choose SpeedPro for their light manufacturing marketing needs.

Operating a SpeedPro franchise studio means the opportunity for diverse clients and repeat business, with an average gross profit margin of 68 per cent. There’s also no need to scale up quickly, as many SpeedPro owners can operate with a few employees, keeping labour margins low. SpeedPro franchisees can position themselves at the forefront of an industry projected to grow to $11 billion by 2025.

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The Entrepreneur’s Source

The Entrepreneur’s Source® is the world’s largest franchise coaching organization dedicated to empowering individuals to achieve their personal and professional goals through business ownership. The Entrepreneur’s Source® is recognized as the industry leader in franchise education, coaching, and knowledge of opportunities throughout North America.

The Entrepreneur’s Source offers start-up costs as low as $125,000 and allows franchisees to work from anywhere. In addition, franchisees gain access to a community of fellow coaches and training, tools, and support from established coaches and other mentors.

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Valenta Franchise in Canada is a business consulting and technology franchise providing specialist services in consulting, digital transformation, staff augmentation, and training. The Valenta franchise model is unique because as a franchise partner, you work on your business, not in your business. Valenta’s service delivery team works with you and fulfils your client’s requirements.

The set-up costs are very low, as there’s no need for elaborate store fronts or the acquisition of expensive equipment. Franchisees can enjoy the flexibility and freedom of working on their own terms, while leveraging a global brand, accessing world-class training and support, and tapping into an international network. Valenta’s unique franchise model means franchise partners can focus exclusively on growing their franchise while Valenta takes care of all operations. This, combined with a quick set-up and global recognition, makes this a great opportunity for anyone looking to own a successful business.

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Venture X

With the pandemic-induced work-from-home revolution well underway, co-working spaces are already seeing growth, as independent freelancers and small and medium enterprises look for office solutions. Enter Venture X, a trendy co-sharing workspace franchise that features a blend of boutique hotel and modern office styles with a professional and welcoming design. With several membership plans and packages starting from $99, the flexible and affordable office solution allows entrepreneurs and freelance professionals a way to remain productive and efficient without the typical costs associated with traditional office space.

Venture X is looking to bring its state-of-the-art facilities to as many communities as possible and will work with franchisees to develop a target market for a co-working space and examine what community fits the opportunity. From marketing to site planning, and overall management strategies—Venture X franchisor support is there for you.

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Wellnessnews Canada, Inc.

Wellnessnews Canada is a community-based, health-focused advertising and publishing agency with a simple approach. The brand helps health-related local brands foster meaningful connections and provides them with multi-media marketing platforms that include monthly print, online health directory hubs, and social media advertising, along with design, and copywriting.

When you start a Wellnessnews Choices for Healthy Living® franchise business, you’re not just starting your own business, you’re joining a family of like-minded community leaders who are just like you–passionate, hardworking, creative, and champions of culture. The brand boasts a network of business owners who are making a positive impact within their local communities!

Start a home-based business that provides you with remote location independence and flexibility to suit your lifestyle. Benefits include in-house creative, editorial, and printing services provided by the corporate team, along with low overhead and long-term residual revenues.

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