October is Small Business Month, and the Canadian Franchise Association is celebrating this holiday by honouring small business owners within the franchise community!
Did you know that franchises are small businesses and franchisees are local business owners who live and work within their communities? It’s true!
Franchisees Build Local Connections to Their Communities
As we celebrate Small Business Month in October, it’s essential to highlight the value and importance of small business owners who contribute to our communities and economy. When you first think of a small business owner, you might think of the local couple down the street who operate their own convenience store or a family owned bakery that have been in business for generations. These small businesses are in good company with franchisees who own your local chain coffee shop or pizza parlour – places you likely visit often and support through your loyalty as a customer.