Publisher’s Message: A Deep Dive into Franchising

Have you been dreaming of starting your own business? Those dreams could become reality with the franchise business model, which allows you to own and operate your own business, but with a strong franchise system backing you up.

The Beauty, Health & Wellness issue of Franchise Canada has just what you need to learn more about franchising, especially if you’re considering a franchise to help foster healthy lives. With expert advice, exciting opportunities, and engaging success stories, this issue has what you need to start navigating the franchise waters.

What better way to start the franchise education than with an inspiring success story? Our cover story features Orangetheory Fitness, the fast-growing franchise that’s taking the fitness world by storm. In the story, Partner David Hardy shares his thoughts on this explosive growth, and what’s attracting top-notch Canadian franchisees like multi-studio owners Matt and Reem Smolley.

Beauty, health & wellness franchise opportunities take centre stage in this issue, starting with a relaxing look at beauty spa franchises, and franchises that are dishing up healthy meals. With an aging Canadian population, there’s no better time to learn about senior care franchises, and we highlight five of these franchises. We also take you on a tour of healthy opportunities from coast to coast in our health and wellness franchises across Canada feature.

Now that you’ve gotten your franchising feet wet, it’s time to dive right in to the Ultimate Guide to Buying a Franchise in Canada, where you’ll find the advice, tips, and information you need to help you make informed franchising decisions. This Guide will take you through the fundamentals, including the reasons to become a franchisee, what you need to know before you invest, and what makes for a profitable franchise, and also shares entrepreneurial advice if you’re looking to franchise your own business.

While owning a franchise requires a lot of preparation and hard work, it can also be an extremely rewarding experience, which is why it always helps to hear stories from successful franchisees throughout Canada. Also in Franchise Canada‘s May/June issue, Newfoundland-based Simply For Life franchisee Gail O’Brien shares how helping to improve the lives of others is changing her own life for the better in the Day in the Life article. You can also learn from TheRentalGuys.ca franchisee Greame Parcher, who is thriving after his first year with the equipment rental franchise. To top it all off, NextGen in Franchising Global Competition winning franchises Ctrl V and Hopscotch share advice for other young entrepreneurs in the Millennials in Franchising article.

Regardless of the category you choose, you can keep your head above water if you put the tools, tips, and triumphs from this issue to proper use. I hope this issue helps you swim to franchising success!