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Get to know experts in the Canadian franchising community! Season 5 of the Franchise Canada Chats podcast features franchisors, franchisees, and leaders in the industry. Check back every week for the latest episode and subscribe today!

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Get to know experts in the Canadian franchising community! Season 5 of the Franchise Canada Chats podcast features franchisors, franchisees, and leaders in the industry. Check back every week for the latest episode and subscribe today!

    Season 6.5 Episode 1 - Neighborly: The Power of Brands in Franchising

    Season 6.5 Episode 1 - Neighborly: The Power of Brands in Franchising

    Franchise Canada Chats is excited to welcome Brian Woods, the Group Vice President of Franchise Development at Neighborly, to the podcast!

    In this episode, guest host sponsor Kirk Allen from Reshift Media and Brian Woods discuss the key factors that every entrepreneur must consider when deciding between franchise ownership or self-employment. Discussions of the proven development and structural model that Neighborly offers its franchisees is also discussed.

    • 30 min
    Season 6 Episode 10 | History and Evolution of Franchising: What Have We Learned?

    Season 6 Episode 10 | History and Evolution of Franchising: What Have We Learned?

    Season 6 Episode 10 | History and Evolution of Franchising: What Have We Learned? by Canadian Franchise Association

    • 50 min
    Season 6 Episode 6 | We Wash Windows: Developing Franchise System Success

    Season 6 Episode 6 | We Wash Windows: Developing Franchise System Success

    In this episode, guest host sponsor Travis Tinning from Franchise GrowthLab chats with We Wash Windows CEO, Jason Primmer, and Calgary-based franchisee, Lynden Brass.

    We Wash Windows has been in business since 2001, offering interior, exterior, and solar and speciality window cleaning services. Jason says he’s been a member of the company for 17 years, and transitioned into the sole owner 8 years ago. Lynden owns a franchise in Calgary South, and as a 31-year-old entrepreneur and new business owner as of 2022, says that his business journey so far has been an exciting one.

    You can expect these key takeaways from this episode:

    1. How Jason’s late father-in-law inspired and mentored him in his business endeavours with the We Wash Windows brand
    2. Lynden’s biggest learnings as a new and young franchisee, and how he stepped into the role of franchisee after working for the business for six years prior
    3. Tips and advice for how to find business success within an emerging franchise system

    • 33 min
    Season 6 Episode 3 | Sponsored Episode – Neighbourly: Finding a Franchise Fit

    Season 6 Episode 3 | Sponsored Episode – Neighbourly: Finding a Franchise Fit

    In this episode, guest host sponsors Patrick Wyness and Travis Tinning from Franchise GrowthLab chat with John Dobelbower, Director of Franchise Development for Neighbourly, a home services company with more than a dozen franchise brands under its umbrella.

    As lead developer for all Neighbourly brands, with global headquarters located in Waco, Texas, John helps prospective franchisees find the ideal fit for their lifestyle and business goals.

    You can expect these key takeaways from this episode:

    1. How owners can scale with Neighbourly whether as multi-unit owners, by purchasing different brands under the parent company, or an exciting mixture of both
    2. The ideal franchise owners for Neighbourly, and the level of support they can expect from head office
    3. Some of the many benefits of being in the home service space as a budding entrepreneur

    For any inquiries about the Neighbourly system, John can be contacted at: john.dobelbower@nbly.com

    • 33 min
    Season 6 BONUS Episode: How Franchise Systems Get Great Results from Franchisee Advisory Councils

    Season 6 BONUS Episode: How Franchise Systems Get Great Results from Franchisee Advisory Councils

    In this BONUS episode of Franchise Canada Chats Season 6, guest host sponsor Travis Tinning from Franchise GrowthLab has an in-depth chat with Brian Leon, CEO of Choice Hotels Canada, Frank Zaid of Frank Zaid Franchise Legal Support Service, and fellow colleague Patrick Wyness, Vice President of Operational Systems at Franchise GrowthLab.

    This exclusive episode for CFA members is all about Franchisee Advisory Councils, and how franchise systems can get great results from establishing these vital councils for their franchisees to participate in.

    You can expect these key takeaways from this episode:
    1. Why Franchisee Advisory Councils are so important in the successful operation of an emerging franchise system
    2. How franchisors at all levels can understand how Franchisee Advisory Councils operate
    3. How to run an effective Franchisee Advisory Council meeting, and much more.

    • 46 min
    Season 6 Episode 2 | Boston Pizza: Leaders in Franchising featuring Jim Treliving

    Season 6 Episode 2 | Boston Pizza: Leaders in Franchising featuring Jim Treliving

    Franchise Canada Chats is pleased to welcome Boston Pizza co-owner and Canadian businessman, Jim Treliving for an exciting episode about his franchise success story and so much more!

    In this episode, guest host sponsor John DeHart from Franchise GrowthLab sits down with Treliving to have a Leaders in Franchising chat as two successful franchisors of national franchise brands.

    You can expect these key takeaways from this episode:
    1. Jim Treliving's Boston Pizza origin story that began back in 1968 with one restaurant in a small town in B.C., and how he transitioned from a member of the RCMP to a budding entrepreneur
    2. What his Dragons' Den days taught him about what to look for in aspiring business owners
    3. The importance of treating Boston Pizza franchisees like family, and his advice for how to make a successful first impression as a new investor.

    • 58 min

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