SOURCE: Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)

February 09, 2015 12:00 ET

Canada's Largest Franchise Show Helps Canadians Achieve Dreams of Business Ownership

The Canadian Franchise Association Makes Dreams of Business Ownership Come True Through The Franchise Show, Which Returns to Toronto February 21 and 22, 2015

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - February 09, 2015) - This February, aspiring entrepreneurs can discover how to become successful business owners through franchising at The Franchise Show (www.thefranchiseshow.ca), Canada's largest showcase of franchise opportunities, which returns to Toronto on Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22 at Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Road.

For past attendee Jessica Pang, The Franchise Show helped her achieve her goal of owning a business but with the support and resources of a proven brand behind her. "Because I was a first-time business owner, I had more confidence opening a business as a franchisee," she says.

After doing some preliminary research, Pang attended The Franchise Show in Toronto last year to learn more. "Once I knew I wanted to be a franchisee, I was very serious and put a lot of effort into finding out more details." At The Franchise Show, she met with representatives from Druxy's Famous Deli and now operates a Druxy's deli in Markham Stouffville Hospital. "They've been in business for almost 40 years so they have a proven system," Pang says. "By becoming a franchisee, you get the benefit of an existing successful business."

At the heart of the franchise business model is the mutually beneficial relationship between the franchisor and the franchisee. "We feel that franchising offers the perfect combination of a strong franchisor who can develop the concept and procedures, supervise the operation and offer assistance when needed with an on-site franchisee who will take direct interest, responsibility and care of their deli and customers," says Peter Druxerman, Vice President of Marketing at Druxy's Famous Deli.

Druxy's Famous Deli will be exhibiting at The Franchise Show in Toronto along with franchises from a range of investment levels and industries, from food and fitness to education and senior care. As the official show of the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), The Franchise Show exclusively features CFA members who voluntarily abide by CFA's Code of Ethics and promote excellence in franchise business practices.

"Many Canadians dream of becoming small business owners but not everyone has the know-how or the original idea to start a business from scratch," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA's President and CEO. "Through the proven business concept and the support provided by the franchisor, franchising can be a tremendous way for Canadians to achieve success as small business owners and The Franchise Show is the best venue to begin investigating franchise opportunities." Read more Franchise Show success stories at www.thefranchiseshow.ca/toronto-success-stories.

In addition to discovering franchise opportunities and speaking with representatives from some of Canada's biggest franchise brands, attendees at The Franchise Show in Toronto can learn how to achieve success in franchising through free seminars held throughout the weekend, including:

  • "What Makes a Great Franchisee: A Franchisor's Perspective" presented by Peter Druxerman, Druxy's Famous Deli
  • "A 360˚ Perspective on How to Choose the Right Franchise" presented by Gary Prenovost, FranNet
  • "The Franchise Dream - How to Choose, Run and Live the Franchise Dream!" presented by Shawn Saraga, Mr. Franchise / Cushman & Wakefield
  • "Know What You Are Getting Into When Buying a Franchise" presented by Ned Levitt, Dickinson Wright LLP
  • "Business Planning You Can Bank On" presented by Paul daSilva, RBC Royal Bank of Canada
  • "You Can Afford to Start Your Business: Franchise as a Bankable Project" presented by Monique Lo, National Bank
  • "Buying a Franchise: What You Need to Know" presented by Jordan Druxerman, Garfinkle Biderman LLP
  • "Legal and Business Aspects to Consider When Purchasing a Franchise" presented by Larry Weinberg, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP
  • "How to Finance Your Franchise" presented by Joseph Pisani, BMO Bank of Montreal
  • "Wanted: Financing to Start and Grow a Franchise" presented by Maria daSilva, BDO

Aspiring business owners will also have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with leading experts in the franchise community at the Ask a Franchise Expert Booth. In addition, the CFA Resource Booth will be available to provide guidance about those hard-to-answer questions and help prospective franchisees learn about the wide range of free information and services CFA has available. For more information about The Franchise Show, visit www.thefranchiseshow.ca/toronto.

The Franchise Show Toronto
Dates: Saturday, February 21 and Sunday, February 22, 2015
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Toronto Congress Centre, 650 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON
Admission: One day pass - $10, Weekend pass - $15 (Tickets at the door)
** Pre-register at www.thefranchiseshow.ca to receive $5.00 off admission **

The Franchise Show Calgary Sponsors
Platinum Sponsor: DRUXY'S Famous Deli
Gold Sponsors: FranNet, My Maid, The Chickery
Silver Sponsors: Devry Smith Frank LLP, MTY Group, Pizza Nova
Bronze Sponsor: Cassels Brock LLP
Aisle Sponsors: Beyond Digital, DRUXY'S Famous Deli, FranNet, National Bank
Official Print Media Sponsors: The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star
Official Sign Supplier: Beyond Digital
CFA National Sponsors: BDO Canada LLP, CIBC, Moneris Solutions, Premier Printing, Reshift Media

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the recognized authority on franchising in Canada. With over 600 corporate members representing many of Canada's best-known brands and 40,000 franchisees nation-wide, CFA is the indispensable resource for the franchise community and advocates on behalf of franchisors and franchisees in Canada to enhance and protect the franchise business model. CFA promotes excellence in franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence through its many events, programs, publications, and websites (www.cfa.ca and www.LookforaFranchise.ca)

Contact Information

  • For media accreditation and more information, contact:

    Christine Elstub 
    Assistant Manager, Communications  
    Canadian Franchise Association
    E-mail: celstub@cfa.ca  
    Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 251  

    Kenny Chan
    Director, Communications
    Canadian Franchise Association
    E-mail: kchan@cfa.ca
    Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 232

    Peter Druxerman
    Vice-President, Marketing
    Druxy's Famous Deli
    E-mail: peter@druxys.com
    Tel: (416) 637-5976