Singer, Kroc & Robin Hood: Pioneers In Franchising
Fact and folklore often mix through the ages. So it is in franchising, where well-known characters, real and fictionalized, helped write the script for business format franchising as we know it today. For centuries, even millennia, growing commercial entities have sought, tested and employed mechanisms to help overcome barriers related to expansion, capital, and distance.…read more
Dragons’ Den Experience Keeps on Giving
Kelly & Doug getting ready to pitch the Dragons It’s been four months since we travelled from Vancouver to Toronto to tape a pitch for Dragons’ Den. We went into the experience hoping and expecting one kind of upside, but we’re realizing a different payoff that is far more valuable. Because we don’t know if our segment will…read more
TGAM Small Business #Takeoff Series Profiles KANDY Outdoor Flooring
It’s fun for us to have been profiled in the Globe and Mail’s Small Business section. We’re a young and growing brand working hard at expanding home experiences with new outdoor flooring deck tiles for condo balconies and ground level patios. When the online article appeared Friday July 4th, our twitter feeds starting buzzing. It’s…read more
Urbanization and Condo Living Trends Spark Business Niche
NEWS RELEASE/BULLETIN: Small space living is leading urban Canadians to look for ways to expand home experiences and make use of every inch in their often-tiny condos. In Vancouver, for example, there are condos as small as 226 square feet, and Toronto’s growth includes smaller condos. “There are companies that specialize in closets, bathrooms, condo-sized furniture and décor,” says KANDY…read more
OTTAWA CALLING! FRANCHISEE URGENTLY NEEDED!
It happened so quickly. We were making a quick stop to grab some lunch before hitting the road to drive back to Toronto from Ottawa, where we had been on some personal business. Just as we were getting out of our van a woman walked right up to us. “Do you only work in Toronto?”…read more
EVER EVOLVING… IT’S A FRANCHISE!
We do love to live our core values. One of them is “ever evolving”, reflecting our belief that change is inevitable and often a good thing. So we like to embrace it and aren’t afraid to make a course correction once the future unfolds into today. You’ll see from previous blogs that we started out…read more