Franchise Canada Chats: Recent Episode Recaps from Season 6

If you aren’t a regular listener to the Franchise Canada Chats Podcast, you could be missing out on some of the franchising industry’s most important – and interesting – updates. The podcast is produced by the Canadian Franchise Association, of which FranNet of Canada is a long-standing member. Franchise Canada Chats is in its sixth season of episodes, featuring the movers and shakers among the country’s franchisors, franchisees, vendors, suppliers, and other industry leaders. Season six of this podcast series is sponsored by Reshift Media, a Toronto-based digital marketing agency.

FranNet of Canada wanted to highlight some of the best podcast episodes from this new season, which are listed below – along with hyperlinks for you to bookmark and listen at your own convenience.

History and Evolution of Franchising: What Have We Learned?

This is episode No. 10 of the sixth season, which is divided into two sections, 6.0 (10 total episodes) and 6.5 (3 episodes to date). Guest host sponsor Patrick Wyness of Franchise GrowthLab welcomed a panel consisting of Gigi Harding (president of Hand & Stone Massage), Ned Levitt (partner at Dickinson-Wright), and Frank Zaid (FRANlegal Support Services). The discussion follows the current track of franchising in Canada and the importance of “business foresight.”

Walter Bond: The Formula for Greatness

Season 6.5, Episode 2 was guest hosted by Kirk Allen of Reshift Media, as he welcomed former NBA great Walter Bond on the show for a discussion on the fundamentals of franchising and how competitive sports played a key role in establishing his own business mindset.

What Bankers Wish Prospective Franchisees Knew Before Borrowing

If you’re at all considering an entrepreneurial future, and financing is top of mind, you don’t want to miss this engaging episode of the Franchise Canada Chats Podcast. Season 6, Episode 7 includes guest host Travis Tinning, of Franchise GrowthLab and a panel of banking industry professionals who came to the show armed with an inside look at franchise funding. Paul DaSilva (RBC), Joseph Pisani (BMO), and Jeff Thomas (Meridian Credit Union) provide listeners with everything you always wanted to know about funding a franchise but were afraid to ask.

Strengthening Women in Franchising

Season 6, Episode 4, was hosted by Travis Tinning of Franchise GrowthLab and two women who exemplify the best of female leadership in the franchising industry. UROSPOT founder and CEO Erin Craven and one of her flagship franchisees, Rose Paemurd, discussed their status as an emerging brand, as well as how the industry can be a key to empowering women to take charge of their futures as business owners.

This is just a small sampling of episodes from Season 6 of the Franchise Canada Chats Podcast series, but the titles, guests, and topics featured above are just the tip of the iceberg that you can gain from becoming a regular listener. If you have a favorite episode to share with us, we’d love to hear about it!

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