June 2015

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Fighting for the Franchise IndustryInternational Franchise Association

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Fighting for the Franchise Industry

International Franchise Association

Time and time again, franchising has proved to be a winning business model. “There is a reason that franchising has outpaced growth of the overall U.S. economy for the past five years,” says International Franchise Association (IFA) President & CEO Steve Caldeira. “It’s a time-tested and proven business model and if you follow the template correctly and you work very hard, then you are going to be successful, more often than not.”

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Over 160 Years Dedicated to Safety and ServiceN.H. Bragg

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Over 160 Years Dedicated to Safety and Service

N.H. Bragg

An emphasis on safety and a conservative approach to growth are just two of the many reasons N.H. Bragg has been so successful since its beginnings in 1854. Focusing on excellent customer service to help provide ideas, products and services that reduce costs and streamline the purchasing process for clients means that N.H. Bragg has been able to provide businesses with the tools and equipment they need to operate successfully.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Igniting Passion and Empowering ChangeAbsolute Change Management

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Igniting Passion and Empowering Change

Absolute Change Management

Absolute Change Management was founded in 1999 and formally incorporated in 2002, by Dave Peters who was then joined by partner Dave Muir. Much different than the typical, sometimes top heavy, change management organizations and consultancies, the company is lean, built upon a philosophy that “recognizes that people are a large part of all business processes; that good relationships make processes work well.”

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Caring and Competing24Hr HomeCare

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Caring and Competing

24Hr HomeCare

As California’s largest private and most reliable home care company, 24Hr HomeCare has experienced significant growth and now serves thousands of clients. With the goal of helping individuals regain health, wellbeing and independence, 24Hr HomeCare’s team of Caregivers is committed to providing world-class care and companionship. Clients are helped with activities of daily living (ADL) and other non-medical home care needs as well as transportation.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Fitness with PunchTitle Boxing Club

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Fitness with Punch

Title Boxing Club

Fitness fads come and go (does anyone remember Tae Bo?), but it takes a tried and true method to have staying power. Coming to a suburb and or major city centre near you is Title Boxing Club. The “fitness club with a punch” has a solid business plan that has undergone massive expansion within a few short years.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015A Billion Dollar GoalAustin Exploration

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

A Billion Dollar Goal

Austin Exploration

Austin Exploration is involved in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of onshore oil. Founded in Australia in 2006, the company soon shifted its focus to the United States to take advantage of new opportunities. “We were just starting to see the emergence of the unconventional plays,” remembers COO/Executive Director Guy Goudy.

2015 | In Focus | June 2015Managing WaterEmco Waterworks

2015 | In Focus | June 2015

Managing Water

Emco Waterworks

With more than 40 locations across Canada, Emco Waterworks is the nation’s largest waterworks distributor. The company carries an exhaustive list of pipe, valves and fitting product lines and has become the go-to supplier for a range of specialized waterworks management projects.


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