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So Many Opportunities at The Franchise Show on October 24 & 25

October 6, 2009

(Toronto, ON) October 6, 2009… Now, more than ever, people interested in having their own business should look at the many opportunities offered through franchising. With an estimated 1,200 unique franchise systems in Canada, franchise opportunities can be found in a wide range of industries and investment levels and can be the key to success for people interested in being in business for themselves but not by themselves. Attending The Franchise Show on October 24 and 25, held at the Toronto Congress Centre and produced by the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA), will help everyone explore the many opportunities available in Canadian franchising.

"While many people think of franchising as fast food, what most people don′t realize is that a franchise can be found in nearly every industry," says Lorraine McLachlan, CFA President and Chief Executive Officer. "A hallmark of the franchise business model is a tried and true formula for replicating success and any business that can be exactly replicated can be a franchise. Because of this, the diversity of businesses being franchised in Canada is extraordinary."

With over 100 franchise brands exhibiting this year, The Franchise Show is a unique way for anyone thinking about investing in a franchise to directly obtain information in person from franchisors from a range of franchise concepts. It is the best way for a prospective franchisee to find the franchise that best matches their needs. With many of Canada′s best-known brands, The Franchise Show provides a venue for attendees to get their questions answered as well as obtain invaluable, up-to-date information.

Free information seminars on how to own and operate your own business are open to all attendees throughout the weekend. For more individual consultation, the Ask the Experts booth gives serious investors and first-time attendees the opportunity to speak one-on-one with consultants, lawyers and accountants who specialize in franchising and to have their specific questions answered free of charge.

As the National Voice of Canadian Franchising, CFA provides guidance and valuable, up-to-date information through its many resources designed to help individuals learn about franchising as well as how to investigate a franchise before investing in one. Some of these resources include FranchiseCanada magazine, the Annual Franchise Directory, the CFA Information Kit, website (, its many educational events and tradeshows like The Franchise Show.

The Franchise Show
Dates: Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: Toronto Congress Centre, Hall F, 650 Dixon Road

About the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA)
With almost 500 corporate members nation-wide, representing many of Canada′s best-known brands, the Canadian Franchise Association is the National Voice for Canadian Franchising and works with all levels of government to ensure the development of industry-made solutions. CFA promotes ethical franchising and educates Canadians about franchising, specific franchise opportunities and proper due diligence. For more information, visit

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Media Contacts:

Kenny Chan
Assistant Manager, Communications
Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 232

Lauren d′Entremont
Communications Assistant
Tel: 800-665-4232 ext. 238

For more information contact:
Kenny Chan
Assistant Manager, Communications
Canadian Franchise Association
Phone: 416-695-2896 ext. 232

Lauren d'Entremont
Communications Assistant
Canadian Franchise Association
Phone: 416-695-2896 ext. 238

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