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Canadian Franchise Directory
A directory of Canadian franchises, franchise events, trade shows, news, franchise resources, and a monthly profile on featured franchises.

Canada Small Business Financing Program
Industry Canada program to help meet the financing needs of small businesses.

Canadian Franchise Association
CFA represents over 350 franchise companies. Look at "Franchise Listings" and "Franchise Support Services."

Entrepreneur (Magazine)
In the Library: search our databases, Business Source Complete or MasterFILE Premier for full-text articles on your topic or read the print version.

Entrepreneur 2012 Franchise 500 list
The 2012 listing of America's top franchise opportunities.

Franchise Direct Canada - Canadian Franchises
Franchise Direct Canada provides information for both franchisees and franchisors, including local and international franchise opportunities available in Canada.

Inc. (Magazine)
In the Library: search our databases, Business Source Complete ; MasterFILE Premier ; Academic Search Complete ; Canadian Reference Centre for full-text articles on your topic or read the print version.

Spending Patterns in Canada
This document provides statistical highlights and key tables from the Survey of Household Spending.

SME Benchmarking Tool
Online performance benchmarking tool. It provides detailed financial and employment data on more than 600 business sectors across Canada.

World Franchising
Contains Canadian and American franchise information including franchisee qualifications and financial requirements.

Check the Library Business Databases link for a complete list of relevant databases.

Business Plans Handbook : A Compilation of Actual Business Plans Developed by Businesses Throughout North America
The library has a number of volumes. Access them by clicking on the links in the library search tool record: http://primo2.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com:1701/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=NAIT&afterPDS=true&institution=NAIT&docId=NAIT_VOYAGER115168

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