Contributors

Mary Ann O'Connell is the founder of FranWise a full-service franchise-consulting firm, specializing in strategic planning, operations, documentation and compliance. She was introduced to franchising as the first Money Mailer franchise. For 11 years, she and her partner expanded two franchises while she coached other franchisees. She then worked...
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As Product Manager, Paul works with the Research & Development, Quality Assurance, Marketing and Sales teams to help identify client needs and then translates those requirements into solutions that can be integrated into the Marqui product. Paul has over 5 years of experience working with client and development teams to designing and implement solut...
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Richard specializes in corporate and commercial law with a focus on commercial lending, private company transactional business law, and franchising and distribution law. Busy in many aspects of franchise law, Richard sits on the executive of the Franchise Law Section of the Ontario Bar Association, is a member of the Legal and Legislative Affairs Com...
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Julia is currently a social media intern at Intrigue Media in Guelph, Ontario. As an outgoing, self- motivated, and ambitious young professional, Julia embraces challenges and and thrives on spontaneity. Having lived all across Canada, Julia has learned that she can live anywhere, but will always call Calgary home. Heading into her final year o...
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Once Upon A Time, there was a designer who envisioned a world where accountants and artists could collaborate in the name of commerce. While the outcome of this fairy tale has yet to be determined all signs point to Branding as the way to go. Having this idyllic bed-time story told to her while studying design at the Ontario College of Art in ...
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Steve has earned his PhD in Human and Organizational Systems and is an executive coach at Coach With Steve and is certified by the International Coaching Federation as a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and uses his experience and knowledge to help executives maximize their full potential - building relationships, stronger teams, and collaborative ...
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Mike Hajmasy: Mike is currently a copywriting and social media intern at Intrigue Media in Guelph, Ontario. As an enthusiastic person with a love for writing, Mike strives to create engaging content for a variety of social media platforms and to charm his readers with the written word. Having recently graduated from Wilfrid Laurier Univers...
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Michael Robinson is a corporate/commercial lawyer with a particular emphasis on franchising and trade-mark law, in the London office of Miller Thomson LLP. As a former independent businessperson, Mr. Robinson brings a wealth of real-world experience to his legal practice, allowing him to serve his clients in a manner that goes beyond simply advisin...
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Susan Cumberland is a dedicated mother, entrepreneur and franchisor. After receiving her B.Ed in Secondary Education she taught English in Japan for 3.5 years. This started her travel bug which sent her to Asia, Australia and Europe. She pursued her Masters Degree at San Diego State University in Educational Leadership and Counselling. While studying...
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Owen Andrew is a journalist and technology business enthusiast who lives in Southern California. He has contributed to online and print publications on subjects ranging from viral marketing to wearable technology. Because of his widespread interest in all kinds of tech- related subjects, he prefers to write with a broad focus rather than specializing...
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