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William Lui had been working as a free-lance programmer when the economy entered a recession in 2008. Although his job was safe, he began to reconsider traditional employment. “Many of my friends got laid off at that time,” he recalls. “That’s how the idea of being my own boss came to mind.”
While some Franchise Show attendees are completely new to the world of franchising, others are industry veterans looking for new opportunities. When he attended The Franchise Show in 2012, Zafar Ahmad had already operated and worked for several franchises.
Kitty Cho has always been passionate about education. After completing a two-year Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) diploma, she ran her own tutoring centre for over a decade in addition to holding various management positions.
As a past winner of CBC’s “Canada’s Smartest Person” competition and a former contestant on Jeopardy!, Peter Dyakowski seems like the perfect candidate to open a tutoring franchise. But owning and operating his Oxford Learning Centre in Hamilton, Ontario is actually a second career for Dyakowski, who plays guard for the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
Coming from a family of entrepreneurs, Scholars Education franchisee Abrar Hussain always dreamed of owning a business one day.
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