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Markham, Ontario, Canada, 2010/09/21 - CanFranGlobal Consultants Inc. has been engaged to provide consultancy services to CityDirect.info, an Ontario based online business directory and marketing company.
CanFranGlobal President and CEO Gareth Parry said, "We are extremely pleased to be helping CityDirect.info with their franchise expansion program. They have developed an excellent business and are the premium source of local business information across North America. They have been receiving multiple franchise enquiries stretching across Canada and the USA, and even as far afield as the UK, where they have been extensively developing their online presence. They are offering so much more than their competitors and really are experts at helping local businesses across all territories market their services and products very, very effectively. We anticipate that they will grow their franchise network exponentially over the next couple of years.”
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, CanFranGlobal offers a full portfolio of franchise, licensing and distribution consultancy and advisory services and has an expert team of industry professionals, all leaders in their respective fields. The company specialises in development programs, forensic and audit services, global expansion assistance and strategic development. CanFranGlobal is a member of the Canadian Franchise Association.
CityDirect.info has more than 3000 local community “CitySites” across North America and other strategic international locations. Each site provides local information, a comprehensive local business directory, business portal and additionally provides its members with enhanced Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services that are attractive to the major online search engines. Already known as the leader in Canada in the local online directory market, CityDirect has developed a database of more than a million businesses. With their company tagline of “Making Sense of the World Wide Web for your Local Life”, CityDirect.info offers high quality and up-to-date information on businesses, professionals and services. They are offering potential franchisees a low start-up investment, with the opportunity to develop local markets and benefit from multiple income streams, as well as availing of extensive support and assistance.
Parry continued, “The team at CityDirect.info has spent many years developing their industry-leading software and intellectual property and are now keen to roll out their franchise program in earnest. They already have a number of franchisees in Ontario and are now actively seeking franchisees across all of North America. We are very proud to be working with them and offering our guidance and advice on their expansion.”
CityDirect.info President & CEO David Moore, said “We operate in a very fast-moving and innovative sector and have built our company and our services around a direct gap in almost every local market. After receiving so much positive feedback from our clients and enquiries from across Canada, we decided to franchise our business model and offer our services to clients across the country and beyond. Our investment in technology has allowed us to provide our clients with a structured online presence, out-of-the-box marketing tools and coupled with enhanced search engine results for their business, whether users are searching for a local business or visitors to a particular area are seeking more information on local products and services. We are pleased to have engaged CanFranGlobal Consultants to assist us with our expansion and development. Their advice has already helped us to structure our franchise offering and approach to market and they have already given us a head-start in our expansion strategy.”
CanFranGlobal Consultants additionally offer franchise marketing and sales programs, designed to source, qualify and help secure master franchisees, area and regional developers and strong partners for franchisors seeking to expand into Canada, the USA and internationally into more than 30 markets.