Areas of Expertise

  • Match Franchisees & Franchisors

    Using the largest database of prospective franchisees in Canada and our comprehensive interview process, we assess your needs to help you find the best fit.

  • Get Franchisees the Right Franchise

    Based on the franchisees needs and qualifications, we can identify your unique mix of skills and experience, and can help you learn how to channel these assets into the right franchise opportunity.

  • Franchisee Coaching & Support

    We’re here to support you and ensure that a prospective franchisee proceeds through the due diligence process at the right pace, with the right information at hand.

  • Business Broker New & Existing Franchises

    We set you up for success with the proper agreements in place and negotiate terms to ensure we have created a happy profitable franchisee.

"Shawn's franchise industry knowledge and experience, including; franchise law, franchise recruiting, marketing, metrics and operations is absolutely mind blowing. He is an encyclopedia of information and resources that I have come to value and learn from. I highly recommend Shawn." Rob Hilditch, President, Harding's Services
"Shawn brings a level of sophistication seldom seen in franchising and entrepreneurship. His business acumen is exemplary, as can be witnessed by the development of the brands and systems he assists. Shawn is also down to earth. He is able to connect to and inspire audiences." Jordan Druxerman, Partner, Franchise & Trademark Lawyer, Garfinkle Biderman

We Help You Franchise a Business Profitably

The world of franchising can be very confusing. Not all brands are created equal and it’s important to be aware of all the options available to you.

The Franchise Academy can help you get a better understanding of how to build or expand a successful franchise business in your industry.

Why Choose Us?

Supporting Your Franchising Journey

Whether you are at the beginning stages of looking for a franchise, expanding your current franchise business, or looking for the right franchisee, The Franchise Academy is here to support you.

Taking mature brands coast to coast and facilitating solid expansion strategies has been our cornerstone to success. No matter what point you’re at in your journey of franchising, we can add value to your decision-making process.

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Shawn Saraga is the founder of The Franchise Academy and is a member and National Sponsor of the Canadian Franchise Association. With over 15 years of industry experience and having successfully closed over 700 franchise agreements and leases across Canada, we have the knowledge, expertise and professionalism to help create happy profitable franchisees.

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The Franchise Academy acts primarily in Canada and the Northern United States. We are now offering franchises of our system and are open to expansion of our brand into new markets. We are looking for people who want to help others become successful!

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