"I can honestly say that I am still in the same business I have always been; that of defining the needs of a group and finding ways to meet those needs. The differences now are that I have more control over the end product that goes to the customer."
"The training and support systems at KKP were great; they focused on me as a new owner and to date, the corporate team has always been helpful in answering questions and providing guidance when needed."
"Several times over the past years, I have sat back and looked at the decision I made to purchase a franchise. The pace has been hectic but not unmanageably so; the satisfaction of knowing that what I deliver to a customer is what the customer required is great. I know the possibilities that I saw when I first looked at the franchise and are indeed there and over time, I can make these possibilities realities."
"KKP has allowed the Simson family the freedom to enjoy a lifestyle and working environment that not many people have the luxury of experiencing. For the past 30 years, the Simson family has owned and operated KKP #444. Over these years we have experienced both good and bad times, however, we have always had the benefit of knowing that we have the support and guidance of KKP Canada and the freedom to make decisions that will benefit us in the long run."
"This franchise has allowed three families to thrive and prosper over the years that we have owned it. Even after all these years, we still look forward to going into the office. We have developed cherished relationships with many people; suppliers, employees, customers and the community have all become important parts of our lives."
"There is no questions that owning your own business and being an entrepreneur encompasses pressures and problems, however, the positives far outweigh the negatives and the joy of seeing your business grow and prosper make all the hard work worthwhile."
"KKP Canada employs a full staff of experienced people, each of whom has their area of expertise and who are readily able to help and are also very accessible by telephone. KKP is constantly putting on seminars, help groups and training, as well as an annual convention. Those who take advantage of all of this know what they get from it and become regular participants. There is no requirement to attend anything. It is strictly up to the individuals."
"They encourage rapport between the franchisees, encourage socializing among them and feel that this camaraderie further strengthens the exchange of ideas and business approaches across the country."
"They have developed good relationships with major equipment suppliers to the centres and their clout certainly helps the individual owners. They do not push suppliers, nor force you to buy anything in particular from anyone in particular."
"They recognize that each centre is unique in the mix of business they do and they encourage each centre to do their own thing. Stringent rules do not exist in terms of how things have to be done and basically there is no necessity for this. Your profitability and financial well-being as a franchisee is important to them and they will help you to this end."
"We have been extremely happy with the support we receive. We use the KKP resources that are available to us – from sending in our financials, participating in training sessions and annual conference, to networking with the other owners and learning from them. Without the support of the network, we could not have done it alone."
"The staff at KKP Canada have proven how much they care for us as individuals. They call often (and visit) to see how we’re doing and they are always willing to listen to us – even if we’re having a bad day."
"With the unlimited support from KKP Canada, we would highly recommend that anyone looking to purchase a business join the growing family at KKP."