Monthly Archives: March 2023

31 03, 2023

Hidden Treasure

2023-03-31T10:45:21-04:00March 31st, 2023|Tags: |

Great unit economics will drive a franchise system to growth and profitability. Each franchised location is a building block to the overall financial metrics. Having advised hundreds of franchisors over the years, one area that many franchisors neglect is encouraging low performing franchisees to transition the business to a new owner. By  Tom Spadea


31 03, 2023

Personal Branding

2023-03-31T10:15:36-04:00March 31st, 2023|Tags: , , , |

Franchising is a highly competitive and dynamic business environment. With so many brands and concepts vying for entrepreneurs’ attention and so many local business owners competing for consumers’ attention, it’s essential for all of us to establish our own personal brands to stand out and succeed. By  Jack Monson


31 03, 2023


2023-03-31T10:11:15-04:00March 31st, 2023|Tags: , , , |

It has been said that if you still have a pulse, then you still have a purpose. FranServe Certified Franchise Consultants (CFCs) are specifically trained and skilled at helping others realize their purpose in this life. Many miss out on their destiny because they sacrifice their destiny for “security.” By  Don Clayton


30 03, 2023

Alternatives To Saying “NO”

2023-03-30T14:12:19-04:00March 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Here’s an important announcement from some of the many and varied surveys Telephone Doctor Customer Service Training has conducted over the years. A while back I wanted to find out how people felt when they were rejected. What came out of those interviews and surveys was no one wants to be told “no” at the start of a sentence. By  Nancy Friedman


30 03, 2023

FranServe: The Best Tactics of Successful Franchisors

2023-03-30T14:01:39-04:00March 30th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

The best franchisors have strong leadership skills and are passionate about their brand while being supportive and flexible for their franchise owners. But that’s not all. CEO and President of FranServe Alesia Visconti added important components to that list. By  Nancy E. Williams


30 03, 2023

City Wide Franchise Donates More Than $600,000 to Florida-Based Organization, LiFT

2023-03-30T11:42:56-04:00March 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

LENEXA, Kan. — City Wide Facility Solutions of Tampa Bay, the nation’s leading commercial facility management company, raised $621,000 for Learning Independence for Tomorrow (LiFT) at its annual franchise convention this past March.

City Wide’s mission is to create a Ripple Effect by positively impacting the people and communities it supports. Franchisees from nearly 95 City Wide franchise locations came together to support the Tampa Bay location as part of its ongoing partnership with the nonprofit. Opened in 2010 by local entrepreneurs Steve Howerton and John Duffy, the Tampa Bay franchise location has a long-standing track record of supporting neurodiversity and LiFT through the nonprofit’s microbusiness program.

“Many of the educational and support systems that someone with neurodiversity requires aren’t readily available. Unfortunately, this means people with neurodiversity are isolated and not given the resources to survive,” said Howerton, “LiFT provides these life-saving resources that allow these individuals to learn and succeed. I’m humbled by the support from the City Wide system to come together and help spread a massive ripple.”

LiFT’s mission is to inspire and empower people with neurodiversity to learn, thrive, and succeed. The organization’s goal is to level the playing field for individuals with learning differences and neurodiversity by providing them with exceptional academics, life skills, career training and opportunities to strengthen social skills and building meaningful friendships.

“LiFT was overwhelmed and incredibly humbled by this level of support from City Wide. To see a company make it part of their culture to give back, to recognize an organization improving the lives of an underserved population, and to promote a national mobilized effort to support a united cause was truly awe inspiring,” said Shawn Naugle, CEO of LiFT. “Having recently celebrated our 10th year in operation, LiFT has never seen this kind of philanthropic support from a community partner and could not be more thankful and proud to have a team like City Wide standing shoulder-to-shoulder to promote the LiFT Motto of ‘Change a Life, Change the World.'”

City Wide has made a name for itself in major U.S. cities and Canada by streamlining facility solutions for more than 20 interior and exterior services for commercial facilities including janitorial, disinfecting, handyman services and parking lot maintenance. Taking the onus from building owners and property management businesses that typically choose separate companies for each task, City Wide eases the selection and management processes for its clients.

For more information on LiFT and how you can support this organization, please visit

About City Wide

Founded in 1961, City Wide has a proven reputation for being the go-to resource for commercial facility solutions in its home Kansas City market and nearly 95 locations across the U.S. and Canada. By uniquely representing the client, professional management teams serve as a single-source solution by managing dozens of interior and exterior services through independent contractors. City Wide simplifies the janitorial, disinfecting and maintenance issues most critical to building owners, operators and management companies, saving them time, solving their problems and reducing stress typically associated with facility management.

For more information about City Wide Facility Solutions or to find a location near you, please visit

30 03, 2023

ComForCare Senior Services of Palm Beach Expands

2023-03-30T11:26:52-04:00March 30th, 2023|Tags: , , , , |

Family owned business will now serve clients from North Miami to Vero Beach.

PALM BEACH, Fla. — Family owned and operated ComForCare Senior Services of Palm Beach, a private-duty non-medical home health agency, has acquired a major position and operating control of the existing ComForCare operations in Broward and Dade counties. This new partnership will bring ComForcare Home Care’s South Florida operations to a total of seven territories with the team now servicing clients from North Miami to Vero Beach. The existing team members in Broward and Dade will remain in place.

“While we have always been somewhat connected to our friends to our South, having the opportunity to bring our operations and management skills to this growing market is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time,” said Scott Greenberg, CEO of ComForCare South Florida. “We believe the combination of our skills and their rich history of quality care will allow us to serve more people in need and help them live their best lives possible.”

ComForCare South Florida, now serving North Miami to Vero Beach, is a premier provider of private-duty home care to the area’s senior population. Services include assistance with all activities of daily living, including bathing, dressing, feeding, transferring, ambulation and toileting. Additional services include transportation, medication reminders, light housekeeping and meal preparation. The Palm Beach office is also DementiaWise®-certified, meeting the corporate office’s high standards for dementia education and caregiving excellence. ComForCare of Palm Beach has nationally-certified Alzheimer’s educators and Parkinson’s care expertise.

“The team in Palm Beach are shining examples of ComForCare’s core values of serving clients passionately, understanding the importance of preserving dignity, and they believe in having fun. It brings me great pleasure to witness their business expanding to serve even more clients in South Florida,” said J.J. Sorrenti, CEO of Best Life Brands, the parent company of ComForCare/At Your Side. “They treat their office staff, caregivers and clients as family, are active members of the communities they serve, and approach their work with a fierce dedication. As a family affair, they have poured their passion and energy into this business and made it their life’s mission.”

For more information on ComForCare South Florida, visit

About ComForCare Home Care:

ComForCare is a premier franchised provider of in-home caregiving services with 270 territories independently-owned and operated in Canada and the U.S., helping older adults live independently in their own homes. ComForCare operates as At Your Side in Houston, Texas. ComForCare is committed to helping people live their best lives possible and offers special programs, including fall risk prevention, dementia care, meaningful activities, and Joyful Memories music. Founded in 1996, ComForCare was acquired by private equity firm The Riverside Company in 2017 and is now part of Best Life Brands, which has plans for continued expansion of service brands across the continuum of care. ComForCare has earned a ranking of 402 on the Entrepreneur Franchise 500 list. For more information, visit

30 03, 2023

Grand Welcome: Spring Brings New Opportunities for Growth

2023-03-30T11:19:28-04:00March 30th, 2023|Tags: , , |

Spring is finally here, and for short-term rentals and vacation spots around the country, peak season is about to come back to life. Grand Welcome, one of the leading short-term vacation rental management franchises, notes spring as an ideal time to open a location and take advantage of the approaching summer rental boom. By  Elice Morgenson


29 03, 2023

Rita’s Italian Ice: A Sweet Deal

2023-03-29T21:40:42-04:00March 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

From its beginnings on a front porch outside of Philadelphia in 1984, Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard has grown into the largest Italian ice chain in the world – putting smiles on the faces of guests and franchisees in more than 550 locations in 31 states. By  Patty Horansky


29 03, 2023

Body20: At the Forefront of Fitness

2023-03-29T17:27:47-04:00March 29th, 2023|Tags: , , , |

BODY20 isn’t any ordinary strength and cardio training. The technology used in the brand’s signature workouts can reduce what would be hours of weight training into an intense workout that averages around 20 minutes. The innovative concept utilizes an FDA-cleared electro-muscle stimulation suit and one-on-one training sessions to help pinpoint clients’ goals and maximize results. By  Kelsi Trinidad