April 2021 Issue

April 2021 Issue2021-03-31T16:35:31-04:00

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April 2021 Articles


Grand Welcome: A Fantastic First Year in Franchising

In its first year of franchising, Grand Welcome secured five franchisees for a lively and lucrative 2020. Landing five new franchisees in an inaugural season would be impressive for any franchisor, but achieving this feat during an unprecedented global pandemic designates Grand Welcome as an industry giant. By Lizzy Yeserski


Paul Davis Restoration: A Day in the Life of a Franchisee

When Brandon Radmall graduated from college in 2009, the economy was dismal. With few job offers on the horizon and salaries in his industry at an all-time low, the business major decided to join a company that he deemed recession-resilient. By Jessica Jones


HomeWell Care Services: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

While this past year may have presented many challenges and obstacles due to COVID-19, it also created many opportunities, especially within the home-care industry. HomeWell Care Services, one of the nation’s leading at-home care providers, not only embraced these problematic circumstances but experienced steady growth. By Cindy Charette


Assisting Hands® Home Care: Everyone is Family

As vice president of Assisting Hands® Home Care, Gail Stout knows how important quality care is for seniors. She is part of a leadership team described as second to none in the industry. For the past 15 years, the brand has provided exceptional customer service and personalized care, which Stout believes results from the company culture. By Nancy E. Williams


Meet Emma Dickison, CEO and President, Home Helpers Home Care

Home Helpers Home Care is a highly respected franchise brand, with 23 years of record-breaking system revenue growth. Emma Dickison, Home Helpers CEO and president, began her career in franchising 30 years ago, having worked with two other strong brands, both number one in their respective industries. By Cindy Charette


BrightStar Care: One Year Later: Prospering Despite Pandemic Adversity

Over the past year, BrightStar Care, the medical and non-medical in-home healthcare franchise with over 340 locations across the U.S., faced a major challenge. Adjusting its practices to meet the needs of its franchisees, caregivers, clients, and the communities it serves to ensure all were protected from the spread of coronavirus, this essential business remained strong despite all of 2020’s adversity. By Jessica Jones


FIRE YOUR BOSS! Former Engineer Finds a ‘Rewarding’ Career: 1Heart Caregiver Services

In his native Philippines, Ferdinand Vasquez was a civil engineer. He spent years working in the public and private sector, overseeing a variety of infrastructure projects and construction sites. After participating in the build-out of a service center for a car air-conditioning company, he was asked to join the firm. By Jessica Jones


Fundraising University: A Mission to Give Back and Make a Difference

For Mike Bahun, CEO and founder of Fundraising University, the need to give back lies at the very heart of his ambitions. In fact, his sole purpose for starting Fundraising University sprang from a desire to impact kids and communities. “I was a former professional athlete who was from a single-parent family,” Bahun said. By Lizzy Yeserski


Signworld: Signs Remain Essential to Communities

With 33 years of business experience and over 340 locations providing commercial custom signage and graphics, Signworld is a clear leader in the industry.  And while this brand has no royalties, it still provides robust training, ongoing support and state-of-the-art equipment. By Nancy E. Williams


Manduu: Passion & Commitment

When McKenzie Redden’s beloved grandmother passed away in 2018, Redden and her family wanted to do something meaningful to honor her memory. As a nod to their matriarch’s passion for health and wellness, in 2020 they opened a Manduu fitness franchise in Austin, Texas, where Redden runs the studio as boots-on-the-ground director. By Lizzy Yeserski



FranServe Thrives During the Pandemic by Helping Others Succeed

It’s been a full year since the global pandemic altered the way the world works – social distancing, Plexiglass partitions and Zoom meetings now seem to be a “normal” part of life, affecting all aspects of both our personal and professional existence. By Jessica Jones


Shop Talk

Succe$$ Tips: Work Smart and Increase Productivity

I knew someone in business who loved to stress that he rarely took vacations, worked 14 hours a day and thought of work around the clock. He wore his workaholic behavior as a badge of honor. Instead, I saw him as a struggling business owner – unable to delegate, lacking trust in his team, and endlessly chained to his business. By Alesia Visconti


First Financial Revolutionizing the Funding Process

Four powerhouse accountants and CPAs on staff revolutionize the funding process with First Financial. The extensive financial knowledge base of these individuals enhances the speed and overall quality of our service. This is an benefit you will not find in most SBA consulting firms. By Kathy Shives


Tenet Financial Group: The Ins and Outs of SBA Express Loans

Small Business Administration (SBA) Express loans are a simple way to receive expedited, amortized government-guaranteed financing for a small business or franchise needing low-dollar funding. While the SBA 7(a) program offers up to $5 million in loans, Express loans are $350,000 and less, with most borrowers looking at $150,000 or less. By Symara Rog


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