August 2021 Issue

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August 2021 Articles


Runningboards Marketing CEO Knows They Have Something Special

Calvin McNeely, CEO and co-owner of the Runningboards Marketing franchise, has owned over 30 companies, mainly in the government contracting space related to airports. In 2016, he decided to retire from that field in hopes of starting a business that made a difference in people’s lives. By Nancy E. Williams


Skedaddle: Meet North America’s Largest Humane Wildlife-Control Company

Skedaddle has been the pioneer of humane wildlife control since 1989. At Skedaddle, our objective is to provide homeowners with a permanent solution that includes humane removal, decontamination, and preventative measures to keep homes and families safe. By Lana Mazin


BrightStar Care: Prestigious Recognition From The Joint Commission

BrightStar Care, a private duty, and home-care and medical-staffing franchise with over 340 locally owned and operated locations nationwide, was recently awarded The Joint Commission’s 2021 Enterprise Champion for Quality Award, reinforcing the brand’s devotion to the highest standards of quality and safety in in-home care. By Jessica Jones


Dynamo Surfaces: Could Your Franchise Future Be Set In Stone?

Dynamo Surfaces is fairly new to the franchise industry as a granite and quartz importer and wholesaler, but its leadership team has decades of experience in the kitchen and bath industry. The business is now looking to grow to the national level. By Heidi Lubrani


Aussie Pet Mobile: No Landlords. No Property. No Inventory

Aussie Pet Mobile, the world’s largest franchised provider of mobile grooming services, presents incredible low-cost opportunities for pet-loving entrepreneurs looking to control their financial futures. Compared to other franchises, the involved startup fees are considerably small. By Lizzy Yeserski


Fitness Machine Technicians: Affordable Opportunities in the U.S. and Canada

Fitness Machine Technicians offers low-cost franchise opportunities to potential franchisees interested in operating a proven, service-based business in the fitness industry.  By Cindy Charette



Manduu: Transforming Fitness Into Happiness

Mandy Oakes, director of client experiences for Manduu America, isn’t just promoting the revolutionary physical impact of electrical muscle stimulation (EMS) workouts. She is witnessing firsthand the inspirational stories coming through Manduu studio doors nationwide. By Heidi Lubrani


FranServe: Franchise Consulting: A Low-cost, High-return Opportunity

If you’re looking to invest in a franchise, the opportunities are endless: food service, home repair, automotive, fitness, and even education, are just a few of the myriad of choices that potential business owners face when entering this multifaceted market. By Jessica Jones


1Heart Caregiver Services: Achieving Substantial Growth

An in-home care agency that specializes in providing services to the elderly and other adults who require assistance in meeting their health-care needs, 1Heart Caregiver Services, which franchised in 2015, offers low startup costs, several available prime territories, hands-on coaching, and extensive training. By Jessica Jones


Global Financial Services: High Returns for a Low Investment

If you’re scouting an investment opportunity, there are lots of variables to consider: Are you entering a growing market? Is there continuous opportunity in this industry? And maybe most importantly, will your initial funding offer a decent return? By Jessica Jones


Shop Talk

Social Media Marketing Challenges: Branding and Lead Generation

I recently had the pleasure of hosting another Marketing Workshop with the International Franchise Association. Thanks to my co-emcee Kristen Pechacek of MassageLuxe, and to Sherri Fishman of Fishman PR and her Marketing & Innovation Committee, for putting these workshops together. By Jack Monson


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