February 2021 Issue

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February 2021 Articles


Bailey Seafood: Evolving for Success

George Kontras was always passionate about seafood. A native of Greece, he loved cooking and eating fresh cuts of fish, creating recipes inspired by the predominantly pescatarian diet of his culture. So when he relocated to Buffalo, New York in the early 1980s, he decided to open a fish market so residents could purchase fresh seafood without having to travel far. Bailey Seafood was born. By Jessica Jones


COVID-19 Impact on Your Item 19

It’s that time of year again when most franchisors are starting to finalize their FDD and think about how to show their 2020 unit level results in their Item 19. I have been asked this question by enough clients over the last few months that I thought it made sense to share our perspective. For starters, Covid-19 didn’t impact franchisors equally. By Tom Spadea


Home Sweet Home-Based Business

Have you been working from home for the last several months? Do you think it is decidedly better than going into the city or corporate office, but you still don’t like what you’re doing? Maybe your values don’t align with the company values anymore. If any or all of this is true, and you have been thinking about opening your own business, then 2021 is your year! By Dawn Abbamondi


Bitbox ATM: A True Turnkey, Home-Based Business

A growing demand for digital currency has resulted in rapid growth for Bitbox ATM since the company was founded and franchised in 2019. Now with a total of 58 franchisees and more than 160 installed Bitcoin ATM machines across the nation, Bitbox ATM is offering a unique, ground-floor opportunity to become part of this exploding industry. By Cindy Charette


Ace Handyman Services: Embracing Technology to Catapult Forward

Way before the pandemic shuttered brick-and-mortar outlets, many companies had shifted operations online and prioritized innovation instead. Major players, like Ace Handyman Services, always valued the advantages that mobile- and home-based businesses offer, including low overhead expenses and flexibility. By Lizzy Yeserski


My Backyard Sports: Stadium Experience – One Backyard at a Time

Michael Kraner, CEO and Chief Sports Officer of My Backyard Sports, understands you don’t need a traditional brick-and-mortar space to run a successful business. Kraner is a successful tech entrepreneur, that is focused on a clear playbook with workflow process and procedure that leverages technology to be more effective, productive and profitable. By Lizzy Yeserski



Naturals2Go: Meeting the Demand For Convenience and Healthy Choices

Naturals2Go President and majority owner Heath Falzarano is proud to make healthy snacks and beverages easily accessible for busy people across the country. Utilizing the latest in automated retail – better known as vending – Naturals2Go meets the needs of consumers on the go who don’t want to sacrifice wholesomeness for convenience. By Rose Mango


Success from Home: Become a FranServe Franchise Consultant

There’s never been a better time to work from home. On the heels of a global pandemic, professionals across all industries have been forced to work remotely, many for the first time. If you seek a satisfying career with excellent earning potential that can be achieved from a home office, consider becoming a Franchise Consultant. By Rochelle Miller


Shop Talk

Succe$$ Tips: Why Being an Entrepreneur Is Like Being a Science-Fiction Writer

There are many types of writers and many genres as well. Fiction, nonfiction, biographical, educational, technical, etc. In my opinion, however, the most difficult genre of writing is that of science fiction. Why is that? Well, the writer must write about things that don’t exist. By Alesia Visconti


Franchise Business Radio: Financial Jargon and Tax Benefits

John Quattrocchi, owns a CPA practice and offers end-to-end accounting and tax services to franchisors and franchisees. Quattrocchi was interviewed by Franchise Business Radio Host and Certified Franchise Consultant Pamela Currie, and explains financial terms and tax advantages for business owners.


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