February 2024 Issue – Digital Articles

February 2024 Issue – Digital Articles2024-01-31T16:33:27-05:00


Ace Handyman Services: Handyman Services With a Heart

Colette Bell, vice president of franchise development for Ace Handyman Services, wants everyone to know the many ways the company’s corporate office and franchise owners give back to the community. The brand focuses on two special events each year with the first taking place every January alongside their annual, multi-day staff event held in Denver. By Cindy Charette



When looking to transform a home or office space, it’s crucial to have a trusted professional painting service in your corner. For over a decade, Painter Bros has been going above and beyond to provide world-class service to commercial and residential clients, and that’s exactly why Oscar Turcios decided to become a franchisee. By Shelby Green


Rolling Suds: Rolling Suds Isn’t Just a Company – It’s a Revolution

Rolling Suds has emerged as a titan in the dynamic world of power washing and is celebrating 100 franchises to date. This franchise company is a beacon of simplification in a complex world as well as a warrior against the dread of power washing chores. It’s revolutionizing commercial and residential landscapes and has transformed a once daunting task into an effortless experience. By Rose Mango


SPECIAL SECTION: MOBILE + HOME-BASED FRANCHISES: Schooley Mitchell: Building an Outstanding Business With Very Little Cost

Schooley Mitchell is the largest independent cost-cutting consulting firm in the U.S. and Canada. Founded in Ontario in 1997 and franchised in 2004, the brand offers a low point of entry for potential franchisees who want to be their own boss and have a background in sales, marketing, consulting or upper management. By Patty Horansky


Real Estate Mogul Takes Entrepreneurial Leap Into Franchise Consulting

In the dynamic world of entrepreneurship, where the thrill of the hunt for the next big thing is ever-present, Jeff O’Shea, an ambitious Real Estate investor known for his knack for starting successful businesses, was considering investing in a franchise. O’Shea, always eager to delve into new ventures, found his curiosity piqued by franchising – a business category unfamiliar yet intriguing. By Rose Mango



One You Love Homecare: Empowering Independence With Top-notch Home Care

When David Giacobbo tragically lost his grandparents due to inadequate healthcare, he made it his mission to prevent similar tragedies from happening to others. Driven by his personal experience and entrepreneurial spirit, Giacobbo founded One You Love Homecare to help raise the standard of home care for seniors. By Shelby Green


Alesia Visconti is Honored by Top Women Leaders of New Jersey for 2023

Alesia Visconti, CEO and president of FranServe, Inc. and Franchise Dictionary Magazine, was recently named one of the Top Women Leaders of New Jersey for 2023 by Women We Admire. According to the organization’s website, this award honors women-led businesses that break down gender barriers and promote gender equality in industries that are traditionally male-dominated. By Shelby Green


City Wide Facility Solutions: A Franchise Fostering a Ripple Effect

City Wide Facility Solutions was born 63 years ago when Frank Oddo ran into a problem while working in his father’s convenience store. He was constantly struggling to find reliable cleaners for the store in the evenings and, in 1961, Oddo opened City Wide Maintenance. By Kelsi Trinidad


Oliver’s Nannies: Innovative Franchise: Offering Custom-fit Child Care Solutions

Kathy Livingston had been working in franchising for over 20 years by the time she opened Oliver’s Nannies. Livingston landed her first franchising role right out of college and worked her way through the industry. She eventually became an owner of a home care franchise for seniors in New York City. However, being based in New York City with a family and a growing business, she found herself running up against the city’s child care shortage. By Kelsi Trinidad


LIME Painting: Summer Intern’s Rise to Franchise Ownership

At just 24 years old, Luke Reiner is the youngest franchise owner of the LIME Painting franchise. “I started as a summer intern for LIME Painting in 2019. This was my first experience in the sales industry, and it helped me gain confidence in lead generation, build relationships with homeowners and gain knowledge about the paint industry,” shared Reiner.  By Nancy E. Williams


Money Pages: Launching a Fourth Territory and Living the Dream

Money Pages has been such a triumphant venture for Ramona and Brian Long of Kennesaw, Georgia, that the couple is launching a fourth territory in April 2024. The Longs’ expansion will bring their total circulation to more than 150,000 households in Cobb and Cherokee counties northwest of Atlanta. By Lizzy Yeserski


Refresh Renovations: Finding the Right Fit

The leadership team at Refresh Renovations understands the importance of ensuring the right fit for both the franchisor and franchisee. Franchise candidates want to know exactly what the company can offer them and that they will be supported in operating the business successfully. Similarly, Refresh Renovations wants to ensure that all new franchise owners have what it takes to succeed and will add value to the overall brand. By Cindy Charette


Mr. Transmission/Milex: Drive Your Future With a Record-Breaking Opportunity

Each year, Americans drive 3.2 trillion miles, which puts a great deal of wear and tear on their vehicles. As many people look into how to help their vehicles last longer, they need knowledgeable mechanics who can provide superior service, and Mr. Transmission/Milex, a Moran Family brand, has been doing just that for over 50 years.  By Shelby Green


Franchise Consulting Success – Right from Your Home Office

In keeping with February’s theme of featuring some of the top mobile and home-based franchise opportunities available, it’s important to highlight the incredible advantages of operating your own franchise consulting practice from your home as a FranServe Affiliate Franchise Consultant. By Nancy E. Williams


Shop Talk

LEGAL: Area Representative Versus Master Franchise

Most people understand the basic single or multi-unit franchisee who signs a franchise agreement with a franchisor to operate the brand in one or more territories. The next step up in complexity is the Area Representative Agreement, commonly known as an ARA, and the Master Franchise Agreement. By Tom Spadea


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