July 2024 Issue – Digital Articles

July 2024 Issue – Digital Articles2024-06-29T16:49:04-04:00


Ace Handyman Services: A Franchise’s Impressive Community of Veterans

As proud members of VetFran, an initiative of the International Franchise Association that connects franchisors with potential franchisee veterans, Ace Handyman Services® is passionate about giving our nation’s heroes the support, resources and opportunities they need to succeed as franchise owners in the home repair and maintenance industry. By Erika Ortega


FRANCHISEES OF THE MONTH: Susie Chamberlin-Dawes & Jeff Dawes, 360 Tour Designs, Indianapolis

Susie Chamberlin-Dawes and Jeff Dawes have been 360 Tour Designs franchisees since 2017. The Indianapolis couple had been searching for a profitable, fun and creative brand that would allow them to leave the corporate world and build a business together. They discovered exactly what they wanted and more in 360 Tour Designs.  By Patty Horansky


FranServe’s Featured Franchise Consultant: Franchise Intellect

Meet Pam Currie, CFC, and her sister Shari Currie-Skjoldager, CFC, CAFC – two sisters renowned for their knowledge in franchising and taking on a client-centric approach as franchise consultants. As co-partners of Franchise Intellect, they’ve harnessed their collective expertise to form a defined process that focuses on a methodology of “Aligning Wisely” when investing in a franchise. By Rose Mango


INFINITY, beyond fitness: A First-to-Market Health & Wellness Opportunity

INFINITY, beyond fitness is a pioneering franchise opportunity in the health and wellness industry. Founded in Miami in 2021, the holistic, science-based brand aims to improve the well-being of individuals and communities throughout the U.S., both inside and outside its locations. By Patty Horansky


Celebrating 25 Years of Success: Acclaimed franchise developer Robert Katz takes the nation by storm launching hundreds of emerging franchise brands

The Stanwood Group’s veteran franchise developer Robert Katz charges forward with developing and launching hundreds of franchise brands nationwide. Robert Katz, managing director and senior franchise advisor for The Stanwood Group, is widely regarded as one of the leading franchise experts in the U.S. By Shelby Green


Grimaldi’s® Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria: Handcrafted Success

Grimaldi’s® Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria has earned its famed reputation by re-creating the quintessential New York City style of pizza. A slice of Grimaldi’s pizza is not only flavorful, but it’s also part of a 100-year-old family tradition that is committed to creating a family-friendly, old-school dining experience. By Kelsi Trinidad


Franchising: The Path to Firing Your Boss and to Business Ownership

In today’s rapidly changing job market, many Americans find themselves frustrated with their current positions. Long hours, limited growth opportunities and a lack of control over their professional lives leave countless individuals yearning for something more fulfilling. For those aspiring to achieve the American dream of business ownership, franchising presents a compelling and accessible pathway. By Rose Mango



Flour Power Cooking Studios: Summer Camps Blend Fun and Learning

Since Flour Power Cooking Studios began franchising in 2015, its innovative summer camps have served up enrichment and delight for children of all ages. The popular camps have garnered five-star reviews and attract new and continued business for owner-operators. Sarah Moritz, president of Flour Power Cooking Studios, explained why parents should choose Flour Power when there are many camp choices available. By Lizzy Yeserski


Hammer & Nails: A Franchise Model Designed for Immediate Profit

Hammer & Nails made its debut in 2017 on an episode of the entrepreneurial TV show “Shark Tank.” On the show, the concept of an elegant nail salon for men was presented. Even though no investments were made from the sharks, Hammer & Nails was destined for something much bigger. It just so happens that entrepreneur John Choi managed to catch Hammer & Nails’ episode and reached out to Aaron Meyers, an executive at Massage Envy, about this innovative new concept. By Kelsi Trinidad


Blue Kangaroo Packoutz: An Empowering Annual Convention

In the world of franchising, collaborating and networking are often keys to success. Franchisor conventions, particularly those where multiple service brands are able to come together, can significantly benefit franchise owners in many ways. There’s no better example of this than the BELFOR Franchise Group Convention in April, where Blue Kangaroo Packoutz franchisees gathered at the Arizona Grand Resort & Spa in Phoenix. By Nancy E. Williams


Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™: Driving Growth

Anyone passionate about the automotive industry and eager to be their own boss should consider becoming part of Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™. This brand is a leading automotive styling franchise, and it offers a unique opportunity for passionate entrepreneurs to break into the industry. By Shelby Green


BrightStar Care: Senior Care That Outshines

Anyone passionate about the automotive industry and eager to be their own boss should consider becoming part of Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™. This brand is a leading automotive styling franchise, and it offers a unique opportunity for passionate entrepreneurs to break into the industry. By Patty Horansky


Mr. Transmission / Milex: Keeping Drivers in Their Cars for Miles to Come

With both Mr. Transmission® and Milex Complete Auto Care having more than 50 years of service under their belts, each has become a trusted brand in the auto repair industry. Both independently and co-branded, these companies have become household names in the auto repair industry across the country. With 125 open locations and 20 more on the way, this year is projected to be one of massive growth for the franchise. By Kelsi Trinidad


Best Option Restoration: Rebuilding Lives, Brick by Brick

The fire and water damage restoration industry is a multibillion-dollar sector poised for continued growth. Driven by several factors, including more frequent severe weather events, the need for restoration services is expected to rise significantly in the coming years, and Best Option Restoration is here to help. By Shelby Green


Pet Butler: Unlock Financial Freedom & Flexibility

Pet Butler has emerged as a leading pet care franchise, specializing in pet waste removal, dog walking, pet sitting and other related services. Unlike other pet franchises, it offers a passive income model that provides financial freedom and flexibility for aspiring entrepreneurs who aren’t ready to quit their day jobs. By Shelby Green


FranServe, Inc.: The Pink Tsunami

If you have ever had a conversation with Alesia Visconti, CEO and president of FranServe, Inc., the first thing you notice is her larger-than-life personality.  It shouldn’t be a surprise that the title of her first book is “The Pink Tsunami – Women’s Rise in Franchising.” Visconti’s new book is a celebration of women in franchising and a call to action for women to enter the sector. By Nancy E. Williams


Shop Talk

Entrepreneurs Are Flocking to Franchising

A growing number of entrepreneurs are flocking to franchising as a reliable path to owning a business and building a stronger future for their families. This trend has been driven by the desire for a proven business model, comprehensive support systems and the potential for substantial financial rewards. For many aspiring business owners, franchising offers an attractive alternative to starting a business from scratch, minimizing risks while maximizing opportunities. By Rose Mango


LEGAL: Experience

It is so tempting for a franchisor to only tout what they do well, the good decisions they have made and the incredible systems they have built. Although it may sound counterintuitive, a big part of the value of experienced brands comes from all the things they didn’t do well over the years. Franchising works because new franchisees build their business on the shoulders of those who came before them. By Tom Spadea


Declare Your Independence

Owning your own business is a personal declaration of independence – a celebration of self-reliance, empowerment and resilience. Our fellow Americans will be gathering to celebrate the spirit of independence that defines our nation. Beyond the fireworks and festivities lies a deeper meaning of independence: the freedom that comes with owning your own business. Small-business ownership is not just about financial gains; it’s about seizing control of your destiny. By Jack Monson


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