June 2021 Issue

June 2021 Issue2021-05-31T17:49:05-04:00

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June 2021 Articles


Honest Abe Roofing: Video-based Online Training System Upgrade

According to the executives at Honest Abe Roofing, research shows that a video-based training platform leads to an 80% higher retention rate than workbooks alone. So, in addition to a two-week inauguration period, the Indiana-based franchise has been using a digital platform filled with 1,000 hours of video to train its franchisees since its inception in 2005. By Jessica Jones


IFA: Celebrating Pride Month

The IFA Foundation’s Diversity Institute launched the Franchising Pride Council in 2019 to offer support to franchise professionals in the LGBTQ+ community. Through mentorship, networking, and events, the Council seeks to encourage more LGBTQ+ business owners around the country. By Rose Mango


Assisting Hands® Home Care: A Day in the Life of a Franchisee

Angela Flintz, a registered nurse and certified dementia practitioner, owns two Assisting Hands® Home Care locations in Elgin and Barrington, Illinois, and recently became an area representative for Nashville, Tennessee. An RN for 21 years, Flintz has an extensive background in critical care and community health. By Nancy E. Williams


Naturals2Go: Providing What Customers Want

Offering healthy snacks and drinks for over 30 years, Naturals2Go utilizes the latest technology in automated retail, with services and support unmatched in the industry. This proven business model works in every state, regardless of population size, and can be operated by a solopreneur, partners, or as a family business. By Nancy E. Williams


Rita’s Ice: Over 30 Years of Ice, Custard & Happiness

It all started on Bob Tumolo’s front porch in a Philly suburb back in 1984. That’s when the former Philadelphia firefighter, looking for a side hustle, used his mother’s famous recipe to open a small Italian ice business. Tumolo decided to name the shop after his wife, and just like that, Rita’s Ice was born. By Lizzy Yeserski


Daily Jam: Mimosas and Fresh Ingredients Make a Menu Unique

At Daily Jam, the innovative brunch concept that serves omelettes, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and more, you’ll find seven different types of mimosas. Infused with strawberry and basil, or steeped in grapefruit and sage, the flavorful champagne-based beverages are made with locally sourced fruits and other high-quality ingredients. By Jessica Jones


Bailey Seafood: A Fresh Take Appealing to Changing Consumer Tastes

For more than three decades, Buffalo, New York-based Bailey Seafood has wowed customers with its fresh, made-to-order seafood and tantalizing menu. With fresh fish sourced all the way from Canada to Argentina, Bailey’s menu includes options that customers aren’t likely to find anywhere else. By Elice Morgenson


Island Fin Poké: Fresh Food & Great Customer Service

Established in 2016 by Mark Setterington and Paul Reas, both of whom had a dream to create a fast-casual concept that serves incredible Hawaiian-style poké in a cool, casual environment, Island Fin Poké has since grown to encompass 16 locations open in 7 states and 40 locations sold. By Jessica Jones


Fitness Machine Technicians: Transferring B2B Sales Experience into Business Ownership

Drew Martin had a successful career in employee-benefit insurance sales, but he grew increasingly disillusioned with constraints of the corporate world. Even as a manager, Martin had no control over many staffing decisions, including hiring and firing. When he was offered a different sales position that required relocation from his home in Dallas, Martin decided the time was right to make the leap into entrepreneurship. By Cindy Charette



Network In Action: Networking Brings Like-Minded Professionals Together

Networking remains the most effective and substantial method of business development and marketing. For many of us, the success of our career depends on our ability to create an exceptional group of professional relationships. Network In Action (NIA) takes the concept of networking and creates a modern version that fits fast-paced lifestyles and strengthens the community it touches. By Elice Morgenson


HomeVestors®: Real-Estate Specialists Who Think Outside the Box

Anyone who has made a real-estate transaction knows that the process can be complicated and take a great deal of education to navigate the system. A seller who requires the prompt sale of a house or has hurdles, such as extensive home repairs, may find themselves in a problematic situation. With its years of extensive experience, HomeVestors® helps sellers find solutions to many real-estate dilemmas. By Elice Morgenson


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