June 2023 Issue – Digital Articles

June 2023 Issue – Digital Articles2023-05-30T11:46:16-04:00


Ace Handyman Services: Attracting Top Franchisees Across the U.S.

The new year brings exciting news of continued growth for Ace Handyman Services, according to Colette Bell, vice president of franchise development. The franchise, known for being a successful technology-based repair and remodeling company, recently opened in its 45th state, adding to 362 established territories with over 200 owners. By Cindy Charette


Floor Coverings International: A Solid Foundation

Steve Dipollina worked in sales and upper management for a major paint manufacturer for more than 18 years but eventually tired of toiling for others. “I always wanted to start my own business,” he said. “I always wanted to take my career into my own hands.” He was looking at franchises in the paint world when a friend told him about Floor Coverings International. By Patty Horansky


1Heart Caregiver Services: Determination Leads to Personal Freedom

After earning his business degree and an MBA, Teodorico Azores Jr. knew he wanted to operate his own business. Of all the franchising opportunities available, Azores was drawn to the health service industry – he had grown up in a close-knit family and always enjoyed helping others. When it came time to invest in a franchise, one stood out: 1Heart Caregiver Services. By Brianna Bohn


Endless Options for Franchise Foodies to Unite

Do you have a growing hospitality business that has made a name for itself in the local community? Thinking of opening a second location but not sure you have the time to manage it? Consider franchising your brand and work with aspiring entrepreneurs who can follow your recipe for success. By Dawn Abbamondi


Naturals2Go: Build Your Own Empire

Running a Naturals2Go business from home is like having a vending machine empire at your fingertips. As the largest healthy vending machine company in the U.S., Naturals2Go is capitalizing on advancing technology in the unattended retail space, tremendous scalability and a recession-resistant business model in an unbounded industry. By Sarah Lindauer


Rita’s Italian Ice: Delicious New Products, Infinitely More Happiness

For Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard, “Ice Custard Happiness” is more than just a tagline – it’s the frozen dessert franchise’s philosophy. Rita’s is taking happiness to the next level by introducing bold, fresh flavors and game-changing products to the menu. By Lizzy Yeserski


Island Fin Poké: Shaking Up the Industry

Island Fin Poké Co., a fast-casual restaurant known for its flavorful Hawaiian-style poké bowls and superior guest experience, is poised for explosive growth over the next year. Founded in 2017 and franchised in 2018, the Florida-based brand currently has 28 locations open, with another seven opening this year and 63 sold, including a recent three-unit deal in Sacramento, California. By Brianna Bohn



Wize Computing Academy: Impacting the Community

Wize Computing Academy® is more than just an educational franchise. The brand has become a staple in over 100 schools and community centers in the U.S. and Canada, with its innovative project-based curriculum catching the attention of parents, students, educators and nonprofit organizations. By Brianna Bohn


Clozetivity: Custom Solutions

Overstuffed, cluttered and disorganized storage spaces in homes across the country are leading a boom in spending on custom closets. Over 41% of America’s women say they can’t find an item in their closets at least once a month, and one in nine is late to work because they can’t find what to wear, according to Clozetivity, the franchise experts in custom closets. By Kelsi Trinidad


Caring Senior Service: The Caring Hub Takes the Load Off

One challenge in the booming in-home senior care industry has been finding qualified, nurturing caregivers upon whom franchisees and families can rely. Caring Senior Service, one of the longest-running, nonmedical in-home care franchises in the country, is meeting this challenge head-on. By Patty Horansky


FranServe, Inc.: Franchise Consultant Fathers Reflect on Their Roles

With Father’s Day around the corner, we asked FranServe Affiliate Franchise Consultants, who also are fathers, what it’s like to be FranFathers. While the consultants have different backgrounds, they’ve found the following to be true: Being a FranServe Affiliate Franchise Consultant has afforded them the flexibility and freedom to be present with their families while growing their businesses. By Nancy E. Williams


Shop Talk

Back to the Basics

While the country is experiencing corporate downsizing and layoffs, we highly advise companies not to neglect the staff they have retained. Unfortunately, there are companies who while experiencing the emotional trauma of laying off staff, that forget they still have employees and those are the ones that must have customer service training. By Nancy Friedman


Storytelling and Sticking to It

Sergio came to America from Europe 21 years ago to take a logistics position at a Fortune 100 company in the Northwest. Several years later, cutbacks and layoffs occurred, and he needed to make a change. There were no similar corporations in the region and very few good job opportunities. Furthermore, Sergio saw that starting over with another company would probably lead to more of the same. By Jack Monson


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