June 2024 Issue – Digital Articles

June 2024 Issue – Digital Articles2024-05-31T10:11:38-04:00


That 1 Painter: Building a Stronger Community Brushstroke by Brushstroke

In 2011, a college dropout named Steven Montgomery started a small painting company, knowing that his work ethic, values and entrepreneurial spirit would help him fulfill his dreams of creating something big – something of his own. Today, that small painting company has grown nationwide, holding true to the values it was founded upon. By Shelby Green


Brian Beers: Cultivating a Community of Driven Franchise Owners

Brian Beers, a renowned FranServe franchise consultant, has become a pivotal figure in the franchising industry, helping individuals build substantial wealth through strategic investments. Over the past decade, Brian has scaled his franchise operations to 50 units, generating over $50 million in revenue. His journey, marked by the ups and downs of two failed franchises, provided him with invaluable lessons that he now shares with aspiring franchisees. By Rose Mango


Salty Dawg Pet Salon + Bakery: Expanding the Family Business

Tyler Kanski has deep roots in the hair industry. At 6 years old, he started sweeping hair in his parents’ salon in Normal, Illinois. In 2007, his father, John Kanski, opened his first Paul Mitchell Schools franchise in the same town and slowly expanded across Texas, Georgia, and Wisconsin. Eleven years later, Winn Claybaugh, dean and co-founder of Paul Mitchell Schools, and John Kanski, co-founded Salty Dawg Pet Salon + Bakery along with partner Gary Ratner, co-founder of Hair Cuttery. The group carried over the level of quality and skill of Paul Mitchell Schools to dog grooming. By Kelsi Trinidad


Naturals2Go: Camped Out for Success Outside the Corporate Grind

The 2020 pandemic accelerated the shift of people departing the corporate world to start their own businesses in search of financial freedom and work-life balance. For aspiring business owners looking to dip their toes into entrepreneurial waters, Naturals2Go presents an ideal opportunity without requiring a single employee or storefront. By Lizzy Yeserski


Grimaldi’s Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria: A Pizza Concept Steeped in History

Grimaldi’s® Coal Brick-Oven Pizzeria has made a name for itself as a New York City icon. Now, everyone’s favorite New York pizza is traveling around the globe, franchising its signature coal brick-oven-baked pizza and nostalgic atmosphere for everyone to enjoy. By Kelsi Trinidad


Rita’s Italian Ice Cream and Frozen Custard: Turning 40 Never Tasted So Good!

Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard was founded in the summer of 1984 when Bob Tumolo opened a small Italian ice business, named for his wife Rita, in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Today, the brand is an impressive organization with more than 550 shops across 31 states. By Erika Ortega


HealthyYou Vending: Changing Eating Habits Lead to Growth

HealthyYOU Vending and its owner-operators are flourishing in the current retail vending machine market. According to a KCRA article, “Eating habits have changed, and people are increasingly snacking instead of eating traditional meals.” The article explained that almost 64% of global consumers prefer smaller meals instead of a few large ones. By Nancy E. Williams


SMB Franchise Advisors: 15 Years of Excellence

For over 15 years, SMB Franchise Advisors has been a pivotal player in the franchise industry, assisting over 500 brands across more than 100 industries to prepare, launch and grow in the franchise industry. Founded in 2009 by Steve Beagelman, SMB has distinguished itself as a full-service franchise development consultancy, offering tailored strategies and programs that cater to the unique needs of each client. By Rose Mango


Ace Handyman Services: Succeeding as Partners in Life and Business

For over 25 years, Ace Handyman Services has been dedicated to promoting a healthy work-life balance for franchise owners. For Todd and Joni Concienne, this was one of the many factors that drew them to the brand, as they made the transition from manufacturing management and education into franchise ownership. By Erika Ortega



Paul Davis Restoration: Community at the Heart

Manuel Martinez spent his entire career in the construction industry, including 14 years as the owner of his own construction business. During that time, he had taken on a few subcontracting restoration jobs with Paul Davis Restoration, which ignited his desire to have a larger presence in the restoration industry. By Kelsi Trinidad


BrightStar Care: Redefining Quality Home Care

After 32 years of owning his consulting firm, Randy Casey was looking for an opportunity to go into business with his daughter, Kayla Casey, who had been working as a bedside nurse and had experience in the health field. Randy had previous experience franchising with a real estate model in the past and loved the support that came from collaborating with other owners. By Kelsi Trinidad


Celebrating Progress: The IFA Pride Franchise Leadership Council

As Pride Month arrives in June, it’s only fitting to highlight the strides and aspirations of the International Franchise Association (IFA) Pride Franchise Leadership Council (PFLC). Dedicated to promoting inclusivity, equality and representation within the franchising community, the PFLC is a beacon of progress and innovation. Over the past year, its achievements have been noteworthy, and its goals for the upcoming year are equally ambitious. By Rose Mango


Home Helpers® Home Care: Growing Demand Creates Tremendous Opportunities

As the population ages, families across the country are eager to find a comprehensive, high-quality care option for their aging loved ones. Since 1997, Home Helpers® Home Care has established a proven track record of helping aging individuals remain safe and independent at home. By Shelby Green


Schooley Mitchell: Consultants Help Small Businesses Reduce Costs

Schooley Mitchell is an independent cost-reduction consulting firm with more than 270 franchises across the U.S. and Canada. The Ontario-based brand was founded in 1997 and franchised in 2004, and it helps small- to medium-sized businesses profit by identifying errors, overcharges and waste in more than 16 cost-cutting categories. By Patty Horansky


FranServe: Cultivating New Partnerships and Optimizing Services

With over a decade in real estate, Melissa Blum easily embraced a new industry during the height of the global pandemic in 2020. Blum found that joining FranServe, Inc., the largest franchise consulting and expansion organization in the world, gave her the opportunity to work with the best and brightest brands in franchising. As supplier relations manager, her position continues to evolve. By Erika Ortega


City Wide Facility Solutions: One Point of Contact, 20-Plus Facility Services

City Wide Facility Solutions provides one point of contact for more than 20 facility services for commercial buildings throughout North America. The company boasts over 100 franchisees who operate as general managers to independent contractors. These contractors are vetted and insured, and they cover everything from floor care and window cleaning to heating and pest control. By Patty Horansky


Real Estate Sales LLC: Build Wealth and Earn Passive Income

For those thinking about investing in real estate but aren’t sure where to start, Real Estate Sales, LLC is the answer. This company teaches beginner investors how to successfully invest in real estate without having to use their own cash or credit. Real Estate Sales, LLC pairs clients with an experienced real estate investor to help them get accustomed to the process, answer questions and support them as they learn the business. By Shelby Green


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