March 2021 Issue

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March 2021 Articles


Bitbox ATM: Exploding in Popularity Worldwide

With more businesses accepting bitcoin as a method of payment, this global cryptocurrency continues to explode in popularity throughout the world. In addition to sports teams and travel sites, some major industries that accept bitcoin as payment include companies that offer cell phone services, home building materials, home and garden decor, groceries, dining, and coffee. By Cindy Charette


BrightStar Care: Driving Brand Growth

In its efforts to evolve and drive the brand forward, BrightStar Care is currently experiencing a pattern of growth. The national private-duty home care and medical-staffing franchise, which operates over 340 locations across the country, is focused on recruitment and retention, recently naming Russ Nykaza as vice president of talent management. By Jessica Jones


Batteries Plus: Building Success and Camaraderie

For more than three decades, Bernie Perryman worked in the beer industry. A distributor for Anheuser-Busch, she enjoyed success with the American-based brewing company, but after some restructuring in 2016, Perryman sought new opportunities. That’s when she discovered Batteries Plus. By Jessica Jones


InXpress: A Day in the Life of a Franchisee

Looking for a recession-resilient opportunity after the 2008 downturn, Tom Morris leaned on his business acumen and relationship-building skills to launch InXpress. This global shipping company provides small-to-medium-sized businesses with shipping rates and solutions that traditionally are accessible to high-volume clients only. By Lizzy Yeserski


HomeWell Care Services: Executive Leadership Team Reorganizes

Several years back, HomeWell Care Services’ chairman, Bruce Haase, committed to bringing together a deeply experienced executive leadership team. This team, having a combination of broad knowledge, expertise and experience, was already well prepared when the challenges of 2020 arose, resulting in a phenomenally successful year. By Cindy Charette


Moran Family of Brands: Initiative, Performance & Success

Moran Family of Brands manages Mr. Transmission, Milex Complete Auto Care and Alta Mere (recently rebranded Turbo Tint). Respectively, the businesses repair and install transmission systems and drivetrain components, offer a wide menu of general automotive-repair services, and provide automotive window-film and paint protection film installation. By Nancy E. Williams


My Backyard Sports: Creating Value, Recreational Opportunities, and Memories

While the popularity of outdoor living has been exploding as a home-improvement category for years, the events of 2020 fueled a greater longing for prime backyard space. Stay-at-home lockdowns inspired homeowners to create outdoor havens allowing them to experience the well-being that only fresh air and sunshine could provide. By Lizzy Yeserski


PuroClean: Developing Leaders for Growth and Success

Originally from Tibet, and after having lived six years as a refugee in India, Phuntsok “Phil” Dhargyal came to Virginia, where he attended high school and college. He worked a full-time job during school before being introduced to the property restoration industry through a friend, Tenzin Jigme. Jigme, who is also from Tibet, is now Dhargyal’s PuroClean business partner. By Cindy Charette


1-800 WATER DAMAGE: Restoring What Matters Most

With more than 170 locations, 1-800 WATER DAMAGE is quickly establishing itself as an expert in full-service water damage restoration services. Steve Olson, senior director of franchise development for 1-800 WATER DAMAGE, talks about what makes the brand unique in its industry – and how the company has been helping its franchise owners succeed. By Rochelle Miller


Assisting Hands® Home Care: Gaining Flexibility and Control Over Their Financial Future

Emmie Knox had a career as a licensed master social worker with a broad range of experience in skilled nursing facilities, hospices and crisis intervention. While she enjoyed her work, she found the freedom and flexibility of owning a business appealing, so she and husband Louis LeSassier decided to explore franchise ownership. By Nancy E. Williams



Ace Handyman: Serving those not-so-handy DIY-ers

Ace Handyman Services franchising offers individuals from all walks and stages of life the opportunity to run a first-rate, essential business while serving local communities. These home improvement and maintenance experts have applied quality craftsmanship and superior service for over two decades and continue to expand even amid a pandemic. By Rose Mango


Roosters Men’s Grooming Center: A Classic Barbershop Experience

Focused entirely on men’s grooming – currently considered hair care’s most rapidly growing segment – Roosters Men’s Grooming Center is not only dedicated to providing an authentic barbershop experience, the brand is also capitalizing on this industry’s massive re-emergence, offering a classic cut to customers and a recession-proof investment to franchisees. By Jessica Jones


FranServe Pairs Entrepreneurs With Pandemic-Resistant Franchises

As this March marks one year since the COVID-19 pandemic swept the U.S., some franchises have not only survived, but also thrived, despite these troubling times. No one knows this better than Alesia Visconti, president and CEO of FranServe Inc., the world’s largest consulting and expansion organization. By Alesia Visconti


Shop Talk

Legal: What Business Are You In?

Seems like a simple enough question. However, I think many franchisors forget they are in two businesses. One is the underlying subject matter expert on the service provided to consumers, such as a restaurant, gym, roofing, etc. But the second, and increasingly more important, as your system grows, is the business of franchising. By Tom Spadea


Social Geek Radio: Reaching Out Through Social Media

Some of the most exciting industries in which to start a business this year involve anything related to home-improvement or auto repair. Regardless of how the recovery goes and how quickly some local businesses open, travel will be limited or still just not an option for many Americans. It is likely that few will be flying off to Paris this summer. By Jack Monson


What the Heck is a Franchise Consultant? Chapter One

Every book starts with chapter one. In chapter one the setting is set, the main character is introduced and the plot begins. The excitement from the very first chapter should propel you into chapter two and so forth. By the time you’re in chapter 20, for example, you have more characters introduced, multiple settings and a thickened plot. By Don Clayton


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