May 2022 Issue

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May 2022 Articles


PayMore Stores: Second-hand Electronics, First-rate Franchise

With years of experience in the tech industry, Nick Facchiano aspired to own a business that aligned with his passions and offered a stable, unique opportunity. Facchiano, an employee of PayMore Stores at the time, quickly fell in love with the concept and team, and he opened his Cary, North Carolina, location shortly thereafter, in 2019. By Brianna Bohn


Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe: Franchisee of the Month: Matt Warren

Matt Warren, owner and operator of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe in Cincinnati, has spent over a decade in the restaurant industry and continues to contribute to the success of high-quality handcrafted cuisine. Warren explained the explosive growth he has experienced with the brand. By Heidi Lubrani


Mike Meyers, Chief Operating Officer of iCode

Since being founded in 2015, iCode has shown explosive growth and is expected to have 100 or more franchises by the end of the year. Currently, the computer-science education franchise is enrolling for summer camps, which make up approximately 40% of its annual revenue and act as a slingshot into fall enrollments that typically range from 200 to 400 families per location. By Brianna Bohn


Paul Davis Restoration: Investing in a Helping Hand

For more than 50 years, Paul Davis Restoration has been known for exceeding clients’ expectations with the highest-quality customer service for homeowners recovering from the unexpected. John Conway, director of franchise development, shared some exciting insight on plans in the pipeline. By Heidi Lubrani


U.S. Military Veterans and Franchising Are a Perfect Match

U.S. veterans and retired military personnel are quite often great candidates for franchise business ownership. A retired career military woman or man has unique experience and knowledge that can be a perfect match for franchise brands, whether it is specific technical training that suits a particular industry, leadership experience, or just the maturity that comes with their past 10 or 20 year commitment to the military. By Dawn Abbamondi


Hounds Town USA: A New Mission

Anthony Mitchell joined the Marine Corps straight out of high school and served as an Amphibious Assault Vehicle operator primarily stationed in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After serving his four-year enlistment and then starting several small businesses, Mitchell’s friend and current business partner, Steve Garibell, came up with the idea to partner in a Hounds Town USA franchise. By Cindy Charette


Boulder Designs & Border Magic: Helping U.S. Service Members Realize Their Dreams

There is no question that the skills and discipline U.S. military service members bring to the table set them up for success in business ownership and beyond. There is a question, however, of how to find a franchise that aligns with such respected core values. By Brianna Bohn


Transblue: Former Naval Officer Finds a Team to Lean On

After Zach Simms served as a flight officer in the U.S. Navy, flying as an electronic countermeasures officer in an EA-6B Prowler and completing multiple deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, he came home in 2016 and launched a career as a business strategy consultant. Within a year, he realized it wasn’t the job for him. By Jessica Petrucelli


1-800 Water Damage: Everything Needed to Build a Great Business – Just Add Water!

1-800 WATER DAMAGE is a rapidly growing property-restoration franchise, and there are many reasons why. The brand has access to an extensive network of support and the largest fleet of vehicles and equipment in the industry thanks to its parent company BELFOR, the largest restoration company in the world. By Brianna Bohn



Runningboards Marketing: Marketing Magic

For over 25 years, Jim Chapin has been in the marketing industry, and for 16 of those years, he has owned a successful advertising agency. When Chapin learned about Runningboards Marketing (RBM) and its innovative digital-advertising vehicle, DAV®, he didn’t think twice about investing in the emerging concept. By Brianna Bohn


Überrito Fresh Mex: A Fresh Twist on Tradition

When guests walk into Überrito Fresh Mex, they immediately recognize what makes the fast-casual Mexican concept special. From the hospitality of the staff serving bold-flavored cuisine to the lively restaurant atmosphere, Überrito is the go-to spot for guests of all ages. By Jorgette Krsulic


Power Trucks USA: Shift Your Success Into High Gear

Just one look at Power Trucks USA’s evolution over the years is enough to signal that growth is in the brand’s DNA. Founded in 2005 by Jeremiah Fiel, the business started as a mom-and-pop automotive-accessory store that has since scaled into a one-stop shop for nearly any automotive service or accessory. By Tamara Rahoumi


BASH Boxing: Changing the Game of Group Fitness

BASH Boxing consists of 45 fast-flying minutes of conditioning. Using free weights, medicine balls, resistance bands, and a joint-safe aqua punching bag, BASH helps clients build lean muscle, improve overall endurance, and torch calories round after round. By Nancy E. Williams


Grand Welcome: Make Work Feel Like Play

Whether it’s working with homeowners looking to rent their space for a portion of the year or working with individuals looking to monetize an investment property, Grand Welcome gives franchisees the opportunity to build a business in full-service, vacation-rental property management. By Tamara Rahoumi


PetNmind: Making a Difference

PetNmind is an emerging brand that is making a difference in the lives of pets and their owners. According to IMARC, a marketing research firm, the global pet-food market has a value of over $22 billion and is rising with the growing number of pet owners who have recognized the benefits of premium food choices and eco-friendly products. By Jorgette Krsulic


Medi-Weightloss: Additional Revenue Streams Produce Big Gains

Medi-Weightloss®, the nationally recognized nonsurgical weight-loss management franchise, has transformed lives for 17 years. With 115 sold locations in 27 states, the brand effectively battles obesity with an evidence-based program that helps people lose weight and keep it off. By Lizzy Yeserski


Shop Talk

The Value of Military Service for Franchise Ownership

Only about 7% of U.S. citizens have served in the armed forces. Of those, 82% are enlisted and have an average joining age of 21. I was only 17 years old when I signed up to support and defend the U.S. Constitution. Looking back, I didn’t understand how big of a deal that was. By Jon Skroder


What the Heck is a Franchise Consultant? Who’s Got Your Back?

As a Certified Franchise Consultant (CFC), I hear stories all the time about how those who choose to go into business by themselves have a difficult time in so many ways. Figuring out all the procedures, marketing, budgeting, implementation, collections, and employee management, just to name a few, can be a difficult task for most people, which is one reason many turn to franchising. By Don Clayton


Social Geek Radio: LinkedIn Tips for Franchises: Part 2

Last month we shared some tips for franchise professionals to increase their impressions on LinkedIn and build a personal brand as a thought leader on the national or local level. These tips included details on posting every day, posting from your personal profile rather than your company account, and sharing links to your website in comments instead of in the body of your post. By Jack Monson


American Business Credit: Unsecured Loans: The Best Type of Franchise Financing

When it comes to applying for a small business loan, there are endless options, but an unsecured loan typically is the best option for franchisees. An unsecured loan is any loan from a lender that is based only on the applicant’s creditworthiness. There is no collateral to back the loan. By Chris Fuller


The ABCs of Franchise Relationships: Customer Service, and Communications

Ask any seasoned salesperson what is the first thing to learn in Sales 101? Right! The client/customer buys you first. Then the product or service. So, if the customer must buy YOU first, what needs to be done? Right! Build a relationship. By Nancy Friedman


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