October 2021 Issue

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October 2021 Articles


Ask Alesia: From Beauty Queen to Home Service Franchise Owner? YES!

This is a wonderful time for women to become franchise owners. Female ownership is on the rise and will continue to be. There are diverse opportunities for women across all sectors, and we see women who have been held back in corporate life able to excel in franchise ownership – without restrictions! By Alesia Visconti


N-Compass TV: A Day in the Life of a Franchisee: Talent and Guidance Lead to Success

Early in his career, Larry Salice was told he was a natural-born salesman. He has the gift of the gab and instinctively knew he could have a bright future in sales. “I was looking for a business where I could be in control of my career…” said Salice. By Elice Morgenson


Women in Franchising: Choosing to Own a Business, With Intent

Whether you are 28, 42 or 56, if you are considering a franchise now, choose with intent. If you are looking to provide a service that is not available in your market, you may choose to offer solutions to a specific and targeted age: young adults, working parents, or those in the sandwich generation – still raising their kids but helping to care for their aging mom or dad.  By Dawn Abbamondi


Naturals2Go: Tremendous Growth in Only Four Years

After being a homemaker for over 20 years, Cathy Kidd earned an accounting degree at the age of 47 and worked in small-business accounting. Shortly after, she attended Veteran Women Igniting the Spirit of Entrepreneurship (V-WISE), and the seed was planted to start her own business in Birmingham, Alabama. By Nancy E. Williams


Huntington Learning Center: Want to Be Your Own Boss?

It’s no secret that women make great business leaders. And while the number of women in leadership positions is on the rise, the truth is there’s still work to be done in many industries for women to get ahead. Franchising, however, is one area where women can shift that balance. By Anne Huntington Sharma


DEA Music & Art: Students Are Taught to Dream Big

As a businesswoman and educator, Magi Kapllani understands the importance of dreaming big. Kapllani, CEO and founder of DEA Music & Art, started out by offering performing arts lessons in her living room. Once her roster expanded, she knew she could have an even greater impact on children in her community. By Brianna Bohn


Mr. Transmission/Milex: Women Rocking the automotive world

As a part of the Moran Family of Brands, one of the largest automotive aftermarket franchisors in the nation and abroad, Mr. Transmission/Milex continues to have a tremendous impact on the automotive-repair and maintenance-services industry, even as the pandemic and the semiconductor chip shortage impact car owners. By Brianna Bohn


Home Helpers Home Care: The Strength and Determination of a Single Mother

Emma Dickison, of Home Helpers Home Care, has been president since 2008 and assumed the title of CEO in 2016. Dickison’s 32-year history in franchising has allowed her to be a part of three wonderful franchise organizations, for which she is very grateful. By Cindy Charette


Global Financial Training Program: From Student to Finance Business Owner

Spencer Sessions graduated from Utah State University with a master’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering. After graduating, he went on to work for the government in Idaho Falls, Idaho for several years. By Cindy Charette


FranServe: Women-Owned Franchises Continue To Surge

According to recent data from the research firm Franchise Business Review, 32% of all new franchises opened in the past 24 months are women-owned – a promising surge that serves as a good predictor for the future of franchising. By Jessica Jones



Propelled Brands: Woman of Wonder: Catherine Monson

As CEO of Propelled Brands, the parent company of Fastsigns International, the largest sign and visual communications franchisor in North America – along with the recent acquisitions of NerdsToGo, My Salon Suite and Salon Plaza – Catherine Monson is responsible for overseeing the operations of over 950 independently owned and operated franchised businesses in nine countries. By Jessica Jones


Fundraising University: Leaving an Indelible Mark on Kids & Communities

In the world of franchising, Fundraising University distinguishes itself by creating positive, long-lasting change in schools and communities. The company’s mission (and business model) revolves around outreach and impacting the lives of local young people nationwide. By Lizzy Yeserski


Hofbräuhaus of America: Unique Food Offering and a Variety of Business Models

Featuring authentic German food and an undeniably festive atmosphere, Hofbräuhaus of America has grown rapidly since launching in the U.S. and franchising in 2005. Well-known for its extensive list of Hofbräu beers, the restaurant is also famous for its Bavarian cuisine, offering Weisswürste sausages, freshly baked pretzels, perfectly breaded Schnitzel, and genuine Käsespätzle – homemade German noodles with Swiss cheese. By Jessica Jones


Assisting Hands® Home Care: A Family You Can Trust

The Assisting Hands® Home Care leadership team has over 25 years of experience in the health-care industry and business operations, including finance, marketing and home health franchising. Andrew Dahle started his career with Assisting Hands in 2010 at a local office in Nampa, Idaho. By Nancy E. Williams


Shop Talk

Monetize Your Losses

It is so tempting for a franchisor to only tout what they do well, the good decisions they have made, and the incredible systems they have built. Although it may sound counterintuitive, a big part of the value of experienced brands comes from all the things they didn’t do well over the years. By Tom Spadea


Tenet Financial Group: Choosing the Right Franchise Funding Method

At Tenet Financial Group, we like to tell our clients that franchise funding is not “one size fits all.” Because of our deep knowledge base and experience, we can attest to this statement and actually create opportunities for franchise buyers to understand every available option through our consultative approach. By Jodi Rowell


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