September 2020 Issue

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September 2020 Articles


New Seamless Roofing Machine Unveiled

In 2017, executives at Honest Abe Roofing started working on a proprietary machine that would produce their custom steel shingles onsite. After devising and then perfecting this revolutionary machine to meet the company’s installation needs, the Indiana-based franchise is now set to unveil the machine on its job sites across the country. By Jessica Jones


A ‘Business in a Box’ That’s Never Been More Essential

For more than 30 years, Naturals2Go has been perfecting the operation of the vending machine business while recognizing and catering to an increasingly health-conscious society. That has never been more important than now, in the midst of a pandemic, as consumers demand more ways to access healthy food through no-contact methods. By Nancy E. Williams


Senior Helpers Sees Increase in Sales During COVID-19 as an Essential Service

Senior Helpers provides full in-home personal and companion care to seniors, including help with daily tasks, such as light housework, meal preparation, errands, transportation, medicine reminders, meal planning, and Alzheimer’s care. After 15 years of franchising and close to 350 units, Senior Helpers has learned how to manage a crisis, support owners, and, most importantly, provide world-class care to seniors – even in a pandemic. By Nancy E. Williams


Graduate of the Month: Dan Casanta

If you are looking for someone that can help you find financing for expansion or bankroll a significant renovation, Dan Casanta of Cardinal Business Financing, Inc., has the expertise to bring your dreams to life. Casanta has an extensive history of business financing and business practices that give him the experience needed to find funding for clients, with a variety of credit situations. By Elice Morgenson


Bridging Educational Gaps During the Time of Corona

With the pandemic still raging, the excitement of starting a new school year has been replaced with anxiety and uncertainty for students, parents and educators. Some schools have remained closed with students participating in remote learning while some others are attempting a hybrid approach with a combination of remote learning and in-person classes. By Rochelle Miller


Empowering Youth Through Healthy Lifestyle Education

September marks National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, raising awareness for a growing health issue in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in five children are obese, which leads to an increased risk of serious health conditions, such as diabetes, asthma and sleep apnea. By Rochelle Miller


Exceeding the Needs of Both Parents and Children Through New Virtual Enrichment Programs

With all of the recent work and school closures across our nation, many parents with children at home may want to consider transitioning to a home-based business of their very own. Investing in a Snapology franchise is a solution that not only offers benefits like low overhead and high-profit margins but also complete flexibility with the business owner’s time and work schedule. By Cindy Charette


Virtual Estimates and Contactless Services Help in Thriving During Quarantine

As COVID-19 spread, shutting down workplaces and forcing the population into quarantine, 360˚ Painting was forced to adapt. Faced with the prospect of pausing business or adjusting its protocols, the essential home services corporation opted for the latter, offering additional training and protective equipment to their employees. By Jessica Jones


The International Franchise Association Annual Marketing Operations & Development (MOD) Virtual Conference

The International Franchise Association (IFA) is gearing up for their Annual Marketing Operations & Development Virtual Conference, otherwise known as MOD. The excitement over this virtual conference is palatable. Franchises across the country eagerly look forward to this annual event that is slated to take place October 6-9, 2020. By Rose Mango



Providing PPE to Communities Across the Nation

As the deadly coronavirus raced across the globe, BrightStar Care founder Shelly Sun recognized the urgency in protecting those working within her in-home healthcare network and its clients. But she also saw an opportunity to assist new franchise owners in making inroads in their communities and to help other frontline healthcare providers. By Jessica Jones


Building a Dream with a Strong Foundation

Starting a new homebuilding business on the eve of a sudden economic recession might be the stuff of nightmares for most people. But Ken Semler isn’t your average home builder. His company, Impresa Modular, is one of the leading providers of custom modular homes in the nation. The brand is expanding rapidly – despite the economic fallout from COVID-19 – since launching its franchise offering last year. By Rochelle Miller


Annual FranServe Convention: A Virtual Success with Added Magic

With this year’s convention booked for the first time at Disney World in Orlando, the four-day convention was slated to be the grandest yet for FranServe Inc., the world’s largest franchise consulting organization. After all, who wouldn’t want to sip champagne while enjoying fireworks from a private lounge at Epcot? (Yes, that was actually on the agenda!) By Rochelle Miller


Shop Talk

FranchiseHER: Female Perspectives on Franchising

Franchising is no longer a man’s world. As of 2019, women own or co-own over 35% of the franchise outlets in the U.S. – around 265,000 – according to the Franchise Business Review research firm. And in some industries, such as interior decorating, they far outnumber their male counterparts. A June 2018 Forbes article reported that back in 1995, the proportion of women-owned franchises was less than ten percent. By Sherri Wehner


Are You Ready?

Springboard Reboot Virtual Event for Emerging & (Re)Emerging Franchisors. Broadcasting LIVE / September 21-23, 2020 / Free Registration. It’s time to get some much-needed face-to-face (or, screen-to-screen) with each other by attending the Springboard REBOOT Virtual Event. No social distancing is required in this virtual event. It’s face-to-face virtually, which is so needed today. By Rose Mango


Closing Your SBA Loan

If you are among the many entrepreneurs using a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan to fund your business, you are already familiar with the loan approval process. Getting your loan approved is a great first step, but getting your funding in hand requires a successful loan closing. Make sure you understand what is required to close/fund the loan early in the process. By Sherri Seiber


Just Say No

I might be dating myself by recalling the anti-drug ads from the ‘80s and trying to relate them to franchising. The relevancy in my mind comes from the fact that restraint and saying no to something that feels good in the near term but will cause long term pain is much easier said than done. By Tom Spadea


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