September 2022 Issue

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September 2022 Articles


Franchisee of the Month: Teri Brewer, 30 Minute Hit: Making a Dream Job a Reality

After an impromptu visit to 30 Minute Hit for a dynamic workout with her friends, Teri Brewer fell in love with the boxing and kickboxing concept and signed up for a membership. Although she had never boxed before, Brewer was drawn to the boutique fitness franchise and, in 2010, she opened her 30 Minute Hit location in Burnaby, British Columbia. By Elice Morgenson


Schooley Mitchell: Checking All the Boxes

Before becoming a Schooley Mitchell franchisee, Rob Newcombe had a rewarding career within the corporate world across Canada and the U.S. Newcombe climbed the corporate ladder in senior sales and marketing roles until he got caught up in a restructuring that allowed him to look at the next best opportunity. By Cindy Charette


Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe: Expanding Into New Midwestern Markets

When Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe first opened its doors over 20 years ago, founders Keith and Amy Richards had a vision of bringing a Mediterranean-inspired, family oriented dining experience to their home of Birmingham, Alabama. Since then, the concept has expanded to include nearly 100 locations across 17 states. By Tamara Rahoumi

[…] Bucking the Traditional Real Estate Model

Shannon Gavin and her husband, Mark, bought and sold several homes while living in Ontario, Canada. Their favorite transaction was a home they purchased directly from a seller. “It was a very smooth and seamless process,’’ Shannon said. Soon, the Gavins were wondering why there was no business helping owners do real estate differently. By Patty Horansky


You – and Your Business – Can Have a Lasting Legacy!

Many people, like you, choose to start their own business to create a legacy for future generations. As business models and franchise brands continue to focus on what matters most, this month consider our kids, pets, and environment. We all want a better future – take steps now for yours and theirs – by starting a business that can be both fulfilling and financially rewarding. By Dawn Abbamondi


Maple Bear USA: Global Connections for Sustainability

The demand for quality education around the world has never been higher, and Maple Bear Global Schools is meeting that demand as a worldwide leader in early childhood education. Maple Bear leverages its Canadian teaching program, which is built on bilingual immersion learning, to provide high-quality and affordable early learning centers for infants, toddlers and children from 6 weeks to 6 years old. By Nancy E. Williams


Woofie’s: Leader of the Pack

While pet parents have pampered their furry friends for ages, there has been a drastic increase in pet spending recently, with owners being more mindful of the quality of services they’re purchasing. According to the American Pet Products Association, 70% of U.S. households own a pet and $123.6 billion was spent on those pets in 2021. By Brianna Bohn


Naturals2Go: Collaborating is Key

If you were to ask Lauren Leflere why she and her husband, Marc, started their Naturals2Go business in Sarasota, Florida, she would tell you it happened by default. With her background in quantum and integrative medicine and Marc’s in exercise physiology, the husband-and-wife duo had originally been working on launching their own business when the pandemic hit. By Tamara Rahoumi


Eight Turn Crêpe: A Sweet Offering With Multiple Revenue Streams

Since 2013, Eight Turn Crêpe has delivered consistency, freshness and a combination of flavors and unique crêpe recipes that are unmatched. Marleen Zhik, president of franchising, spoke about the sweet offerings available to franchisees who want to invest in the popular eatery with a simple business model. By Brianna Bohn



Hofbräuhaus of America: Tapping Into a Lucrative Concept

September and October are officially Oktoberfest season, so there is no better time than now to embrace the Oktoberfest events and beer at a Hofbräuhaus of America franchise. Celina Rieger Horsley, marketing consultant for Hofbräuhaus of America, shared information about the brand’s renowned events, which are rooted in hundreds of years of history. By Cindy Charette


Island Fin Poké: Making Waves With Record-setting Expansion

Riding on its wave of incredible growth, Island Fin Poké is accelerating its national expansion, recently entering four new markets with 24 locations open, 57 sold and many others in development. Island Fin Poké is a Florida-based fast-casual concept known for its Hawaiian-style build-your-own poké bowls. Provided by InnoVision Marketing Group


Southpaw Gym: Investing in Harmony and Balance

When gyms closed at the beginning of the pandemic, many people lost their sense of community as they turned to exercising on their indoor bikes or lifting weights in their backyards. Since then, there has been a significant increase in foot traffic to gyms as well as web searches about them, according to the research firm Jefferies, and gym goers are on the hunt for something new. By Brianna Bohn


Green Earth Powerwashing: Power Wash Your Way to Greener Pastures

In 1992, Kenneth Bolsch was a high-school senior in New Jersey looking for a way to make a little extra money after school. When he learned he could rent a power washer, he went door to door asking residents in his hometown if they needed a deck cleaned or their siding washed. By Kelsi Trinidad


International Franchise Association: A Commitment to Never Forget

On 9/11 as part of our promise to “Never Forget,” the U.S. celebrates a National Day of Service in remembrance of those killed and injured, and in recognition and honor of those who stepped forward to serve our nation. Franchising gives back throughout the year, but this is a special day to reflect and recommit to service. By Rikki Amos


Shop Talk

Legal: Go Big or Go Home

A strong start for new franchisees is essential for a healthy and growing franchise system. One of the best ways to kick-start a new business is with a big grand-opening marketing blitz. Emerging brands that try to be conservative with the required grand-opening marketing spend do so at their own peril. By Tom Spadea


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