New Year, New Franchisees for Play It Again Sports

What a great way to kick off 2017 for Play It Again Sports! Three new franchisees traveled to Minneapolis for their first week of training to open their own store. Even with frigid temperatures and horrid traffic, the group was

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Once Upon A Child Opens in Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL, Has a New Once Upon A Child Congratulations to Micah and Sommer Glauberman on their successful Once Upon A Child opening in Springfield, IL, Dec. 20. Despite cold temperatures, about 50 people flooded the doors upon opening to

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Once Upon A Child Opens in Monroe, LA

Once Upon A Child is open in Monroe, LA! Congratulations to experienced franchisees Tony and Julie Finical and their business partners Rusty and Amy Puckett on the successful grand opening of their Monroe, LA, Once Upon A Child! The Finicals

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Success in Franchising

Success in Franchising By Steve Murphy, President of Franchising Starting a business can be overwhelming and intimidating. The thought of writing a business plan, formulating a pro forma, documenting processes and procedures in operating and training manuals, hiring and developing

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Introducing Our Four Newest Once Upon A Child Franchisees

New Once Upon A Child franchisees begin training This has been a tremendous growth year for Once Upon A Child – in both the US and Canada. As of third quarter, there were 346 stores selling high quality, gently used

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Youth sports are expensive. That’s where Play It Again Sports comes in.

Play It Again Sports make youth sports more affordable Check out this recent news story about “The Rising Costs of Youth Sports,” that aired yesterday on NBC Baltimore. It highlights the high costs families pay to play sports, constantly replacing

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Plato’s Closet Continues to Make Headlines in the US and Canada

Plato’s Closet has been in the news lately Check out this article from Ithaca, NY, about Renee King, a laid off corporate marketing manager in 2011 in search of her next career move. She found it – and opened her

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Plato’s Closet Opens in Guelph, ON

Plato’s Closet Guelph, ON, is open for business! Congratulations to new franchisees Susan Chow and Stefan Scopacasa on their very successful  Plato’s Closet Guelph grand opening Nov. 10! About 120 customers were waiting in line despite chilly temperatures when the

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Once Upon A Child Franchise Agreement Signed for Scarborough, ON

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Watch for a new Once Upon A Child opening in Scarborough, ON Congratulations to Bart Giero who recently signed a Franchise Agreement for Once Upon A Child Scarborough! Bart has been a manager at Play It Again Sports since 2002

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Once Upon A Child Opens In Johnson City, TN

Once Upon A Child Johnson City, TN, Opens Nov. 3 Congratulations to Sara and Ben Whittington on their Nov. 3 grand opening of Once Upon A Child Johnson City! Customer traffic was steady throughout the day and the staff did

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