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Posts from October, 2017

  • October Grand Openings We announced earlier this month the grand openings of Plato's Closet in Monroe, LA and Style Encore in Oakville, ON. We're excited to announce three grand openings that occurred in the month of October. Play It Again Sports made its' debut in Holly Springs, NC on October 18, ... Continue Reading
  • What Are the Attributes of Successful Winmark Franchisees? With five different Winmark brands, over 1,200 locations and an estimated $17 billion in resale revenue in the U.S. annually, it’s no wonder so many are getting into the resale industry. But it takes the right type of person. These four qualities are typical of successful ... Continue Reading
  • How a Career Change for this Plato’s Closet Franchisee Changed her Life Before becoming a Plato’s Closet® franchisee, Rita Cortese-Torres worked as an underwriter for an insurance company for 15 years. She enjoyed the work but decided she needed more flexibility to raise her three-year-old daughter Ava. This prompted Rita to look at other career ... Continue Reading
  • How a Play It Again Sports Franchisee Overcame the Odds to Succeed Before owning a Play It Again Sports® store, California-based franchisee Al Silva had a career at Boeing working on aircrafts. Boeing later asked him to relocate his family, which Silva did not want to do. Instead, he decided to open up his own business. After doing thorough ... Continue Reading
  • The Importance of Cultivating Mentors in Your Franchise System Although many franchisees have some entrepreneurship experience or general business acumen, learning from those who have a background in the industry is always helpful. Experience is oftentimes the best teacher, so veteran franchisees can offer a lot of insight and advice ... Continue Reading
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