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Posts from July, 2019

  • What is the Outlook for the Musical Instrument Retail Market? The musical instrument retail market is rocking. The industry currently pulls in $6 billion annually and has grown 2.7 percent each year between 2014 and 2019. Stringed and percussive instruments occupy the largest amount of sales in the market. This includes guitars, ... Continue Reading
  • What Drives the Mission for Once Upon A Child? Once Upon A Child® was founded in 1984 to resolve a common issue parents face everywhere – infants and young children outgrow clothes, toys, shoes and more at an astonishing rate. Parents then must shop frequently and spend a lot of money to replace all those items. ... Continue Reading
  • What Does Sustainability Look Like in the Franchise Industry? Companies are beginning to realize an environmentally sustainable business model can also be a profitable one. Many people get involved with businesses based on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) metrics, which measure a business’ ethical influence and ... Continue Reading
  • How Does 20 Years of Transactional Data Help Winmark Franchisees Succeed? Recycling and resale go hand-in-hand. As a resale business owner, recycling not only serves as your greatest draw and differentiator for customers, it’s also an inherent and integral part of your inventory management process. After all, repurposing peoples’ quality used ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Lessons Learned from Winmark Multi-Unit Resale Franchise Owners Ryan and Julie Simmons have seen a lot when it comes to business. Ryan worked as a middle manager at a production facility for Steuben Glass, a subsidiary of Corning, Inc., for 27 years, manufacturing high-end luxury crystal. Meanwhile, Julie had worked as a registered nurse ... Continue Reading
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