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  • How Sustainable Franchise Concepts Influence Culture Franchising and sustainability are increasingly being uttered in the same conversations among franchise prospects and franchisors alike. Environmentally friendly franchise business concepts provide those seeking a pathway to entrepreneurship with an opportunity to become a ... Continue Reading
  • Why Resale Franchises Are a Truly Recession-Proof Business The Great Recession showed us how quickly a flourishing economy can topple and plummet to new depths – in this case, leveling out at the lowest point of the post-World War II era. Undoubtedly, small business owners were some of the hardest hit, and more than 170,000 small ... Continue Reading
  • Is Now the Tipping Point for the $24 Billion Resale Industry? After decades of steady momentum, a sound argument can be made for resale having reached a point of maturity. As of 2018, the industry was valued at $24 billion, and experts predict it will grow to $64 billion by 2028 . The past few years have demonstrated rapid growth for ... Continue Reading
  • Resale Franchises that Serve Consumers at Every Stage of their Lives As a business owner, you can’t be everything to everyone. The issue brands encounter when they try to be a one-stop shop is that they put their brand at risk of becoming diluted . Customers with specific needs will more likely turn to the niche business because they know ... Continue Reading

Music Go Round

  • How a Music Store Franchise Can Improve Your Community There are many documented studies of the positive impacts of playing a musical instrument , from improving cognitive abilities, reducing stress, increasing your sense of achievement and many others. Music Go Round® franchisees can have a significant impact on improving the ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Trends Driving the Future of the Resale Industry The growth of resale has been a seismic shift within the broader retail segment. Growing at a rate 21 times faster than traditional retail, the resale market continues to gain even more momentum with each passing year. Now a $24 billion market, the sector is projected to ... Continue Reading
  • From Medicine to Music: How This Married Couple Found a Second Career in Music Go Round Melinda and David Setchel came to franchising as a second-act career as many entrepreneurs do, even though it wasn’t at the top of their minds. Melinda, a former dental hygienist for 30 years, and David, a former hospital executive for 25 years, both achieved successful ... Continue Reading
  • From TV Exec to Music Go Round Franchisee: Matt Orenstein’s Journey to Winmark When Music Go Round franchisee Matt Orenstein’s career at a premier cable TV network came to an end after a personnel shift in the company, he didn’t go looking to open his own business. He went looking for a rehearsal studio for his band. After Matt’s search ran dry, he ... Continue Reading

Once Upon A Child

  • Inside the Growth of Women in Franchising Franchising has become an increasingly attractive pathway to entrepreneurship for women across the United States. According to research from Franchise Business Review, 35 percent of franchised businesses are owned or co-owned by women , reflecting strong growth in ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Trends Driving the Future of the Resale Industry The growth of resale has been a seismic shift within the broader retail segment. Growing at a rate 21 times faster than traditional retail, the resale market continues to gain even more momentum with each passing year. Now a $24 billion market, the sector is projected to ... Continue Reading
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Resale Franchise? One of the first questions franchise prospects often ask when vetting concepts is about the initial investment. Resale franchises’ cost will vary based on your location, inventory and an array of other factors. However, the startup costs to get your franchise up and running ... Continue Reading
  • Why Resale Franchises are a Strong Investment for Millennial Entrepreneurs Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age, and millennials are stepping in to take their place in the labor market. In fact, 75 percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2025. The employment landscape isn’t just changing from an age standpoint. ... Continue Reading

Plato's Closet

  • Inside the Growth of Women in Franchising Franchising has become an increasingly attractive pathway to entrepreneurship for women across the United States. According to research from Franchise Business Review, 35 percent of franchised businesses are owned or co-owned by women , reflecting strong growth in ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Trends Driving the Future of the Resale Industry The growth of resale has been a seismic shift within the broader retail segment. Growing at a rate 21 times faster than traditional retail, the resale market continues to gain even more momentum with each passing year. Now a $24 billion market, the sector is projected to ... Continue Reading
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Resale Franchise? One of the first questions franchise prospects often ask when vetting concepts is about the initial investment. Resale franchises’ cost will vary based on your location, inventory and an array of other factors. However, the startup costs to get your franchise up and running ... Continue Reading
  • Why Resale Franchises are a Strong Investment for Millennial Entrepreneurs Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age, and millennials are stepping in to take their place in the labor market. In fact, 75 percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2025. The employment landscape isn’t just changing from an age standpoint. ... Continue Reading

Play It Again Sports

  • 3 Trends Driving the Future of the Resale Industry The growth of resale has been a seismic shift within the broader retail segment. Growing at a rate 21 times faster than traditional retail, the resale market continues to gain even more momentum with each passing year. Now a $24 billion market, the sector is projected to ... Continue Reading
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Resale Franchise? One of the first questions franchise prospects often ask when vetting concepts is about the initial investment. Resale franchises’ cost will vary based on your location, inventory and an array of other factors. However, the startup costs to get your franchise up and running ... Continue Reading
  • Why Resale Franchises are a Strong Investment for Millennial Entrepreneurs Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age, and millennials are stepping in to take their place in the labor market. In fact, 75 percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2025. The employment landscape isn’t just changing from an age standpoint. ... Continue Reading
  • Play It Again Sports Franchise Owner Invests in Supporting Local Athletic Community Cultivating a local athletic community is almost instinctual for John Duchouquette (JD). The Play It Again Sports® franchise owner spent four years in the mid-1990s on the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. Now, his four kids keep him busy with a wide variety of athletic ... Continue Reading

Style Encore

  • Inside the Growth of Women in Franchising Franchising has become an increasingly attractive pathway to entrepreneurship for women across the United States. According to research from Franchise Business Review, 35 percent of franchised businesses are owned or co-owned by women , reflecting strong growth in ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Trends Driving the Future of the Resale Industry The growth of resale has been a seismic shift within the broader retail segment. Growing at a rate 21 times faster than traditional retail, the resale market continues to gain even more momentum with each passing year. Now a $24 billion market, the sector is projected to ... Continue Reading
  • Style Encore Helps Young Professionals Develop a Workweek Wardrobe The current U.S. unemployment rate is at a near 50-year low. While the record 3.5 percent unemployment rate indicates the health of the overall economy, there’s also an impact on those returning to the workforce, moving up the rungs within their organization or switching ... Continue Reading
  • How Much Does it Cost to Open a Resale Franchise? One of the first questions franchise prospects often ask when vetting concepts is about the initial investment. Resale franchises’ cost will vary based on your location, inventory and an array of other factors. However, the startup costs to get your franchise up and running ... Continue Reading

Winmark

  • 3 Trends Driving the Future of the Resale Industry The growth of resale has been a seismic shift within the broader retail segment. Growing at a rate 21 times faster than traditional retail, the resale market continues to gain even more momentum with each passing year. Now a $24 billion market, the sector is projected to ... Continue Reading
  • Why Resale Franchises are a Strong Investment for Millennial Entrepreneurs Every day, 10,000 baby boomers reach retirement age, and millennials are stepping in to take their place in the labor market. In fact, 75 percent of the workforce will be comprised of millennials by 2025. The employment landscape isn’t just changing from an age standpoint. ... Continue Reading
  • How Sustainable Franchise Concepts Influence Culture Franchising and sustainability are increasingly being uttered in the same conversations among franchise prospects and franchisors alike. Environmentally friendly franchise business concepts provide those seeking a pathway to entrepreneurship with an opportunity to become a ... Continue Reading
  • How Do Your Shopping Habits Impact the Environment? Whether it’s excessive plastic packaging or an unnecessary paper receipt, it’s easy to point to any number of visibly wasteful practices in retail. However, there are just as many hidden environmental costs in the industry, but many of them can be changed by consumers. Here ... Continue Reading