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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

  • 5 Tips to Break into the Resale Market It’s no secret the resale market is skyrocketing . The industry is expected to grow to $64 billion by 2028 , and there’s a number of reasons why – from its more affordable pricing to its sustainability. For entrepreneurs looking to open a business of their own, the resale ... Continue Reading
  • 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

Once Upon A Child

  • How Once Upon A Child Continues to Be an Industry Leader Once Upon A Child® has grown and evolved over the three and a half decades since it was established. While much has changed over the years, some things remain the same – such as Once Upon A Child’s place as a top children’s retail franchise. For the sixth year in a row, Once ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips to Break into the Resale Market It’s no secret the resale market is skyrocketing . The industry is expected to grow to $64 billion by 2028 , and there’s a number of reasons why – from its more affordable pricing to its sustainability. For entrepreneurs looking to open a business of their own, the resale ... Continue Reading
  • How to Tell if Your Community Needs a Once Upon A Child Whether parents are looking for affordable gently used children’s goods or are hoping to support local businesses and promote sustainability through their purchases, resale franchises present the perfect solution for savvy shoppers and entrepreneurs alike. Here’s more on how ... Continue Reading
  • A Passion for People Drives these Once Upon A Child Franchisees Forward Profitability may be central to success in business, but finding fulfillment as an owner is about much more than your bottom line. When Once Upon A Child® franchisees Maloree and Steven McNabb were vetting franchise concepts, they wanted to invest in a brand that would pay ... Continue Reading

Plato's Closet

  • 5 Tips to Break into the Resale Market It’s no secret the resale market is skyrocketing . The industry is expected to grow to $64 billion by 2028 , and there’s a number of reasons why – from its more affordable pricing to its sustainability. For entrepreneurs looking to open a business of their own, the resale ... Continue Reading
  • 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

Play It Again Sports

  • Ecommerce Has Positioned Play It Again Sports Franchisee to Reach His First-Year Goals We initially spoke with multi-unit Play It Again Sports® franchisee Dan Buxton as he was getting ready to open his second store in southern California. Nine months later, we’re catching up with Dan to see how he’s been able to grow his resale sporting goods franchise. For ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips to Break into the Resale Market It’s no secret the resale market is skyrocketing . The industry is expected to grow to $64 billion by 2028 , and there’s a number of reasons why – from its more affordable pricing to its sustainability. For entrepreneurs looking to open a business of their own, the resale ... 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

Style Encore

  • Why Style Encore is a Top Franchise for Women Franchising has long served as an attractive avenue toward entrepreneurship for all demographics, and now more than one-third of all franchises are owned or co-owned by women. Still, certain franchise brands are better than others when it comes to creating strong business ... Continue Reading
  • 5 Tips to Break into the Resale Market It’s no secret the resale market is skyrocketing . The industry is expected to grow to $64 billion by 2028 , and there’s a number of reasons why – from its more affordable pricing to its sustainability. For entrepreneurs looking to open a business of their own, the resale ... Continue Reading
  • 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

Winmark

  • Open Letter to Macy’s Employees Affected by Recent Store Closings First and foremost, you have our sympathies for what you and your families are going through at the moment with all of the store closings. We all know retail is a tough and brutal business at times, and we wish you all the success in the world in your next endeavor. Many of ... 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
  • 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