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  • How to Put Together a Resale Retail Business Plan Deciding to become a business owner is incredibly exciting but can quickly become overwhelming as you begin to research different industries, figure out financial constraints and prepare to open your doors to the community. Formulating a business plan can help put everything ... Continue Reading
  • Curbside Delivery Helping Resale Franchisees Keep their Customers Safe With shelter-in-place orders issued in many states in the U.S. and countries around the world due to COVID-19, businesses of all sizes and industries are learning how to evolve to best serve their customers. The same is true of Winmark resale brands Once Upon A Child®, Play ... 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
  • 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

Music Go Round

  • Why Now is the Right Time to Invest in a Resale Retail Franchise With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the coming year presents numerous opportunities for prospective retail franchise owners. Certainly, many of the challenges of COVID-19 persist. However, businesses have learned to adapt and adjust operations to not only overcome hurdles ... Continue Reading
  • After a Strong 2020, Where is Winmark Looking to Grow in 2021? While the past year has been challenging for many retail brands, Winmark’s resale retail franchise concepts saw growth as our franchisees helped our brands expand into new markets and continue to grow their customer bases. From coast to coast, our five brands opened a total ... Continue Reading
  • What’s the Outlook for Retail Franchises in 2021? As we gear up for 2021, many retail brands are looking to near-term tailwinds that will help them adapt to consumer needs and continue to successfully operate. While shopping may change from pre-pandemic experiential shopping to more intentional, less frequent shopping trips ... Continue Reading
  • How to Put Together a Resale Retail Business Plan Deciding to become a business owner is incredibly exciting but can quickly become overwhelming as you begin to research different industries, figure out financial constraints and prepare to open your doors to the community. Formulating a business plan can help put everything ... Continue Reading

Once Upon A Child

  • Why Now is the Right Time to Invest in a Resale Retail Franchise With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the coming year presents numerous opportunities for prospective retail franchise owners. Certainly, many of the challenges of COVID-19 persist. However, businesses have learned to adapt and adjust operations to not only overcome hurdles ... Continue Reading
  • After a Strong 2020, Where is Winmark Looking to Grow in 2021? While the past year has been challenging for many retail brands, Winmark’s resale retail franchise concepts saw growth as our franchisees helped our brands expand into new markets and continue to grow their customer bases. From coast to coast, our five brands opened a total ... Continue Reading
  • What’s the Outlook for Retail Franchises in 2021? As we gear up for 2021, many retail brands are looking to near-term tailwinds that will help them adapt to consumer needs and continue to successfully operate. While shopping may change from pre-pandemic experiential shopping to more intentional, less frequent shopping trips ... Continue Reading
  • How Misfortune Led to Inspiration for these Children’s Resale Franchise Owners There are few instances where the phrase “when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade” rings truer than it did for Once Upon A Child® franchise owners Leigh and Billy Lowe. Prior to discovering Once Upon A Child, Billy was working as a consultant for an oil and gas ... Continue Reading

Plato's Closet

  • Why Now is the Right Time to Invest in a Resale Retail Franchise With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the coming year presents numerous opportunities for prospective retail franchise owners. Certainly, many of the challenges of COVID-19 persist. However, businesses have learned to adapt and adjust operations to not only overcome hurdles ... Continue Reading
  • After a Strong 2020, Where is Winmark Looking to Grow in 2021? While the past year has been challenging for many retail brands, Winmark’s resale retail franchise concepts saw growth as our franchisees helped our brands expand into new markets and continue to grow their customer bases. From coast to coast, our five brands opened a total ... Continue Reading
  • What’s the Outlook for Retail Franchises in 2021? As we gear up for 2021, many retail brands are looking to near-term tailwinds that will help them adapt to consumer needs and continue to successfully operate. While shopping may change from pre-pandemic experiential shopping to more intentional, less frequent shopping trips ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Reasons Resale Businesses Continue to Thrive Taking care of our planet and going green is at the forefront of the consumer mindset. With the growing amount of information about the fashion and retail industry’s negative impact on the environment so easy to find, consumers have modified their shopping habits to reflect ... Continue Reading

Play It Again Sports

  • How Can Sporting Goods Franchise Owners Capitalize on Home Fitness Industry Growth? The coronavirus pandemic forced people to rethink their fitness routines and motivated people to re-create a gym or studio environment at home – a trend that's expected to continue into 2021 and the foreseeable future. Recent research projects the home gym equipment market ... Continue Reading
  • Why Now is the Right Time to Invest in a Resale Retail Franchise With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the coming year presents numerous opportunities for prospective retail franchise owners. Certainly, many of the challenges of COVID-19 persist. However, businesses have learned to adapt and adjust operations to not only overcome hurdles ... Continue Reading
  • After a Strong 2020, Where is Winmark Looking to Grow in 2021? While the past year has been challenging for many retail brands, Winmark’s resale retail franchise concepts saw growth as our franchisees helped our brands expand into new markets and continue to grow their customer bases. From coast to coast, our five brands opened a total ... Continue Reading
  • What’s the Outlook for Retail Franchises in 2021? As we gear up for 2021, many retail brands are looking to near-term tailwinds that will help them adapt to consumer needs and continue to successfully operate. While shopping may change from pre-pandemic experiential shopping to more intentional, less frequent shopping trips ... Continue Reading

Style Encore

  • Why Now is the Right Time to Invest in a Resale Retail Franchise With 2020 in the rearview mirror, the coming year presents numerous opportunities for prospective retail franchise owners. Certainly, many of the challenges of COVID-19 persist. However, businesses have learned to adapt and adjust operations to not only overcome hurdles ... Continue Reading
  • After a Strong 2020, Where is Winmark Looking to Grow in 2021? While the past year has been challenging for many retail brands, Winmark’s resale retail franchise concepts saw growth as our franchisees helped our brands expand into new markets and continue to grow their customer bases. From coast to coast, our five brands opened a total ... Continue Reading
  • What’s the Outlook for Retail Franchises in 2021? As we gear up for 2021, many retail brands are looking to near-term tailwinds that will help them adapt to consumer needs and continue to successfully operate. While shopping may change from pre-pandemic experiential shopping to more intentional, less frequent shopping trips ... Continue Reading
  • 3 Reasons Resale Businesses Continue to Thrive Taking care of our planet and going green is at the forefront of the consumer mindset. With the growing amount of information about the fashion and retail industry’s negative impact on the environment so easy to find, consumers have modified their shopping habits to reflect ... Continue Reading

Winmark

  • What’s the Outlook for Retail Franchises in 2021? As we gear up for 2021, many retail brands are looking to near-term tailwinds that will help them adapt to consumer needs and continue to successfully operate. While shopping may change from pre-pandemic experiential shopping to more intentional, less frequent shopping trips ... Continue Reading
  • How to Put Together a Resale Retail Business Plan Deciding to become a business owner is incredibly exciting but can quickly become overwhelming as you begin to research different industries, figure out financial constraints and prepare to open your doors to the community. Formulating a business plan can help put everything ... Continue Reading
  • The Business Intelligence Tools Available to Our Resale Franchise Owners How do you know if you’re making the right decisions as a business owner? For those who haven’t invested in business intelligence tools, that question can be difficult to answer. In a resale retail setting, business intelligence tools make a huge difference in how you manage ... Continue Reading
  • What You Should Know about the Current Financing Landscape for Franchisees Knowing how you’re going to fund opening your new business is essential as you decide which franchise opportunities to pursue. Fortunately, the current financial landscape has a multitude of options for franchisees to fund their businesses, and interest rates on lending for ... Continue Reading