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  • What Have We Learned After 30 Years in the Resale Retail Industry? Since 1988, Winmark has been part of the retail industry, specializing in the resale segment. Our journey began with the acquisition of Play It Again Sports® and has continued with our most recent addition of Style Encore® in 2013. We’ve pioneered the “ultra-high-value” ... Continue Reading
  • What's Good for Resale Retail Franchises is also Good for Local Communities Despite the diminutive classification, small businesses have an outsized impact on the American economy. There are more than 30 million small businesses in the U.S. , comprising the majority of all enterprises in the country. Compared to large, non-local organizations, small ... Continue Reading
  • A Franchisee’s Guide to the Most Important Sections of a Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) While a franchise disclosure document (FDD) appears daunting to the potential franchisee, taking the time to thoroughly review the document in its entirety can help answer many questions and provide a transparent overview of a franchise opportunity. To make it a little less ... Continue Reading
  • How Do I Know if Owning a Franchise is Right for Me? Everywhere you go, you’re bound to pass more than one franchised business – and for good reason. Franchises offer advantages that start-ups and mom-and-pop businesses can’t provide. United under one trademark, they give franchisees access to proven operational models, group ... 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
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