More Women Are Entering Franchising — and It’s Changing the Industry

Image credit: Magdiel Lopez Kris Frieswick – Magazine Contributor February 22 11 min read This story appears in the March 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe » Robin Mainer was a longtime commissioned salesperson for an insurance company. But by the time she turned 51, those commissions had dried up. She needed to figure out what, as she says, she wanted to do when she grew up. Mainer and her friend and co-worker Kimera Shepler decided to…

Franchise Q & A for Retirees

Many people are retiring who still have their health and vitality. They may be done with the 9 to 5 corporate world, but still feel the need to take on a challenge and make a contribution. Partnering with a proven franchise brand can be a path towards fulfilling these needs while still having time to create a good lifestyle. Q: I’ve always wanted to own my own business, and now that…

Tapping Into the Power of a Franchise System

AUTHOR: BeTheBoss.ca DATE: FEB 15th, 2018 TOPIC: Industry Experts When it comes to buying a Canadian franchise, one of the biggest draws for prospective franchisees is the ability to access a proven system and support. While these are tremendous advantages to any new business owner, there is another benefit that is often overlooked, namely the power of working with other franchisees to reach common goals. As you narrow down your list…

More Women Finding Freedom in Franchise Ownership

Published Feb. 12, 2018 in the GSA Business Report By Teresa Cutlip cutlip@scbiznews.com FEB 12, 2018  Franchising in South Carolina is expected to employ nearly 138,000 people and have an economic output of $11 billion in 2018, according to data from the International Franchise Association. The forecasts are up 4.4% and 6.8% respectively from 2017. Women are finding their place in the franchise world. Nationally, between 2011 and 2016, female franchise…

How Do You Innovate a Barbershop? Try a Great Clips Franchise.

Image credit: Courtesy of Great Clips Brittany Shoot – Magazine Contributor This story appears in the January 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »Bryan Bitticks has been a Great Clips customer since 2000, but it wasn’t until 2009 that he and his wife, Tamara, searching for a recession-proof side business, started buying the Great Clips franchise salons. And in 2016, Bitticks, a former engineer and marketing manager at a semiconductor manufacturer, left his first career for good to focus…