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By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 28, 2016, 3:40 pm
Zaniac is a place where K-8 kids can master foundation skills, learn about math and technology, and become scientists — all while making new friends and having the time of their lives.We recently interviewed Sidharth Oberoi, President and Co-Founder of Zaniac, and asked him what differentiates the Zaniac franchise among others in its niche, what makes this concept a good fit for potential franchisees and, lastly, what’s next for the franchise, both in the near future and long-term.Give us an overview of your franchise.Zaniac engages K-8 kids in supplemental Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 27, 2016, 4:03 pm
Operating out of Port Charlotte, Fence Dynamics has been in business since 2005. From start to finish, Fence Dynamics is committed to the customer’s vision for their project and does its best to deliver a finished product that has lasting value and fulfills their personal expectations, even to the smallest detail.We recently interviewed Blase Biscegila, president of Fence Dynamics Franchising, and asked him what makes his franchise special, what he looks for in potential franchisees and, lastly, what advice he has for aspiring entrepreneurs.What’s special about the franchise?We are a one-of-a-kind business. That’s in part because there (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 26, 2016, 4:31 pm
Every neighborhood has one, the person you go to for advice on how to fix a leaky faucet or how to reupholster a chair or what color paint is best for the family room. In their neighborhood, Florence Jones was the go-to neighbor for design, technology and how-to for home improvement projects. Susan Mintz was the go-to neighbor when it came to paint color and home renovation. These long-time neighbors and work-from-home moms joined forces in 2007 to join the booming home improvement industry: they combined their creative talents and strengths to create Arlington Color Consultants, and later, America’s Color (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 25, 2016, 4:30 pm
Five Star Bath Solutions understands that bathrooms deserve to be customized to customers and their lifestyles. The Five Star Bath Solutions franchise is focused on being the premier bathroom remodeling company in the home remodeling industry. We recently spoke with Chad Jones, founder and managing partner of Five Star Bath Solutions, to find out what makes this concept a good fit for potential franchisees, how their most successful franchisees grown their franchises and, lastly, what’s next for the franchise, both in the near future and long-term. Give us an overview of your franchise. We install unique bathroom remodeling products (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 22, 2016, 5:23 pm
The In Home Pet Services franchise fills the need for professional dog walkers or pet sitters. They dedicate their lives to take care of their clients’ beloved pets whey they are away or at work. We recently spoke with Diana Hurtado, an In Home Pet Services franchise owner in Forest Hills, NY, to find out about some of the challenges she faced when starting her franchise, her secret to success and, lastly, what advice she has for others looking to open a franchise.How long have you owned an In Home Pet Services (IHPS) franchise?I have owned IHPS of (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 21, 2016, 6:13 pm
JDog Junk Removal & Hauling is a national company whose sole mission is to sell franchises exclusively to military veterans and their family members — people who understand the notion of service to our country, hard work, and dedication. JDog is committed to offering its proven operating model to veterans and military family members, enabling them to realize the American dream of business ownership.We recently interviewed Jerry Flanagan, President and CEO of JDog Junk Removal, to find out what differentiates this franchise among others in its niche, what makes this concept a good fit for potential franchisees and, lastly, what’s (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 21, 2016, 3:40 pm
Whether you have construction experience or sales and marketing experience, National Property Inspections (NPI) offers the opportunity for a bright future. NPI’s turn-key franchise system gives franchisees the tools, training  and support to succeed in the property inspection industry. We recently interviewed Roland Bates, President of National Property Inspections and Global Property Inspections (Canada), and asked him what differentiates the franchise among others in its niche, what makes this concept a good fit for potential franchisees and, lastly, what’s next for the franchise, both in the near future and long term.What’s your background? I was a general contractor (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 19, 2016, 7:02 pm
In 2012, Ava Skipworth left a 20-year career to create a company that could stand out, do things differently and enrich her community. From this vision and a lot of hard work emerged Monster Yogurt, and the rest is history.We recently spoke with Skipworth to find out what she looks for in potential franchisees, where she sees the franchise in five years and, lastly, what advice she has for aspiring entrepreneurs.What’s special about the Monster Yogurt franchise? We offer over 80 premium, self-serve frozen yogurt, Original Tart, European Tart, Gelato and sorbet flavors and a bounty of 75-plus (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 19, 2016, 4:54 pm
Before starting Sidestep Coaching, Liam Brown had built 3 successful companies and spent 6 years as a professional speaker. Because of requests from attendees at his sales seminars, he started coaching entrepreneurs and contacts in service-based sectors. Seeing a gap in the marketplace, he applied his unique business ideas to these challenges and started Sidestep Coaching.Brown, President and Founder of Sidestep Coaching, recently sat down with us to discuss what differentiates his franchise among others in its niche, makes this concept a good fit for potential franchisees and, lastly, what they tell potential franchisees about the profit potential of opening up (Read more...)

By: Erin Eagan
Published: January 15, 2016, 10:24 pm
Led by their guiding principle, helping people to help people, Succentrix Business Advisors help aspiring business owners open and grow their own profitable accounting services business.We recently interviewed Andrea Williams, VP of Marketing for Succentrix Business Advisors, to find out what differentiates the franchise among others in its niche, what qualities they look for in potential franchisees and, lastly, what advice she has for aspiring entrepreneurs.Give us an overview of your franchise. Succentrix Business Advisors are accounting and tax professionals who provide monthly accounting, tax preparation, payroll and business advice to individual business owners and entrepreneurs in their (Read more...)

 
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