The Grit of an Entrepreneur

The necessary business strategy when you own your own business.

The franchising industry has constantly evolved over the years into one of the most exciting ways to own your own business. A franchise takes out much of the guess work and leaves entrepreneurs with a proven business method and a strong brand to work with. Imagine starting a business where, from day one, you own

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Strategic Gives Back to Local Communities – This Week’s Highlighted Brand: Fresh Coat

One of the biggest benefits of franchising is local business owners can bring the power of a national brand to respond quickly to pressing issues in their local communities. Most recently, Fresh Coat owner Sarah Ross of Austin, TX spearheaded a campaign to help her neighbors in Houston. With a starting focus on the Fresh

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Pet Wants Announces Scott Hoots as New Company President

Hoots is a Certified Franchise Executive as awarded by the International Franchise Association and has excelled in all facets of franchise leadership: operations, marketing, sales, compliance, and financial management. Scott Hoots “I am excited to lead Pet Wants because there’s truly something special about being able to impact someone’s health and wellbeing – and that

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Translating Military Experience into Franchising Success

Rick Grossman wrote an article for Entrepreneur where he discussed the natural fit of opening a franchise is for military veterans. It’s something we at Strategic Franchising have been aware of for years. The gratitude we feel for the service men and women who protect this nation, in particular the freedom to being able to

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Franchising – Find a Business You Love with the Support You Need

Most people think “restaurant” when they hear the word franchise. That’s understandable, as they are arguably the most visible (eating is a universal, recurring demand after all), but don’t think that’s the only way to get into this business model! The truth is, virtually any type business you have ever used has at least one

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TruBlue Total House Care Announces Winner’s Circle Program for New Franchisees

Innovative new program encourages qualifying franchisees to earn back their entire initial franchise fee by hitting revenue goals over their first four years in operation. Greg Platz “TruBlue is a revolutionary franchise concept. We’ve designed a way for entrepreneurs with a passion for helping others to take advantage of the pent-up demand that millions of

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Two Years After Franchise Funding Group’s Investment, Pet Wants Has 58 Franchisees in 27 States

The fresh, small-batch, high-quality pet food company is rapidly expanding across the country as the amount of money people spend on their pets continues to rise. Franchise Funding Group “The market is huge and growing and pet parents are eagerly searching for healthier and fresher food options for their four-legged family members. Pet Wants is

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Franchise Funding Group, LLC Invests in The Dog Wizard, a Dog Training Franchise Based in Charlotte, NC

FFG helps jumpstart the franchise expansion of The Dog Wizard. Franchise Funding Group “We are like the Shark Tank for franchise expansion, just without the wildly popular TV show. After we invest in a company, we function as their growth partners and provide on-going strategic guidance.“ The Franchise Funding Group, LLC (FFG) has invested in

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Fresh Coat Ranked Among The Franchise Elite In Entrepreneur’s Esteemed 38th Annual Franchise 500®

Recognized by entrepreneurs and franchisors as a top competitive tool of measurement, the Franchise 500® places Fresh Coat as #469. “We’re very excited to have been named to the Franchise 500. This is great recognition for our team’s continuous hard work, and a powerful indicator of our strength and stability as a franchise system for

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Fresh Coat Adds Brian Santos To Team Of Experts Building The Brand

Renowned painting expert and best-selling author Brian Santos named Fresh Coat Painters’ first ever Director of Education. Brian Santos “My goal as the director of education is not to teach franchisees how to paint, but rather how to successfully run and scale a painting business.“ As Fresh Coat Painters continues to grow steadily throughout the

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Strategic Franchising Systems Surpasses 1,000 Units Milestone

The future is bright for Strategic Franchising Systems brands, including Home Helpers, Direct Link, Caring Transitions, Fresh Coat Painters, The Growth Coach, and TruBlue Total House Care. Having recently surpassed 1,000 franchise units, the company credits much of its success to the sharing of ideas and best practices. Click here to read the full article.

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Fresh Coat Painters Makes Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2013 Top 500 Franchise List

Entrepreneur magazine recently released their highly anticipated 2013 Franchise 500® list. Fresh Coat Painters, a residential and commercial painting franchisor based out of Cincinnati, was ranked 205th on the prestigious list. “We are proud to once again have been recognized by Entrepreneur magazine. It is an honor to be included in this tremendous accolade,” said Bernard Brozek,

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Home Helpers Continues to Innovate Home Care

Emma Dickison, President of Home Helpers, learned the hard way how crucial it is for companies to innovate.  She learned this lesson when she was director of franchise operations for movie rental chain Blockbuster. “I got to be part of a great growth opportunity at Blockbuster,” she said. “But I understand that changing to meet

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Business Coaching Launches Engineering Business to New Heights

Chris Gould & Family

David Josephson, owner of The Growth Coach of Jax, began coaching Christopher Gould, owner of an architectural and engineered component design firm, in July of 2011. Gould needed help to get his business realigned. He was working 80 hours a week, rarely saw his family and wasn’t communicating well with his staff or contractors. He

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Fresh Coat Painters Central Iowa Pledges Great Customer Service

Before Ryan Fredregill finished purchasing his Fresh Coat Painters franchise, he wanted to test the waters to see what his competition in the Central Iowa market was going to be like.  He reached out and called six different painting businesses in the area asking for painting information and estimates.  Of the six, only two showed,

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Helping Seniors Transition in Life With Care

After a successful career of working as a senior vice president of a long-term care insurance company, Erin Marcus took a risk and left to start her own business.  Marcus opened Caring Transitions of Evanston, a franchised business helping individuals and families declutter their home, establish estate sales, find local real estate agents, preserve family

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Home Helpers Franchisees Mike & Kerri Little Featured on Entrepreneur.com

Rebecca Villaneda reports on Entrepreneur.com: Once husband-and-wife team Mike and Kerri Little decided to own their own business, Home Helpers practically came knocking at their door. At the beginning of their search, the Littles paged through Entrepreneur‘s annual Franchise 500®listing, which helped them whittle down their choices to senior care. They opened their Home Helpers

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The Number of Women Business Coaches is on the Rise

CINCINNATI, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — Women own an estimated 10 million businesses and as this number continues to grow, the demand for female business coaches is also increasing. The Growth Coach, one of the world’s fastest-growing business coaching franchises with a presence in more than 150 markets, notes a drastic increase in the number

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“With TruBlue, Your Castle Becomes Hassle-Free,” Reports Cincinnati.com

On the Cincinnati.com blog, Dick Maloney reports: For many Greater Cincinnati area homeowners, their homes are their castles. They love living there and want to stay in them for the rest of their lives with independence and dignity. The challenge, though, is keeping up with the never-ending drudgery of yard work, repair work and housework.

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USA Today’s 50 Top Franchises for Minorities Includes 3 From Strategic Franchising

In USA Today, Rob Bond and Lisa Yu of the National Minority Franchising Initiative report their findings of a national survey detailing the top 50 franchises for minorities. Three Strategic Franchising franchises, Home Helpers, Fresh Coat Painting, and The Growth Coach, are included in their list. Click here to download the article and full list.

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Kiplinger’s Lists Home Helpers as One of “10 Franchises You Can Run From Your Home”

Neema P. Roshania writes in Kiplinger’s Magazine: “Have you had it with the weak job market? Tired of working for someone else? Want to start your own business but you’re low on cash? “If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions, you’re not alone. The number of people starting businesses at home —

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Home Helpers Teams Up with Veterans Care Coordination

Veterans Care

Home Helpers, the nation’s leading senior care franchise, has partnered with Veterans Care Coordination to assist veterans and their surviving spouses in acquiring home care benefits that they are entitled to.  With one in three seniors in the United States being a veteran or a surviving spouse, the partnership has a major market to focus

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Fresh Coat Painters Franchisee Greg Jewell Launches Painting Program for Veterans

Fresh Coat Painters owner Greg Jewell and his wife, Susan, had been in business over a year and were looking for a way to make a bigger impact on their neighborhood beyond typical charity fundraising. After brainstorming, they settled on creating the “Restoring the Colors” painting program for veterans. “We were thinking that once a

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Leadership Taking Home Helpers to the Next Level

Emma Dickison Smart Business

Emma Dickison understands what a strong business model looks like.  Dickison was an executive at Blockbuster for 14 years, helping the brand grow from 150 stores to 8,800 worldwide.  She then took her knowledge and expertise to Sylvan Learning Center and grew the brand exponentially as well.  In 2007, she was approached by Home Helpers

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Entrepreneur Magazine Names Growth Coach Top Global Franchise for 2012

Dan Murphy - The Growth Coach

The prestigious list of Top Global Franchises for 2012 by Entrepreneur Magazine, the leading resource for entrepreneurs, has been released and The Growth Coach franchise system was honored as one of the Top 200 global franchise businesses for franchise owners.  The prestigious award shows the true global value and why this business and sales coaching franchise

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