In the restaurant business, late nights, long weekends, and holiday shifts are non-negotiable. For Rob Overstreet and Julian Rosado, there had to be a better way to earn a living in Southern California. They found it with Minuteman Press. Read more.
This week in Friday Franchising we see the proven power of breakfast to invigorate sales and wake up tired menus. Grab a cup of your favorite blend and read on to find out how franchises are embracing the need to compete in the breakfast sector
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US Franchise Organization brings movement education to young children across India Read more.
Diana Sim joined Minuteman Press as a franchise owner in March 2015. Her husband John decided to leave his job late last year, and together they have successfully grown the family business in Midland, Western Australia. Diana and John have recently hit the one-year mark for their franchise, and already they have racked up awards and hit sales milestones, all while serving a community they have lived in and loved for 16 years. Read more.
Franchises know the importance of a good education, and they know how to cultivate the entrepreneurial spirit in the next generation of business owners. See how franchises support continued education in this Friday Franchising.
Mike Gilley is a multi-store laundromat owner with locations throughout Indiana and Kentucky. Since buying his first store more than 30 years ago at age 17, Gilley has owned more than twenty coin laundries. Speed Queen Financial Services, his laundry manufacturer’s in-house finance operation, was a key partner in helping Gilley replicate and grow his business model. When opening each of his new stores, Gilley worked closely with Speed Queen and his distributor to review the local demographics in order to build profitable businesses that would meet the needs of the community. Read more.
Brian Brunckhorst and his wife purchased their first laundromat in 2003. More than ten years later, Brunckhorst is a successful industry veteran who owns multiple stores and is dedicated to teaching other coin laundry entrepreneurs best practices and strategies to improve operations and increase their profitability. Prior to entering the laundry industry, Brunckhorst worked as an engineer at a variety of tech companies in Silicon Valley. Using his technical knowledge and skills to his advantage,
Brunckhorst’s laundromats are equipped with Speed Queen machines with advanced controls that enable him to effectively run his stores and track revenue remotely. Read more.
Former high school teacher and football coach, Mickey Mitchell, reached retirement and was looking for an opportunity to invest in a small business. He and four other investors saw an unmet need in their town and opened a laundromat, the Texas Wash Tub. The laundromat is equipped with Speed Queen equipment and its Quantum™ Gold networking system, which allows Mitchell to monitor cash flow and profitability, as well as generate financial reports for members of his ownership group. The laundromat was built from the ground up and achieved a return on investment after one month. Read more.
"We are confident that we have a proven business model and we have demonstrated its adaptability to meet new market changes rapidly and still provide high gross margin products and services for our franchisees." Find out what else Michael Riley has to say in this Success Stories Interview! Read more.