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How Many Hours Do Franchise Owners Work?

Set your own hours; have others do the work while you reap the rewards - these are the oft-repeated sales slogans of franchisors hoping to sell their business model to would-be entrepreneurs. And they are both lies.

The truth varies from franchise to franchise and from owner to owner, depending on their needs, ambitions, and expectations.

What are your financial needs and expectations?

Owning…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

Why Location Is Important for Your Franchise

Having a great product at a great price, establishing a reputation of providing quality service, and implementing a tried-and-true, data-driven market strategy are all essential components to building a successful business. But the old adage of “location, location, location” is true - even all these steps may not be enough if your business is not set up in the right place.

Not all locations are…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

How Much Does a Franchise Cost?

So, you’ve been thinking about buying a franchise? You’re not alone. Buying a franchise can be an attractive option for many entrepreneurs. It provides the opportunity to start and grow a business with much less initial investment than starting from scratch and an opportunity for you to invest in an already successful company.

But how much does it cost to buy a franchise?

This is the question…

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Kitchen Tune-Up Offers “Sense of Freedom” in Milford, CT

Jim Palavras, owner of Kitchen Tune-Up in Milford, CT, longed to return to his roots as a business owner. After 16 years as a wealth management advisor, Jim sought the “sense of freedom” he felt as his own boss.

“Early in my career I owned my own brick and mortar business,” Jim recalls. “While it was a lot of endless hours and weekends, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was happy. When life went in a…

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How To Evaluate a Franchise Opportunity in Simple Steps

If you’re looking to buy your own business, a franchise might be the perfect option for you. Franchises are often well-established companies with solid management teams, and they can provide a great deal of training and support for new owners.

However, you must take your time and evaluate all of the options before you commit. A franchise is an excellent investment for many people, but you need…

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Simple Steps for Starting a Home Improvement Business

Starting your own business, of course, entails taking on a certain amount of risk. This is true regardless of what field your new business venture is in. However, the good news is that home improvement is quite a stable sector of activity.

Forbes estimates the annual revenue generated in the home renovation industry at over 450 billion dollars annually. And it continues to grow.

As long as…

Published: by Jill Hansen

Category: Informational

A Day in the Life: Rhonda Mathews of Kitchen Tune-Up Phoenix

Tunie Rhonda Mathews’s typical day is truly a family affair: She’s partners with her husband, Garth, as owners of Kitchen Tune-Up Phoenix-Mathews.

Life as a Kitchen Tune-Up owner wasn’t on the radar for Rhonda Mathews at first. After both she and Garth faced changes in their professional lives, she chose retirement, while Garth found new work. Garth wasn’t thrilled and kept job-hunting, but…

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Kitchen Tune-Up Gives New Owner “Control of My Own Future”

After years of spending every work day staring at a computer screen, Howard Rosenman was ready for a big change. Then the pandemic forced his hand: He worked as director of operations for a company developing software for the event industry—an industry “ravaged” by pandemic restrictions, Rosenman says.

The time was right to leave his career. He wanted to be his own boss and get out from behind…

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New Las Vegas Owner Ready to “Create Dream Kitchens”

Marco de Wit joined the Kitchen Tune-Up fold by buying an existing franchise from the owner. De Wit was a banquet manager who had been investigating business opportunities for a year when he came across Kitchen Tune-Up.

“After meeting the owner, I was sold,” de Wit says. The Las Vegas location’s owner, Paul Climer, joined Kitchen Tune-Up in 2008, and his timing in selling the franchise in 2020…

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Kitchen Tune-Up Rochester Welcomes New Owner Larry Turowski

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Larry Turowski’s livelihood took a hit. He was in business for himself, but as a real estate investor, landlord and house flipper, he found his income falling.

“Flips in real estate were getting slimmer and harder to find,” Turowski recalls. “Then Covid crushed rent collections. I needed to diversify and decided to look at franchises. I loved the [Kitchen…

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