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“Tested and Proven Systems” Inspire New Kitchen Tune-Up St. Augustine, FL Owners

For Aaron and Shelly Kozlowski, new owners of Kitchen Tune-Up St. Augustine, FL, joining the Kitchen Tune-Up family made sense. Home improvement was already their personal passion.

Aaron and Shelly’s careers were in information technology operations and accounting and finance, but they enjoyed side jobs in custom woodworking and remodeling. The couple was considering going full-time into the…

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Kitchen Tune-Up Atlanta Cumming Owners Find Right Fit in Franchising

Melissa and Andrew Quesada had experience building a successful business already—they had their own animal hospital. A change in location and a desire to try something new spurred them to buy the Kitchen Tune-Up Atlanta-Cumming, GA franchise.

Melissa was an elementary school teacher and Andrew a veterinarian. Together, they owned an animal hospital until they sold it in 2020. Both were “bitten…

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Wolfe Looking to Make A House into a Home for Clients

Greet Kitchen Tune-Up’s latest Tunie, Melanie Wolfe, the new owner of Kitchen Tune-Up Howell-Brighton, MI. Melanie is making kitchen dreams into realities for her Michigander neighbors.

Melanie and her family have been homeowners in Michigan’s Livingston County since 1999. With her children almost grown, she decided the time had come to try a new venture, and Kitchen Tune-Up looked like the…

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Gebhart Creating “Family Work Enviroment” with Kitchen Tune-Up Abilene-San Angelo

A pandemic-driven layoff sparked Jason Gebhart’s interest in being his own boss. Now he’s the proud owner of Kitchen Tune-Up Abilene-San Angelo, TX and one of the new class of Tunies.

When Gebhart’s employer laid him off in April 2020, he found the silver lining in what could have been crushing news. “I was distraught for about five hours,” recalls Gebhart. Then he realized that he “didn’t have…

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The Advantages of Owning a Franchise vs Starting From Scratch

Someone who is considering starting their own business is confronted with a choice right from the outset - start a business from scratch or buy a franchise. In both scenarios, you are your own boss and make all the important decisions that will ultimately determine how well the business does. But there are clear differences and clear advantages to owning a franchise.

Behind the Numbers - What…

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What Exactly Is a Franchise? - The History of Franchising

The American consumer has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to how they can spend their money - local mom and pop shops, multinational corporations, and franchises.

The franchising system has allowed business owners to take a company, store, dealership, or restaurant that was successful in one location, duplicate the business model, and implement it in other locations.

Franchise - A…

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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…

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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…

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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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