all in adventures

Franchise Interview: John Reichel, Founder of All in Adventures

How did you get into the industry?I wanted to create a family friendly space that had a variety of activities that was attractive to all generations. My vision was to give parents and kids an activity where they would all have fun, put down the phones, and engage in problem-solving and challenges where they had to communicate. We were one of the first escape rooms in the country. What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model?We will continue ...

Franchise Interview: Jeimy Flournoy, Owner of Salon809

How did you get into the industry?When I was 15 years old, I moved back to Dominican Republic. There, I worked in a salon and gained tons of experience. By the time I moved back to the U.S., I was ready to open my own salon within my basement. I successfully operated the salon out of my home for a year before taking a break to start a family. When I resumed my career path, I knew that opening a ...
at home hearing healthcare

Franchise Interview: Michael Schmit, Founder and CEO of At Home Hearing Healthcare

How did you get into the industry? My family owned a hearing aid office in Sterling Illinois. I was an apprentice at their practice. What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model? The hearing industry is changing rapidly. 3rd party referral and payment sources are now covering almost everyone with either a direct benefit or an indirect discount plan. OTC hearing aids have been approved by the legislature and should be legally available soon. Combine these issues with ...
amethyst house cleaning

Amethyst House Cleaning Interview

How did you get into the industry? There were a few ladies at my church that didn’t have work, so I asked around to see if anyone wanted their house cleaned, and we started cleaning houses. What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model? Due to world events, there are many more germaphobes in the world than there were before, so more people need our services. Also, people are working and studying from home so their houses get ...
hometown restoration

Franchise Interview: Bradley Gardner, Founder and President of Hometown Restoration

How did you get into the industry?In 2014, I was working as an insurance agent. Time and again, I would visit with clients after a disaster and, each time disaster struck, I realized something: homeowners in Mississippi were desperately in need of a building contractor who understood insurance.I started Hometown Restoration primarily because I saw a gap that needed to be filled between insurance companies and homeowners. What I had learned was there were a lot of claims that were ...
bloomin blinds

Franchise Interview: Kelsey Stuart, Co-Founder and CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds

How did you get into the industry?My mom is a serial entrepreneur. When my brothers and I were in high school, she saw an article for a blind cleaning machine and she bought the machine. She started cleaning and repairing blinds in our town just outside of Seattle. I grew up with her business overtaking our garage.After a divorce and some life changes, my mom moved to Dallas. When I visited her there, I immediately saw the potential of a ...
mt playmore franchise

Franchise Interview: Michael Fontaine, Co-Founder and Co-Owner

How did you get into the industry?I was looking out for something different than the industry I was in and was actively seeking something new to get into. One Christmas Break, I was on the vacation with my family and we took my kids to a similar concept and they loved it! At first, I thought about purchasing a franchise, but I found that most companies didn’t offer franchises or only offered licensing. They told us the costs, fees, annuals ...
37 axe room franchise

Ashley Brennan, Owner and Founder of Section 37 Axe Room

How did you get into the industry?Dumb luck really. My husband and I were interested in starting a business, but we weren’t sure what kind. While on vacation, we came across axe throwing and knew that was what we wanted to get into! What’s New in the Business or in the Franchise Model?We just set up an online store for customers to buy merchandise, and we launched monthly memberships!  Where do you See Opportunities or Challenges for the Franchise/Business Moving ...

Janice Ramirez, Founder and CEO of Crazy Cuban

How did you get into the industry?Aldo & Janice Ramirez started the Crazy Cuban in 2009 to fill the void left behind the closing of the infamous “Kool Korners”. A Cuban American from Hialeah, Florida, Aldo Ramirez was determined to deliver the same authentic Cuban experience to the residents of the busy Midtown Atlanta district just like his predecessor had done for two decades. The Crazy Cuban business continues to grow due to the demand for our tasty Cubans made ...
The edison early learning center

Dawn Toolan, Founder and CEO of The Edison Early Learning Center

How did you get into the industry? entered the childcare industry thirteen years ago, after returning to my hometown andrealizing our area needed a preschool with a strong academic curriculum. I left a high school science teaching position, to build a little school for my own children and other little ones. My goal was to create an educational atmosphere for students whose parents needed childcare but also strived to find a facility with well-qualified educators caring for their children. What’s New ...