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Fastest Labs franchise opportunity lives up to its name by increasing efficiency in a niche market

Former franchisee Dave Claflin cold-called a client who influenced him to examine the drug-screening industry. By eliminating the medical portion and specializing in drug-screening, Claflin developed Fastest Labs to compete against the existing providers, such as Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. By eliminating the industry standard wait-time and collecting the sample and reporting to the employer within 10 minutes, Fastest Labs is able to outperform competitors. Claflin “proved the model” of Fastest Labs and began selling franchises.


This franchise is all about unique French fries

Chris Covelli, founder of #getfried, is creating a network of food units that serve made-to-order topped French fries. Franchising for about a year at the time of this interview, Covelli has sold units in New York and Texas. His first Texas franchisee, based in San Antonio, acquired rights to the entire state! Franchisees invest from $100,000 (for a mobile unit) to $275,000 (for a bricks and mortar unit). Mobile units can be parked and operated, or moved from site to site.


A business-to-business franchise providing payroll services

No business owner wants to worry about cutting payroll checks while also remaining compliant with ever-increasing rules and regulations from federal and state agencies. And every small business owner eventually realizes that doing payroll in-house just doesn’t make sense. It’s more cost-effective and safer to outsource the service. Enter Payroll Vault, a new franchise opportunity that doesn’t require a storefront and operates 9 to 5, five days a week.


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What happens when Millennials take over franchising?

Tariq Farid, CEO of Edible Arrangements, shares his thoughts about what happens when Millennials meet franchising. He tells Dr. John P. Hayes that franchisors will need to invest in training to inspire their new franchisees. Millennials are very curious people and franchisors will need to change behaviors to meet their expectations.


Using technology to drive franchise operations

Franchisors are changing the way they train franchisees – or they need to! “Everyone’s thinking about it . . . they know they have to change,” says Tariq Farid, CEO of Edible Arrangements. Today, technology makes it possible for a franchisor to train more effectively and for less money. Farid shares his experiences with Dr. John P. Hayes of the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Why buy Edible Arrangements?

Franchisors are changing the way they train franchisees – or they need to! “Everyone’s thinking about it . . . they know they have to change,” says Tariq Farid, CEO of Edible Arrangements. Today, technology makes it possible for a franchisor to train more effectively and for less money. Farid shares his experiences with Dr. John P. Hayes of the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Part I: Expanding Edible Arrangements internationally

How will Edible Arrangements replicate its success in the U.S. in other countries? CEO Tariq Farid said he’ll deliver an “eco system” to master franchisees. The eco system specifies the team members that a master franchisee will need to succeed and provides additional direction. Farid shares his ideas with Dr. John P. Hayes in this segment of the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Part II: Expanding Edible Arrangements internationally

Tariq Farid, CEO of Edible Arrangements, discusses the cost of building Edible Arrangements franchises internationally. Surprisingly, some costs are less expensive abroad than in the United States. Branding, however, will be more costly in markets that don’t already know the Edible Arrangements concept. Farid discusses master franchising opportunities with Dr. John P. Hayes in this interview for the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Former franchisee now helps others succeed in franchising

Tariq Farid, CEO of Edible Arrangements, discusses the cost of building Edible Arrangements franchises internationally. Surprisingly, some costs are less expensive abroad than in the United States. Branding, however, will be more costly in markets that don’t already know the Edible Arrangements concept. Farid discusses master franchising opportunities with Dr. John P. Hayes in this interview for the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Making “a lot of money” and “doing good” with a franchise

Christy Wilson Delk, a single mom, shares her franchise startup journey on the How To Buy A Franchise Show. After finding the business that best suited her interests and lifestyle, she borrowed a million dollars. What made her so confident that she could succeed? She explains her story, including the strategies she used, in this interview with Dr. John P. Hayes.


Franchising became a lifestyle choice for this single mom

Laid off once and fired twice, Christy Wilson Delk, a single mother, discovered franchising and said, “Wow!” Soon thereafter she began her journey as a very successful franchisee in the early childhood education niche. In this video she tells Dr. John P. Hayes why franchising became her methodology of choice for developing a business.


How should franchisees prepare to sell their business?

Continue to invest money in your business so that you can show growth, says Christy Wilson Delk, who operated a franchise for 15 years before selling it for a profit. Delk now spends much of her time helping existing franchisees succeed, and she shares her story in this interview with Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


What do you do when an employee steals from you?

Franchisee Christy Wilson Delk was shocked when she discovered she had “a thief in my midst.” Over a six month time period, a trusted employee stole money from Christy’s business. That’s when she knew she needed a general manager to keep pace with her expanding business. Christy shares her franchise development story with the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


What’s required to own and operate a Capriotti’s?

Bruce Evans, vice president of franchising, tells Dr. John P. Hayes that most Capriotti’s franchisees are multi-unit owners who invest approximately $350,000 to open one unit. Financing is available. It can take eight to twelve months to open a restaurant, and 15 to 20 employees to operate the business seven days a week. New franchisees will appreciate that Capriotti’s discloses what Evans calls “fantastic” earnings in Item 19 of its disclosure document.


What’s required to own and operate a Capriotti’s?

Bruce Evans explains how the founder of Capriotti’s turned a “mom and pop” business into a franchise “by accident.” Later, franchisees bought out the founder and spent several years building the infrastructure to expand the sandwich shop nationwide. In a crowded sandwich space, Capriotti’s provides a unique flavor profile that includes roasting whole turkeys every day. Finding franchisees who qualify to buy a Capriotti’s isn’t an easy task. Evans, who sells franchises, says it’s not unusual that he’ll speak to 100 people just to find 1 franchisee.


A sandwich shop that discloses earnings

How do you compete when you don’t have the biggest marketing fund in the crowded sandwich market? Bruce Evans, Capriotti’s vice president of franchise sales, says there’s always a niche for lower priced sandwiches, but Capriotti’s isn’t interested in selling to people who would buy a Subway. Landlords are interested in Capriotti’s because it’s unique. Prospective franchisees are interested because Capriotti’s includes an Item 19, which details earnings for franchisees.


Pros and cons of buying an existing franchise

How do you compete when you don’t have the biggest marketing fund in the crowded sandwich market? Bruce Evans, Capriotti’s vice president of franchise sales, says there’s always a niche for lower priced sandwiches, but Capriotti’s isn’t interested in selling to people who would buy a Subway. Landlords are interested in Capriotti’s because it’s unique. Prospective franchisees are interested because Capriotti’s includes an Item 19, which details earnings for franchisees.


Immediate cash flow from a franchise

Johnny Sellyn of FranchiseResales.com discusses the advantages of buying an existing franchise — #1: immediate cash flow! Sellyn and Dr. John P. Hayes discuss several other benefits that come with buying an existing franchise. Most of the time you’ll pay more for a successful existing franchise than you will to start one from scratch, but you’ll also find that lenders are more motivated to fund franchise resales.


My Elder Advocate: Looking out for your loved one!

If you’re aged or severely ill loved one is going into a hospital, rehab center or nursing home, you may want to know about My Elder Advocate, a franchise opportunity that looks out for clients who are expecting a certain level of care but may not get it. Advocacy is an incredibly valuable service today and may even be necessary because patients are not getting the treatment they desire and require. Franchisee Mark Brownstein talks to Dr. John Hayes about his attraction to the My Elder Advocate franchise.


“Branding” and “Process” attract franchisees to My Elder Advocate

Mark Brownstein, who spent a career working in financial services, tells Dr. John Hayes how he got interested in becoming a franchisee of My Elder Advocate, which provides advocacy services for people who are hospitalized or in nursing centers. “Being a part of a franchise gave me the opportunity to both be my boss and not be my boss.” Mark liked the idea of being branded as a franchise, and to have a “fine-tuned process” to follow to build a business. Mark explains how My Elder Advocate helps him stand out as a franchisee.


Entrepreneur Mark Brownstein explains why he likes My Elder Advocate

What did Mark Brownstein, an entrepreneur, know about franchising prior to purchasing a My Elder Advocate franchise? Not much, he tells Dr. John Hayes, but he knew why a franchise could make a difference in his life. A franchise, he says, gave him the opportunity to build a business without doing all the work himself. He also praises My Elder Advocate for the training and support provided to franchisees, and for the commitment of the franchisor.


Franchise broker leads entrepreneur to consider franchising

Creating a legacy makes a difference to franchisee Mark Brownstein and that’s one of the reasons why he decided to join My Elder Advocate. Mark’s skill set, his desire to build a team, his entrepreneurial drive, and his desire to be part of a brand, led him to explore franchise opportunities with the help of a franchise broker.


How franchisee Mark Brownstein plans to build a six-figure franchise income

Creating a legacy makes a difference to franchisee Mark Brownstein and that’s one of the reasons why he decided to join My Elder Advocate. Mark’s skill set, his desire to build a team, his entrepreneurial drive, and his desire to be part of a brand, led him to explore franchise opportunities with the help of a franchise broker.


Finding a lender to help you buy a franchise

Since 1990, Jeff Sherry has specialized in lending to small businesses, including franchises. Jeff tells the How To Buy A Franchise Show audience why franchises are a good fit for Small Business Administration (SBA) lending. Jeff says that more than 95% of the franchises that his company funds succeed. One good reason why: franchise systems!


Developing a business plan before you buy a franchise

Since 1990, Jeff Sherry has specialized in lending to small businesses, including franchises. Jeff tells the How To Buy A Franchise Show audience why franchises are a good fit for Small Business Administration (SBA) lending. Jeff says that more than 95% of the franchises that his company funds succeed. One good reason why: franchise systems!


How the SBA Franchise Registry assists lenders and franchise buyers

Small Business Administration lender Jeff Sherry of 44 Business Capital explains how he underwrites both a business, and the individual investor, before he grants a loan to buy a franchise. He talks to Dr. John Hayes about the “secret code” that SBA provides to lenders. The SBA Franchise registry provides loads of information about the performance of every franchise where a franchisee has taken out an SBA loan. The registry provides great insights to lenders and prospective buyers.


Here’s how you can work with a lender to buy a franchise

Jeff Sherry of 44 Business Capital talks about the value of viewing data from the SBA Franchise Registry especially while you’re conducting due diligence before you buy a franchise. However, when you work with Jeff, you can relax because “we’re always with the borrower,” he says. SBA lending, he says, requires lots of documentation and part of Jeff’s role is to step the client through the process.


How long will it take to secure a loan to buy a franchise?

Jeff Sherry of 44 Business Capital talks about the value of viewing data from the SBA Franchise Registry especially while you’re conducting due diligence before you buy a franchise. However, when you work with Jeff, you can relax because “we’re always with the borrower,” he says. SBA lending, he says, requires lots of documentation and part of Jeff’s role is to step the client through the process.


How do Camp Bow Wow franchisees make money?

Camp Bow Wow is a premier pet service brand, but how do franchisees make money? Camp Bow Wow’s Renuka Salinger explains the mix of services and earnings. Boarding is usually 60 to 70 percent of sales, followed by day care, which generates 20 to 30 percent. The balance comes from training, grooming and retail sales. Successful franchisees love pets and enjoy interacting with pet owners.


Site selection criteria is a huge advantage at Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow is a premier pet service brand, but how do franchisees make money? Camp Bow Wow’s Renuka Salinger explains the mix of services and earnings. Boarding is usually 60 to 70 percent of sales, followed by day care, which generates 20 to 30 percent. The balance comes from training, grooming and retail sales. Successful franchisees love pets and enjoy interacting with pet owners.


Absentee owner opportunities exist with Camp Bow Wow

Camp Bow Wow is a premier pet service brand, but how do franchisees make money? Camp Bow Wow’s Renuka Salinger explains the mix of services and earnings. Boarding is usually 60 to 70 percent of sales, followed by day care, which generates 20 to 30 percent. The balance comes from training, grooming and retail sales. Successful franchisees love pets and enjoy interacting with pet owners.


Can you qualify to become a Camp Bow Wow franchisee?

Camp Bow Wow is a premier pet service brand, but how do franchisees make money? Camp Bow Wow’s Renuka Salinger explains the mix of services and earnings. Boarding is usually 60 to 70 percent of sales, followed by day care, which generates 20 to 30 percent. The balance comes from training, grooming and retail sales. Successful franchisees love pets and enjoy interacting with pet owners.


Talking with the guru of franchise expos: Tom Portesy

Why are franchise expos popular, and how can franchise prospects get the most out of an online portal such as FranchiseExpo.com? Dr. John P. Hayes talks to Tom Portesy, president of MFV Expositions, about franchise expos in the USA and, FranchiseExpo.com, MFV’s online portal. MFV is the producer of the International Franchise Expo based in New York City, and two regional expos in the USA.


How much can you earn as a FASTSIGNS franchisee?

In just six minutes, Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, explains the six key things that FASTSIGNS does to support franchisees. Then she adds a seventh: Increase franchisee profit, which is the company’s #1 mission. FASTSIGNS is one of the few franchisors to include not only a financial representation in the franchise disclosure document, but actual numbers showing franchisee net income. Monson also tells Dr. John Hayes why FASTSIGNS makes such a great business opportunity in this quick interview.


How you behave as a prospect tells how you’ll behave as a franchisee!

FASTSIGNS is careful about who they allow to become a franchisee. CEO Catherine Monson tells Dr. John Hayes that this is not a business where franchisees can create their own wheel; franchisees must implement the franchisor’s wheel. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand or accept that concept and franchisors need to weed out those folks. That’s why FASTSIGNS tracks the behavior of every prospective franchisee. Prospects are told, for example, to contact at least 25 existing franchisees as part of their due diligence. But some will contact one and say that’s enough. They’re ready to buy! But that’s enough for FASTSIGNS to turn down their franchise application because the prospect’s behavior is an early indication that they will not follow the franchisor’s system. Franchisees who fail to follow the franchisor’s proven system are most likely to fail themselves.


Expect to see more FASTSIGNS franchises

With 540 locations already operating in the USA, FASTSIGNS has determined there are another 300 locations where they can place franchises without negatively impacting their current franchisees. In Canada, where they have 30 locations, they’ve found room for 35 more. CEO Catherine Monson tells Dr. John Hayes how the company pursues these opportunities, and what FASTSIGNS is doing to expand internationally as well.


The role of the master franchisee

After 9/11 destroyed Greg Carafello’s business in New York City, he found Cartridge World, a franchise seeking master franchisees. Even though Carafello didn’t know what it meant to be a master franchisee, he responded to an ad in the Wall Street Journal. Soon thereafter, he acquired the rights to the master license for six states and the District of Columbia. In this segment of his interview with Dr. John P. Hayes, Carafello discusses the differences between single unit franchisees and master franchisees.


How do master franchisees earn money?

Greg Carafello owns the Cartridge World master franchise license for six states and the District of Columbia. In this segment of his interview on the How To Buy A Franchise Show, he explains his responsibilities as a master franchisee, and how he shares the franchise fees with the franchisor.


Health & wellness: Trillion dollar franchise industry

Laura Brunner franchises Positive Changes, a mission and service based business that seeks entrepreneurs with sales and marketing skills and a heart for people. Brunner says this rewarding business enables franchisees to achieve their financial goals. It helps that the brand is positioned in a trillion dollar industry! Hear what Brunner has to say as she’s interviewed by Dr. John P. Hayes.


Getting started with Positive Changes

Hiring and managing staff are key skill sets for a franchisee of Positive Changes. However, franchisees must have a “heart for the business,” according to Laura Brunner, franchisor. She tells the How To Buy A Franchise Show how franchisees qualify financially to acquire a Positive Changes unit and how the franchisor assists in the start-up phase.


No direct competition for this niche franchise

There’s no direct competition for Positive Changes franchisees, says franchisor Laura Brunner. Even other hypnosis centers aren’t competitive because of Positive Changes’ “training path,” says the franchisor. Franchisees also benefit from technology, re-branding, and a marketing program. Brunner tells Dr. John P. Hayes how Positive Changes gives franchisees the edge.


Acquiring customers at Positive Changes

There’s no direct competition for Positive Changes franchisees, says franchisor Laura Brunner. Even other hypnosis centers aren’t competitive because of Positive Changes’ “training path,” says the franchisor. Franchisees also benefit from technology, re-branding, and a marketing program. Brunner tells Dr. John P. Hayes how Positive Changes gives franchisees the edge.


Check out the Item 19 at Positive Changes

There’s no direct competition for Positive Changes franchisees, says franchisor Laura Brunner. Even other hypnosis centers aren’t competitive because of Positive Changes’ “training path,” says the franchisor. Franchisees also benefit from technology, re-branding, and a marketing program. Brunner tells Dr. John P. Hayes how Positive Changes gives franchisees the edge.


Is buying a franchise right for you?

With 8 franchise brands at United Franchise Group, CEO Ray Titus says it can be “daunting” to match the right person to the right brand. Not every business is a fit for every person. Titus suggests prospects begin by asking themselves some key questions. The brand you want to buy is less important than the fit. Titus tells the How To Buy A Franchise Show how prospects should begin the process of evaluating a franchise opportunity. And what new franchisees need to do for the first six months!


The real reason franchise businesses fail

At United Franchise Group, which is approaching 1,500 franchisees in nearly 80 countries, CEO Ray Titus says there’s a concentrated effort to eliminate two types of franchise failures: franchisees who are “under capitalized” and franchisees who are “under educated.” For each of UFG’s 8 brands, the company provides up to two weeks of initial training, followed by two to three weeks of field training. In addition, some franchisees are mentored by seasoned franchisees. This level of education, along with vetting the franchise prospect financially, helps eliminate failures.


Buy a franchise to resell it!

One of the smartest things a franchisee can do is begin with an exit plan in mind. And yet, few franchisees ever do so. They’re more focused on “now” says Ray Titus, CEO of United Franchise Group, with 8 franchise brands. However, Titus shares the story of one franchise couple that invested in a Signarama with one major goal: to sell it for a lot of money. And they did – more than $1-million! Tune in as Titus speaks with Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Why buy a franchise?

Tipton Shonkwiler, Brand Leader at SuperGreen Solutions, discusses the process of selecting franchisees at United Franchise Group. It’s not just about “gut” reaction, and it includes the input of numerous people. Shonkwiler also talks about the importance of executing on the franchise system, and the franchisee getting out of his or her own way to succeed!


The franchise discovery day

Tipton Shonkwiler, Brand Leader at SuperGreen Solutions, discusses the process of selecting franchisees at United Franchise Group. It’s not just about “gut” reaction, and it includes the input of numerous people. Shonkwiler also talks about the importance of executing on the franchise system, and the franchisee getting out of his or her own way to succeed!


When product drives franchise sales

Tipton Shonkwiler, Brand Leader at SuperGreen Solutions, discusses the process of selecting franchisees at United Franchise Group. It’s not just about “gut” reaction, and it includes the input of numerous people. Shonkwiler also talks about the importance of executing on the franchise system, and the franchisee getting out of his or her own way to succeed!


When Chad Hames discovered the franchise concepts Border Magic and Boulder Designs, he loved the products, but he really loved the idea of paying a flat fee royalty instead of a percentage based on his gross sales. Chad shares his experiences as a franchisee during this interview on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Chad Hames tells Dr. John P. Hayes how he investigated Border Magic and Boulder Designs before he committed to buying both concepts at $70,000 each. He said the reception of the franchisees motivated him and the franchisor’s Discovery Day gave him a “warm, fuzzy feeling” that led him to decide to buy both businesses.


You might think that boulders and borders don’t have much to do with social networks, but franchisee Chad Hames says otherwise. He says that a selling point of both Boulder Designs and Border Magic is that the franchisees feel they are part of a family. Chad shares his experiences as he continues his interview on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Inside a Border Magic and Boulder Design franchise

Tipton Shonkwiler, Brand Leader at SuperGreen Solutions, discusses the process of selecting franchisees at United Franchise Group. It’s not just about “gut” reaction, and it includes the input of numerous people. Shonkwiler also talks about the importance of executing on the franchise system, and the franchisee getting out of his or her own way to succeed!


Chad Hames at 38 has been a satisfied and profitable franchisee of two brands for 10 years and he’s hoping to continue working another 20 years and then see his sons take over. Chad tells the How To Buy A Franchise Show that the first step to success in a franchise is asking an all-important question. Hear what he has to say in this segment of his interview with Dr. John P. Hayes.


Who qualifies to own a master franchise?

Tony Foley of United Franchise Group tells the How To Buy A Franchise Show about UFG’s process for finding master franchisees. He also explains the differences between master franchises and area development agreements. Foley visits as many as 25 countries annually and has sold master franchises in nearly 80 countries. If you’re interested in owning a license to expand an American brand in one or more countries, or regions of the world, this is an important lesson to help you understand key basics about international franchise development.


United Franchise Group is approaching 1,500 franchisees in nearly 80 countries and one of the reasons for the company’s amazing success is “getting the right people on the bus.” Not everyone has what it takes to become a franchisee or a master franchisee, but veteran salesman Tony Foley specializes in helping people recognize whether or not franchising makes sense for them. During this interview with Dr. John P. Hayes, Foley said people should not go to franchise expos to buy a franchise. Instead, they should go to gather information and begin the due diligence process.

What’s the cost of a master franchise?

The job of the master franchisee is multi-faceted, explains Tony Foley, of United Franchise Group, and it usually involves more than one person. UFG likes to see a master franchisee develop a team that can handle the development of a pilot store, then the recruitment, training and support of franchisees. What’s it cost to buy a master franchise? Every region or country is different and the fees are based on specific metrics. However, Foley explains what would be required to purchase a master franchise for a country the size of New Zealand or Kuwait.


Can you finance a master franchise opportunity?

If you’re the right fit to become a master franchisee at United Franchise Group, Tony Foley says you may discover that UFG is willing to help you finance the payment of the master license fee. But long before UFG even decides to award a master franchise to an individual or group, Foley will spends months developing a relationship with the candidate/s. In fact, for every 10 prospects, he says he’s likely to find only one who will make the cut to become a UFG master franchisee. Getting to know people, however, is part of what excites Foley and keeps him engaged in a career approaching 30 years.


Why would a successful Cartridge World master franchisee also decide to build more than 20 Liberty Tax franchise markets in Manhattan as an area developer? And how does an area development opportunity differ from being a master franchisee? Greg Carafello, who is both a master franchisee and an area developer, explains his roles in this segment of his interview on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Trials and tribulations of a master franchisee

Master franchisee and area developer Greg Carafello talks about the importance of “trust” and “chemistry” when buying a franchise. He’s building Cartridge World in six states and the District of Columbia, and Liberty Tax in Manhattan. He was interviewed by Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


What happens when franchisees fail? Any why do some fail? Jim Tatem, veteran franchise brand executive and trainer, talks about the transition process for failed franchisees but also explains how franchisees can avoid failure.


Six Steps for Successful Franchisees at United Franchise Group. Veteran brand leader Jim Tatem explains UFG’s approach to training franchisees in both the startup and ongoing stages of development. Includes a mentoring program called First Contact. Here’s how the franchise fee is re-invested in franchisees!


Understanding the franchise royalty fee

Jim Tatem, brand leader of Signarama, and master trainer for United Franchise Group (UFG), talks about franchise royalty dollars. How are they spent? How are they re-invested in the franchisee’s business? What does a major franchisor like UFG do with the franchisees’ royalty money? Highlights the importance of research and development on behalf of the franchise network.


Signarama Brand Leader Jim Tatem discusses the company’s 5-year strategic plan. He explains the evolution of Signarama as the go-to vendor for business products as well as services. It’s not just signs anymore! Good overview of the Signarama business.

Value of the franchisor/franchisee relationship

Master franchisee and area developer Greg Carafello talks about the importance of “trust” and “chemistry” when buying a franchise. He’s building Cartridge World in six states and the District of Columbia, and Liberty Tax in Manhattan. He was interviewed by Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


From auto sales to computer sales via franchising

Master franchisee and area developer Greg Carafello talks about the importance of “trust” and “chemistry” when buying a franchise. He’s building Cartridge World in six states and the District of Columbia, and Liberty Tax in Manhattan. He was interviewed by Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Jim Muir turned his hobby – collecting Apple products – into a thriving online business that he initially launched from his home, in a gated community. However, when 8,500 customers showed up to buy his products in one month, his HOA told him it was time to find a retail location! He did and soon thereafter discovered Accurate Franchising which helped him franchise his concept. The business – now known as Experimac – now has more than 100 locations worldwide!


Why Jim Muir chose Accurate Franchising to franchise his business

Master franchisee and area developer Greg Carafello talks about the importance of “trust” and “chemistry” when buying a franchise. He’s building Cartridge World in six states and the District of Columbia, and Liberty Tax in Manhattan. He was interviewed by Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


Jim Muir, founder of Experimac, explains his partnership with United Franchise Group and Accurate Franchising. From the beginning, the business was treated as a partnership largely because Muir wanted to take advantage of UFG’s expertise and UFG wanted to tap into Muir’s ideas. In this video interview he explains his approach to customer satisfaction and how it complements the development of the Experimac franchise, now in more than 100 markets.


Experimac: America’s new “hot” franchise opportunity

Master franchisee and area developer Greg Carafello talks about the importance of “trust” and “chemistry” when buying a franchise. He’s building Cartridge World in six states and the District of Columbia, and Liberty Tax in Manhattan. He was interviewed by Dr. John P. Hayes on the How To Buy A Franchise Show.


How to become a franchisor

“Sales is my business,” says Experimac founder, Jim Muir, and that suits him fine as a new franchisor. In this short video he discusses how he’s helping people get into the business of repairing and selling Apple products through Experimac outlets. His target is to open more retail locations than Apple, Inc. and plans to be at the 500 store level in about five years.


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