FRANCHISE OF THE MONTH
IT IS POSSIBLE TO GAIN FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE FOR LIFE
AND TO BECOME ONE'S OWN BOSS!
JOIN THE MANY WOMEN THAT HAVE BECOME ENTREPRENEURS
IN THE WORLD OF BUSINESS AND FRANCHISING.
Catherine Monson As the CEO and President of FASTSIGNS International, Inc.,
I am responsible for the growth and success
of the FASTSIGNS® brand and franchise system. I view my role as a coach and mentor; gathering all of the best resources, strategising about the game plan and then holding people accountable to perform.
Discover why this unique, mobile repair and restoration franchise business is the industry leader. The Creative Colors International vinyl and leather repair franchise has been designed for entrepreneurs who want to enjoy the rewards of their efforts.
Our roots date back to 1985 when the company president, Teresa M. Young opened one of the first “vinyl” sign shops in the western US. More than three decades later, history is still being made.
For over 25 years, Teresa M. Young has supported new entrepreneurs entering the digital sign and graphics industry, originally as mentor and trainer while operating her own sign business (1985-1991). Teresa works one-on-one with new entrepreneurs to guide them through due diligence, business plan, growing pains and beyond, and fosters a generous and open culture throughout the organization.
I've had cats as pets all my life.
I would have never thought back in 2007 that Kitten Sittin' would be the highly successful Cat Sitting Business and Franchise that it is today. It started when Princess wandered into my backyard in 1999 and I gave her a little taste of tuna. Cats and tuna, I should have seen it coming. Every year my business grew. Once cat lovers found out that there is a pet sitting service that is exclusively for cats, they needed to hire us. I am happy to be able to offer the opportunity for others to share in the same success and fulfillment that I have experienced!
I look forward to helping people to fulfill their dreams of owning their own business while doing something they love with the animals they love.
In 2001, after 13 years of operating in the Chicagoland area, we became a franchise organization. Over the years we have been honored to work with thousands and thousands of pre-school and elementary students. We are continually blessed by hundreds of Young Rembrandts Instructors, committed to developing drawing and learning skills in young children. We are thankful for the Young Rembrandts' franchisees that have come alongside us to expand art instruction and bring a new truth to art education across the nation. Young Rembrandts has long been a labor of love and continues to beckon us to new people, places and classrooms.
Expense Reduction Analysts helps organizations across the country save money and find profit by reducing everyday expenditures. As an entrepreneurial consultant, you have the opportunity to work with the ERA network to win new accounts, increase potential earnings and deliver valuable savings to a diverse client base. Connect with our global network by becoming a part of ERA and start on the path of managing your own consulting business.
Linda Searles started the business in a church basement and now has turned it into a profitable franchise business and rewarding parent/child play experience. The business – Baby Power is a program for children ages six months to five years and their parents. The mission – to build a system of communication between families, through the Baby Power program, that lasts a lifetime.
The first Curves opened over 25 years ago. From there, Curves grew to become the largest fitness franchise in the world, helping women around the globe to lead healthier lives. We are famous for our 30-minute Circuit that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching and always has a coach to help members with proper form, answer questions, and offer encouragement. Led by a primarily female corporate leadership team, Curves has empowered women to step out of the traditional workforce and become entrepreneurs. We look for driven, determined women with a desire to become a business owner. Krishea Holloway, Senior Director of Curves who has been with the company for over 20 years says, “I began as a Franchise Owner. Curves provides a great opportunity for a woman to own & build a business in her community. It further allows one to enjoy time with their family, while providing for them; to maintain a strong business, empowering and filling a need for women, so they stay strong and live longer, healthier lives. It’s a winning combination for the entrepreneurial woman!” For more than 25 years we have been helping women transform their lives and we will continue this mission with exciting, effective programs that answer the needs of our members. We invite women of all shapes, sizes and ages to lose weight,** become stronger and reach their health goals at Curves. Come see the difference Curves can make for you.
**Curves Fitness members on average lose 5 lbs. over a 20-week period; Curves Complete members can expect to lose, on average, 10 lbs. and 3 inches over 13 weeks.
Dina is a certified franchise executive with more than thirty years of industry experience, having grown up in the Dwyer Group. The business now includes 11 franchise brands and more than 2,700 locations around the world.
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Phebe Novakovic is an American business women and former intelligence officer. She serves as Chairwoman CEO of General Dynamics. As of 2014 she is listed as the 56th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. She is the seventh wealthiest women CEO of Fortune 500 companies in the 2016 rankings,
Jo Kirchner is CEO of Primrose Schools. In her more than 20 years with the organization, she has proudly helped Primrose grow from four schools in Atlanta to more than 260 schools nationwide. With this growth, Primrose has been able to provide children all over the country the early learning foundation they need to become successful in elementary school and beyond.
Executive Director of Marketing & National Accounts; Professional Speaker
Marilyn Manning has been an integral and positive part of the Denver-area business community for many years. Today, she heads marketing strategy and national franchise business development efforts for Payroll Vault Franchising LLC.
Shelly Sun is the CEO and co-founder of BrightStar Care®, a premium healthcare staffing company providing the full continuum of care, from homecare to supplemental staffing for corporate clients such as nursing homes and physicians.
The Harvard grad not only pilots a fast-expanding hotel company but also maintains a busy schedule at leadership summits, all while juggling care for 3 children under the age of 4. She has enhanced Rosewood's international reputation by adding key industry executives and landmark addresses, including Paris' iconic Hôtel de Crillon, which reopens next year under the Rosewood marquee. Other additions include a grand hotel for Phnom Penh, Cambodia this year, and in 2017 a resort in Phuket and her first luxury tented camp, in Luang Prabang, Laos. Growth remains brisk in China.
Anna Phillips began her career as a massage therapist, esthetician and permanent makeup artist. She worked as a massage therapist at Google, a highly coveted position, where she soaked in the entrepreneurial and creative atmosphere. While living on the west coast, Anna came across the application of eyelash extensions – a service only known to starlets and industry insiders at the time. After a move to Texas, Anna became one of the first certified eyelash extension trainers for Xtreme Lashes and traveled the U.S. training others on the service. She also rented a small room taking clients that eventually grew into a wide-spread demand. Anna opened the first Lash Lounge salon in 2006 and evolved the concept into a franchise in 2010. Anna and husband, Dave, have two girls, Hadley and Presley.
Born in Sydney, Australia, Pixc CEO Holly Cardew knew that online stores had it all wrong. The time, money, and effort that e-commerce and online retailers were spending on product advertising was unneccessary given the technology and resources that were available. With her platform, Holly is effectively revolutionizing the online shopping industry. Retailers can now get higher quality images of their products to place online, and receive them for lower cost.
“I live in the Fayetteville community and we have established great relationships with the local schools and non-profits,” said Rhonda L. Rivers, Owner and Operator of the Fayetteville location. “We are super excited about giving back to our community, and sharing the family fun and delicious treats that make sweetFrog such a success.”
After two years running Reynolds American’s largest subsidiary, Crew became the company’s CEO in January, succeeding former chief Susan Cameron in the first female-to-female chief transfer of power in the S&P 500 since 2012. Crew’s move to the corner office, however, came in the midst of the company’s acquisition by British American Tobacco. Crew now reports to BAT’s CEO, though she remains at the helm of Reynolds, which becomes BAT’s largest profit center—with net income up 87% to $6.1 billion last year.
Charles Mitchell grew up in Raleigh, NC. He wasn’t exactly sure what he wanted to be when he grew up, but he knew it was going to have something to do with business.
Charles’ wife, Sherri, was in the staffing and recruiting industry, working and opening offices for her employers. She excelled at what she did, and both Charles and her employer questioned why she wasn’t running her own staffing and recruiting business. That’s when Charles and Sherri decided it was time—and their company, All About People, was born.
Debra Perelman has been appointed the First Female CEO Revlon
Founder Debbie Blacher has turned a personal commitment to healthy and organic eating for her young children into a positive impact on her community. And now she is sharing her vision through franchising with the goal of teaching young children across the country that healthy can be yummy!
"As a busy mom, I found I had a real need for quick and easy school lunches, but felt I had a responsibility to provide my children with the right foods...it was out of necessity and my belief that the foods our children eat should nourish their growing minds and bodies that I was inspired to start Wholesome Tummies in 2007."
Stephanie Allen is a recognized pioneer in the meal assembly industry. Combining an in-depth knowledge of the needs of busy families with personal and practical innovation, Stephanie leads the company's growth and strategic direction. In addition, she oversees menu and product development, franchise recruitment and general operations.
Stephanie brings an extensive background in the food industry including 18 years of recipe development and catering, as well as a broad range of business management expertise. Prior to launching Dream Dinners in 2002, Stephanie owned and operated a successful Seattle-area catering business for more than 12 years.
Ahead of its wider public rollout of much-awaited 4G phone service, Reliance Jio Infocomm, the telecom arm of oil and gas giant Reliance Industries, held a December soft launch at a sprawling 500-acre corporate campus outside of Mumbai. Soft but big--the company controlled by Mukesh Ambani, India's richest person, had 37,000 staff on site for the event, and more than 75,000 others from Reliance outposts were present by video link.
The debut took place on the eve of the group's legendary founder Dhirubhai Ambani's birth anniversary. With its attendant Bollywood glamour--superstar Shah Rukh Khan, Jio's brand ambassador, presided as master of ceremonies--the gala was orchestrated by Nita Ambani.