Nature’s Pet Market

For most of us, our pets are members of our family– for some owners, their pets are their favorite children!



The increase in spending on our furry friends has given rise to numerous pet franchises, including Nature’s Pet Market.


Nature’s Pet Market is one of the most innovative pet supply retail franchises in the United States and offers to different brands depending on geographic location: EarthWise Pet Supply and Nature’s Pet Market. The company strives to better the lives of owners and their pets by providing all natural products, great customer service and green business practice.


Pet franchise Nature’s Pet Market and EarthWise Pet Supply believes that pets are an integral part of our families and deserve to be treated accordingly:


  • Pets should receive the best care possible
  • A holistic approach should be taken with regards to nutrition, exercise and grooming
  • Only products from manufacturers that use green practices and recycle materials should be promoted
  • Varying family budgets should be accommodated through the offering of a wide range of natural products
  • Local shelters and rescue organizations will be supported
  • Reducing pet overpopulation should be a priority
  • Customers should be provided superior service delivered by knowledgable, helpful staff


For those interested in becoming involved with Nature’s Pet Market, there are a few advantages provided to its franchisees, including strong growth potential in a recession-resistant industry for a relatively low investment in protected territories.


Nature’s Pet Market offers a great deal of hands-on support to its franchisees, including demographic analysis, site selection, business plan development, loan assistance and marketing help.


For more information on Nature’s Pet Market and EarthWise Pet Supply visit

Good News For Food Franchise Industry


There’s good new in the food and beverage and franchise industry: businesses are hiring!


Though the economy’s growth remains sluggish and less than expected, new hires are filing into rank at food franchises and establishments nationwide. The total number of hospitality and leisure related jobs reached 14.2 million in June– and all time high. The food and beverage sector accounts for 10.5 percent of the total U.S. Workforce, another record for the industry since the government began tracking jobs in the 1930s.


Sales at U.S. restaurants and bars are predicted to reach a record $461.3 billion this year, a 3.8 percent gain from 2012 the National Restaurant Association estimates.


These positive numbers alone are reason to celebrate, as they indicate an economy that’s finally eating out again and enjoying life a bit more. The pursestrings are not cinched as tightly as before and spendthrifts feel more comfortable spending on dining experiences. For some establishments, business has returned to pre-recessions levels. Casual and quick-casual dining establishments have seen the biggest increases.


The increase in spending both in terms of tabs and traffic isn’t only paying off for those searching for jobs. Investors and new franchisees are also seeing major returns on their investments. So far, shares of Starbucks stock has risen 29 percent; 30 percent at Dunkin Brands Group Inc. and 51 percent at Sonic Corp., all are good barometers for the food franchise industry. Domino’s Pizza is finalizing plans for its first-ever national hiring week.

Maui Wowi Has International Appeal

Maui Wowi Hawaiian, an international company specializing in premium Hawaiian coffees and nutritious fruit smoothies, has announced it was ranked in the July 2013 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine among the top 200 global franchises, an annual listing of North America’s top franchisors seeking international development.

“Maui Wowi has built a concept and brand that has incredible international appeal,” said Justin Livingston, director of global franchise development. “The tropical island theme and superior quality products resonate with people on a global scale and our acknowledgement on the top 200 global franchises list is further proof that our foundation is strong and future bright.”

The honor of appearing on the list is based on a company’s ranking on the 2013 Franchise 500 list, a compilation of franchises, which is developed through objective and quantifiable criteria, such as growth and financial strength. The companies are then attributed additional clout based on its international size and growth to determine which will make the cut for top 200 global franchises.

Maui Wowi Hawaiian has a presence in 6 countries outside of the United States and is actively seeking international partners to bring the Aloha Spirit to more people. For more than 30 years, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has continued to grow and become a leader in the industry. It’s simplistic approach has allowed a diverse franchise system to flourish through proven systems, support, and flexibility. The company is actively franchising both domestically and internationally. For more information please visit

About Maui Wowi Hawaiian Coffees & Smoothies:
Since 1982, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has embraced the Hawaiian culture and has been serving paradise in a cup since the day it began, 30 years ago. From event carts, mall kiosks and stand-alone retail locations Maui Wowi Hawaiian offers premium, all-natural, gluten-free, fresh-fruit smoothies, as well as gourmet Hawaiian coffees and espresso beverages. With over 400 operating units in eight countries, Maui Wowi Hawaiian has truly gone “Global” by adding an online store, Now customers from anywhere in the world can experience the prized-gourmet Hawaiian coffees and taste the ‘Aloha Spirit’ with a ‘Click-of-a button!’ To learn more information about Maui Wowi Hawaiian’s, products, locations, or flexible, low cost franchising opportunities, visit

Virtual Expo Asks the Tough Question: Is Business Ownership Right for You?

North America’s Leading Career and Franchise Business Coaching Company, The Entrepreneur’s Source®, Fuels Dreams of Business Ownership with “Start a Business Weekend” Virtual Franchise Expo July 25-27

The nation’s leading career and franchise business coaching network, The Entrepreneur’s Source® is hosting its virtual Start a Business Weekend® expo July 25-27, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT. The virtual expo offers current and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to explore business opportunities and gain advice from experts – all from the comfort of their home or office.

The Start a Business Weekend expo allows attendees to “walk” into a digital Exhibit Hall and visit the booths of more than 90 of the nation’s hottest franchise concepts. Participants can chat live with representatives about a variety of different franchise brands, learn how to finance their new business, attend keynote presentations, and download informational resources. Business coaches from The Entrepreneur’s Source will be available to help would-be entrepreneurs determine if business ownership is right for them. After attending a Start a Business Weekend expo, 95 percent of participants end up discovering options they admittedly would have never looked at on their own or would have previously dismissed.


“Many people would love to start their own business, especially with the job market moving towards part-time work. The problem is, many people don’t know where to start or are unsure of the skills needed to run a business,” said Brian Miller, COO of The Entrepreneur’s Source. “Our free Start a Business Weekend expo asks the hard hitting question: is business ownership right for you? By the end of the three day event, participants will have that question answered and the tools and guidance necessary to start their entrepreneurial journey.”


The Entrepreneur’s Source has more than 30 years of experience in helping make franchisors and their franchisees more profitable. With more than 230 offices in the United States, Canada and the UK, the company presents prospective franchisees with new business opportunities that complement their goals, needs and expectations, while delivering franchisors the right individuals to grow their concepts. Additionally, the company also offers business-coaching services to help franchisees advance, improve efficiency and increase the return on the investment made on their franchise business.


Registration for the SABW Expo is currently open, with no registration fee, at For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source and business coaching support, visit


About The Entrepreneur’s Source
The Entrepreneur’s Source is North America’s leading career and franchise Business Coaching Company dedicated to the entrepreneur, with more than 230 offices in the United States, Canada, and the UK. Dominating the $1.5 billion dollar Business Coaching/Consulting franchise market in North America, the company offers a full range of services to individuals seeking alternate career options and to franchise businesses looking to increase performance. For more information about The Entrepreneur’s Source, please visit


The Entrepreneur’s Source and Start a Business Weekend are trademarks of TES Franchising, LLC.  All rights reserved.

Mobility: A Time-Tested Specialty and an Alternative Entrance into the Senior Market

Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, and sweeping its way across America, 101 Mobility is one of the nation’s largest providers of mobility solutions and one of the most exciting alternative opportunities for entrepreneurs seeking out their niche in the senior boom.

101 Mobility sells, installs, rents, and services a complete line of home health, mobility, and accessibility products for the elderly and disabled. From stair, porch, pool, and auto lifts, to ramps, bridges and walkways to power scooters, safety baths, and more, they service residential and commercial clients alike and are the top dealer of many of their products’ manufacturers.

In an industry historically predominated by “mom and pop” shops and anonymous online firms, seniors and their caretakers often don’t know who to trust for professional and reliable mobility products and aren’t aware of the broad variety of mobility solutions available. As one of the first nationally franchised organizations of its kind, 101 Mobility has been leading this specialty into the 21st century.

101 Mobility’s is a scalable business model designed to grow with your operation, and can be launched in 90 days or less. Their franchisees receive comprehensive training, protected territories, established relationships with equipment vendors and core national accounts, marketing assistance, and their unparalleled, all-inclusive “Mobilink” business operating system.

101 Mobility is on the move and is seeking motivated entrepreneurs who can help them reach their national goals. If you have strong sales and marketing skills and are shopping for solid alternative options in the senior market, consider the time-tested specialty of “mobility” and contact their franchise development team today.

To learn more about this up-and-coming franchise opportunity, please visit:

Quiznos Makes Strides in Franchising, Animal Welfare

Quiznos Makes Strides in Franchising, Animal Welfare

Last week, Quiznos announced its plans to work with its many suppliers to eliminate gestation crates from its food franchise’s supply chain between 2017 and 2022.


The news was immediately applauded by the Humane Society, the nation’s largest and most effective protection organization.


Most breeding pigs in the U.S. are confined in gestation crates for the majority of their lives. The crates are not large enough for the animals to turn around and are used to prevent pregnancy in pigs. As one of the smartest, most social animals on Earth, gestation crates create an environment of stress, anxiety, fear and pain for pigs.


Quiznos’ decision to eliminate gestation crates from its supply chain comes as a result of its first initiative in 2008 to incorporate crate-free pork into its restaurants. Quiznos’ customers have made it clear they want better treatment for pigs– and Quiznos clearly agrees.


HSUS Food Policy Director Matthew Prescott believes that Quiznos’ move suggests that confining pigs in gestation crates is simply an unsustainable business practice.


As customers become increasingly interested in the origin of the food on their dinner plates, it makes sense for food franchises to make this conscientious step forward. A poll conducted by the American Farm Bureau found that 95 percent of Americans believe that farm animals should be well-cared for. The same poll found that most Americans do not consider gestation crates to be humane.


This progress, especially coming from a large and well-known franchise like Quiznos, will likely inspire others to enact meaningful changes in their supply chains and lead to better treatment of animals other than pigs.

The Top 10 Most Popular Franchise Industries

In the last year ten franchise industries have become runaway stars. Some, like the ubiquitous burger and fries concept, remains popular. Others, like children’s entertainment, are the newcomers to the popular crowd.

Children’s Enrichment: Children’s education franchises have seen an increase in popularity and need for several reasons, not the least of which is the unfortunate reality that the American public education system is failing to properly educate young people:

  • 2 out of 3 eighth-graders cannot read proficiently and most will not catch up
  • Nearly two-thirds of eighth-graders scored below proficient in math
  • Seventy-five percent of students are not proficient in civics
  • 1.1 million American students drop out of school every year. For African-American and Hispanic students this percentage is almost double the national average at close to 40 percent. (The national average is 27 percent.)

Children’s Entertainment: Keeping kid’s occupied and entertained is a big business. Many parents spend considerably on their children’s birthday parties and after school programs. As the prevalence of households that require both parents to work increases so does the popularity of children’s entertainment franchises.

Fitness Franchises: According to the New York Times, when the going gets tough the tough get going– on their treadmills and yoga mats. While some struggle to squeeze in any workouts at all, others turn to fitness for mental relief.

Frozen Yogurt Franchises: Going out for ice cream has turned into going out for frozen yogurt as the obesity rate in America has increased (and it’s officially become a disease).
Hamburgers: During the Great Recession, America’s taste for cheap, fast food increased as disposable income decreased. Though the U.S. has weathered an economic recovery, hamburgers and fries franchises remain all too popular.
Health Services Franchises
Retail Stores: As economic confidence returns, so do customers willing to spend their larger paychecks at retail franchises.
Restoration Services
Senior Care: The need for senior care franchises has continued to increase since the first of the Baby Boomer generation began to retire and there seems to be no end in sight.
Spa Services: Perhaps as the Great Recession ended people finally felt comfortable with indulging a bit. Whatever the reason, spa franchises have reached the list of the most popular franchises in the industry.