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Nashville Smoothie King Franchisee Give Back Through Challenged Athletes Foundation

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Last year, Smoothie King launched a sponsorship of the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) to fundraise and raise awareness to help individuals with physical challenges get access to sports and an active lifestyle. Smoothie King’s support will help fund grants for adaptive sports equipment like prosthetic running feet, hand cycles and sport wheelchairs, travel training and […]

A Year Later: Lessons Learned from a First-Time Smoothie King Franchisee

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Launching a business as a first-time entrepreneur can be intimidating. There are many variables to consider, tasks to juggle and challenges to hurdle. For some, the enormity of the task creates a barrier to business ownership. Luckily, franchising can help to make life easier for new entrepreneurs. Franchises equip owners with established brands and proven […]

Why This Franchisee Blends a Smoothie at His Stores Every Day

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Multi-unit franchisee James Shafer is not afraid to roll up his sleeves and get to work. For example, during the winter, when two of his managers were out with the flu, he worked open to close in one of his stores. He helped guests, washed dishes and blended smoothies. “I think it’s important to show […]

Living a Healthy and Active Lifestyle as a Smoothie King Franchisee

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To be a successful small-business owner, you must have a life outside of business. Otherwise, you risk burnout, which not only may affect your health, but your business as well. New franchisees can expect to spend most of their waking hours getting their business up and running. But, after they do, they have to devote […]

Smoothie King Husband and Wife Duo are Best Friends, Business Partners and Travel Addicts

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Paul and Holly Alfonso are great business partners. They’re also pretty crazy about each other. “We’re best friends,” Paul said. “It’s easy. We’ve worked together for so long, and we complement each other well. Her personality is strong in certain ways, and mine is strong in other ways.” Together, the pair has launched eight Smoothie […]

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