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How this Vietnam Era Veteran Applies his Experience to Opening Successful Franchises

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As a captain in the U.S. Army between 1969 and 1972, Bill Colaianni was responsible for a variety of duties. Captains are mid-level officers who command, support and disseminate orders to companies of hundreds of soldiers, among other responsibilities. This experience was the catalyst for Bill’s achievements in corporate America and led to his success […]

Why this Multi-Unit Franchisee Champions Cleaner Blending Initiative

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Scott Kilburn worked in various corporate roles with Yum Brands for 33 years, but he eventually decided he wanted to be a business owner himself. As a frequent customer of Smoothie King, he was drawn to the concept and opened his first store in Allen, Texas in 2011. With his extensive experience with restaurant franchises, […]

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 […]

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