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Why This Franchisee Blends a Smoothie at His Stores Every Day

Success Stories

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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How a Better-for-You Mindset in Younger Generations Can Drive Growth for Smoothie Bar Owners

Setting the Trends

Nutrition-conscious consumers are here to stay. This market shift is being driven by the youngest generations—millennials and Generation Z. Not only are these demographic groups more inclined to choose better-for-you options, but they are also more willing to pay a premium price for nutritious alternatives. This shift is influenced partly by the internet age, in […]

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Building a Culture of Teamwork at Your Smoothie Bar

Ingredients for Success

Building a culture of teamwork at your smoothie bar is important not just for team member retention and satisfaction, but for guest service. If your team functions as one efficient unit filled with positive energy, guests will receive faster, better service and leave with a positive impression of your brand. To achieve this, team members […]

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What First-Time Franchisees Need to Know about Financing

Ingredients for Success

Financial capital is a barrier to entry for many new entrepreneurs. In fact, 82 percent of businesses that fail do so because of cash flow problems. However, franchise opportunities operate a bit differently. Franchising seeks to simplify many aspects of business ownership, even financing. While independent business owners often seek traditional bank loans, franchise brands […]

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Living a Healthy and Active Lifestyle as a Smoothie King Franchisee

Business with a PurposeSuccess Stories

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 […]

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