First selecting, then starting and finally maintaining and growing a franchise is something we’ve done a few times now. This arduous yet truly rewarding cycle is in our blood. We recently sold our group fitness franchises in Denver.
We believe that one of the primary questions you must ask yourself is “Can I see myself doing this?” If you’re trying to find a match for your football or surfing passion, you’ll come up empty handed. Rather, think of the actual life events of driving to this business daily, weekly or whenever necessary, meeting with your team, talking to your customers, having a passion for marketing your product to other people, etc….
We got our start in licensing back in 1995 by founding The Onion Newspaper in Denver, CO.
It's Easier to Market if You Get the Product
Marketing is easier if you understand your product and the need it addresses for your customers. And as much as your franchisor insists otherwise, nearly all of your marketing will be local. Even McDonald’s do a brisk business of local fundraisers, coupons, distribution of offers and new products. Depending on a large advertising budget from your HQ will leave you disappointed.
We are a growing successful restaurant franchisor whose mission is to offer a nutritious, healthy and affordable alternative to fast food in the form of restaurants that serve only fresh fare with abundant flavor. The Sure Thing Restaurant concept is ski town/surf town themed and answers a growing demand for fresh and wholesome foods with great returns. It grew 20% over 2019 in a pandemic year.
Waters Edge Wineries is a unique concept allowing owners to open a micro-winery and bistro in their community.
Waters Edge Wineries is an urban winery system that brings the very best of wine culture to communities across the country. Combining elements of the traditional winemaking experience with the emerging wine bar concept, Waters Edge creates a diverse selection of wines and offers guests an opportunity to engage intimately with a historically exclusive lifestyle.