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Couple Buys Established Pinot's Palette Studio

Opportunity Knocks: Couple Buys Established Pinot’s Palette Studio

“Present opportunities are not to be neglected; they rarely visit us twice,” Voltaire said. Rod Vese and Lisa Pape may not have been reading 18th century philosophy when opportunity knocked on their door, but they still embraced Voltaire’s advice. The couple had visited various paint and sip studios and particularly enjoyed relaxing evenings at the Pinot’s Palette® in Ellicott City, Maryland – so when they heard the studio was up for sale, they were quick to take the opportunity. Purchasing an [...]

Pinot's Palette Awards: What Do They Mean?

What Do The Awards Really Mean?

Happy franchisees and satisfied customers: These are the only markers of success that really matter. But we also know that awards reflect the success of our franchise as a whole... and that they will contribute to increased exposure and sales for our franchisees. Many of the awards we’ve earned may not be familiar to potential franchisees just learning the paint and sip industry. So, let's take a closer look at a few of the awards and what they really mean for franchisees. Franchise [...]

Career Change: Engineers Open Paint and Wine Studio in Orange County

Engineering a Partnership: Orange County Pinot’s Palette

There’s an adage for a balanced life: “Don’t take work home with you.” Mahesh and Sree Ghanta respectfully disagree. Both trained as professional engineers, the couple enjoyed spending relaxing evenings together discussing complex engineering challenges and bouncing ideas off each other. Throughout their careers, they kept the dream of entrepreneurship on the back burner. But when the right opportunity presented itself--opening a Pinot’s Palette® franchise in Rancho Santa Margarita, California--the couple knew that business partnership would be a natural fit. After [...]

Pinot's Palette Earns Made the Grade Franchise Designation

Pinot’s Palette® Earns a Made The Grade™ Listing for Franchise Investment

Earlier this year, Franchise Grade® designated Pinot’s Palette a Made The Grade Certified Franchise, giving it an A Grade for franchise investment. Franchise Grade annually performs 2,500 franchise evaluations, focusing on investment risk for prospective franchisees. The evaluation is based on franchise system qualities that most affect franchisees’ financial investment. Those qualities are: Low annualized cost. Fair royalty rate. Protected territory. Established franchisee advisory council. Low turnover rate. High growth. Disclosed expense data. Pinot’s Palette is honored to be a Made the Grade [...]

Houston sisters open Pearland paint and sip

Sister Venture: Family Foray into Pearland Pinot’s Palette

Growing up, sisters Nadia and Arub Alam enjoyed playing pranks on their longsuffering aunts. And when the sisters reached their twenties and found themselves in respectable careers – Nadia as an event planner and Arub as a medical practice manager – they missed that sense of adventure in the joint endeavors they had once shared. So, the sisters decided to take on an ambitious and exciting adventure – opening a Pinot’s Palette® studio together. They had researched different franchise opportunities, [...]

How much can you make owning a franchise? Here's how to find out.

How Much Can You Make with a Franchise? Here’s How to Find Out.

"How much money can I make owning a franchise?" is the number one question franchisors receive from candidates looking to open a business. And for good reason! It takes a lot of time and money to get a business off the ground and you want some assurance that you will see a return on the money that you put into starting the business. The great thing about joining a franchise, is you can sometimes get a sneak peek at locations’ [...]

Pinot's Palette Art Scholarship Program

Pinot’s Palette Launches Scholarship Program

$1000 to be awarded to aspiring art student HOUSTON (June 14, 2017) – Calling all aspiring artists! Pinot’s Palette, a pioneer of the paint and sip entertainment category and one of the largest employers of professional artists in America, has announced the launch of the Pinot’s Palette Scholarship for Artistic Excellence. The scholarship program is open to all graduating high school students in the United States planning to pursue any arts or arts education related degree at an accredited U.S. [...]

Finding a Franchise: Six Steps from Interest to Decision

Finding a Franchise: Six Steps from Interest to Decision

You’ve decided to take your career into your own hands. You’ve even started looking at franchise opportunities. But the process of becoming a business owner and franchisee can be a bit intimidating, especially for first-timers. With so many franchises out there, how you do you narrow down your choices? How do you choose the franchise that’s right for you? The decision is seldom a simple one. We’ve identified six steps to help you confidently and enthusiastically choose a franchise. Step 1:  [...]

After her two-decade corporate career ended, Sonja Kapoun-Roof found a new opportunity in Pinot's Palette.

Window of Opportunity: La Vista Pinot’s Palette Brings Welcome Change

“Don't waste a minute not being happy,” Brooke Shields once said. “If one window closes, run to the next window – or break down a door.” Sonja Kapoun-Roof didn’t have to resort to destruction of property when the window on her two decades of corporate employment closed. Nevertheless, she ran to the next window of opportunity, and threw it open to let in the fresh breeze of a new career. That breeze smelled of relaxation and entertainment, the scents that permeate [...]

Artist Focus: Be Bold… Katie Meuser Style

Meet Katie Meuser. Katie is a part of our Pinot’s Palette team at the Logan Square studio based in Chicago, IL. Katie found her talent for art in a drawing of Rapunzel, she prides herself on being able to make an exceptional wookie impression, and as a kid, she wanted to grow up to be a horse (#characterswithcharacter). Katie was drawn to working with watercolor in high school when she realized watercolor had its own unique personality. “Watercolor just [...]