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Top 10 Qualities of Successful Franchisees

Top 10 Qualities of a Successful Franchisee

There’s no such thing as a perfect business owner, but there are those who are more successful than average. While every successful franchisee has their own way of taking care of business, there are some common qualities they share. As a franchisee or any business owner, you can refer to this quick list to help keep your focus on the things that are going to affect long-term sales. 10. Stick to the Plan This is critical when opening your franchise business. In [...]

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:  [...]

Friends become business partners | Pinot's Palette franchises

Friendship’s Brush with Business: Duo Debuts Nutley Pinot’s Palette

Trailblazer Colleen Carlee spent months researching potential franchises, searching for a unique and different venture, before signing with Pinot’s Palette® a few years ago. Her Montclair, New Jersey studio became the first of its kind in the entire Northeast as she introduced the town’s artistic community to the entertaining culture of upscale paint and sip. The studio garnered so much business that she soon turned her thoughts to opening a second location. But Colleen had learned that solo trailblazing can [...]

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 [...]

retail trends for businesses

Four Hot Retail Trends in 2017

Whether you’re looking to shop savvy or join the fray as a franchise owner, be on the lookout for these retail trends. 1. Brick and Mortar Expansion While popular thought held the brick and mortar store as a relic of the past, consumer demand created a surprise renaissance in this category. Now online businesses are expanding into brick and mortar stores. Even Amazon is in on this trend, launching an 1,800-square-foot grocery store in Seattle called Amazon Go. The retail giant [...]

Top 10 Pinot’s Palette Bartender Extraordinaires

Meet our favorite bartenders who make Pinot's Palette a hot spot for entertainment and fun! Alyssa Alexander - Fayette Mall I love bartending at Pinot's Palette because it doesn't even feel like work! It is a fun, enjoyable, and upbeat environment instead of working in a dull restaurant bar or at a late-night college bar with the stresses and late nights that come with bartending at those types of establishments. Our customers are always eager to try something new and bring out [...]