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Painting Her Way to VIP Status

Where’s your happy place? For Val Franchel of Dulles, Virginia, it’s her local Pinot’s Palette studio in Herndon. In June of 2015, Franchel, who has no previous painting experience, took her first class at Pinot’s Palette with her mom and from then on she was hooked. Franchel has since attended at least one Pinot’s Palette event a week- and now has more than 155 paintings to show for it. “I keep going back, because I enjoy the challenge of painting [...]

Pinot’s Palette Celebrates Milestone Year of Development in 2016

Studios opened in all Top 20 U.S. DMAs 100th opening celebrated in Chicago First international location opened in Toronto Company rebranded Launched a nationwide Pinot Perks customer rewards program Headquarters expanded and 8 new staff positions added Added a Customer Service Center for private and public event booking   HOUSTON (January 31, 2017) – Pinot’s Palette painted a successful business picture in 2016.  Celebrating another year of franchise expansion, the fastest-growing paint and sip chain in North America celebrated the opening of its 100th location in [...]

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 [...]

Start a Paint and Sip Business

Start a Paint and Wine Business

So you want to start a paint and wine business and are looking for some pointers on where to start but mostly like want to know what big challenges are involved. Before I divulge all the secrets I have learned over the last 8 years in the paint and wine business, let me give you some other questions to consider. Are you ready to start a business?   Having been to a top 10 entrepreneurship business school and growing up with an [...]

WEBINAR: Pinot’s Palette Update – 2017 Franchise Industry Forecast

What does the franchise industry look like going into 2017? What are the hottest sectors for growth in franchising? What should I expect when researching franchise concepts in 2017? These are all questions we will answer in this webinar. The franchising industry has been on an upward trend over the last several years, and the expectation for growth carries over into 2017. We will give insight into the sectors leading this growth, and also provide practical advice for how [...]

Divine Appointment: Helotes Pinot’s Palettes Debuts

Some people call their Pinot’s Palette® franchise a stroke of luck. Others attribute it to divine intervention. Jimmy and Renee Gutierrez fall into the latter category. The couple, whose Helotes, Texas studio opens in November, say they were supernaturally guided to Pinot’s Palette. “When we first found the opportunity a year ago, it was just research and getting excited and praying about it,” Renee says. At that time, both Jimmy and Renee were entrenched in corporate jobs, and they [...]

Father-Son Pair Paint a Colorful Retirement Dream in Business

“Retirement is the ugliest word in the language,” Ernest Hemingway once said. Rick Beam seems to agree. The recent retiree had considered entrepreneurship from time to time during his career in international banking. But after a 40-year career, Rick recently decided to retire -- from banking, that is. But whiling away his golden years on leisurely pursuits is not Rick’s style. Instead, he decided to go into business with his son, Ryan, opening a Pinot’s Palette® in Woodmere, Ohio. “I only [...]

Want a Cure for Job Dissatisfaction? Open a Family-Friendly Pinot’s Palette®

Jeremy Sherwood’s job search requirements were simple. He wanted to own his own business and he wanted a job where he didn’t get screamed at all the time. At the time he started looking for franchises, he had enough experience with the latter. Although his debt collection business was profitable, enduring all the yelling had become grueling. Jeremy was ready to move on to a more personally rewarding business… he just needed to find the right opportunity. As he searched, [...]

WEBINAR: Pinot’s Palette Update – Painting It Forward

Commitment to community and partners is one the the Pinot's Palette values. Our studios across the country invite guests into their space to raise thousands of dollars for local charities and non-profits. Through the Painting It Forward model of giving studios can give back to the causes that impact their neighborhood. In this webinar, Development Director Mari Sokolowski will walk through the importance of philanthropy to achieve success in small business. We also have a special guest, Senior VP of [...]