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2013 Franchisee Satisfaction Award

Franchise Business Review announced the receipts of its 2013 Franchise Satisfaction Awards, part of a national project that looks at franchisee satisfaction at some of the country’s most popular franchise brands. FBR is the only awards program to rank companies based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction. FBR completed an independent satisfaction review of the Pinot’s Palette franchise system in January 2013. All Pinot’s Palette franchisees (with open studios) were contacted and asked to participate in a 33 question survey [...]

Trade Show Standout – Creating a Reasonable Budget

Make the most of your time and money by focusing on priorities for your brand. - By Mari SokolowskiTHERE IS A REAL need in any industry to get in front of people face to face, especially when your brand represents a new industry in franchising. Until your franchise company builds that coveted brand recognition, it can’t expect franchise agreements to sell themselves.Trade shows are not only strong opportunities to gain national exposure, but also to get the “lay of [...]

Behind the Business Plan: Pinot’s Palette – Business News Daily

By: David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff WriterEver wonder how successful businesses get started? Do they start with a structured business plan and stick to it or do they evolve over time? BusinessNewsDaily asks small businesses to take us behind the scenes and reveal the truth about the struggles of starting and running a small business.Charles Willis is hoping the "paint and sip" trend continues its current growth. Since opening in 2009, Willis, the president Pinot's Palette a franchise where patrons [...]

LSU’s Fun-infused Culture Spurs Grads’ Entrepreneurial Concept

Though growing a young enterprise brings its challenges, smiles persist on the faces ofCraig Ceccanti (2003 BACH BUS, 2003 BACH SCI) and Charles Willis (2004 BACHENGR).  Pictured above are Charles Willis, Beth Willis, and Craig Ceccanti.The friends founded Pinot's Palette in 2009 and, with an assist from their LSU roots,have expanded their BYOB art studio from a single Houston-based location into aswelling national operation. "Driving a brand that’s fun at its core is something welearned fundamentally at LSU, where [...]

Pinot’s Palette Signs 22 New Franchise Agreements And Opens Nine New Studios In 2012

Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Experiences Exponential GrowthHOUSTON - Jan. 8, 2013 // PRNewswire // - Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced today a successful year of growth in 2012 with the signing of 22 new franchise agreements and the opening of nine new studios. The agreements include growth in major metropolitan cities across the country in New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., San [...]

Pinot’s Palette Masters the Art of Custom Technology Solutions

Imagine the perfect night out. You are relaxing with friends or enjoying a fabulous date night. There is laughter, creativity and fun, all accompanied by a great bottle of your favourite wine.Now imagine you own the business where this all takes place, and you make this evening possible for your visitors. Even better, you are supported by a successful franchise system and state-of-the-art technology. This dream can be a reality when you are a Pinot’s Palette franchisee.Pinot’s Palette’s mission [...]

Pinot’s Palette Signs Franchise Agreement In San Francisco

Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise to Open First Studio on West CoastHOUSTON, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced today that it has signed a franchise agreement with San Ramon resident Fabiola Ortiz to open a studio in the East Bay area of San Francisco. The location is scheduled to open in Spring 2013 and will be [...]

Houston’s Pinot’s Palette Rolls out National Franchise Expansion – 2012

Pinot’s Palette, a Houston-based “paint and sip” franchise, is growing nationally.The concept of giving people the chance to sip wine while learning to paint has so far been a success in the Houston area if 2011 revenue is any indication. Founded in 2009 in Houston, Pinot’s Palette started out with two locations that were corporate-owned before the company began offering opportunities to franchisees.The corporate locations — in the Galleria and Montrose areas — saw about $594,000 and $358,000 in [...]