Tag - Entrepreneurship

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 [...]

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, [...]

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:  [...]