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Pinot’s Palette Franchisee Satisfaction

Pinot’s Palette Franchisee Satisfaction

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Happiness is not a goal...it's a by-product of a life well lived.” Pinot’s Palette® tweaks that quote a little, stating that happiness is a by-product of a company well run. Co-founder and president Charles Willis helped start the paint and sip franchise in 2009. He he says they hoped for a fun-loving, character-driven culture from the beginning. His team made strategic personnel decisions toward that goal. “At the end of the day, when you work in a fun place where [...]

Painting It Forward at Pinot's Palette

Painting It Forward: Pinot’s Palette Promotes Art of Giving

One of the Pinot's Palette company values is commitment to community and partners. And one of the most notable ways this paint and sip franchise system lives that value is through Painting It Forward. Nationally and locally, Pinot’s Palette partners with nonprofits to host charitable paint nights as fundraisers and awareness raisers, often with custom paintings for participants to create. Pinot’s Palette has hosted charitable paint nights for most of its nine-year history. Each year it designates a charity for [...]

Chelsea Ermer Fort Collins Artist

Painting to Her Own Tune: Chelsea Ermer’s Grand Piano

Artist Chelsea Ermer believes in painting the town. Literally. She’s involved in artistic endeavors all over Fort Collins, Colorado – from teaching high schoolers art at Fossil Ridge High School to leading adults in relaxing evenings of paint and sip at the Fort Collins Pinot’s Palette®. Over the summer she found another outlet in Pianos About Town, a vibrant public art display. Pianos About Town The program, which recruits local artists to paint donated pianos, started in 2010 as a collaboration between the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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’ [...]

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:  [...]

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 [...]

Disconnect to Reconnect

Why Start a Paint and Sip Business

I'm often asked, "Why start a paint and sip business?" In the hustle and bustle of life, as entrepreneurs, we often forget about why we are doing what we are doing. Staying grounded in the mission and purpose of your business is critical to staying energized to meet customer and economic demands past the honey moon phase.  Pinot's Palette recently released a Disconnect to Reconnect campaign that truly resonated with me and answers the question, "Why start a paint [...]

Pinot’s Palette® Named 2017 Best Buy in Exclusive Franchise Times Ranking

New consumer-focused Zor Awards program launches, recognizing 10 laudable franchise brands to consider in 2017 HOUSTON (March 1, 2017) – Pinot’s Palette has been named a best buy in franchising in the Cheap Seats category by Franchise Times as part of its new Zor Awards program, intended to recognize brands in 10 of the industry’s most exciting categories. Designed to answer the question, “What’s the best franchise to buy?”, the Zor Awards is a new industry-exclusive awards program appearing in the [...]