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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:  [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

Pinot’s Palette® Named a 2017 Best-in-Category Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

Independent Survey Ranks Pinot’s Palette Highest for Franchisee Satisfaction out of Paint and Sip Studios and named Best in Category Among Top 200 Franchise Brands Houston, TX (February  23, 2017) – Pinot’s Palette was recently named Best-in-Category within Sports & Recreation by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchises Report, making it the top ranked paint and sip in franchisee satisfaction on the list. A pioneer of the paint and sip entertainment category Pinot’s Palette has put an artistic spin [...]

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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 [...]

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Pioneering the Paint and Sip Industry

Pioneering the paint and sip industry has been such an honor and has brought Pinot's Palette so many "firsts". Looking back over the years to 2009, it has been an absolute thrill to not only be able to grow an incredible brand with so many extraordinary entrepreneurs but to lead the charge in pioneering the paint and sip industry. Growing a national brand has its challenges but shaping an industry will really test your team's ability to strategize, execute, [...]