Have a Sales Plan

Want Better ROI On Your Franchise Investment? Make Sure Sales Is A Part Of Your Plan!

It is every business owner’s dream that marketing could be put on auto-pilot, money would come rolling in, and life will be good. One less thing to juggle in the busy life of a franchise owner. However, the idea of “marketing only” can set a business, including a franchised business, up for missed revenue opportunities due to: Seasonal influences If you do not pay attention to high and low seasons in your industry or take advantage of seasonal opportunities such as [...]

Pinot's Palette Mobile Events

Party for 200? With Mobile, Large Painting Parties Are An Option!

A brick-and-mortar Pinot’s Palette studio is a perfect event venue for regular paint and sip classes; baby showers, bachelorette or birthday parties; kids’ camps; as well as other activities where seat count is within the studio’s capacity. What do you do if a company wants to plan a large teambuilding event, or a non-profit wants to combine a fundraising activity for its many supporters? Do you turn away the business? NO! This is where the “Van Go” arm of [...]

Where Do Paint and Sip Studios Get Their Paintings?

If you’ve checked out Pinot’s Palette art and wine classes, you know that we have what seems like an endless number of paintings. On any given event calendar, you’ll see everything from master studies to baby animals. And new paintings are added every week! Do you ever wonder where all these paint and sip paintings come from? Or how a Pinot’s Palette owner even begins to decide what to place on their studio’s monthly event calendar? If you want to start [...]

Put Yourself First: Multi-Unit Franchise Investments

The investment world is intimidating for many people. Do you put everything in real estate? Play the stock market? Trust your broker’s plan to riches? Or play it safe and stick your savings in a bank? The answers are different for every person. But after working with hundreds of franchisees, we’ve learned that investing in yourself is an investment you won’t regret. Groundwork for a Financial Future We want to let you in on an investment secret that many of our [...]

Pinot’s Palette Franchisee Satisfaction

Pinot’s Palette Franchisee Satisfaction

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “Happiness is not a'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 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 you [...]

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’ [...]