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  • Teeth Whitening Business   15 hours 17 min ago

    I have some questions about Smile Labs, since you have been in business with them for a while.
    I will contact you on your website as well.
    I would like to open up a business in Rural Southwest Nebraska.

    Thank you.

  • Filta Fry   1 day 14 hours ago

    Will this board come back to Life?

  • Franchising Needs Better Government Regulation   3 days 4 hours ago

    Useful analysis , Apropos , if your company is interested a a form , my colleague edited a template form here

  • ATM Franchise - ACFN   1 week 1 day ago

    I think I was the one who found those locations. I was in the Waco area. I asked if I could add them to my route. But they were already sold to someone else. Probably you. I found the locations on a portfolio website. But they gave to a closer franchisee. They charged me for an EMV kit that doesn't exist. It was for an older model Triton that was discontinued. They refused to refund.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   1 week 4 days ago

    Most of you sound really "lazy" bought a store and expected money to come rolling in, hard work will pay off, get off you A$$ and get more customers

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   1 week 4 days ago

    Could you email me. I have a few questions.

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   1 week 5 days ago

    Here is the facts and I don't have the time to explain in depth. The only thing you need to know and use is Magnesol XL filter powder (Magnesium Silicate) this is manufactured by The Dallas Group of America (DGA) or Britsorb filter powder manufactured by PQ Corp. and a good vacuum filter machine. Magnesol XL is what ALL the major restaurants chains use. Magnesol XL powder is what extends the life of the oil not the machine. The filter machine pulls the oil through the cake of Magnesol XL which absorbs all the bad stuff that breaks down the oil. I could give you a more scientific explanation, but it is not necessary, all the science has been done and this is the material to use. The DGA sells filter machines and there are a lot of other good machines out on the market. The most important thing is to use Magnesol XL, that is what is going to save your customer the money and will make your job easier because the Magnesol is an incredible filter-aid. I have direct and personal knowledge of this and I am just trying to help you guys out. If anybody tries to say anything else they are full of shit or they are trying to get your money.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   1 week 5 days ago

    ....should have their head(s) examined. I've used the UPS Store twice to ship packages (not drop-offs). The first time, the package was "lost" not in transit, but according to the tracking number, it never left the UPS Store. At another location, the package took almost 2 WEEKS to get to its destination. I got my money back both times thankfully. I've never used the UPS Store since.

    The whole schtick about expanding the printing side of the business seems easier said than done, considering the UPS Stores I've been in seem to be about HALF the size of FedEx Office locations. Where are all those copiers and printers going to go when you just don't have the room?

    I can't believe they are pushing this franchise on veterans. I guess someone REALLY hates the troops. But as I say "Don't ask, don't tell, don't join".

  • Veterans share their franchise experience   2 weeks 2 days ago

    Hello everyone, I wanted to get some eyes on my situation. I am going to make it short just to start a conversation. Back in 2012, I purchased a franchise license. I was shortly after put on active military duty. The franchising company agreed to extend my 180-day window to open my business or come to another agreement for an undetermined amount of time.

    So, here I am clueless of what is to come of the $25,000 I invested in this franchise or my career, so I had to start working. My life has completely come to a point where I have no way of opening the business. This unsaid franchising company has stores across the U.S. and is reputable. But it has been very unresponsive.

    I feel they have done me wrong and stolen my investment.

    Peter Silverman, Esq. has referred me to this page and asked that I tell my story.

    Please assist me in a recommendation of what would be best to approach this. I would more than anything just like a refund and to cut ties with said company. Even if that refund is a lesser amount. My life has completely changed and I have moved out of state. I have an addendum that gives me an undetermined amount of time to work this out... But, they have not worked anything out for me. 

    1LT Army National Guard


    Note: This was first posted on Blue MauMau here.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Where is your store?

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   2 weeks 5 days ago

    Don't do it!!! You will pay more in royalties then you will make over your costs!!! Especially be very leery if you are in the South Florida area. Jim Pagliaroli is the territory franchisee, he is only interested in making as much money as he can for HIMSELF! He is a scam artist, BEWARE!

  • PuriFry Vs Filtafry   3 weeks 1 day ago

    I am interested an oil filtration, if you can give me some information about microfiltration would be very helpfull for me. Who are, which companies are on the market, is true what they mean on their web...many thanks in advance

  • CertaPro Painters: VERY High Franchisee Failure rate   3 weeks 3 days ago

    Going after a comment in a 10 yr old lawsuit from a franchisee who was permitted to continue painting? You don't know what you are talking about.

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   3 weeks 5 days ago

    Can you comment on the DOOH market and where you see franchise opportunities for this growing industry?

  • MAACO   4 weeks 2 days ago

    Maaco Bowl lasted for three years. However, the additional $70 weekly advertising contribution (designated as a national advertising fund) each shop contributed to pay for it has kept on being charged?

    Frank Costello, there is a piece of work. After leaving Corporate Maaco Costello acquired three existing viable shops. He has since shuttered Maaco Aston PA no re-sale just closed. He rarely reports earning for Lawnside, NJ or Wimington, DE. Generally meaning he cannot afford the weekly royalties. It looks like he may have even shuttered the Wilmington shop. Could not have happened to a more deserving fellow. It also begs the question why hasn’t Maaco Corporate swooped in and saved these shops? Wait we know the answer to this one, Maaco can’t, won’t, doesn’t, save shops. They just do not have the expertise or manpower. Better to sell a new franchise.

    “800-1,000 centers by 2018” Everyone is miss quoting this. What Maaco / Driven Brands means is, they will have to sell 800-1,000 franchises by 2018 in order to maintain the 450 +/- centers they have. In our market area, in order to maintain 12-16 shops over the past ten years there is only one shop continuously owned and operated by the same person. In that ten years or less 6 shops have been opened and closed without resale. 8 others have opened, some of which have already been resold and all the others have been resold at least once.

    Incentive Compensation for Driven Brands and Maaco Corporate is based on their ability to resell Driven Brands as a whole for a profit, not for their performance in growing the business units or the profitability of the companies, just selling Driven Brands for a profit within a five year timeframe.
    See court case.

    They have resold twice so far and are looking to sell a third time by an Initial Public Offering.

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   4 weeks 3 days ago

    Oh heavens I agree I will not step foot in the doors at any location, I heard Craig yelling at an employee. And if he will treat an employee this away that shows you what type of person he is.
    I felt sorry for the manager shame on craig "tisk tisk".

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   4 weeks 3 days ago

    The ups store in Victoria tx only makes it because they pull some shady sh*t , add buttons to go around paying certain royalties, putting his own pricing on packing and service.and ups was going to open another store the same owner took it on so he wouldn't have a competitor in the same town. This guy slanders his employees, slams items while customers and potential customers are in the location if he's mad , buddy he will show it. It sucked working for this guy .

  • MAACO   4 weeks 4 days ago

    I think they fired that Boss episode Maaco guy!!

  • MAACO   4 weeks 4 days ago

    "He" meaning Dave Lapps and his buffoon mate Frank Costello

  • MAACO   4 weeks 4 days ago

    Haha 800- 1000 Maacos by 2018?!? How's that working out. It is a joke. Typical of corporate bluster, Driven Brands not excluded. Where do they get these numbers - out of their tails? Yeah the company crapped when Tony died. How bout that Maaco Bowl!! Nothing but a paid excuse and a paid vacation to Las Vegas the week after Christmas for execs to enjoy themselves on the franchisee ad fund. Glad he was terminated!

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Any lawyers in Canada who could help, not sure if Boston lawyers can in canada

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   5 weeks 3 days ago

    This one is also coming from UPS corporate employee under the heading " owners here",saying it doesn't make you one, just after that many bad comments one paid employee has to do some favors to the employers and get applauded for the work, as that's all these yes men do at the corporate offices. I have yet to see one single store owner in past 6 years to call other store owners "whiners" but only these puppets can. These actual store owners are speaking their hearts because it's their real money involved here.

  • Dear Franny (Guests Post Questions Here)   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Are there any plans for this web site to update its delinquency statistics?

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   5 weeks 3 days ago

    Call L. Michael Hankes out of Boston.....He's the lawyer that got all the IAMCO people their freedom from the MBE Franchise when they sued UPS over the conversion to the "Ooops P. S. Store....It's worth a call....and so it goes....

  • The UPS Store, Tales of Gore   5 weeks 4 days ago

    Lawyer, any names? Really good ones, heard about law suits and stuff many times nothing happens no one dares.....