Maybe the thought of managing, running, and owning your own franchise is something you never considered. This week, the International Franchise Expo is being held in New York City, and these are the companies that can offer you that opportunity.
There is risk, of course, but it could be a chance to do something different, and who knows, possibly fun.
FACTS ABOUT EXPO:
*The International Franchise Expo will take place June 19-21 at the Javits Center in NYC
*There will be 450+ franchise brands at the exhibition from over 90 countries
*20k visitors are expected
*Expo will also offer more than 70 free seminars to franchise owners
COMPANIES: (NOTE: ALL BELOW COMPANIES ARE ALSO LOOKING FOR FRANCHISE OWNERS!)
POSTNET – Neighborhood business centers that provide, design & print marketing and shipping and logistics services to businesses of all sizes and types.
*Plans to open 25 new centers in the next year, which means 75-100 new jobs.
*Top Jobs: Sales, Marketing, Production, Customer Service.
*Breaking into New England with a new store in Boston. Also, just opened in Minneapolis & Chicago. Seeing a lot of growth in the midwest.
*As a Neighborhood Business Center, positively impacts +50,000 small businesses - there are approximately 2,000 small business customers per center.
*Find out more information at www.PostNet.com
PET SUPPLIES PLUS – Pet-retail franchise with nearly 300 stores in 23 states, known for its made-in-the-USA pet products, grooming services and regular pet adoptions.
*Looking to open 25-40 new franchise locations over the next year, creating approximately 600 new jobs.
*Top Jobs: Managers, Assistant Managers, Cashiers, Stockers, Groomers.
*Looking to hire/grow particularly in Houston, Denver, St. Louis, Minneapolis and Miami.
*Find out more information at www.PetSuppliesPlus.com
PAINTING WITH A TWIST – Paint and sip franchise that pairs instructional art with friends, wine and a lively instructor.
*Anticipates it will continue to double in size over the year – adding an additional 100 locations, creating 800 new jobs!
*Top Jobs: Artists, Studio Managers and Assistants.
*Salaries range from $10-$20 per hour.
*Opened first west coast location this year, and expects more growth there. Also adding studios in DE, MA, NJ, AZ & CA.
*Find out more information at www.paintingwithatwist.com
YOUNG ENGINEERS – Educational franchise, uses games to teach the basics of engineering and other STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics in a fun way.
*Aims to recruit 50 new local and Master franchisees in the following year, creating about 250 jobs nationwide.
*Top Jobs: Franchisees, Instructors, and District Operational Managers.
*Grew from 8 to 91 franchises in one year – hopes to have 500 individual franchised units by the end of 2017.
*88% of students attending e2 Young Engineers edutainment programs achieve grades in math ranging from 85%-100%.
*Find out more information at www.youngeng.net
TOPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ – Fast-casual restaurant chain that specializes in all natural, real fruit smoothies and freshly prepared foods such as salads, wraps, flatbreads and sandwiches.
*Plans to add 35 locations - from 380 to 415 in 2014. Hopes to have more than 500 locations by the end of 2015, adding 2 cafes a week over the next 18 months.
*Expects to have created 1,500-1,750 jobs at Cafe’s by the end of 2015.
*Top Jobs: Entry level and Managerial, Food Service.
*Concentrating on hiring/adding in MS, FL, VA & NY. Also developing TX, NV, UT & AZ.
Cheryl Casone joined FOX Business Network (FBN) in September 2007 as an anchor. She also serves as a financial contributor on FOX News Channel (FNC), and provides weekly job reports. Click here for more information on Cheryl Casone.