Franchise of the Year 2017: Bridget Jones of Williamson County, Texas
The foundation that separates one franchise company from another is its people and culture. Culture is the set of shared attitudes, beliefs and practices that make up the organization, and people are those who take it, contribute to it and expose it to the consumer.
Amongst all the extremely worthy submissions for Franchise of the Year, one was clearly transcendent. This franchisee has demonstrated the type of passion, drive, innovation and results that her peers in the JBF system should be proud to model.
The metrics for this franchisees business are impressive:
- More than doubling sales and growing consignors by 93%,
- engaging on Facebook and going from 800 to over 7200 likes,
- and donating over 17,000 items totaling over $78,000 to local charities.
This franchisee has invested and planned for growth strategically acquiring a new venue with over 28,000 feet of space and investing in equipment to keep up with the growing needs of her sale. All the while, this franchisee is looking for new, innovative ways to expand the business.
This franchisee further developed the Valet Tagging program and has seen the initiative grow substantially.
However, all the impressive numbers don’t tell the full story. This franchisee’s commitment to serve is impressive. Serving on the Conference Planning Committee the last two years, the Hospitality Team, mentoring new owners and getting involved any way she can.
This franchisee’s can-do attitude, belief and commitment to the brand, and innovative, strategic development of her business is worthy of recognition as Franchise of the Year.
She lives the brand in her daily life and is a great ambassador.
Congratulations to one of our newest Top Achievers and this year’s Franchise of the Year, Bridget Jones of Williamson County, Texas!
About Just Between Friends consignment sales franchise
What started as a small sale in Shannon Wilburn’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, living room in 1997 is now North America’s leading consignment sales event franchise, Just Between Friends. A close knit group of 17 moms consigned in that first sale almost 20 years ago and sold $2000 worth of gently used children’s clothing and items. In 2016, that same Tulsa sale hosted two events and grossed almost $1 million; last year, system-wide sales for Just Between Friends totaled $29.1 million!
We are eager to partner with individuals who have a passion for helping others, giving back to their communities and have an entrepreneurial interest in business ownership. Join Just Between Friends as we work toward of our goal of adding 15 new franchises in 2017 and growing to $31 million in overall gross sales.