• North America's Leading Children's and Maternity Consignment Sales Event Franchise

How Do We Define Territories?

Just Between Friends franchise owners are successful because we do an exhaustive amount of research

Location is everything in business, but it’s especially important when you’re in the pop-up consignment business. We want our franchise owners to be a hit in their communities, not only because we want financially successful events, but because we want to help as many families as we can purchase their children’s clothing, toys and gear at a fraction of what it would cost new.

What territories are available?

We are currently looking for potential franchisees in the following areas. If you are interested in a territory not listed, please contact us to discuss whether it might be available. Please note Just Between Friends is currently sold out in the following locations: Colorado, Dallas/Ft. Worth Metroplex, Kansas City, Houston, Oklahoma, Philadelphia, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Sacramento, and Seattle.

State Name Potential Territories
(determined after venue research)
Alabama Birmingham-Hoover, AL Metro 2
Huntsville, AL Metro 1
Mobile, AL Metro 1
Montgomery, AL Metro 1
Tuscaloosa, AL Metro 1
Daphne-Fairhope-Foley, AL Metro 1
Alaska Anchorage, AK Metro 1
Arizona Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ Metro 8
Tucson, AZ Metro 1
Prescott, AZ Metro 1
Yuma, AZ Metro 1
Lake Havasu City-Kingman, AZ Metro 1
Arkansas Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR Metro 1
Fayetteville-Springdale-Rogers, AR-MO Metro 1
California Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA Metro 24
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA Metro 8
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA Metro 7
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA Metro 5
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA Metro 4
Bakersfield, CA Metro 2
Stockton-Lodi, CA Metro 1
Fresno, CA Metro 1
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA Metro 1
Modesto, CA Metro 1
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA Metro 1
Salinas, CA Metro 1
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA Metro 1
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA Metro 1
Merced, CA Metro 1
Chico, CA Metro 1
Visalia-Porterville, CA Metro 1
Connecticut Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT Metro 2
New Haven-Milford, CT Metro 2
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT Metro 1
Norwich-New London, CT Metro 1
Florida Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL Metro 9
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro 1
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro 4
Jacksonville, FL Metro 3
North Port-Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Metro 1
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL Metro 1
Deltona-Daytona Beach-Ormond Beach, FL Metro 1
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL Metro 1
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL Metro 1
Port St. Lucie, FL Metro 1
Tallahassee, FL Metro 1
Naples-Immokalee-Marco Island, FL Metro 1
Ocala, FL Metro 1
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL Metro 1
Panama City, FL Metro 1
Georgia Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro 10
Augusta-Richmond County, GA-SC Metro 1
Savannah, GA Metro 1
Columbus, GA-AL Metro 1
Macon, GA Metro 1
Athens-Clarke County, GA Metro 1
Hawaii Urban Honolulu, HI Metro 2
Hilo, HI Micro 1
Illinois Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro 17
Peoria, IL Metro 1
Springfield, IL Metro 1
Indiana Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN Metro 2
Fort Wayne, IN Metro 1
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI Metro 1
Evansville, IN-KY Metro 1
Lafayette-West Lafayette, IN Metro 1
Elkhart-Goshen, IN Metro 1
Iowa Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metro 1
Cedar Rapids, IA Metro 1
Kansas Wichita, KS Metro 1
Topeka, KS Metro 1
Kentucky Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metro 2
Lexington-Fayette, KY Metro 1
Louisiana New Orleans-Metairie, LA Metro 2
Baton Rouge, LA Metro 2
Lafayette, LA Metro 1
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA Metro 1
Houma-Thibodaux, LA Metro 1
Lake Charles, LA Metro 1
Maine Portland-South Portland, ME Metro 1
Maryland Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metro 5
Salisbury, MD-DE Metro 1
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV Metro 1
Massachusetts Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH Metro 9
Worcester, MA-CT Metro 2
Springfield, MA Metro 1
Barnstable Town, MA Metro 1
Michigan Detroit-Warren-Dearborn, MI Metro 7
Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI Metro 1
Lansing-East Lansing, MI Metro 1
Flint, MI Metro 1
Minnesota Duluth, MN-WI Metro 1
Fargo, ND-MN Metro 1
Mississippi Jackson, MS Metro 1
Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, MS Metro 1
Nebraska Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA Metro 2
Lincoln, NE Metro 1
Nevada Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV Metro 4
Claremont-Lebanon, NH-VT Micro 1
New Jersey Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ Metro 1
New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Metro 2
Las Cruces, NM Metro 1
New York New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA Metro 35
Rochester, NY Metro 2
Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY Metro 2
Buffalo-Cheektowaga-Niagara Falls, NY Metro 1
Syracuse, NY Metro 1
Utica-Rome, NY Metro 1
Binghamton, NY Metro 1
North Carolina Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC Metro 3
Raleigh, NC Metro 2
Winston-Salem, NC Metro 1
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Metro 1
Greensboro-High Point, NC Metro 1
Asheville, NC Metro 1
Fayetteville, NC Metro 1
Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC Metro 1
Wilmington, NC Metro 1
Ohio Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro 4
Cleveland-Elyria, OH Metro 4
Columbus, OH Metro 3
Dayton, OH Metro 1
Akron, OH Metro 1
Toledo, OH Metro 1
Youngstown-Warren-Boardman, OH-PA Metro 1
Canton-Massillon, OH Metro 1
Oregon Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA Metro 1
Eugene, OR Metro 1
Pennsylvania Harrisburg-Carlisle, PA Metro 1
York-Hanover, PA Metro 1
Erie, PA Metro 1
Rhode Island Providence-Warwick, RI-MA Metro 3
South Carolina Greenville-Anderson-Mauldin, SC Metro 2
Charleston-North Charleston, SC Metro 1
Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, SC-NC Metro 1
Spartanburg, SC Metro 1
Florence, SC Metro 1
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC Metro 1
Tennessee Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN Metro 2
Memphis, TN-MS-AR Metro 2
Knoxville, TN Metro 2
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA Metro 1
Clarksville, TN-KY Metro 1
Johnson City, TN Metro 1
Texas San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX Metro 4
El Paso, TX Metro 2
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX Metro 1
Corpus Christi, TX Metro 1
Brownsville-Harlingen, TX Metro 1
Beaumont-Port Arthur, TX Metro 1
Laredo, TX Metro 1
College Station-Bryan, TX Metro 1
Plano, TX
Longview, TX Metro 1
Utah Salt Lake City, UT Metro 2
Provo-Orem, UT Metro 1
Vermont Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metro 1
Virginia Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro 9
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC Metro 3
Richmond, VA Metro 2
Roanoke, VA Metro 1
Lynchburg, VA Metro 1
Charlottesville, VA Metro 1
Washington Kennewick-Richland, WA Metro 1
Yakima, WA Metro 1
Bellingham, WA Metro 1
West Virginia Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH Metro 1
Charleston, WV Metro 1
Wisconsin Madison, WI Metro 1
Green Bay, WI Metro 1
Appleton, WI Metro 1

This information is not intended as an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, a franchise. It is for information purposes only. Franchise opportunities and/or multi-unit opportunities may not be available in all jurisdictions. Some jurisdictions require registrations of franchise offerings and specific disclosures. If you are a resident of a U.S. state or a country that regulates the offer and sale of franchises, are receiving this message in one of those states or countries, or intend to operate a franchise in any of those states or countries, we will not offer you a franchise unless and until we have complied with any applicable pre-sale registration and/or disclosure requirements in the applicable jurisdiction. The fact that a geographic area is mentioned on our website does not mean we have completed this process for that area. Any financial performance representations made herein reflect the historical performance of existing franchisees. New franchisee’s individual financial results may differ from the results stated herein. Written substantiation for the representations made herein are available upon reasonable request. Our website and the information on our website has not been reviewed or approved by any federal or state governmental or regulatory department or agency (domestic or international).

Just Between Friends franchise

After launching more than 153 franchises in 30 states in the U.S., as well as one city in Canada, we’ve developed a rigorous metric for developing territories to ensure that our franchisees are successful. This is how we do it:

Our territories are typically comprised of areas that have a minimum population of 100,000, with positive annual growth, a large number of households with children under age ten and an appropriate and representative mix of the population’s ethnicity. In addition to our population requirements, we also look at other information such as the average household income to ensure that a new Just Between Friends franchise is being placed in areas where our owners are likely to be successful.

Just Between Friends franchise

Because the success of every Just Between Friends franchise location is dependent on our owners being involved and engaged members of their community, we require that at least one owner (if the ownership of the franchise is split between two parties) live within 30 miles of the territory in which the event will be held. If the owner is a multi-unit operator, the mileage is increased.

For Shannon Carter, a multi-unit franchise owner in northern California who also helps our corporate staff with information technology project management, the thrill of helping her community inspired her to take on more territories.

“I’m a mother of six kids; seeing the sale in my area was a big deal to me,” Shannon says. “I started with just one event, and we had so much fun in running our first sale that within six months we bought another one. I didn’t know what to expect when I went into this business, but I knew that I was helping so many people, in addition to myself. As an owner, I get to shop first, and having six kids to shop for, it’s like paradise to have everything I could ever want for my family right there — for pennies on the dollar. My husband was initially cautious about investing the money into this business, but after the first event he was sold. It’s so worth it as to what we’re doing to help people.”

We will hold your hand through the entire process of planning your first sale

Once the papers are signed, and you are no longer just dreaming about presiding over your own pop-up consignment sale, the reality of putting on a three-day plus sale will present itself. Don’t worry. We will help you through the entire process of staging your first event.

All of our trainers are current franchisees operating successful businesses with JBF. You’ll first receive 10-15 hours of online training to help you jumpstart your business, followed by 5 days of classroom training. Finally, you’ll actually spend 21 hours hours on-site, training at an approved sales event, working in specific areas. Leading up to the sale, owners will spend 8-10 weeks marketing the sale, finding and communicating with consignors, securing and preparing the venue and working with vendors and charities. Pre-sale tasks generally involve marketing and communications and will include all necessary tasks to operate the event. Our model is successful because consignors who help out at the event get a bigger percentage of their items’ profit, and are incentivized to become team members.

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We are very pleased to share that Shawna Wilfert, a top achieving franchise owner herself, has joined the JBF staff and will meet on a weekly or bi-monthly basis with new owners through their first year of ownership.  We have found that these one-on-one meetings provide the perfect avenue for new franchisees to be in business for themselves, but not BY themselves.  Shawna’s caring spirit and “can do” attitude are the perfect combination for mentoring and coaching new franchise owners to see significant success right out of the gate.

“Our training program is above and beyond what our competition offers,” says Dianne Davis, Director of Franchise Development for Just Between Friends. “We have a full-time corporate staff who are there to help you every step of the way. Our corporate training is conducted by top-achieving Just Between Friends franchise owners who are out there doing what you’ll be doing every day.”

 

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