JBF franchise ownership is ideal for entrepreneurs who want to own a small business
One of the most attractive aspects of being a Just Between Friends (JBF) franchisee is the appeal of small business ownership. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy, almost 29 million small businesses operate in our country today. JBF franchisees count themselves among those small business owners who enjoy the rewards of being their own bosses and setting their own schedules while doing work they love. It’s not surprising, then, that Small Business Saturday, a nationwide movement created to help locally-owned businesses thrive during the busy holiday season, has become so successful in recent years. Consumers are encouraged to make purchases that keep their shopping dollars offline and out of the big box retailers on the Saturday that falls between two of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. JBF franchisees know, though, that efforts to support small business owners are more than just a trend during a busy holiday shopping season. Our mission at JBF is to empower small business owners to support their families and strengthen their communities through JBF franchise ownership 365 days a year. “When my co-founder and I first started Just Between Friends in my living room 20 years ago, we had no business training at all,” says Shannon Wilburn, co-founder and CEO of Just Between Friends. “All we wanted to do was to save money, make a little extra cash, and help other families do the same thing. We really learned the ropes along the way, which is not the best way to launch a small business. I love that today we have built a system to help hundreds of other women – and men – become successful small business owners.”
Small Business Saturday turns the spotlight on small business ownership
Small Business Saturday is effective for drawing attention to the importance of supporting local small businesses and increasing interest in business ownership. For entrepreneurs who want to start a business and are looking for a new challenge that’s both professionally and personally rewarding, JBF may be the answer. “Buying a successful franchise is a great way to become a small business owner. At JBF, we provide a solid framework for success. You could call this a ‘business in a box.’ We offer a website and marketing materials, along with strong systems and processes to operate your business. In addition to all of that, our new franchisees also have an incredible support system. Our franchisees are amazingly talented and smart, and they help one another by sharing ideas and best practices for succeeding. We truly are stronger together,” Shannon explains.
Now is the time to join JBF consignment sales franchise
If you have a heart to serve your community and have dreamed of having your own business, purchasing a Just Between Friends franchise could be a perfect fit. Find out more by exploring our research pages or requesting a copy of our free Franchise Information Report.