‘Franchise Business Review’ Names Just Between Friends CEO Shannon Wilburn as Top Franchise Leader of 2017

Top-notch leadership will push Just Between Friends to increase annual revenue by more than $2 million

As Just Between Friends consignment sale franchise continues to grow, we are honored to announce that our CEO, Shannon Wilburn, has been named as a Top Franchise Leader for 2017 by the research firm Franchise Business Review. Of the 334 brands represented in the research, Shannon was named one of only 41 franchisors to qualify for Franchise Business Report’s 2017 list of Top Franchise Leaders. As an independent franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review surveys franchisees from hundreds of brands to determine which have the highest rate of franchisee satisfaction. “What makes this list so unique is that it is the only list of franchise leaders compiled solely on feedback from their franchisees,” says Eric Stites, CEO of Franchise Business Review. “The fact that Shannon Wilburn was chosen by the people whose business success is dependent on her leadership is a true testament to her talent, vision, and dedication to franchisee satisfaction.” Just Between Friends is incredibly proud of this recognition, and Shannon is showing no signs of slowing down as she leads the rapidly growing JBF franchise system toward goals that are bigger than ever before. “My strength in leadership comes from two sources: my team and my faith,” Shannon says. “I believe in surrounding myself with smart people, creating win/win scenarios, and expecting the best from others. Just Between Friends continues to grow as we utilize everyone’s strengths to shape a brand that helps more than a million families across America whom we are privileged to serve.”

Just Between Friends franchise answers increasing demand for children’s consignment sales

As families become more environmentally conscious and move more toward thrift shopping for their growing children, the demand for Just Between Friends consignment sales event franchises will only continue to grow. “As a result of the Recession and online shopping, consumers are more savvy than ever, and they expect every dollar to go further,” Shannon says. “Enter JBF. In most every town, families’ attics and basements are filled with gently-used kids’ items that are no longer needed or wanted. The demand is great for JBF consignment sales throughout North America.”

Bring a Just Between Friends franchise to your community

With 154 existing locations and goals of opening 15 more before the end of 2017, JBF is on track to break $31 million in franchise-wide sales this year—a $2 million increase from 2016. This means more opportunity for franchisees to build their businesses as they serve the families in their own communities. JBF franchise owners enjoy flexibility, sustainable income and community involvement. Supported by the nationally-recognized leadership of Shannon and her dedicated team, many of our JBF franchise owners bring in more than $100,000 in gross sales with a single event. As a company, JBF has given more than $15 million in cash and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations since we first began in 1997. If you want to help others in your community and own a business that makes a difference in the lives of families and children, we want to put you on the path to meaningful success that our franchisees have already found. Start your own Just Between Friends consignment sales event franchise, and join us in making a positive impact on families all over North America. Learn more about owning a Just Between Friends franchise on our research pages, or request a free copy of our Franchise Information Report.

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