Owning a Just Between Friends franchise allows Sue Endle to support her family and make a difference in her community After 20 years as a process engineer in the chemical industry, Sue Endle was looking for a career change. She wanted a job that would let her balance family life and ambition
. That’s why when the opportunity arose to buy a Just Between Friends franchise in 2016, she took it. "I had been thinking it was time for a career change, and this was the change I was looking for," Sue says. "Becoming a Just Between Friends franchisee has given me the opportunity to balance meaningful work with family life. I love running a business that gives me a flexible schedule while also enabling me to give back to the local community
Sue owns a franchise in Woodbury, Minnesota, which serves the Twin Cities and western Wisconsin area. She says that Just Between Friends is a great franchise for self-motivated individuals who want to help young families
buy and sell their children’s outgrown clothing and items. "The greatest reward for me is knowing that I’m impacting lives in my community," Sue says. "My business helps moms be moms and express their love for their children by providing for them. It just doesn’t get any more rewarding than that." Indeed, Sue has taken giving back to community even further, partnering with New Life Family Services, a charity that helps to educate new parents on how to raise kids and provides materials that young kids need. "Running events in partnership with this charity gives me great joy because it helps so many families, extending my impact way beyond what I could do on my own."
Just Between Friends franchise stands out from the competition
As a new franchisee, Sue says one of the things that’s most impressed her is the expert training and support that Just Between Friends provides. "Just Between Friends does everything they can to help you be successful. In addition to the week of intensive training, there’s also an annual conference to connect with other franchisees and weekly coaching from the best franchisees in our business. I love the culture of sharing that Just Between Friends fosters; we don’t compete, but rather share our knowledge and experiences to help everyone in our system succeed." When asked what sets Just Between Friends apart from its competitors, Sue said that without a doubt it was the company’s commitment to safety, quality and customer service. "Our events have merchandise that is clean, working, and recall-checked. Furthermore, every event is well-structured and friendly. We strive to ensure that both consignors and shoppers have a great experience with Just Between Friends." Looking toward the future, Sue is excited for what’s to come. "I plan to stay as a single unit owner and grow my existing business to make as large of an impact as I can. I’m succeeding as a mom and professional, doing meaningful work. I love working in a business with such a wide range of talented, diverse individuals. It inspires me every day."
About Just Between Friends consignment sales franchise
What started as a small sale in Shannon Wilburn’s Tulsa, Oklahoma, living room in 1997 is today North America’s leading consignment sales event franchise, Just Between Friends. A group of 17 mom friends 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 and giving back to their communities, yet 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. To learn more, visit our research pages or request a copy of our free Franchise Information Report.