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 that three-day-plus sale will present itself. Don’t worry. We will be right there with you through the entire process of helping you through your first event. You will be trained by Just Between Friends franchise owners who have successfully staged and operated consignment sales in their territories. These Just Between Friends all-stars will walk you through everything you need to know about running your first sale.
All of our trainers are current franchisees operating successful businesses with JBF. As a new franchisee, you’ll receive a combination of virtual training, classroom training, and onsite training. 29 hours of virtual training, 32 hours of classroom training, and 21 hours of onsite training.
“I do seven events a year, and that is manageable for me as a mother,” says Laura Staggs, owner of three Just Between Friends franchises in Colorado. “The beautiful thing about my job is that I can take my kids to school, go to their after-school activities, and spend the rest of my time working on my business. You don’t have to be a mom; anyone can own a Just Between Friends franchise. We have men and women who own franchises. Contractually, the requirement is one sale held between January 1 and June 30 and one sale held between July 1 and December 31 each year. Owners can choose to have as many events as they would like.”
While some want to keep their franchise activity small, other franchisees run the business full-time and own multiple territories. Again, the beauty of the model is that your reward is entirely up to you. You can choose to do the minimum of two sales events per year and potentially earn a nice supplemental income for your family, or like Laura, you can do multiple events per year, scale your business, and take on multiple territories to have as large a business as you would like to manage.