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post #1 of 3 Old 05-21-2010, 07:44 AM Thread Starter
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Furniture Medic Franchise

Anyone ever heard of this franchise? I'm wondering if it's worth a shot at opening one.

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As a rule.. I am never getting involved with another franchise..ever... lol My ex and I opend a "Curves For Women" it was a great idea at the start..a 30 minute workout for Women.. no guys.. and the ladies loved it.. it was a really great business for the first 3 years...then, as is most always the case, the owners got greedy and flooded the market with clubs, they then started pulling another like $350.00 per month from us for TV advertiseing that consisted of crappy, short commercials on "Life time" network.. lol so almost no one seen them. Then it got to the point where it baecame a game of "How far can we go in taking $$$ from the clubs before this bubble pops?" the last I heard there was a big fat class action suit against owner and the business from club owners. Over saturation of the areas was the main concern if I remember correctly.
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I know 2 people that have made a nice living off of them. If you are starting out or your business is slow, I would recommend them. They will get you business.
I think if it were I that was thinking about them, i would look up Furniture Repair, Furniture Refinshing and Antique Restoration in your local area and surrounding towns on the internet. See how fast their name pops up. Probably within the first 3 listings. If not, dont bother. If they do come up fast, dont tell them you are thinking of getting into the business, tell them you need some stuff refinished and see who they refer you to.
The whole purpose of getting into a franchise is advertising and name recognition.

PS, one of those guys is no longer in the franchise because his business has grown and insurance companies call him direct. I don't know about the other because I have not seen him in years.

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