After many years of building a successful brand, Pepperoni’s Founder & serial restaurateur, Ray Salti developed a more efficient scaled down business model that addressed many of the issues facing restaurant operators today – high real estate costs, escalating labor costs, diminishing workforce pool, quality control and increased demand for take-out & delivery.
Proving the new model for over five years with increasing revenue and profitability, Ray decided to launch the new Pepperoni’s into franchising in mid-2019. To ensure success as a franchise system, significant financial resources were committed to technology integration, modern unit layout & design, operations support & training and a call center.
In addition, construction on a modern corporate office was completed in early-2020. The goal is to have a state-of-the-art facility for the growing Pepperoni’s team with plans to include a test kitchen, training areas and a commissary. Combined with delivery of exceptional New York style pizza, positively memorable customer experiences and excellent unit-economics, Pepperoni’s is well-positioned for franchise success.
Single and Multi-unit Franchise opportunities are available along with Area Development opportunities such as those that recently resulted in several multi-unit development agreements in Greater Houston Area. Short-term growth plans include all major and secondary markets throughout Texas followed by expansion across Southeast U.S. Investment level starting at $153,000.
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There is no doubt that many entrepreneurs threw in the towel this year. The COVID-19 pandemic presented a flurry of challenges, from finding small business funding, short-term business closures, quarantines, and mask-wearing to sharp declines in storefront traffic and more. Despite all of this, the data shows that 2021 will be a great time to go into business for yourself. Let’s take a look at some trends shaping new businesses next year and five of the best entrepreneurial ideas for capitalizing on them.
Entrepreneurship Finds Roots in Families, Reveals GEM Report
Worldwide, 75% of entrepreneurs and 81% of established business owners are entrepreneurs, co-owning or managing their businesses with family members, according to the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Family Entrepreneurship Report, co-sponsored by Babson College. The report also reveals traditional views of the founder as a lone genius may not be the case. Family members, whether parents and their children, siblings, cousins, or spouses, are finding strength and success building companies together.
Interested in selling your business? Or possibly, buying a business. Well, Empire Business Brokers and Advisors of Texas can help. Working with current and aspiring entrepreneurs, investment groups, privately-held companies and family-owned businesses, representing both sellers and buyers, the Empire team offers a suite of business brokerage and advisory services including valuations, commercial financing, franchise sales and many others.
Entrepreneurship Lessons That I Learned Amidst The Global Pandemic
Entrepreneurship can be a tough and long journey for most of us, but it surely is a fulfilling one. More often than not, it’s a journey of perseverance, self-discovery and it’s an open secret that no year has been as testing as 2020. The world was presented with a huge unforeseen problem with no apparent solution: an ever-changing pandemic forcing global business communities at large to pause in confusion, panic, and distress.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of business closings peaked at around a quarter of a million at the end of 2008 but returned to pre-recession levels by the end of 2011. Nearly as many new companies were started in 2012 as in 2006. And even in this year of a pandemic, the country has recently seen tens of thousands of new business starts each week. The 36th week of this year saw over 101,000 new starts, nearly double the same week in 2019.
Franchise Foundry represents a number of quick service restaurant (QSR) brands realizing year-over-year sales increases.- Low initial investment – Funding support- Site selection assistance- Small real estate footprint- Support & training- Multi-unit opportunities- Multi-brand opportunities.
When you are starting or running your business, you need to have a plan that ties your current state to where you want to go. That plan cannot just detail the things you will do, but it must follow a strategy that sets you apart given the market conditions you are facing. One way to think about strategic planning is that it identifies any gaps between a current state and desired future state, and then dictates how to close those gaps – how to get you from where you are to where you want to be. To that end, various factors are taken into consideration in order to formulate an effective plan.
Mark Cuban: These are the 2 books I’m reading right now
Self-made billionaire Mark Cuban has consistently attributed his success, in part, to his devotion to life-long learning. In fact, the “Shark Tank” investor previously called it “the greatest skill” to have. For Cuban, life-long learning means spending “four to five hours a day” reading, he told CNBC Make It in 2018. “I read everything I can. I don’t care what the source is.”