So you’re thinking about owning a business. Suddenly, you find yourself in a black hole of Google searches that say one thing: business ownership is tough (to say the least). But owning a business doesn’t have to be a cautionary tale, especially with a little help from your ‘ohana. Let us explain.
You Don’t Have to Start a Business From Scratch
Have you ever considered franchising? That’s when a company (franchisor) grants a franchisee (business owner like yourself) the rights to use their business model(s), including their brand, operational systems, marketing materials, trademark, intellectual property and more.
It’s the franchisor’s job to make sure you’re prepared for entrepreneurship by providing training materials, advertising support, business coaching, etc. It’s like a ready-made business model; all you have to do is follow the franchisor’s proven methods, minimizing the stresses that typically come with business ownership.
You can choose from tons of franchise systems, all of which require a franchise fee and sometimes annual royalty fees. Just remember; the bigger the brand, the more expensive the investment (total investment can range anywhere between $10,000 and $1 million or more — that includes start-up costs).
But Where Do You Start?
Thankfully, not all franchise opportunities cost $1 million. Try getting your feet wet with smaller brands that require a lower investment. And a franchise like Maui Wowi® is a great place to start. Here’s why:
Our smoothie and coffee franchise is built around the idea of owning a business that’s fun, flexible and mobile. We offer world-class products, including all-natural, fresh-fruit smoothies, high-quality Hawaiian coffee and a pleasant selection of island treats. Our drinks taste so delicious our customers call it a vacation in a cup.
And, we’re no stranger to teaching first-time business owners how to get their foot in the door either. We have a good time doing it, too. Just ask any of our friendly franchisees!
Why Do Maui Wowi® Franchisees Love Us so Much?
Maui Wowi® is about one thing: ‘ohana.
To us, ‘ohana means more than family, it’s a way of life. It’s how we treat our customers — and more importantly — how we treat our franchisees. We understand that your success is our success, so we do everything in our power to help you fuel your business with pure aloha spirit. Trust us, it’s not uncommon to see one of our happy franchise owners rocking flip flops and a Hawaiian shirt at one of our beloved locations or when we set up shop at an event or venue.
We believe that while business ownership can have its hurdles, you should be able to have fun with it too. That’s why we created a brand that makes owning a business feel like a vacation. Even better, it’s why we offer our franchisees support that’s second to none. Other franchises lock you into a territory, but with us, you’re able to go wherever the wind takes you. All you have to do is choose one of our many mobile business models:
- Ka’anapali Cart (a.k.a. K-Cart)
- Concession Trailer
- Food Truck
These options allow our franchisees to live the lifestyle they thought was only available in their dreams. You can travel with your business from event to event (fairs, concerts, expos, etc.). Or, you can claim an entire venue like the home of the San Diego Padres, Petco Park — one of our franchisees did it. See their story below:
You see, with Maui Wowi®, you can live a life on the road while owning a business you love. And that’s how you turn owning a business into a permanent vacation.
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