The JBF Competitive Advantage
Just Between Friends has been recognized nationally for its success as a franchise system. If you are looking for a part-time business opportunity with potential for a full-time income, click here.
THE INDUSTRY LEADER:
Just Between Friends was one of the first of its kind, beginning back in 1997 with franchises first being sold in 2004. We lead by advocating for our franchisees and for our families that participate with our events as well as being a voice for the industry within the International Franchise Association.
NATIONAL MEDIA EXPOSURE:
JBF is the only children’s and maternity consigment sales event to receive media attention on the national level—having appeared on almost all the major networks. Our franchisees enjoy the business this drives to their sales on the local level. As the industry leader we work with a professional PR firm to gain as much business-growing positive media attention as possible. Click here to see the latest national coverage with CEO, Shannon Wilburn and one of our Franchise owners, Kathy Winslow on the Rebecca Jarvis show!
Due, in part, to the national media we have received and our numerous franchises (over 135!) across the country. We continue to expand and provide premium events to further increase this recognition. It doesn't hurt to have been on national shows including Good Morning America, CNN, the CBS Early Show and The Today Show—where host Matt Lauer called JBF "...the hottest ticket in town!" Thanks so much, Matt. We're glad you think so!
HIGHEST LEVEL OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:
Having begun the franchising business in 2004, we know what it takes to grow large community events and have developed proprietary, repeatable processes that are the core of our event success. We can help you grow your business more quickly, avoiding costly mistakes. Many competitors are still learning so they do not have this expertise to give.
HIGHEST LEVEL OF INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
Having launched over 135 franchises since beginning in 1997, we know what it takes to become successful. JBF has established performance benchmarks and standards. We have set high standards and implemented proven business practices to help our franchisees grow beyond the capability of almost all sales in their area. At the same time, we continue to invest in the systems and resources our franchisees need for future growth.
SUPERIOR BRAND STANDARDS & QUALITY MARKETING MATERIALS:
Our franchisees have the tools in their hands forged through years of marketing and branding experience. Marketing materials are available through a professional, online branding portal built by billion-dollar stakeholders. This design portal allows you to create customized, professional marketing materials anytime. Our brand standards insure each event is marketed as a high quality savings event.
INDUSTRY-LEADING WEBSITE TOOLS WITH 24/7/365 TECH SUPPORT:
We believe it’s great to build your dream, but we don’t believe in trying to build our own web technology. We appreciate the expertise of those who are the best at what they do and believe investing in such expertise pays off. As the industry leader we have partnered with a leading international franchise website developer to bring the most savvy, customizable platform to our franchisees. This experienced, highly-acclaimed support provider insures our sites are working—all the time.
SUPERIOR SAFETY STANDARDS: ON-STAFF RECALL SPECIALIST:
We are proud to boast the industry’s only on-staff recall and safety specialist who works closely with the Consumer Product Safety Commission to make sure our events, products and franchisees have the most accurate, up-to-date information. We believe the safety of all those associated with our events is paramount and are committed to continued investment in this field.
SUPPORT TO HELP YOU GROW:
JBF offers support to our franchisees in a two-fold process:
1. One-on-One support through our Ambassador (mentoring) program.
2. Collective support through our ongoing SMART groups.
Both of these support programs allow our franchisees to move past initial growth levels quickly with less assumed risk than those trying to grow their sale on their own or with limited Franchisor support.
NATIONAL DESTINATION CONFERENCES FOR CONTINUED NETWORKING:
Each year JBF hosts a national conference, inviting all franchisees to a networking extravaganza. This serves as one of the single-most attended brainstorming/idea exchanges of the year. Franchisees learn from proven industry experts to help grow their sales through to Top Achiever status—franchisees earning a minimum of $100,000 per sale up to those grossing over $700,000 per sale per season.
Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc offers franchises in accordance with federal and state law. For more information, Contact Corporate via email.