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 consignment sales of its kind and is the leading children's consignment franchisee system in the United States. 

  • Just Between Friends started in 1997 in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma 
  • Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. was formed in 2004
  • JBF Franchise is a voice for the consignment industry within the International Franchise Association.

NATIONAL MEDIA EXPOSURE:

JBF is the only children’s and maternity consignment sales event to receive media attention on the national level—with coverage on all four major networks!

  • This coverage benefits franchisees by providing credibility and increasing market reach
  • JBF's professional PR firm works to gain positive media coverage and is a resource for franchisees
  • All franchisees receive media training with one of the firm's PR professionals.

Click here to see a recent national story with CEO, Shannon Wilburn and one of our Franchise owners, Kathy Winslow on the ABC News "Real Biz with Rebecca Jarvis"

NAME RECOGNITION:

Due in part to the national media attention we have received and media coverage for numerous franchises across the country, Just Between Friends continues to grow and expand across the US and Canada (now more than 135 franchises)!  We are honored to have had national media coverage by all of the major networks:

  • JBF has been featured on Good Morning America, CBS Early Show, Fox News and CNN
  • The Today Show's Matt Lauer called JBF "...the hottest ticket in town!"  (Thanks, Matt! We agree!)
  • Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine and Inc.com
  • Recognized by Forbes Magazine, Entrepreneur Magazine and Franchise Business Review as a top franchise.

HIGHEST LEVEL OF INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE:

  • Since franchising in 2004, JBF has developed proprietary, repeatable processes that are the core of our event success
  • JBF can help you grow your business quickly by avoiding costly mistakes
  • Many JBF competitors are still learning and, therefore, cannot offer this same level of expertise.

HIGHEST LEVEL OF INDUSTRY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:

  • JBF has established performance benchmarks and standards for franchisees
  • Our proven business practices help our franchisees grow beyond the capability of nearly all other sales in the area
  • JBF continually invests in the systems and resources our franchisees need for future growth.

SUPERIOR BRAND STANDARDS & QUALITY MARKETING MATERIALS:

  • We give our franchisees the branding and marketing tools they need which have been created through years of experience
  • These top-notch materials are available through our professional, online branding portal, the same system used by multi-billion dollar corporations
  • This design portal allows you to create customized, professional marketing materials
  • Our brand standards insure every event is marketed as a high quality savings event.

INDUSTRY-LEADING WEBSITE TOOLS WITH 24/7/365 TECH SUPPORT:

  • JBF works with a team of leading international franchise website developers
  • Our web developers provide the most robust, customizable platform to our franchisees
  • Our experienced, highly-acclaimed support provider insures our sites are working—all the time.

SUPERIOR SAFETY STANDARDS: ON-STAFF RECALL SPECIALIST:

  • We are proud to have the industry’s only on-staff recall and safety specialist
  • Our recall and safety specialist works directly with the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Our recall specialist ensures our franchisees have the most accurate, up-to-date information so we can know our events and the products sold there are safe
  • We believe the safety of all those associated with our events is paramount and we are committed to continually investing in safety.

SUPPORT TO HELP YOU GROW:

JBF offers support to our franchisees in a two-fold process:

  • One-on-One support through our Ambassador (mentoring) program
  • Collective support through our ongoing SMART groups.

Both of these support programs allow our franchisees to move past initial growth stages quickly with less assumed risk than those trying to grow their sales on their own or with limited pr no Franchisor support.

NATIONAL DESTINATION CONFERENCES FOR CONTINUED NETWORKING:

Each year Just Between Friends' hosts a national conference, inviting all franchisees to what is best described as a networking extravaganza.

  • Conference is the single-most attended brainstorming/idea exchanges of the year
  • Franchisees learn from proven industry experts to help grow their sales to become "Top Achievers"—franchisees grossing minimum sales of $100,000 per event
  • Franchisees interact to inspire and reenergize for the upcoming sales season.

Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc offers franchises in accordance with federal and state law. For more information, Contact Corporate via email.