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Job Burnout May Mean It’s Time for a Career Change

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes we think our present-day society is more stressful and difficult than any decade before, but since time began, work and its side effects have been felt by anyone holding down a job.

Statistics show that […]

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National Conventions: It’s Not “All Work and No Play” with Home Franchise Concepts

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

In Q1 every year, the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands holds their annual conventions for Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Franchise business owners get together with their respective brands for a […]

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Tailored Living Wins in Franchise Times Annual ZOR Awards for Best Franchises to Buy

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Every March, Franchise Times addresses the question, “what’s the best franchise to buy?” with the release of the Franchise Times ZOR Awards. This year, Tailored Living, one of the family of brands of Home Franchise […]

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HFC Advanced Training Keeps our Franchise Owners on the Cutting Edge

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three home services franchise brands, knows that training is essential to any successful franchise endeavor. Training in product knowledge, business practices, marketing, and sales are all needed, including “hands-on” […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Proves That There’s No Place Like Home With a Veteran Franchise Giveaway

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, has a legacy of honoring and supporting military Veterans through programs and initiatives designed to enhance their lives. Shirin Behzadi, Chief […]

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Entrepreneur Features Tailored Living Franchise Owners: “Business as a Second Language”

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

In January 2016, brothers Waylon and Jerrel Mathern bought a Tailored Living franchise in the Seattle area and became part of the nationwide Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands that includes Tailored Living®, Budget […]

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Find Your Perfect Work/Life Balance with Franchise Business Ownership

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

This is a test:

Can you list all your kids’ birthdates?
Do you know the name of your daughter’s boyfriend?
When is your wedding anniversary?
Does the Chinese food delivery guy know your family’s favorite […]

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Budget Blinds is Rated as a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Once again, Franchise Business Review (FBR) has selected Budget Blinds® as a “top” franchise in a new category—Top Franchises for Women.  This is the inaugural year for this category, and Budget Blinds is one of […]

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Franchisee Spotlight: From Zero to the Million Dollar Club with Budget Blinds

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Everyone loves a good success story. And Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, takes pride in the successes of its independent franchise business owners. Yes, HFC provides […]

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Owning a Franchise Business Can Help You Plan for Comfortable Retirement

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Looking ahead to retirement can evoke many different responses:

20-somethings can’t conceive of themselves as getting old
30-somethings have begun to realize there is a circle of life but…later
40-somethings begin to run the numbers […]

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A Very Good Year for Home Franchise Concepts’ Award-winning Franchise Brands

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

2016 was a very good year for all three franchise brands under the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) umbrella. Each brand–Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®—received industry recognition at many levels, including consumer praise, franchisee […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Demystifies Franchising on Business Rockstars

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Shirin Behzadi, CEO of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), recently interviewed with Mark Lack of Business Rockstars and shared the secrets of HFC’s phenomenal franchising success with Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, three home […]

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There’s No Place Like Home Franchise Concepts for Your Financial Future

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently featured on the Las Vegas—Business Wire, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is poised for record growth in 2017 across all three of its family of brands, Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. If a […]

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Have a “No Regrets” New Year – Buy a Franchise Business

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“If we had bought an HFC franchise, we’d have been building on a firm foundation with a much greater chance at success instead of taking a chance on our own.”

This regret is from a disenchanted […]

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New Year, New Franchise Business Opportunities with Home Franchise Concepts

January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The New Year means new beginnings, making changes and taking chances. New Year’s resolutions are dedicated to making life better in big and small ways, like keeping your car clean or fulfilling a life-long dream […]

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Have A Guide To Help You in Your Business

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

One of the most fabulous and wonderful things about being a franchise business owner is that you are not alone as you build and grow your business. A start-from-scratch business means you have to do […]

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Technology Support Helps Our Franchise Owners Work Smarter Not Harder

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Technology is almost synonymous with business. Any business, large or small, uses technology in managing some or all of its business functions. From cell phones to data storage in the Cloud, thriving businesses, including independently […]

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Does Working for Scrooge Have You Missing all the Holiday Fun?

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Admit it. During the holidays we’d all like more time off for shopping, seeing blockbuster movies, hanging out with visiting relatives and just kicking back and enjoying our families and the wonders of the season. […]

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Own a Business with a Huge Competitive Advantage

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

A major component of any successful business is exposure and a vibrant national presence is important for brand recognition, consumer awareness and consumer engagement Budget Blinds® is the largest window coverings franchise in North America, with […]

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Flat Royalty Fees Put You in Control of How Much You Make in Your Franchise Business

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Anytime the word “fees” pops up, we all go on Red Alert! We are so used to hidden fees, fees listed in the small print, additional fees, late fees, termination fees, processing fees and nonsensical […]

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Budget Blinds Franchise Owners Praise the On-going Training

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is home to three dynamic franchise brands in the home improvement industry: Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Providing comprehensive training is a hallmark of its franchise business models and […]

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Honoring U.S. and Canadian Military Members on Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

In the U.S., it’s Veterans’ Day and in Canada, Remembrance Day. People in the United States and Canada take special time every November 11 to honor their country’s military heroes and Veterans, acknowledging the unpayable […]

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Be As Successful As You Want to Be As a Budget Blinds Franchise Business Owner

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

For over 20 years, Budget Blinds® has been making the dream of business ownership a reality for entrepreneurs throughout North America. With over 1,050 franchised territories, Budget Blinds is the largest window coverings franchise in […]

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Second Careers, Being Your Own Boss and Contemplating Retirement

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

More people than ever before are facing “starting over” as the number of Baby Boomers reaches over 74 million individuals facing retirement and/or an empty nest with all the kids (finally!) moved out. When the […]

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Tailored Living Ranks as the #3 Franchise with Remodeling 550 for 2016

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Every year, Remodeling Magazine ranks the top 550 companies in home remodeling, including franchises, full-service remodelers, replacement contractors and insurance restoration firms, from voluntary data and survey information submitted in Q1 and Q2.

For 2016, Tailored […]

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A Franchise Business with Home Franchise Concepts Offers Lifestyle Flexibility

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

How was your summer vacation? Didn’t take one due to your job? Well, sadly, you’re not alone. Approximately 40% of Americans do not take vacation time, or they leave or lose up to five days […]

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The Home Franchise Concepts Family of Brands Welcomes Veteran Franchise Owners

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Returning to civilian life after military service can be challenging on many levels. One critical issue that military veterans face is: “What is my next career move?”

Can the skills they learned in the military […]

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Never Forget: 9/11 and Its Extraordinary Heroes and Military Veterans

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

September 11, 2001 was a day that changed our world forever. It challenged our ideas of safety and security. An attack on American soil was unheard of, yet it happened, and it was deadly and […]

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Watch Budget Blinds Support Veterans On “Military Makeover”

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

For the third time, Budget Blinds® is honored to participate with award-winning Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover airing on Lifetime Television®, helping to make life better for a deserving veteran and his family. The long, hot Florida summer is culminating […]

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Franchise Business Review Names Budget Blinds and Tailored Living the Best of the Best in 2016

August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living®, sister brands of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), have been awarded spots in Franchise Business Review’s Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises for 2016. This is especially exciting because these […]

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Realtor.com Consults with Experts like Tailored Living for Home Organization Tips

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s no surprise that a symbiotic relationship springs up between Tailored Living® franchise owners and their local real estate agents. Both are in the business of helping people to love their living spaces. That’s why […]

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Budget Blinds® Assists Designing Spaces’® Military Makeover® for a Third Time Providing Window Coverings in Deserving Veteran’s Home

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

National Window Coverings Franchise Known for Active Support of Veteran Programs Helps Makeover Veteran’s Home for Designing Spaces® Series Airing on Lifetime® Television
(Orange, CA, August 1, 2016) – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise […]

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New Franchise Owners Find Their Niche with Budget Blinds

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

You can probably find a franchise business for just about anything in the world, such as a luxury cat hotel or a space where people pay money to come and take out their aggressions in […]

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Budget Blinds Honors “Rookie of the Year” at the National Convention

July 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the largest retailer of window coverings in North America, and it’s certainly not by chance. The Budget Blinds franchise system is designed for success for every franchise owner that follows the proven […]

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Franchising 101: Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of Franchise Ownership

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The world of franchising is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions that, if believed, can either drive someone away from franchising, or have them buy in for the wrong reasons. Widespread misconceptions about owning a […]

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Is Franchising the Right Business Decision for You?

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to run an independently owned franchise business? Franchising may not be the brass ring to career and financial success for everyone, but it is definitely […]

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Let Your Creative Side Come Alive as a Tailored Living Franchise Business Owner

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

If you’ve ever wanted to own a business and be your own boss, a Tailored Living franchise opportunity may be just what you need. As the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North […]

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Retired Military Veteran is Living the American Dream as a Franchise Business Owner

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Luis Fontanez became a Budget Blinds® franchise business owner in Columbus, Georgia, after serving 23 years in the Army. Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, he says, “I always knew I would own my own business […]

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What Do Marriage and Buying a Franchise Business Have in Common?

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been said that buying a franchise business is comparable to getting married. The steps or stages of developing either relationship are similar, and each step is necessary to bring you to the glorious moment […]

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2016 is Leap Year…Take a Leap of Faith and Buy a Franchise

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss and run a business?  Not everyone who has that dream has the follow-through to make it happen. It takes courage, planning and courage.

Yes, courage twice. It […]

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Business-to-Business Commercial Franchise Opportunities

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Generally, when the subject of a franchise opportunity comes up, we think of small, independent businesses that cater to the general public. This includes such services as fast food, auto repair, beauty salons/spas, home and […]

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Budget Blinds Franchisee, Dave Ogburn, Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Every life is a story. Some are sad, some are funny and some are…well…this quote says it all:  “Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.” –Ashleigh Brilliant, humorist and […]

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Top Five Reasons to Love Being a Franchise Business Owner

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The month of February is all about love.  With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle, the whole month devotes itself to love and Americans celebrate love into the billions of dollars. Yes, billions, including $800-million-plus […]

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Tailored Living’s Closet Storage Systems Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Tailored Living® is featured in Better Homes and Garden’s (BHG) annual special interest magazine, Storage, focusing on custom closet organization systems and other home storage categories. BHG has been a guiding light for generations of […]

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Tailored Living Earns Top Ranking as Best Franchise Opportunity for 2016

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North America, with 195 franchise territories, is proud to receive recognition from Franchise Business Review’s annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards as a Top […]

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Military Veterans Make Exceptional Franchise Business Owners

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Are you a veteran interested in starting a home-based business? Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three thriving franchise brands in the home improvement industry, may be the solution. All three franchise opportunities of the […]

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If Your New Year’s Resolution is a New Job, How About Franchising?

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s that time of year again when everyone is looking back and evaluating the past 12 months while looking forward to the next 12 and resolving to make life a lot better. Not surprisingly, getting […]

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Just Because You Eat There, Should You Buy the Franchise?

December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Like most people, you probably have a favorite place for a good burger, designer coffee, barbeque ribs, or ethnic foods. Food franchises abound and, undoubtedly, you have your favorite places to go whenever a craving […]

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In Franchising, Flat Royalty Fees Keep from Breaking Your Bank

December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Home-based franchises in the home services industry are steadily growing in popularity. As more homeowners opt to stay in their homes as opposed to moving when life events necessitate change, they are looking for ways […]

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Military Vets’ Leadership Skills Translate to Successful Franchise Businesses

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the flagship franchise brand of parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to two additional brands, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® and Concrete Craft. While each brand is different, a common denominator for […]

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The Move to “Shop Local” is a Boon to Franchise Business Owners

November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The push to shopping locally is gaining ground across the country.  Terms like “Localization Movement,”  “Buying Local” and “Indie-shopping” (independent local business) are popping up as ways to describe the movement within communities to encourage […]

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The Optimum Age to Buy a Franchise and Start Your Own Business

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’re looking for a number…sorry! The optimum age to buy a franchise or start your own business is when you’re ready, and that involves factors that far outweigh a chronological age. Focusing on age […]

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Do You Have the Right Stuff to Own a Successful Franchise Business?

September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

You may think that buying a franchise business means you become a “cookie cutter” business owner and blindly follow the pack, losing your own individuality.

But let me tell you, it’s not so! Just because every […]

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Mentoring: an Age-old Formula for Success in Today’s Franchise World

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Since ancient times, mentoring has been practiced as a way to pass on knowledge. Socrates mentored Plato; Plato mentored Aristotle; and Aristotle mentored Alexander the Great, who went on to conquer most of the known […]

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Relax, at Tailored Living We Are Not Contractors

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’ve ever done many home improvements, you’ve probably had an unfortunate experience with a contractor. It just seems to be part of the package. And if you’re thinking that becoming a Tailored Living® franchise […]

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Troops in Transition Helps Make Business Owners of Military Vets

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 ushered in a New Year and a new veteran’s program for international franchise, Budget Blinds®, with Troops in Transition. Troops in Transition offers qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee […]

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Integrating Business and Creativity With a Tailored Living Franchise

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®  is a franchise opportunity whose time has certainly come. More and more people are choosing to renovate and remodel rather than uproot and move to a new home. And, according to […]

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Sale of the One Thousandth Franchise License

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA—Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, is proud to announce the sale of its one thousandth franchise license. The license was sold to Roberto Ordaz and Marlene Alvarado […]

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Former Army Sniper Turned Budget Blinds Entrepreneur Featured on The Plain Dealer Newspaper

June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

One of our newest Budget Blinds franchise business owners is Matt Boris of Budget Blinds serving Independence, Ohio. Matt is 31 years old and came onboard through the Troops in Transition program that allows qualified, […]

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Helping Veterans Build Strong Financial Futures

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Way before iPods, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” in the movie by the same name took the world by storm.  Another Irving Berlin song from the same movie, “What Can You Do With A General?” […]

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Assisting U.S. Veterans to Become Franchise Business Owners

June 4th, 2015|0 Comments

In a short year and a half, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and American Decorative Coatings (a.k.a. Concrete Craft), brought 34 U.S. military veterans onboard as franchise business owners […]

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Excellence in Training is a Top Priority

June 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A vital element in the success of any franchise business is training. Initial training sets a new franchise owner on solid ground and provides the tools for success. On-going training ensures that a franchise business […]

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Stepping Up Recruitment of Military Service Members

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts Co-Founder, Todd Jackson, identifies ways to experience success in welcoming U.S. military veterans into franchise families in an article written for Franchising World Magazine below.

A franchisor is only as successful as the individual franchisees […]

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Troops in Transition Franchisees Featured in Business Report

May 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to national franchise brands Budget Blinds® has just launched a new program to assist military veterans with becoming business owners.

The Troops in Transition program provides qualified veterans who have […]

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HFC Gives $1 Million in Discounts to Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA— Home Franchise Concepts, Inc. (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Inc., Tailored Living, LLC and American Decorative Coatings, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has achieved its goal of giving $1 […]

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Tailored Living on WOW TV

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Home improvement franchise, Tailored Living, is excited to announce that some of our franchisees in the Greater Toronto Area have teamed up with the brand new Canadian television series, WOW TV.  Recently aired on August […]

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An Elaborate Toy Shed

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Congratulations to our Tailored Living team in Portland for recently completing their fourth project for a client who has anything but an ordinary garage! Featuring a brand new 6,000 square foot garage floor and diamond […]

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Welcoming Women Military Veterans as Franchise Business Owners

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know…

There are approximately two million American women veterans
Women make up 15% of today’s service members, spanning all ranks and branches of the U.S. military

Did you also know that military veterans make excellent franchise […]

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Tips to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

by: Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds

Being an entrepreneur is hard work.  The hours are long, and the risk is high. When my partners and I decided to start Budget Blinds, I knew it would […]

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Strength in Numbers: Home Franchise Concepts Acquires a New Franchise Brand

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Already a leader in the home services franchise industry, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) has added a new brand to its arsenal of home improvement/beautification services. Joining existing brands Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, […]

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How to Work Successfully in a Family-Run Franchise Business

March 12th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s not uncommon in a franchise business to have husband and wife partners, as well as other family members involved in the business. For some people, that would be an immediate recipe for disaster. For […]

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A Franchise Success Story

March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Business View Magazine (January 2015) featured the meteoric rise of a relatively new franchise, Tailored Living® featuring Premier Garage®. Since 2007, it’s evolved, consolidated and grown into a winning franchise system boasting 95%+ excellence ratings […]

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Change Your Life in 2015 with a Tailored Living Franchise Opportunity

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

2014 is winding down and it’s hard to believe another year has passed. Only a couple more weeks to reach those goals you set for the New Year that’s now the Old Year. Was 2014 […]

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Budget Blinds of Honolulu featured on Entrepreneur.com Franchise Players

January 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Find out why Budget Blinds was the right choice for John and Elspeth Newlands, when they were seeking a new career after retirement.

Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth […]

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Make 2015 the Year You Change Your Life

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is just about over. Only a couple more weeks to reach those goals you set for the New Year that’s now the Old Year. How did 2014 go for […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Choosing a Tailored Living Franchise Opportunity

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Are you an entrepreneurial spirit trapped in a corporate body?  Do you dream of being your own boss, but don’t really have a clear idea of what you want to do and aren’t completely comfortable […]

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Franchise Opportunity for Veterans

November 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954, and since then has […]

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Corporate Staff Participates in Volunteer Day for Homes For Our Troops

November 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Saturday, November 15, 2014 was an eye-opening day for many Budget Blinds® Corporate staff who participated in a Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) Volunteer Day for the first time. Upon arrival at the home site, […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Gives $710,000 in Discounts to U.S. Veteran Entrepreneurs Across the Country

November 12th, 2014|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA—Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living®, continues to create entrepreneurial opportunities for U.S. Veterans across the country though its Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE) program.  MDFE is a […]

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Financial Security for Veterans

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

November 11, 1918, Armistice Day, marked the signing of the agreement that ended World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day, and since then has been the official day for Americans […]

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Partnering with Homes For Our Troops to Provide Window Coverings for Specially Adapted Veteran Homes

November 6th, 2014|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA—Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, has partnered with national non-profit, Homes for Our Troops, to provide specially adapted, mortgage-free homes for severely injured Veterans who served in Iraq and […]

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Reasons to Choose a Tailored Living Franchise

October 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Have you been dreaming of starting your own business or buying a franchise? If so, you undoubtedly have some definite goals in mind.

Want the independence of being your own boss.
Desire to build something to pass […]

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Why People Choose to Own a Budget Blinds Franchise

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

If you’ve been considering starting your own business or buying a franchise, you undoubtedly have some defined goals in mind.

Want the independence of being your own boss.
Desire to build something to pass on to your […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Offers a Million Dollar Thank You to America’s Military Veterans

September 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living® are named in the Military Times top 38 Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15! Inclusion was based on financial discounts and corporate policies that empower veterans to become successful business owners. […]

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Named Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 by the Military Times

September 26th, 2014|0 Comments

For the second year in a row, Budget Blinds® has been named in the Military Times top 38 Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15! Inclusion was based on financial discounts and corporate policies that empower veterans […]

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$250,000 in Discounts Help Make Entrepreneurs of Military Veterans

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

To help U.S. Veterans become entrepreneurs and achieve their own American Dream of independent business ownership, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) has dedicated $1,000,000 in discounts towards the purchase of one of its franchise brands (Budget […]

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HFC Reaches the $250,000 Milestone of its Million Dollar Franchise Event

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

In time for Memorial Day, Seven U.S. Military Veterans are Now Franchise Business Owners, Thanks to Aid from $1,000,000 Financial Assistance Program

On Veteran’s Day 2013, HFC announced the Million Dollar Franchise Event—a commitment to give […]

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Celebrating Armed Forces Day with Million Dollar Franchise Event

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday, May 17th. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this special holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in […]

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Franchisees Assist in Building a Home for a Deserving Family

April 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Tailored Living franchisees Juliana and Todd Carter partnered together with Decor And You DC to create a dream home for a family with two disabled children. Read the full story here and flip through the […]

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Be your Own Boss

March 7th, 2014|0 Comments

When an individual is seeking to start their own franchise business, one of the main things they should consider is the support system a given franchise company has in place. Running your own business can […]

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Franchise Support System

January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

When an individual is seeking to start their own franchise business, one of the main things they should consider is the support system a given franchise company has in place. Running your own business can […]

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Budget Blinds Franchise Support System

January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

When an individual is seeking to start their own franchise business, one of the main things they should consider is the support system a given franchise company has in place. Running your own business can […]

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An Opportunity to Be Your Own Boss

January 14th, 2014|0 Comments

The New Year presents new opportunities to make much needed life improvements. Regardless of whether your resolution is to better your health, take a family vacation or give back to your community, now is the […]

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Remembering Veterans on the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 6th, 2013|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA – This Saturday, December 7th, marks the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing that saw 2,402 American soldiers killed and another 1,282 wounded. It was an event that sent shock waves through […]

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Lisa Rosser Helps Match Military Veterans with Business Opportunities

December 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA – Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) – the parent company of home improvement franchises Budget Blinds and Tailored Living – has enlisted military veteran and veteran business advocate Lisa Rosser to help reach and […]

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U.S. Navy Veteran Derek Harris Gives Thanks

November 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Derek Harris is veteran of the United States military, having served 6 years in the Navy. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what to do with his life after active […]

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U.S. Navy Veteran Larry Sportello Gives Thanks

November 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Larry Sportello is veteran of the United States military, having served 5 years in the Navy followed by 3 years in the Army. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what […]

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A Warm Thanks to Military Veterans

November 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Every year, the Thanksgiving holiday marks a time to reflect and give thanks to those who have enriched our lives and have helped us succeed. Whether they are friends, relatives or mentors, it is a […]

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Thanking Veterans During the Holiday Season

November 20th, 2013|0 Comments

As we near Thanksgiving, the staff at HFC – parent company of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living – would like to take the opportunity to give a million thanks to all our military veterans and […]

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Program Helps Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

November 11th, 2013|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA – Throughout history, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. When those that have given so much for our country retire from active duty, […]

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CEO Chad Hallock Shares Tips on Success

October 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Window covering franchise, Budget Blinds, takes great pride in maintaining a strong relationship with not only its customers, but with its franchisees. CEO, Chad Hallock, elaborates in this article about the importance of maintaining positive […]

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Franchisee Shares Success Story

August 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Operating in a $6.9 billion industry, blind business, Budget Blinds, has established nearly 900 franchise territories in North America and continues to expand. Canadian franchisee, Karen Tsao-Pemberton, recently interviewed with Budget Blinds and shares her […]

Great Franchising Opportunities for Recent Graduates

July 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Although the post-grad years can be a rough transition from college to real life, these young entrepreneurs prove that they are not only skilled beyond their years, but they also bring new and innovative ideas […]

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Franchisee Displays an Impressive New Showroom

July 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Budget Blinds franchisee, Leanne Fisher, has anything but an ordinary showroom! Leanne has accomplished quite a lot in her five year journey in the window covering franchise business—she has already transformed a warehouse into a […]

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Celebrate This Independence Day by Being an Independent Business Owner

July 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Every year, the 4th of July marks our nation’s birth and signifies our freedom from restriction and impediment. It’s also a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate our liberties and the […]

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Franchise Opportunities for Families

June 14th, 2013|0 Comments

With bleak options in the job market, many parents and their children have teamed up and entered the market of business franchise opportunities. In an article by the New York Times, an analysis by The […]

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Great Franchise Opportunities for Families

June 14th, 2013|0 Comments

With bleak options in the job market, many parents and their children have teamed up and entered the market of business franchise opportunities. In an article by the New York Times, an analysis by The […]

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Opportunity for Veterans

May 17th, 2013|0 Comments

There are many pursuits military personnel can partake in once they become veterans. For example, they can engage in community service work, or even adopt a hobby they’re passionate about. In honor of National Armed […]

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Closets and Home Office Rank High for Potential Buyers

May 16th, 2013|0 Comments

With the rise of younger consumers purchasing homes, it is a great time to be in the market for whole home organization! According to this article titled “5 Things Home Buyers Want in 2013,” by […]

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Incentives for Veterans

April 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Over the years, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. They have shown courage, strength and determination in the face of adversity during their time in […]

  • Joy Stewart

Lending a Helping Hand

April 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Partnering with the popular home improvement show Designing Spaces, and the local non-profit organization Rebuilding Together, Budget Blinds received the honor and opportunity to help renovate a home for a Florida family in need on the 3 […]

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Why You Should Buy a Window Coverings Franchise

December 5th, 2012|0 Comments

If you are striving for a new career and looking to control your own destiny, you might have already considered starting your own business. One of the best solutions to accomplish your goals may be […]

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Recognition as a Top Franchise for Veterans

November 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Throughout our history, the United States armed forces have valiantly fought for our values, our families and our freedoms. Their selflessness in the face of adversity has served as a source of inspiration for many […]

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Home Improvement Business Expected Growth

November 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Research shows a growing trend in the home improvement industry. As opposed to investing in a new home, U.S. consumers are electing to keep their current homes and instead renovate them to different extents*. Because […]

  • Window Shades

The Home Improvement Franchise Boom

November 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Home improvement franchise businesses are thriving. Instead of buying bigger and better homes, people in the US are choosing to keep their current homes and make improvements to them. With the home buying industry suffering […]

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Why Hiring a Veteran is a Good Idea

November 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Throughout our history, the United States armed forces have valiantly fought for our values, our families and our freedoms. Their selflessness in the face of adversity has served as a source of inspiration for many […]

  • Red Garage

The Demand for Home Organization

August 24th, 2012|0 Comments

The home organization market is expected to increase 3.6 percent annually to $8.6 billion in 2015, according to a Freedonia Group study in 2011, making it one of the best franchise opportunities available. Decorative and […]

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Picking the Right Franchise Business

August 24th, 2012|0 Comments

If you are interested in purchasing a franchise business, there are thousands of options available in a multitude of industries. Sifting through them can truly be a daunting task but there are ways to simplify […]

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Job Burnout May Mean It’s Time for a Career Change

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes we think our present-day society is more stressful and difficult than any decade before, but since time began, work and its side effects have been felt by anyone holding down a job.

Statistics show that […]

  • Jeremy Gutsche

National Conventions: It’s Not “All Work and No Play” with Home Franchise Concepts

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

In Q1 every year, the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands holds their annual conventions for Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Franchise business owners get together with their respective brands for a […]

  • ZOR Awards

Tailored Living Wins in Franchise Times Annual ZOR Awards for Best Franchises to Buy

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Every March, Franchise Times addresses the question, “what’s the best franchise to buy?” with the release of the Franchise Times ZOR Awards. This year, Tailored Living, one of the family of brands of Home Franchise […]

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HFC Advanced Training Keeps our Franchise Owners on the Cutting Edge

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three home services franchise brands, knows that training is essential to any successful franchise endeavor. Training in product knowledge, business practices, marketing, and sales are all needed, including “hands-on” […]

  • Honoring Veterans

Home Franchise Concepts Proves That There’s No Place Like Home With a Veteran Franchise Giveaway

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, has a legacy of honoring and supporting military Veterans through programs and initiatives designed to enhance their lives. Shirin Behzadi, Chief […]

  • Entrepreneur Waylon and Jarrel Mathern

Entrepreneur Features Tailored Living Franchise Owners: “Business as a Second Language”

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

In January 2016, brothers Waylon and Jerrel Mathern bought a Tailored Living franchise in the Seattle area and became part of the nationwide Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands that includes Tailored Living®, Budget […]

  • Work Life Balance

Find Your Perfect Work/Life Balance with Franchise Business Ownership

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

This is a test:

Can you list all your kids’ birthdates?
Do you know the name of your daughter’s boyfriend?
When is your wedding anniversary?
Does the Chinese food delivery guy know your family’s favorite […]

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Budget Blinds is Rated as a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Once again, Franchise Business Review (FBR) has selected Budget Blinds® as a “top” franchise in a new category—Top Franchises for Women.  This is the inaugural year for this category, and Budget Blinds is one of […]

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Franchisee Spotlight: From Zero to the Million Dollar Club with Budget Blinds

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Everyone loves a good success story. And Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, takes pride in the successes of its independent franchise business owners. Yes, HFC provides […]

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Owning a Franchise Business Can Help You Plan for Comfortable Retirement

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Looking ahead to retirement can evoke many different responses:

20-somethings can’t conceive of themselves as getting old
30-somethings have begun to realize there is a circle of life but…later
40-somethings begin to run the numbers […]

  • HFC brands

A Very Good Year for Home Franchise Concepts’ Award-winning Franchise Brands

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

2016 was a very good year for all three franchise brands under the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) umbrella. Each brand–Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®—received industry recognition at many levels, including consumer praise, franchisee […]

  • Shirin Behzadi business rockstars

Home Franchise Concepts Demystifies Franchising on Business Rockstars

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Shirin Behzadi, CEO of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), recently interviewed with Mark Lack of Business Rockstars and shared the secrets of HFC’s phenomenal franchising success with Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, three home […]

  • Trusted brand

There’s No Place Like Home Franchise Concepts for Your Financial Future

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently featured on the Las Vegas—Business Wire, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is poised for record growth in 2017 across all three of its family of brands, Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. If a […]

  • Regrets

Have a “No Regrets” New Year – Buy a Franchise Business

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“If we had bought an HFC franchise, we’d have been building on a firm foundation with a much greater chance at success instead of taking a chance on our own.”

This regret is from a disenchanted […]

  • 2017

New Year, New Franchise Business Opportunities with Home Franchise Concepts

January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The New Year means new beginnings, making changes and taking chances. New Year’s resolutions are dedicated to making life better in big and small ways, like keeping your car clean or fulfilling a life-long dream […]

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Have A Guide To Help You in Your Business

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

One of the most fabulous and wonderful things about being a franchise business owner is that you are not alone as you build and grow your business. A start-from-scratch business means you have to do […]

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Technology Support Helps Our Franchise Owners Work Smarter Not Harder

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Technology is almost synonymous with business. Any business, large or small, uses technology in managing some or all of its business functions. From cell phones to data storage in the Cloud, thriving businesses, including independently […]

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Does Working for Scrooge Have You Missing all the Holiday Fun?

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Admit it. During the holidays we’d all like more time off for shopping, seeing blockbuster movies, hanging out with visiting relatives and just kicking back and enjoying our families and the wonders of the season. […]

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Own a Business with a Huge Competitive Advantage

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

A major component of any successful business is exposure and a vibrant national presence is important for brand recognition, consumer awareness and consumer engagement Budget Blinds® is the largest window coverings franchise in North America, with […]

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Flat Royalty Fees Put You in Control of How Much You Make in Your Franchise Business

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Anytime the word “fees” pops up, we all go on Red Alert! We are so used to hidden fees, fees listed in the small print, additional fees, late fees, termination fees, processing fees and nonsensical […]

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Budget Blinds Franchise Owners Praise the On-going Training

November 17th, 2016|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is home to three dynamic franchise brands in the home improvement industry: Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Providing comprehensive training is a hallmark of its franchise business models and […]

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Honoring U.S. and Canadian Military Members on Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

In the U.S., it’s Veterans’ Day and in Canada, Remembrance Day. People in the United States and Canada take special time every November 11 to honor their country’s military heroes and Veterans, acknowledging the unpayable […]

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Be As Successful As You Want to Be As a Budget Blinds Franchise Business Owner

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

For over 20 years, Budget Blinds® has been making the dream of business ownership a reality for entrepreneurs throughout North America. With over 1,050 franchised territories, Budget Blinds is the largest window coverings franchise in […]

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A Franchise Business with Home Franchise Concepts Offers Lifestyle Flexibility

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

How was your summer vacation? Didn’t take one due to your job? Well, sadly, you’re not alone. Approximately 40% of Americans do not take vacation time, or they leave or lose up to five days […]

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Franchise Business Review Names Budget Blinds and Tailored Living the Best of the Best in 2016

August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living®, sister brands of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), have been awarded spots in Franchise Business Review’s Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises for 2016. This is especially exciting because these […]

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New Franchise Owners Find Their Niche with Budget Blinds

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

You can probably find a franchise business for just about anything in the world, such as a luxury cat hotel or a space where people pay money to come and take out their aggressions in […]

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Budget Blinds Honors “Rookie of the Year” at the National Convention

July 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the largest retailer of window coverings in North America, and it’s certainly not by chance. The Budget Blinds franchise system is designed for success for every franchise owner that follows the proven […]

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Franchising 101: Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of Franchise Ownership

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The world of franchising is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions that, if believed, can either drive someone away from franchising, or have them buy in for the wrong reasons. Widespread misconceptions about owning a […]

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Is Franchising the Right Business Decision for You?

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to run an independently owned franchise business? Franchising may not be the brass ring to career and financial success for everyone, but it is definitely […]

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Let Your Creative Side Come Alive as a Tailored Living Franchise Business Owner

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

If you’ve ever wanted to own a business and be your own boss, a Tailored Living franchise opportunity may be just what you need. As the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North […]

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Retired Military Veteran is Living the American Dream as a Franchise Business Owner

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Luis Fontanez became a Budget Blinds® franchise business owner in Columbus, Georgia, after serving 23 years in the Army. Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, he says, “I always knew I would own my own business […]

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What Do Marriage and Buying a Franchise Business Have in Common?

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been said that buying a franchise business is comparable to getting married. The steps or stages of developing either relationship are similar, and each step is necessary to bring you to the glorious moment […]

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2016 is Leap Year…Take a Leap of Faith and Buy a Franchise

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss and run a business?  Not everyone who has that dream has the follow-through to make it happen. It takes courage, planning and courage.

Yes, courage twice. It […]

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Business-to-Business Commercial Franchise Opportunities

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Generally, when the subject of a franchise opportunity comes up, we think of small, independent businesses that cater to the general public. This includes such services as fast food, auto repair, beauty salons/spas, home and […]

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Budget Blinds Franchisee, Dave Ogburn, Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Every life is a story. Some are sad, some are funny and some are…well…this quote says it all:  “Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.” –Ashleigh Brilliant, humorist and […]

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Top Five Reasons to Love Being a Franchise Business Owner

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The month of February is all about love.  With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle, the whole month devotes itself to love and Americans celebrate love into the billions of dollars. Yes, billions, including $800-million-plus […]

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Tailored Living’s Closet Storage Systems Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Tailored Living® is featured in Better Homes and Garden’s (BHG) annual special interest magazine, Storage, focusing on custom closet organization systems and other home storage categories. BHG has been a guiding light for generations of […]

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If Your New Year’s Resolution is a New Job, How About Franchising?

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s that time of year again when everyone is looking back and evaluating the past 12 months while looking forward to the next 12 and resolving to make life a lot better. Not surprisingly, getting […]

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Just Because You Eat There, Should You Buy the Franchise?

December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Like most people, you probably have a favorite place for a good burger, designer coffee, barbeque ribs, or ethnic foods. Food franchises abound and, undoubtedly, you have your favorite places to go whenever a craving […]

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In Franchising, Flat Royalty Fees Keep from Breaking Your Bank

December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Home-based franchises in the home services industry are steadily growing in popularity. As more homeowners opt to stay in their homes as opposed to moving when life events necessitate change, they are looking for ways […]

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Military Vets’ Leadership Skills Translate to Successful Franchise Businesses

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the flagship franchise brand of parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to two additional brands, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® and Concrete Craft. While each brand is different, a common denominator for […]

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The Move to “Shop Local” is a Boon to Franchise Business Owners

November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The push to shopping locally is gaining ground across the country.  Terms like “Localization Movement,”  “Buying Local” and “Indie-shopping” (independent local business) are popping up as ways to describe the movement within communities to encourage […]

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The Optimum Age to Buy a Franchise and Start Your Own Business

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’re looking for a number…sorry! The optimum age to buy a franchise or start your own business is when you’re ready, and that involves factors that far outweigh a chronological age. Focusing on age […]

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Do You Have the Right Stuff to Own a Successful Franchise Business?

September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

You may think that buying a franchise business means you become a “cookie cutter” business owner and blindly follow the pack, losing your own individuality.

But let me tell you, it’s not so! Just because every […]

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Mentoring: an Age-old Formula for Success in Today’s Franchise World

September 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Since ancient times, mentoring has been practiced as a way to pass on knowledge. Socrates mentored Plato; Plato mentored Aristotle; and Aristotle mentored Alexander the Great, who went on to conquer most of the known […]

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Relax, at Tailored Living We Are Not Contractors

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’ve ever done many home improvements, you’ve probably had an unfortunate experience with a contractor. It just seems to be part of the package. And if you’re thinking that becoming a Tailored Living® franchise […]

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Integrating Business and Creativity With a Tailored Living Franchise

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®  is a franchise opportunity whose time has certainly come. More and more people are choosing to renovate and remodel rather than uproot and move to a new home. And, according to […]

  • Veteran Franchise

Helping Veterans Build Strong Financial Futures

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Way before iPods, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” in the movie by the same name took the world by storm.  Another Irving Berlin song from the same movie, “What Can You Do With A General?” […]

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Excellence in Training is a Top Priority

June 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A vital element in the success of any franchise business is training. Initial training sets a new franchise owner on solid ground and provides the tools for success. On-going training ensures that a franchise business […]

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Tips to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

March 18th, 2015|0 Comments

by: Chad Hallock, CEO of Budget Blinds

Being an entrepreneur is hard work.  The hours are long, and the risk is high. When my partners and I decided to start Budget Blinds, I knew it would […]

  • Love Franchising

How to Work Successfully in a Family-Run Franchise Business

March 12th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s not uncommon in a franchise business to have husband and wife partners, as well as other family members involved in the business. For some people, that would be an immediate recipe for disaster. For […]

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Make 2015 the Year You Change Your Life

January 5th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is just about over. Only a couple more weeks to reach those goals you set for the New Year that’s now the Old Year. How did 2014 go for […]

  • Work From Home

Why People Choose to Own a Budget Blinds Franchise

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

If you’ve been considering starting your own business or buying a franchise, you undoubtedly have some defined goals in mind.

Want the independence of being your own boss.
Desire to build something to pass on to your […]

  • Be Your Own Boss

An Opportunity to Be Your Own Boss

January 14th, 2014|0 Comments

The New Year presents new opportunities to make much needed life improvements. Regardless of whether your resolution is to better your health, take a family vacation or give back to your community, now is the […]

  • Successful Franchise

CEO Chad Hallock Shares Tips on Success

October 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Window covering franchise, Budget Blinds, takes great pride in maintaining a strong relationship with not only its customers, but with its franchisees. CEO, Chad Hallock, elaborates in this article about the importance of maintaining positive […]

  • Home Franchise Concepts Veteran Franchise

Celebrate This Independence Day by Being an Independent Business Owner

July 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Every year, the 4th of July marks our nation’s birth and signifies our freedom from restriction and impediment. It’s also a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate our liberties and the […]

  • Window Covering Franchise

Why You Should Buy a Window Coverings Franchise

December 5th, 2012|0 Comments

If you are striving for a new career and looking to control your own destiny, you might have already considered starting your own business. One of the best solutions to accomplish your goals may be […]

  • Window Shades

The Home Improvement Franchise Boom

November 6th, 2012|0 Comments

Home improvement franchise businesses are thriving. Instead of buying bigger and better homes, people in the US are choosing to keep their current homes and make improvements to them. With the home buying industry suffering […]

  • is it stress or burnout

Job Burnout May Mean It’s Time for a Career Change

April 20th, 2017|0 Comments

Sometimes we think our present-day society is more stressful and difficult than any decade before, but since time began, work and its side effects have been felt by anyone holding down a job.

Statistics show that […]

  • Jeremy Gutsche

National Conventions: It’s Not “All Work and No Play” with Home Franchise Concepts

April 13th, 2017|0 Comments

In Q1 every year, the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands holds their annual conventions for Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. Franchise business owners get together with their respective brands for a […]

  • ZOR Awards

Tailored Living Wins in Franchise Times Annual ZOR Awards for Best Franchises to Buy

April 6th, 2017|0 Comments

Every March, Franchise Times addresses the question, “what’s the best franchise to buy?” with the release of the Franchise Times ZOR Awards. This year, Tailored Living, one of the family of brands of Home Franchise […]

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HFC Advanced Training Keeps our Franchise Owners on the Cutting Edge

March 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three home services franchise brands, knows that training is essential to any successful franchise endeavor. Training in product knowledge, business practices, marketing, and sales are all needed, including “hands-on” […]

  • Honoring Veterans

Home Franchise Concepts Proves That There’s No Place Like Home With a Veteran Franchise Giveaway

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, has a legacy of honoring and supporting military Veterans through programs and initiatives designed to enhance their lives. Shirin Behzadi, Chief […]

  • Entrepreneur Waylon and Jarrel Mathern

Entrepreneur Features Tailored Living Franchise Owners: “Business as a Second Language”

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

In January 2016, brothers Waylon and Jerrel Mathern bought a Tailored Living franchise in the Seattle area and became part of the nationwide Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands that includes Tailored Living®, Budget […]

  • Work Life Balance

Find Your Perfect Work/Life Balance with Franchise Business Ownership

March 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

This is a test:

Can you list all your kids’ birthdates?
Do you know the name of your daughter’s boyfriend?
When is your wedding anniversary?
Does the Chinese food delivery guy know your family’s favorite […]

  • FBR

Budget Blinds is Rated as a Top Franchise for Women by Franchise Business Review

February 23rd, 2017|0 Comments

Once again, Franchise Business Review (FBR) has selected Budget Blinds® as a “top” franchise in a new category—Top Franchises for Women.  This is the inaugural year for this category, and Budget Blinds is one of […]

  • BB of Southwest Colorado

Franchisee Spotlight: From Zero to the Million Dollar Club with Budget Blinds

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Everyone loves a good success story. And Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, takes pride in the successes of its independent franchise business owners. Yes, HFC provides […]

  • Money runs out

Owning a Franchise Business Can Help You Plan for Comfortable Retirement

February 9th, 2017|0 Comments

Looking ahead to retirement can evoke many different responses:

20-somethings can’t conceive of themselves as getting old
30-somethings have begun to realize there is a circle of life but…later
40-somethings begin to run the numbers […]

  • HFC brands

A Very Good Year for Home Franchise Concepts’ Award-winning Franchise Brands

February 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

2016 was a very good year for all three franchise brands under the Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) umbrella. Each brand–Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®—received industry recognition at many levels, including consumer praise, franchisee […]

  • Shirin Behzadi business rockstars

Home Franchise Concepts Demystifies Franchising on Business Rockstars

January 26th, 2017|0 Comments

Shirin Behzadi, CEO of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), recently interviewed with Mark Lack of Business Rockstars and shared the secrets of HFC’s phenomenal franchising success with Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, three home […]

  • Trusted brand

There’s No Place Like Home Franchise Concepts for Your Financial Future

January 18th, 2017|0 Comments

Recently featured on the Las Vegas—Business Wire, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) is poised for record growth in 2017 across all three of its family of brands, Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®. If a […]

  • Regrets

Have a “No Regrets” New Year – Buy a Franchise Business

January 9th, 2017|0 Comments

“If we had bought an HFC franchise, we’d have been building on a firm foundation with a much greater chance at success instead of taking a chance on our own.”

This regret is from a disenchanted […]

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New Year, New Franchise Business Opportunities with Home Franchise Concepts

January 2nd, 2017|0 Comments

The New Year means new beginnings, making changes and taking chances. New Year’s resolutions are dedicated to making life better in big and small ways, like keeping your car clean or fulfilling a life-long dream […]

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Technology Support Helps Our Franchise Owners Work Smarter Not Harder

December 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Technology is almost synonymous with business. Any business, large or small, uses technology in managing some or all of its business functions. From cell phones to data storage in the Cloud, thriving businesses, including independently […]

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Does Working for Scrooge Have You Missing all the Holiday Fun?

December 9th, 2016|0 Comments

Admit it. During the holidays we’d all like more time off for shopping, seeing blockbuster movies, hanging out with visiting relatives and just kicking back and enjoying our families and the wonders of the season. […]

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Flat Royalty Fees Put You in Control of How Much You Make in Your Franchise Business

November 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Anytime the word “fees” pops up, we all go on Red Alert! We are so used to hidden fees, fees listed in the small print, additional fees, late fees, termination fees, processing fees and nonsensical […]

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Honoring U.S. and Canadian Military Members on Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

In the U.S., it’s Veterans’ Day and in Canada, Remembrance Day. People in the United States and Canada take special time every November 11 to honor their country’s military heroes and Veterans, acknowledging the unpayable […]

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Be As Successful As You Want to Be As a Budget Blinds Franchise Business Owner

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

For over 20 years, Budget Blinds® has been making the dream of business ownership a reality for entrepreneurs throughout North America. With over 1,050 franchised territories, Budget Blinds is the largest window coverings franchise in […]

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Second Careers, Being Your Own Boss and Contemplating Retirement

October 20th, 2016|0 Comments

More people than ever before are facing “starting over” as the number of Baby Boomers reaches over 74 million individuals facing retirement and/or an empty nest with all the kids (finally!) moved out. When the […]

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Tailored Living Ranks as the #3 Franchise with Remodeling 550 for 2016

October 13th, 2016|0 Comments

Every year, Remodeling Magazine ranks the top 550 companies in home remodeling, including franchises, full-service remodelers, replacement contractors and insurance restoration firms, from voluntary data and survey information submitted in Q1 and Q2.

For 2016, Tailored […]

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A Franchise Business with Home Franchise Concepts Offers Lifestyle Flexibility

October 6th, 2016|0 Comments

How was your summer vacation? Didn’t take one due to your job? Well, sadly, you’re not alone. Approximately 40% of Americans do not take vacation time, or they leave or lose up to five days […]

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Never Forget: 9/11 and Its Extraordinary Heroes and Military Veterans

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

September 11, 2001 was a day that changed our world forever. It challenged our ideas of safety and security. An attack on American soil was unheard of, yet it happened, and it was deadly and […]

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Franchise Business Review Names Budget Blinds and Tailored Living the Best of the Best in 2016

August 19th, 2016|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living®, sister brands of Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), have been awarded spots in Franchise Business Review’s Best of the Best: Top 200 Franchises for 2016. This is especially exciting because these […]

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Realtor.com Consults with Experts like Tailored Living for Home Organization Tips

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s no surprise that a symbiotic relationship springs up between Tailored Living® franchise owners and their local real estate agents. Both are in the business of helping people to love their living spaces. That’s why […]

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New Franchise Owners Find Their Niche with Budget Blinds

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

You can probably find a franchise business for just about anything in the world, such as a luxury cat hotel or a space where people pay money to come and take out their aggressions in […]

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Franchising 101: Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of Franchise Ownership

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The world of franchising is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions that, if believed, can either drive someone away from franchising, or have them buy in for the wrong reasons. Widespread misconceptions about owning a […]

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Is Franchising the Right Business Decision for You?

June 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered if you had what it takes to run an independently owned franchise business? Franchising may not be the brass ring to career and financial success for everyone, but it is definitely […]

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Let Your Creative Side Come Alive as a Tailored Living Franchise Business Owner

June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

If you’ve ever wanted to own a business and be your own boss, a Tailored Living franchise opportunity may be just what you need. As the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North […]

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What Do Marriage and Buying a Franchise Business Have in Common?

April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s been said that buying a franchise business is comparable to getting married. The steps or stages of developing either relationship are similar, and each step is necessary to bring you to the glorious moment […]

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2016 is Leap Year…Take a Leap of Faith and Buy a Franchise

March 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Have you ever wanted to be your own boss and run a business?  Not everyone who has that dream has the follow-through to make it happen. It takes courage, planning and courage.

Yes, courage twice. It […]

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Business-to-Business Commercial Franchise Opportunities

March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Generally, when the subject of a franchise opportunity comes up, we think of small, independent businesses that cater to the general public. This includes such services as fast food, auto repair, beauty salons/spas, home and […]

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Top Five Reasons to Love Being a Franchise Business Owner

February 9th, 2016|0 Comments

The month of February is all about love.  With Valentine’s Day smack in the middle, the whole month devotes itself to love and Americans celebrate love into the billions of dollars. Yes, billions, including $800-million-plus […]

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Tailored Living’s Closet Storage Systems Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Magazine

February 4th, 2016|0 Comments

Tailored Living® is featured in Better Homes and Garden’s (BHG) annual special interest magazine, Storage, focusing on custom closet organization systems and other home storage categories. BHG has been a guiding light for generations of […]

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Tailored Living Earns Top Ranking as Best Franchise Opportunity for 2016

January 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Tailored Living featuring PremierGarage, the largest home organization and garage flooring franchise in North America, with 195 franchise territories, is proud to receive recognition from Franchise Business Review’s annual Franchisee Satisfaction Awards as a Top […]

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If Your New Year’s Resolution is a New Job, How About Franchising?

January 7th, 2016|0 Comments

It’s that time of year again when everyone is looking back and evaluating the past 12 months while looking forward to the next 12 and resolving to make life a lot better. Not surprisingly, getting […]

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Just Because You Eat There, Should You Buy the Franchise?

December 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Like most people, you probably have a favorite place for a good burger, designer coffee, barbeque ribs, or ethnic foods. Food franchises abound and, undoubtedly, you have your favorite places to go whenever a craving […]

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In Franchising, Flat Royalty Fees Keep from Breaking Your Bank

December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

Home-based franchises in the home services industry are steadily growing in popularity. As more homeowners opt to stay in their homes as opposed to moving when life events necessitate change, they are looking for ways […]

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Military Vets’ Leadership Skills Translate to Successful Franchise Businesses

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the flagship franchise brand of parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to two additional brands, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® and Concrete Craft. While each brand is different, a common denominator for […]

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The Move to “Shop Local” is a Boon to Franchise Business Owners

November 5th, 2015|0 Comments

The push to shopping locally is gaining ground across the country.  Terms like “Localization Movement,”  “Buying Local” and “Indie-shopping” (independent local business) are popping up as ways to describe the movement within communities to encourage […]

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The Optimum Age to Buy a Franchise and Start Your Own Business

October 15th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’re looking for a number…sorry! The optimum age to buy a franchise or start your own business is when you’re ready, and that involves factors that far outweigh a chronological age. Focusing on age […]

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Do You Have the Right Stuff to Own a Successful Franchise Business?

September 17th, 2015|0 Comments

You may think that buying a franchise business means you become a “cookie cutter” business owner and blindly follow the pack, losing your own individuality.

But let me tell you, it’s not so! Just because every […]

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Relax, at Tailored Living We Are Not Contractors

August 11th, 2015|0 Comments

If you’ve ever done many home improvements, you’ve probably had an unfortunate experience with a contractor. It just seems to be part of the package. And if you’re thinking that becoming a Tailored Living® franchise […]

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Integrating Business and Creativity With a Tailored Living Franchise

July 29th, 2015|0 Comments

Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®  is a franchise opportunity whose time has certainly come. More and more people are choosing to renovate and remodel rather than uproot and move to a new home. And, according to […]

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Sale of the One Thousandth Franchise License

June 30th, 2015|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA—Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, is proud to announce the sale of its one thousandth franchise license. The license was sold to Roberto Ordaz and Marlene Alvarado […]

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Excellence in Training is a Top Priority

June 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

A vital element in the success of any franchise business is training. Initial training sets a new franchise owner on solid ground and provides the tools for success. On-going training ensures that a franchise business […]

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Strength in Numbers: Home Franchise Concepts Acquires a New Franchise Brand

March 17th, 2015|0 Comments

Already a leader in the home services franchise industry, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) has added a new brand to its arsenal of home improvement/beautification services. Joining existing brands Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage®, […]

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How to Work Successfully in a Family-Run Franchise Business

March 12th, 2015|0 Comments

It’s not uncommon in a franchise business to have husband and wife partners, as well as other family members involved in the business. For some people, that would be an immediate recipe for disaster. For […]

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A Franchise Success Story

March 3rd, 2015|0 Comments

Business View Magazine (January 2015) featured the meteoric rise of a relatively new franchise, Tailored Living® featuring Premier Garage®. Since 2007, it’s evolved, consolidated and grown into a winning franchise system boasting 95%+ excellence ratings […]

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Change Your Life in 2015 with a Tailored Living Franchise Opportunity

February 10th, 2015|0 Comments

2014 is winding down and it’s hard to believe another year has passed. Only a couple more weeks to reach those goals you set for the New Year that’s now the Old Year. Was 2014 […]

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Top 10 Reasons for Choosing a Tailored Living Franchise Opportunity

December 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Are you an entrepreneurial spirit trapped in a corporate body?  Do you dream of being your own boss, but don’t really have a clear idea of what you want to do and aren’t completely comfortable […]

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Franchise Opportunity for Veterans

November 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954, and since then has […]

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Financial Security for Veterans

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

November 11, 1918, Armistice Day, marked the signing of the agreement that ended World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day, and since then has been the official day for Americans […]

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Reasons to Choose a Tailored Living Franchise

October 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

Have you been dreaming of starting your own business or buying a franchise? If so, you undoubtedly have some definite goals in mind.

Want the independence of being your own boss.
Desire to build something to pass […]

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Why People Choose to Own a Budget Blinds Franchise

October 15th, 2014|0 Comments

If you’ve been considering starting your own business or buying a franchise, you undoubtedly have some defined goals in mind.

Want the independence of being your own boss.
Desire to build something to pass on to your […]

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Be your Own Boss

March 7th, 2014|0 Comments

When an individual is seeking to start their own franchise business, one of the main things they should consider is the support system a given franchise company has in place. Running your own business can […]

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Budget Blinds Franchise Support System

January 24th, 2014|0 Comments

When an individual is seeking to start their own franchise business, one of the main things they should consider is the support system a given franchise company has in place. Running your own business can […]

Great Franchising Opportunities for Recent Graduates

July 16th, 2013|0 Comments

Although the post-grad years can be a rough transition from college to real life, these young entrepreneurs prove that they are not only skilled beyond their years, but they also bring new and innovative ideas […]

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Celebrate This Independence Day by Being an Independent Business Owner

July 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Every year, the 4th of July marks our nation’s birth and signifies our freedom from restriction and impediment. It’s also a time to get together with friends and family and celebrate our liberties and the […]

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Franchise Opportunities for Families

June 14th, 2013|0 Comments

With bleak options in the job market, many parents and their children have teamed up and entered the market of business franchise opportunities. In an article by the New York Times, an analysis by The […]

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Great Franchise Opportunities for Families

June 14th, 2013|0 Comments

With bleak options in the job market, many parents and their children have teamed up and entered the market of business franchise opportunities. In an article by the New York Times, an analysis by The […]

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Closets and Home Office Rank High for Potential Buyers

May 16th, 2013|0 Comments

With the rise of younger consumers purchasing homes, it is a great time to be in the market for whole home organization! According to this article titled “5 Things Home Buyers Want in 2013,” by […]

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Home Improvement Business Expected Growth

November 7th, 2012|0 Comments

Research shows a growing trend in the home improvement industry. As opposed to investing in a new home, U.S. consumers are electing to keep their current homes and instead renovate them to different extents*. Because […]

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The Demand for Home Organization

August 24th, 2012|0 Comments

The home organization market is expected to increase 3.6 percent annually to $8.6 billion in 2015, according to a Freedonia Group study in 2011, making it one of the best franchise opportunities available. Decorative and […]

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Picking the Right Franchise Business

August 24th, 2012|0 Comments

If you are interested in purchasing a franchise business, there are thousands of options available in a multitude of industries. Sifting through them can truly be a daunting task but there are ways to simplify […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Proves That There’s No Place Like Home With a Veteran Franchise Giveaway

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, has a legacy of honoring and supporting military Veterans through programs and initiatives designed to enhance their lives. Shirin Behzadi, Chief […]

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Entrepreneur Features Tailored Living Franchise Owners: “Business as a Second Language”

March 9th, 2017|0 Comments

In January 2016, brothers Waylon and Jerrel Mathern bought a Tailored Living franchise in the Seattle area and became part of the nationwide Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) family of brands that includes Tailored Living®, Budget […]

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Franchisee Spotlight: From Zero to the Million Dollar Club with Budget Blinds

February 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Everyone loves a good success story. And Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, takes pride in the successes of its independent franchise business owners. Yes, HFC provides […]

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Have A Guide To Help You in Your Business

December 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

One of the most fabulous and wonderful things about being a franchise business owner is that you are not alone as you build and grow your business. A start-from-scratch business means you have to do […]

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Own a Business with a Huge Competitive Advantage

December 1st, 2016|0 Comments

A major component of any successful business is exposure and a vibrant national presence is important for brand recognition, consumer awareness and consumer engagement Budget Blinds® is the largest window coverings franchise in North America, with […]

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Be As Successful As You Want to Be As a Budget Blinds Franchise Business Owner

November 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

For over 20 years, Budget Blinds® has been making the dream of business ownership a reality for entrepreneurs throughout North America. With over 1,050 franchised territories, Budget Blinds is the largest window coverings franchise in […]

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The Home Franchise Concepts Family of Brands Welcomes Veteran Franchise Owners

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Returning to civilian life after military service can be challenging on many levels. One critical issue that military veterans face is: “What is my next career move?”

Can the skills they learned in the military […]

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New Franchise Owners Find Their Niche with Budget Blinds

August 5th, 2016|0 Comments

You can probably find a franchise business for just about anything in the world, such as a luxury cat hotel or a space where people pay money to come and take out their aggressions in […]

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Budget Blinds Honors “Rookie of the Year” at the National Convention

July 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the largest retailer of window coverings in North America, and it’s certainly not by chance. The Budget Blinds franchise system is designed for success for every franchise owner that follows the proven […]

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Retired Military Veteran is Living the American Dream as a Franchise Business Owner

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Luis Fontanez became a Budget Blinds® franchise business owner in Columbus, Georgia, after serving 23 years in the Army. Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, he says, “I always knew I would own my own business […]

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Budget Blinds Franchisee, Dave Ogburn, Featured in Entrepreneur Magazine

February 18th, 2016|0 Comments

Every life is a story. Some are sad, some are funny and some are…well…this quote says it all:  “Strange as it may seem, my life is based on a true story.” –Ashleigh Brilliant, humorist and […]

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Troops in Transition Helps Make Business Owners of Military Vets

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 ushered in a New Year and a new veteran’s program for international franchise, Budget Blinds®, with Troops in Transition. Troops in Transition offers qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee […]

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Assisting U.S. Veterans to Become Franchise Business Owners

June 4th, 2015|0 Comments

In a short year and a half, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and American Decorative Coatings (a.k.a. Concrete Craft), brought 34 U.S. military veterans onboard as franchise business owners […]

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Tailored Living on WOW TV

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Home improvement franchise, Tailored Living, is excited to announce that some of our franchisees in the Greater Toronto Area have teamed up with the brand new Canadian television series, WOW TV.  Recently aired on August […]

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An Elaborate Toy Shed

May 18th, 2015|0 Comments

Congratulations to our Tailored Living team in Portland for recently completing their fourth project for a client who has anything but an ordinary garage! Featuring a brand new 6,000 square foot garage floor and diamond […]

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Welcoming Women Military Veterans as Franchise Business Owners

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know…

There are approximately two million American women veterans
Women make up 15% of today’s service members, spanning all ranks and branches of the U.S. military

Did you also know that military veterans make excellent franchise […]

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Budget Blinds of Honolulu featured on Entrepreneur.com Franchise Players

January 8th, 2015|0 Comments

Find out why Budget Blinds was the right choice for John and Elspeth Newlands, when they were seeking a new career after retirement.

Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth […]

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Franchisees Assist in Building a Home for a Deserving Family

April 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Tailored Living franchisees Juliana and Todd Carter partnered together with Decor And You DC to create a dream home for a family with two disabled children. Read the full story here and flip through the […]

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Franchise Support System

January 28th, 2014|0 Comments

When an individual is seeking to start their own franchise business, one of the main things they should consider is the support system a given franchise company has in place. Running your own business can […]

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U.S. Navy Veteran Larry Sportello Gives Thanks

November 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Larry Sportello is veteran of the United States military, having served 5 years in the Navy followed by 3 years in the Army. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what […]

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Franchisee Shares Success Story

August 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Operating in a $6.9 billion industry, blind business, Budget Blinds, has established nearly 900 franchise territories in North America and continues to expand. Canadian franchisee, Karen Tsao-Pemberton, recently interviewed with Budget Blinds and shares her […]

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Franchisee Displays an Impressive New Showroom

July 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Budget Blinds franchisee, Leanne Fisher, has anything but an ordinary showroom! Leanne has accomplished quite a lot in her five year journey in the window covering franchise business—she has already transformed a warehouse into a […]

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Lending a Helping Hand

April 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Partnering with the popular home improvement show Designing Spaces, and the local non-profit organization Rebuilding Together, Budget Blinds received the honor and opportunity to help renovate a home for a Florida family in need on the 3 […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Proves That There’s No Place Like Home With a Veteran Franchise Giveaway

March 16th, 2017|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to Budget Blinds®, Tailored Living® and Concrete Craft®, has a legacy of honoring and supporting military Veterans through programs and initiatives designed to enhance their lives. Shirin Behzadi, Chief […]

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Honoring U.S. and Canadian Military Members on Veteran’s Day and Remembrance Day

November 10th, 2016|0 Comments

In the U.S., it’s Veterans’ Day and in Canada, Remembrance Day. People in the United States and Canada take special time every November 11 to honor their country’s military heroes and Veterans, acknowledging the unpayable […]

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The Home Franchise Concepts Family of Brands Welcomes Veteran Franchise Owners

September 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

Returning to civilian life after military service can be challenging on many levels. One critical issue that military veterans face is: “What is my next career move?”

Can the skills they learned in the military […]

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Never Forget: 9/11 and Its Extraordinary Heroes and Military Veterans

September 9th, 2016|0 Comments

September 11, 2001 was a day that changed our world forever. It challenged our ideas of safety and security. An attack on American soil was unheard of, yet it happened, and it was deadly and […]

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Watch Budget Blinds Support Veterans On “Military Makeover”

August 26th, 2016|0 Comments

For the third time, Budget Blinds® is honored to participate with award-winning Designing Spaces’ Military Makeover airing on Lifetime Television®, helping to make life better for a deserving veteran and his family. The long, hot Florida summer is culminating […]

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Budget Blinds® Assists Designing Spaces’® Military Makeover® for a Third Time Providing Window Coverings in Deserving Veteran’s Home

August 12th, 2016|0 Comments

National Window Coverings Franchise Known for Active Support of Veteran Programs Helps Makeover Veteran’s Home for Designing Spaces® Series Airing on Lifetime® Television
(Orange, CA, August 1, 2016) – Budget Blinds®, the largest window coverings franchise […]

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Franchising 101: Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of Franchise Ownership

July 11th, 2016|0 Comments

The world of franchising is often shrouded in myths and misconceptions that, if believed, can either drive someone away from franchising, or have them buy in for the wrong reasons. Widespread misconceptions about owning a […]

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Retired Military Veteran is Living the American Dream as a Franchise Business Owner

June 16th, 2016|0 Comments

Luis Fontanez became a Budget Blinds® franchise business owner in Columbus, Georgia, after serving 23 years in the Army. Now a retired Lieutenant Colonel, he says, “I always knew I would own my own business […]

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Military Veterans Make Exceptional Franchise Business Owners

January 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Are you a veteran interested in starting a home-based business? Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to three thriving franchise brands in the home improvement industry, may be the solution. All three franchise opportunities of the […]

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Military Vets’ Leadership Skills Translate to Successful Franchise Businesses

November 12th, 2015|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® is the flagship franchise brand of parent company, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), home to two additional brands, Tailored Living® featuring PremierGarage® and Concrete Craft. While each brand is different, a common denominator for […]

  • Reynaldo Budget Blinds Franchise

Troops in Transition Helps Make Business Owners of Military Vets

August 4th, 2015|0 Comments

2015 ushered in a New Year and a new veteran’s program for international franchise, Budget Blinds®, with Troops in Transition. Troops in Transition offers qualified veterans a Budget Blinds franchise, waiving the initial franchise fee […]

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Former Army Sniper Turned Budget Blinds Entrepreneur Featured on The Plain Dealer Newspaper

June 25th, 2015|0 Comments

One of our newest Budget Blinds franchise business owners is Matt Boris of Budget Blinds serving Independence, Ohio. Matt is 31 years old and came onboard through the Troops in Transition program that allows qualified, […]

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Helping Veterans Build Strong Financial Futures

June 11th, 2015|0 Comments

Way before iPods, Bing Crosby singing “White Christmas” in the movie by the same name took the world by storm.  Another Irving Berlin song from the same movie, “What Can You Do With A General?” […]

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Assisting U.S. Veterans to Become Franchise Business Owners

June 4th, 2015|0 Comments

In a short year and a half, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Tailored Living and American Decorative Coatings (a.k.a. Concrete Craft), brought 34 U.S. military veterans onboard as franchise business owners […]

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Stepping Up Recruitment of Military Service Members

June 1st, 2015|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts Co-Founder, Todd Jackson, identifies ways to experience success in welcoming U.S. military veterans into franchise families in an article written for Franchising World Magazine below.

A franchisor is only as successful as the individual franchisees […]

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Troops in Transition Franchisees Featured in Business Report

May 27th, 2015|0 Comments

Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company to national franchise brands Budget Blinds® has just launched a new program to assist military veterans with becoming business owners.

The Troops in Transition program provides qualified veterans who have […]

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HFC Gives $1 Million in Discounts to Veteran Entrepreneurs

May 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA— Home Franchise Concepts, Inc. (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds, Inc., Tailored Living, LLC and American Decorative Coatings, LLC is pleased to announce that the company has achieved its goal of giving $1 […]

  • Terry Matz Budget Blinds

Welcoming Women Military Veterans as Franchise Business Owners

May 5th, 2015|0 Comments

Did you know…

There are approximately two million American women veterans
Women make up 15% of today’s service members, spanning all ranks and branches of the U.S. military

Did you also know that military veterans make excellent franchise […]

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Franchise Opportunity for Veterans

November 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Veteran’s Day began as Armistice Day, commemorating the signing of the agreement that ended World War I on November 11, 1918. The federal holiday was changed to Veterans Day in 1954, and since then has […]

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Corporate Staff Participates in Volunteer Day for Homes For Our Troops

November 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Saturday, November 15, 2014 was an eye-opening day for many Budget Blinds® Corporate staff who participated in a Homes For Our Troops (HFOT) Volunteer Day for the first time. Upon arrival at the home site, […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Gives $710,000 in Discounts to U.S. Veteran Entrepreneurs Across the Country

November 12th, 2014|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA—Home Franchise Concepts (HFC), parent company of Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living®, continues to create entrepreneurial opportunities for U.S. Veterans across the country though its Million Dollar Franchise Event (MDFE) program.  MDFE is a […]

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Financial Security for Veterans

November 10th, 2014|0 Comments

November 11, 1918, Armistice Day, marked the signing of the agreement that ended World War I. In 1954, the holiday was changed to Veteran’s Day, and since then has been the official day for Americans […]

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Partnering with Homes For Our Troops to Provide Window Coverings for Specially Adapted Veteran Homes

November 6th, 2014|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA—Budget Blinds, a custom window covering franchise and Home Franchise Concepts brand, has partnered with national non-profit, Homes for Our Troops, to provide specially adapted, mortgage-free homes for severely injured Veterans who served in Iraq and […]

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Home Franchise Concepts Offers a Million Dollar Thank You to America’s Military Veterans

September 30th, 2014|0 Comments

Budget Blinds® and Tailored Living® are named in the Military Times top 38 Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15! Inclusion was based on financial discounts and corporate policies that empower veterans to become successful business owners. […]

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Named Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15 by the Military Times

September 26th, 2014|0 Comments

For the second year in a row, Budget Blinds® has been named in the Military Times top 38 Best for Vets: Franchises 2014-15! Inclusion was based on financial discounts and corporate policies that empower veterans […]

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$250,000 in Discounts Help Make Entrepreneurs of Military Veterans

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

To help U.S. Veterans become entrepreneurs and achieve their own American Dream of independent business ownership, Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) has dedicated $1,000,000 in discounts towards the purchase of one of its franchise brands (Budget […]

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HFC Reaches the $250,000 Milestone of its Million Dollar Franchise Event

May 23rd, 2014|0 Comments

In time for Memorial Day, Seven U.S. Military Veterans are Now Franchise Business Owners, Thanks to Aid from $1,000,000 Financial Assistance Program

On Veteran’s Day 2013, HFC announced the Million Dollar Franchise Event—a commitment to give […]

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Celebrating Armed Forces Day with Million Dollar Franchise Event

May 19th, 2014|0 Comments

Armed Forces Day is this Saturday, May 17th. President Harry S. Truman led the effort to establish this special holiday for citizens to come together and thank our military members for their patriotic service in […]

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Remembering Veterans on the Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

December 6th, 2013|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA – This Saturday, December 7th, marks the 72nd anniversary of the Pearl Harbor bombing that saw 2,402 American soldiers killed and another 1,282 wounded. It was an event that sent shock waves through […]

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Lisa Rosser Helps Match Military Veterans with Business Opportunities

December 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA – Home Franchise Concepts (HFC) – the parent company of home improvement franchises Budget Blinds and Tailored Living – has enlisted military veteran and veteran business advocate Lisa Rosser to help reach and […]

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U.S. Navy Veteran Derek Harris Gives Thanks

November 27th, 2013|0 Comments

Derek Harris is veteran of the United States military, having served 6 years in the Navy. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what to do with his life after active […]

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U.S. Navy Veteran Larry Sportello Gives Thanks

November 26th, 2013|0 Comments

Larry Sportello is veteran of the United States military, having served 5 years in the Navy followed by 3 years in the Army. Like many other veterans, he was faced with the question of what […]

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A Warm Thanks to Military Veterans

November 21st, 2013|0 Comments

Every year, the Thanksgiving holiday marks a time to reflect and give thanks to those who have enriched our lives and have helped us succeed. Whether they are friends, relatives or mentors, it is a […]

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Thanking Veterans During the Holiday Season

November 20th, 2013|0 Comments

As we near Thanksgiving, the staff at HFC – parent company of Budget Blinds and Tailored Living – would like to take the opportunity to give a million thanks to all our military veterans and […]

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Program Helps Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

November 11th, 2013|0 Comments

ORANGE, CA – Throughout history, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. When those that have given so much for our country retire from active duty, […]

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Opportunity for Veterans

May 17th, 2013|0 Comments

There are many pursuits military personnel can partake in once they become veterans. For example, they can engage in community service work, or even adopt a hobby they’re passionate about. In honor of National Armed […]

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Incentives for Veterans

April 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Over the years, the United States Armed Forces have selflessly put their lives in danger to protect our freedoms. They have shown courage, strength and determination in the face of adversity during their time in […]

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Recognition as a Top Franchise for Veterans

November 15th, 2012|0 Comments

Throughout our history, the United States armed forces have valiantly fought for our values, our families and our freedoms. Their selflessness in the face of adversity has served as a source of inspiration for many […]

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Why Hiring a Veteran is a Good Idea

November 5th, 2012|0 Comments

Throughout our history, the United States armed forces have valiantly fought for our values, our families and our freedoms. Their selflessness in the face of adversity has served as a source of inspiration for many […]