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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Embroidme as a company is succesful that does not mean the franchise buyers are succesful it's the failures and some success that makes Embroidme succesful. Unfortunately there is a sucker born every minute.

Digitizers like megrisoft have the real pulse on the succesfulness of these franchises they are one of the first vendors to get burned when the cash flow does not exist toay the vendors.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 07:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Of course the franchise is succesful they get a big chunk of change upfront.
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Old August 16th, 2012, 08:34 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Here is my take on Embroidme....They normally get middle aged men who get laid off for few years and are drawn into it as a turnkey business that will make them money...

it is not up to Embroidme to make sure they succeed...we do business with a few of them and from what I hear is horrible...there is no support, no advertising ect. they usually put them next to a sign-a-rama...heck the local one here has changed hands at least 4 times in the last 6 yrs....do you really think that is successful? I don't...and for the franchise fees and buy in I could build one bad *** shop.....

but then this is just my .2 cents...

Sam

ps. I would stay away....
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Old August 17th, 2012, 08:25 AM   #14 (permalink)
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This is an unfortunate effect of our current economy. . According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, however, franchises have approximately the same failure rate as small, independent businesses.
uh, then WHY buy a franchise then?? you can enjoy NO BRAND RECOGNITION and FAIL all on your own and NOT have the additional fees?
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Old August 26th, 2012, 09:58 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I entered into negotiations to purchase a Schlotsky's franchise. After telling them I would not disclose the location until we had come to an agreement, the deal fell apart. They wanted to tell me where to put it and how to build it. I told them if they wanted to control all the aspects then they didn't need me (or basically they needed my money).

You don't need the headache of the franchise. I'd walk simply because of the franchise fees charged by the lessee and the state. You can do the same thing yourself without getting stuck with a lower grade machine they "include" in your deal. I've seen embroidme's getting liquidated and the machines are brother. Far as I know they aren't even making large machines anymore so the parts are going to become impossible to get.
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Old August 26th, 2012, 10:02 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I stopped reading right there.
Dumb and Scamstreet called me once in my previous business and wanted to know all about the details of our business. I ask them if I could access their database for free for research. Of course the caller said D&B was a paid service. I then ask why they should expect for me to give them my details for free.
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Old August 27th, 2012, 12:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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well at least that sandwich shop has brand recognition.. I mean they serve a pretty unique product and if you like that, then you are going to go there... no guessing. but Embroidme does not have such recognition yes.. as i stated earlier... it has the same cache to the general public as L & B Embroidery Shoppe.... maybe less in fact
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There are many advantages to franchising rather than starting a new business by yourself. Franchises have a proven business model, support, training and marketing support that can assist in building the business.

Check out this Denver EmbroidMe Owner talking about his experience as an EmbroidMe Franchise Owner on CNN
For what it's worth, EmbroidMe does an excellent job!
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The Denver EmbroidMe referenced above is now out of business. http://www.bbb.org/denver/business-r...on-co-90114004
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There are many advantages to franchising rather than starting a new business by yourself. Franchises have a proven business model, support, training and marketing support that can assist in building the business.

Check out this Denver EmbroidMe Owner talking about his experience as an EmbroidMe Franchise Owner on CNN
I have to ask, but, are you, this poster, an Embroidery Me franchisee or member of the company, or any any way connected with the Embroider Me company. Your name implies it even though it's not exact. If not, I apologize.
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