Why Franchising Makes Sense in a Post-Covid World
To Franchise or Not to Franchise?
The Covid-19 pandemic took the world by storm, altering many aspects of everyday life. If you, like many, have the urge to ditch your 9-5 job and take control of your future through business ownership, franchising may be your best bet. With proven systems and a network of support, franchising gives you the tools you need to step into business ownership with confidence. In your journey to find the perfect fit, you’ll quickly learn about the impacts of Covid-19 on the business but more importantly you’ll learn how they pivoted to survive and if they thrived during and after the pandemic took root. Here’s our story of resilience!
Resilience & Innovation is in our DNA
As an in-person entertainment paint and sip franchise business, Painting with a Twist, like many other businesses, experienced our fair share of challenges early on in the pandemic. However, as a franchise concept born out of a disaster (Hurricane Katrina), we had it in our blood to overcome the adversity and bring new opportunities to life for both our guests and franchise partners.
In one month’s time, Painting with a Twist pivoted and began offering our first ever retail product and first ever virtual experience. Our Twist at Home Paint Kits along with recorded video tutorials were a quick hit with our guests who were desperately looking for the escape they’ve come to love from our Twist experience. Virtual events became the norm for a few months as we navigated through the pandemic uncertainties. But we were able to innovate and fill two needs. We were able to give our guests the mental/emotional break they needed, and we built a brand new revenue stream for our franchisees, who otherwise would have been doomed to fail with zero revenue coming in from events during strict lockdowns across the country.
While as a paint and sip brand we were thrilled with the results we were seeing with our new offerings, we fully expected the demand for those offerings to wane as the pandemic slowed. But to our surprise, these offerings are still key components and revenue drivers for our franchise locations! While our in-studio events have seen a tremendous comeback with our guests itching to get back into the studio for the socialization they missed, there’s still so much desire for our new offerings, which we have and will continue to expand upon in this post-Covid world.
Franchisee Support a Top Priority
Part of joining a franchise is getting the support you need when you need it! Our home office team made sure to provide an unparalleled level of support for our franchisees throughout the pandemic. After all, they are our Twist family! We hosted daily Coronavirus update video meetings where we shared latest government info and restrictions, funding options, marketing ideas, new product innovations and more. It was all hands on deck and we, together with our franchisees, were able to overcome the challenges we faced. When you join a franchise brand like Painting with a Twist, you have a dedicated team by your side to help with everything from Accounting and IT to Marketing and Operations. We have the systems and processes in place to set your studio up for success from day one!
Ready to be Part of the Twist Movement?
And now, as we start 2022, we’re looking ahead to a bright future for our paint and sip franchise as we continue to see demand both from our guests and from potential owners! Resilience, passion and creativity are in our blood. Ready to be a part of the Twist movement? Learn more about our franchise opportunities by completing the form below!