Tulsa, OK (PRWEB) January 31, 2013
When Just Between Friends CEO and Co-Founder, Shannon Wilburn, challenged her franchisees to not only grow their business in 2012, but to also grow it by at least 40 percent, she knew it would be challenging. Her franchisees rose to the challenge and 30 of them met the goal.
Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc., as a whole, also grew more than 25 percent despite the challenging economy because their consignment events help families across the country save and earn money on childrens and maternity items. Below is the complete list of franchisees that grew by 40 percent or more in 2012.
124.02 percent – Angela Broxterman, San Mateo, Calif.
115.52 percent Kris Bishop and Katy Saunders Elk River, Minn.
82.04 percent Tracy Panase and Beth McIntyre Western Main Line, Penn.
81.23 percent Heidi Esola Lynnwood, Wash
76.09 percent Tracy Panase and Beth McIntyre Reading, Penn
73.17 percent Jeanette and Courtney Kattner Lubbock, Texas
72.03 percent Melanie Branham Albuquerque, NM
71.27 percent Jennifer Pruitt Gainesville, Fla.
71.06 percent Jennifer Liebl Plano, Texas
70.43 percent Amy Oakson South Lake County, Utah
69.80 percent Caryn Berg Aurora, Colo.
69.29 percent Matt and Jennifer Hundley North Bay, Calif.
66.76 percent Ammie Maltz Germantown, Wisc.
65.99 percent Kate Horowitz and Kelly Hardy Westchester/Media, Penn.
62.18 percent Shawna Wilfert & Danny Hansen Tucson, Ariz.
60.51 percent Amy Jordan, Phoenix, Ariz.
59.00 percent Kelly Robie Pittsburgh, Penn.
55.97 percent Janis Jeffus & Patti Maibauer Coral Springs/Boca Raton, Fla.
55.12 percent Aleisha Gurrie Dane County East, Wisc.
53.38 percent Jenny Mathis and Paula Hutto Wichita Falls, Texas
53.38 percent Tom and Kay Tanner The Woodlands, Texas
46.76 percent Jennifer Hodo NW San Antonio, Texas
46.70 percent Dani Jones and Lisa Nicoski Blaine, Minn.
44.28 percent Allison Stephens Tacoma, Wash.
43.89 percent Erin Stahl Arvada, Colo.
43.75 percent – Sharron Ballard and Jennifer Kok Grand Rapids, Mich.
40.48 percent Sarah Fierro Reno, Nev.
40.20 percent Stephanie Bass Amarillo, Texas
40.06 percent Laura Davenport Central Florida (Orlando)
40.05 percent Brenda Sanchez Broomfield, Colo.
We are very happy with these numbers especially in this current economic climate, said Shannon Wilburn, CEO and Co-Founder of Just Between Friends Franchise System, Inc., based in Tulsa, Okla. Our consignment events fill a big need in their communities. This growth not only helps our franchisees but it also means our consignors earned more money and our customers saved more money. That is a big help to so many families dealing with higher taxes and lower paychecks. We know these events are touching hundreds of thousands of families.
During the Just Between Friends consignment events, local families can sell their new and gently used childrens and maternity items, while setting their own price and earning up to 70 percent of the sales. Franchise owners provide the venue and marketing to make the event a true success. Each event also partners with a local charity, providing donations.
About Just Between Friends
In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale with 17 friends as consignors and had gross sales of $ 2000. That same sale grossed more than $ 650,000 at its fall event in 2012. In 2003, they formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc. Wilburn is now sole owner of the franchise system which has 128 franchises in 25 states. The gross sales in 2012 topped 20 million dollars. Just Between Friends has been on the Inc. Magazine 5000 list of fastest growing companies the past four years and was named one of Entrepreneur Magazines Top 500 Franchises. In 2012, Just Between Friends was one of only 25 companies to receive the U.S. Chamber of Commerces Blue Ribbon Award. Just Between Friends Franchise Systems Inc. also received a Franchisee Satisfaction Award and was named in the Top 50 franchises by Franchise Business Review. JBF has been featured on numerous national television shows including CBS Early Show, ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Fox News, Inside Edition and CNBCs The Big Idea. They have also been featured in many top markets including Seattle, Denver, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Philadelphia as well popular websites http://www.yahoo.com, http://www.sheknows.com and Disney website http://www.family.com.