T-shirt Franchise Jump Starts Second Career for Former Corporate Director

Big Frog offers lucrative new start.

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It was actually my wife who said, that sounds kind of fun!

Bloomington, MN (PRWEB) September 05, 2013

After 20 years in various roles with Best Buy, entrepreneur Kevin Mendel decided it was time to start over. Though he contemplated exploring opportunities within the corporate world, nothing caught his eye.    

He decided to try franchising after speaking with friends in the industry and attending an outplacement seminar where he met Mike Welch of FranNet. He set up an appointment with Welch, who specializes in helping prospective entrepreneurs find the perfect franchise. Together, Kevin and his wife arrived at Big Frog. "It was actually my wife who said, that sounds kind of fun."

"We ultimately chose Big Frog for two reasons," said Mendel. "1. It’s not a sales job; it’s a marketing job. 2. Everyone is a customer. Whether they buy a shirt for themselves, 10 for their family vacation, or 100 for an organization they represent."

The franchise provides a unique experience for consumers by allowing them to create custom T-shirts without setup or artwork fees and requires no minimum quantity to order.

Since opening in January, Mendel’s already "in the black" and enjoying the networking opportunities that have developed as a result of owning a franchise.

His new life in franchising also allows him time with his family at their cabin and at his kids’ sporting events. Eventually, of course, he’d like to retire comfortably, but it’s still up in the air if he plans to expand with another Big Frog location.

To purchase T-shirts from Big Frog of Bloomington, visit their website or stop by their location in the Plaza at Oxboro shopping center, at the corner of 98th St and Lyndale Ave.

About Big Frog

Big Frog Custom T-Shirts is a retail franchise specializing in custom-made T-shirts and apparel. Big Frog utilizes a cutting-edge, eco-friendly system that allows affordable customized printing in any quantity whether it’s one or 100. With no setup charges, no screen charges and no art charges, even one shirt becomes affordable. For more information, visit bigfrog.com.

About FranNet

FranNet is the industry’s most respected leader in franchise consulting services, with more than 25 years of experience and over 100 consultants across North America. Their goal is to not only help entrepreneurs’ dreams of business ownership come true, but to help people make sound business decisions that give them the best chance for future success. To learn more, visit FranNet.com.


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