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Pinch A Penny "" retail Pool Supply Franchise

Does anyone have any experience with the "Pinch A Penny" franchise? Is it better to buy an existing operation or a start up?

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Rob Goggins
Great Clips, Inc.
Vice President of Franchise Development
Carver County, MN

Hi Thomas,

I agree with the other answer, that you really need to do your own research. In addition to basic research - including reading the Franchise Disclosure Document thoroughly - asking existing and former franchisees is really the best way to learn how the franchisor truly operates. I would also recommend that you read the following book "Street Smart Franchising" by Joe Mathews. Good luck w/your research.

- Rob

Nov 29, 2009
Jon Holmquist
Edgemaster Model 400 sharpener
President
Marion County, OR

Hello Thomas, no one wants to attack this question. Just suggest that you read the FDD over carefully and know that you will have to abide by all the rules. Call current franchisees and visit them in their location. If there is a problem there you could have the same one. If that doesn't seem to feel secure, I will send you one of mine and you can compare. Thanks Jon at Edgemaster Mobile Sharpening.

Nov 17, 2009