Just-A-Buck Licensing, Inc., headquartered in Goshen, New York, support a chain of franchised and company-owned dollar stores with locations throughout the eastern United States. The first store opened in Poughkeepsie in 1988. The company became eligible to sell franchises in 1992.
When you buy a franchise, you can be sure of getting valuable information that a business opportunity may not give you. A franchise must adhere to strict government regulations. This means we are required by law to present you with a detailed disclosure document called a Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (UFOC) which a business opportunity is not. It includes detailed information about the company's and the principals' background. It also contains the answers to just about any question a prospective franchisee may have... and a few you might not even think to ask.
As a franchisee, you buy the right to use an established name and take advantage of ongoing support. People who purchase a business opportunity are usually helped only at the onset. At Just A Buck we are very concerned about our name, the value and quality of the merchandise we sell for a dollar, and how the store is kept. As a franchisee you will become part of a purchasing network. You will be in business for yourself but not completely by yourself. As a business licensee, on the other hand, you may be directed to catalogues and expected to order items on your own.
Many of our franchisees researched business opportunities before they decided to become franchisees. They will happily tell you they wouldn't be as successful today if it hadn't been for the expertise and advice they received from the Just-A-Buck staff of experienced professionals. Talk to existing store owners and you may find that you get what you pay for. We believe that the closer you look, the better we will look.