North America’s Leading Children and Maternity Consignment Event – Just Between Friends Franchise

March 2, 2014 51 Comments »
This is a sponsored post on behalf of Just Between Friends.

Have you ever thought about running a business of your very own? Being able to set your own hours? Helping your neighborhood and community? Making some extra cash for your family?

As moms, often times we want something in addition to being a mom and turn to jobs outside the home. As a blogger, most of the time I work from home, but there are opportunities for me to attend media events and work with the community, much like owning your own franchise with Just Between Friends Franchise {JBF}, North America’s leading children’s and maternity consignment event. I get to be mommy first and work at my own pace and as much or little as I want, and I really enjoy what each job, {different in it’s own rite}, brings me.

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With the opportunity to turn your passion for helping other families save money, and wanting to step into a role of business owner for whatever reason it may be, Just Between Friends may be the perfect fit for you to become a business owner.

Some benefits to running your own business:

  • Make your own hours – if your children have sports or extracurricular activities that you can’t miss you can plan your working hours and event hours around your family’s needs.
  • Know your customer base – living in the area that you are hosting your consignment events gives you a great advantage of knowing what the best dates for sales will be and how to promote your sales.
  • Help families save money – JBF helps more than half a million families save and earn money every single year and you will be a big part of that!
  • Make extra income for your family – supplement income, save up for vacations that you might not have been able to go on before, or start or build on your family savings.
  • Work with others – Should you decide to run a business with friends, you’ll be working together to help create a successful business and enjoying that relationship that may be stronger

The Today Show calls it “the hottest ticket in town” and you could be the person or people who bring this to your area. Check out this video to hear more about the Just Between Friends consignment franchise.

 

Just Between Friends currently has 138 franchises in 28 states and Canada and expanding. That’s where you come in. JBF is looking a mom, or several moms to be the first to bring this super-successful event to area where there aren’t any.

At this point you may be wondering how it all works:

• Local moms/families/friends run the consignment event twice a year – spring and fall (a few ambitious owners may add in a holiday sale or summer event if they decide to)

• Families in your community sign up as consignors and sell the new and gently-used items their children have outgrown (or never used)

• Consignors earn 60 to 70 percent of the price of their sold items

• Other families shop the sales event and generally save more than 50 to 90% off of retail prices

Because JBF is part of a franchise, you have all the tools you’ll need to help you succeed at your fingertips and a great support system to help you build this business. That means you still have the flexibility to put your family first AND enjoy your passion AND help others. JBF is great for any “mompreneur” who is interested in owning a business that will help earn extra money without taking long hours from your family every week.

JBF Franchise Owners WantedHere’s how you can get started:

- The Franchise Fee is $14,900 in the United States and $16,900 in Canada

- The total investment is between $25,000 to $30,000

- Traits of a successful franchisee include:

  • Experience in sales and/or marketing
  • Outgoing personality
  • Goal-driven with a “get-it-done” mindset
  • Management experience is a plus

If you or someone you might know may be interested learn more about Just Between Friends franchise opportunities here:

Click here to fill out a franchise application online

Click here for more information on franchise opportunities

Let’s not keep this a secret Just Between Friends.

 

 

 

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Just Between Friends. Any opinions expressed in this post are my own. I love empowering families and helping others save and enjoy being a working mom, and wanted to share this information. Your opinions may vary.

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51 Comments

  1. Whitney March 2, 2014 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    Sounds fun! My husband and I have actually talked about this before, but we aren’t sure how exactly it would work with the ages our children are and the number of consignment sales already in our area. It’s a great idea though!! I LOVE consignment sales!

  2. Jamie Rippy (@MamaMommyMom) March 2, 2014 at 7:01 PM - Reply

    I can’t imagine managing this on my own – probably mostly because my only experience with consignment sales have been the mega huge ones. My plate is full, but it’s definitely something I’d love to shop!

  3. Kelley March 3, 2014 at 8:00 AM - Reply

    I’m with Jamie – definitely something I would love to shop and this could be an amazing opportunity for a mom or a few mom’s in our community!

  4. erin March 3, 2014 at 10:43 AM - Reply

    Great information on a business opportunity!

  5. Robin Ruehrwein March 3, 2014 at 1:15 PM - Reply

    That is great to know. Back when I was pregnant for the first time, I wish I had thought to get clothes on consignment. I would have saved a fortune!

  6. brett March 3, 2014 at 3:16 PM - Reply

    oh my gosh I’ve loved jbf since before I was pregnant with my oldest!! such an awesome idea!!

    • MommyB March 3, 2014 at 5:09 PM - Reply

      Brett you are the first person I’ve heard that knows JBF, awesome!!

  7. Jaime March 3, 2014 at 4:05 PM - Reply

    Definitely an interesting concept! We have a few really large consignment sales each year in our area. I wonder how this would do compared to those?

  8. Pam March 3, 2014 at 5:08 PM - Reply

    I wish I had known about consignment shops and sales when I was pregnant. I could have saved so much money!

  9. Bridgette March 3, 2014 at 7:33 PM - Reply

    What a great way to make some extra cash!

  10. Diane White March 3, 2014 at 8:33 PM - Reply

    Hi all! I actually work with Just Between Friends! To answer some of the questions – JBF is the largest children’s and maternity consignment event in North America – which means you will get tremendous support and all the tools you need to build a successful business. Many of our owners are groups of “two” business partners to help manage all of the details. We would love to come to North Carolina and the surrounding states so please check it out – – click here for more info! http://bit.ly/1aWoRNM

  11. Mitch March 3, 2014 at 9:19 PM - Reply

    I love shopping this way! I don;t know if I would have put my son in used clothes, but my spouse loves to shop that way!

  12. Pauline Cabrera March 3, 2014 at 10:50 PM - Reply

    Starting your own business can be fun, but challenging. Putting up a business today is very risky as there are a lot of economic challenges that surround our country. However, it’s worth the try. Being resourceful and business-minded has its own perks and benefits. :)

  13. Mandy@ TheHouseholdHero.com March 3, 2014 at 10:57 PM - Reply

    I love this consignment sale. Go to each season event!

  14. Janeane Davis March 3, 2014 at 11:00 PM - Reply

    Consignment is a great way to get rid of things one no longer needs and make some money in the process. It is also a great way to pick up items one needs.

  15. Chrysa March 3, 2014 at 11:19 PM - Reply

    The JBF sales are really popular in our area. I didn’t realize that they were a franchise operation!

  16. Aimee Smith March 3, 2014 at 11:36 PM - Reply

    We have a group in our area that does this! Their sales are awesome and always so crowded!

  17. Ellen Thrifty & Chic Mom March 3, 2014 at 11:39 PM - Reply

    I know my friends would love something like this, too bad there isn’t one here!

    • MommyB March 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM - Reply

      If you know anyone interested in owning a franchise they have great support. Have them check out the link

  18. Lolo March 4, 2014 at 2:38 AM - Reply

    This would be so much fun to have as a business. Love shopping for consignment.

  19. Rosey March 4, 2014 at 5:03 AM - Reply

    Such a win-win for the seller and the buyer too. I think this would be a fun franchise to own too.

    • MommyB March 4, 2014 at 2:55 PM - Reply

      I agree, a great way to help out the community.

  20. Toni March 4, 2014 at 7:53 AM - Reply

    This is a great way to earn some extra cash. I have never sold anything at one, but I did love them for getting my kids clothes at a great price.

  21. Amy Desrosiers March 4, 2014 at 8:22 AM - Reply

    I think this is a great idea! Giving life to gently used items is totally the way to go!

  22. Tracey March 4, 2014 at 8:48 AM - Reply

    Really interesting concept. I love consignment shopping!

    • MommyB March 4, 2014 at 2:53 PM - Reply

      I love the savings!

  23. Jennifer @TheRebelChick March 4, 2014 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    I used to shop at consignment shops when I was pregnant and then when my daughter was little. I’ve never heard about an opportunity like this before!

  24. Triplezmom March 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM - Reply

    I wish I had known about these when I was pregnant! I really needed more maternity clothes. What a great idea!

  25. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell March 4, 2014 at 11:40 AM - Reply

    That’s a fairly small start-up expense. Not a bad way for people to go!

    • MommyB March 4, 2014 at 2:52 PM - Reply

      Liz, I completely agree especially if it’s split too.

  26. Brandy March 4, 2014 at 11:51 AM - Reply

    This is such a neat idea. Wow. I am always amazed at some things that come together like this, I love the idea of getting together to help each other save a little and get what we need. Perfectly a win/win!

  27. Jenni E. March 4, 2014 at 12:03 PM - Reply

    I love to consignment shop, especially for baby/kids clothing! I’d never heard of Just Between Friends before. It sounds like a great business opportunity too, for moms who are looking into that!

    • MommyB March 4, 2014 at 2:51 PM - Reply

      This is the first time I had heard of them too, and I agree would be a fun business to run with friends or family too.

  28. Isabella Grey March 4, 2014 at 12:44 PM - Reply

    I’m like 89% percent sure that my cousin went to one of these when she was expecting her first baby. If I remember, the prices were awesome, and the people were so nice!

  29. Dawn March 4, 2014 at 12:56 PM - Reply

    I would love to shop one of these sales. I will have to keep an eye out.

  30. Theresa March 4, 2014 at 2:34 PM - Reply

    We have a few consignment shops like this one in my area that I love to shop at. It is such a great way to save on clothing for the family!

  31. Ashley March 4, 2014 at 2:36 PM - Reply

    Consignment shops are an awesome way to find great deals for the whole family.

  32. Angie | Big Bear's Wife March 4, 2014 at 4:10 PM - Reply

    We have a Consignment sale twice a year here but I’m not sure who is in charge of it! Love all of the info!

  33. Janel March 4, 2014 at 4:16 PM - Reply

    I’ve always wanted to hold a clothing swap with friends. We’ve yet to do it, but this is reminding me to bring it up again!

  34. Krystal March 4, 2014 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    I follow JBF online. I think it’s a great idea!

  35. Shell March 4, 2014 at 5:58 PM - Reply

    I’ve helped out with consignment sales before but I can’t imagine running the whole thing! Though I love to shop them!

  36. Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom) March 4, 2014 at 8:42 PM - Reply

    I am terrible at consignment sales! I’ve never sold my own stuff or been to one to buy anything. I seriously need to get with the program.

  37. Amanda Her March 4, 2014 at 11:21 PM - Reply

    I have been wanting to go to a consignment sale and have never been able to find time to go. I know they save a lot of money, but the franchise fee for this venture is really high.

  38. Tatanisha W March 5, 2014 at 1:04 AM - Reply

    Thanks for sharing this information. I’ve never heard of JBF until today. However I am very familiar with consignment shops and swaps and think they work great among friends. 1

  39. April March 5, 2014 at 10:20 AM - Reply

    This looks like a great opportunity! I love owning my own business. I’ll be checking this out!

  40. Paige March 5, 2014 at 11:22 PM - Reply

    I love the idea of consignment sales! I know with my school textbooks, sometimes I’d break even on them b/c I resold them on amazon when I was done!

  41. Christina S March 9, 2014 at 8:59 PM - Reply

    We love selling at our local consignment sale. I wish we could afford to start our own.

  42. Cathy Williams March 10, 2014 at 5:49 PM - Reply

    Hi All! We are thrilled at all of the positive comments! We would love it if you could share this blog on your Facebook and Twitter pages and help us find ‘mompreneurs’ who want to own their own business, and could help bring JBF to North Carolina and other nearby states! I am happy to answer any questions you may have, I am in charge of Franchise Development for JBF.
    -Cathy Williams, cathywilliams@jbfsale.com

  43. Brandy March 27, 2014 at 2:20 PM - Reply

    Something like this would be perfect for me: it has helping community save money, work my own hours, be my own boss in a management position. I would be a great person to have one of these franchises but the investment is what makes it not a deal I could get into. Sadly, because I would be so great at this and our town is lower income families around I think the average person makes $40k a year so this would be so welcomed. I will have to bookmark this and see options of how I could get the investment funds.

    • MommyB March 27, 2014 at 10:29 PM - Reply

      I have heard that some people go in on the franchise with family members or friends too.

  44. Cathy Williams March 28, 2014 at 10:29 AM - Reply

    Check out Just Between Friends CEO, Shannon Wilburn and one of our Franchise owners, Kathy Winslow on the Rebecca Jarvis show yesterday!
    http://abcn.ws/1eVV7R1

    Please contact me to find out how YOU can start one of these awesome Franchises in your community! We train and support you every step of the way!

    Cathy Williams
    Franchise Development
    cathywilliams@jbfsale.com

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