Although Kelly Amundson loved her 16-year career as an occupational therapist, she realized in 2019 that the time had come to help husband Marty manage the family farm and his lawn care businesses, all located in Zumbrota, Minnesota.

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It would allow her to spend more time working towards a common goal alongside her husband and also allowed her to run and operate one of the newest, hottest franchise concepts Pet Butler. All this and more time to spend her family in general.

This location services South Eastern Minnesota.

"I learned so much in my career working with teenagers and young adults in the areas of mental health experience and many lessons about teamwork, dealing with whole families and working towards a common goal.

It was all invaluable.

And now I am using those same skills to run my own business, and my husband's lawn care businesses."

Husband Marty has worked in lawn care for 19 years, initially starting his own lawn mowing business up years before with Kelly's brother. The team serviced residential and commercial properties. He began moving into providing fertilization and weed control programs for these local customers and realized there was so much more to a good lawn care business than mowing lawns.

When approached by top lawn care franchise Spring-Green Lawn Care, based in Plainfield, Illinois five years ago, Marty decided the time was right to add this proven concept to his already existing Green Edge Lawn Care. At one of Spring-Green's conventions he was introduced to a new concept the parent company had acquired, Pet Butler.

Pet Butler provides pet waste removal and other pet related services to homes and multi-family communities, also offering a variety of scheduling options.

The business model is also set up to add expanding services such as; pet sitting and pet shuttles. The franchise offers large, protected territories that foster scalable growth and strong recurring revenue.

Said Kelly,

"Marty has been blessed with the courage to take risks, to start business', and with the opportunity to hire good staff and delegate work.

Now we get to have a hands-on opportunity to start a new business together with Pet Butler, working off of Marty's experience, corporate's assistance, and my willingness to take on something out of my comfort zone.

This will be a chance to promote more personal growth, and an opportunity to provide jobs for more people as the business grows.

This will be another business we can begin as a legacy for our family.

We feel our children have a lot of great learning opportunities here at home."

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About Pet Butler

Pet Butler Franchise was acquired in 2017 by Spring-Green Enterprises, the parent company of +43 years old Spring-Green Lawn Care and SGE Marketing Services. They currently have 30 franchisees located in 25 states with long term plans to open 60 more within the next 5 years.

Pet Butler provides an opportunity for pet lovers to turn their passion for pets into a business. To learn more about how Pet Butler serves pets and their people, visit www.petbutler.com on Facebook and LinkedIn.

To inquire about a franchise call 844-777-8608 or go to www.petbutlerfranchise.com.

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Ghost kitchens are not new.

Commissaries are well known & failed to scale.

Why well it be different this time?

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Here is a due diligence tip. If you see this type of non answer when you ask "How Much Money Can I Make?", run away.

See Todd Weiss's answer on the thread, in which he explains:

"A thoughtful and compliant franchise seller wouldn't do this... an unethical one would.... it's deceptive and a major red flag... I wouldn't walk from this... I'd run...."

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The Jacksonville, Florida corporate office of Paul Davis Restoration, Inc. one of the top franchise companies in the industry, was recently named as one of Florida's Best Companies To Work For in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine.

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In addition, the company recently ranked on the Top 10 Franchises to Buy in 2020, in Franchise Times Magazine, the Bible of the franchise community.

Paul Davis President and CEO Rich Wilson commented on the honor.

"Our mission at Paul Davis is to provide opportunities for great people to achieve best in class results. This is who we are and what we stand for.

Everything emanates from the people that comprise the Paul Davis team.

That's why "We Are Paul Davis!"

To participate, companies or government entities had to employ at least 15 workers in Florida and have been in operation at least one year.

Companies that chose to participate underwent an evaluation of their workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. The process also included a survey to measure employee satisfaction. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking.

"This year it was appropriate to focus on how the Best Companies to Work For responded to the impact of the coronavirus," said Mark Howard, Executive Editor of Florida Trend Magazine.

"The companies we report on found creative ways to keep their businesses going while supporting their employees and continuing to serve their customers."

In addition to their normal services, Paul Davis has been extremely busy since March. All locations have prioritized appointments to aid businesses, schools, shops, community centers and other structures to re-open safely by cleaning and applying disinfectant to all surfaces according to CDC guidelines.

The goal right now is to make areas and spaces safe to return to when the right time comes. Many Paul Davis offices have and are still donating time, materials, and labor to clean the facilities and vehicles of first responders. Firetrucks and police vehicles have lined up each weekend for the last three months at Paul Davis locations across the country.

A TouchLessService™ protocol has been put in place and it includes the use of masks, social distancing, and applying disinfectant to equipment and highly touched surfaces, among other measures to ensure the safety of personnel and clients.

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About Paul Davis Restoration

For more than 50 years, Paul Davis Restoration Inc. has restored residential and commercial properties damaged by fire, water, mold, storms, biohazards like COVID-19 and other disasters. Paul Davis is a one-stop shop for disaster damage and restoration and has more than 300 independently owned franchises in the United States and Canada. The professionals at Paul Davis are certified in emergency restoration, reconstruction, and remodeling. For more information, visit the company website at www.pauldavis.com

About Florida Trend

Florida Trend is Florida's Business Authority--an award-winning media company delivering balanced, trusted, in-depth business news and information across print and digital platforms.

Florida Trend reports on all industry sectors, including health care, education, research and technology, finance, law, transportation, and real estate.

Its monthly business magazine is read by more than 270,000 influential business, civil and governmental leaders, and its companion website, FloridaTrend.com, garners a million page-views and over 160,000 unique visitors each month.

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Larry Presby, Dallas resident and veteran, recently launched operations as a franchisee with the No. 1 home inspection company in North America, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors.

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He services Collin County in North Texas which includes sections of Dallas, Plano, McKinney, Frisco, and many other small rural towns and cities. The former manufacturing executive and veteran turned his attention to detail into a new career that can benefit others.

"I served in the 18th Combat Engineer Brigade in Europe," says Presby.

"Looking back on my time in the service, I realize that many building blocks were established to provide me the foundation I used to succeed. Teamwork and systems are two of the key parameters that I took with me through my corporate career and now guide me in developing my home inspection business."

"After making a home purchase, I became aware of the importance of a quality home inspection. The bare bones home inspection report I received did not highlight numerous issues and cost me many agonizing hours and dollars which launched a new path of interest.

As a result of my new knowledge and countless hours in remodeling and construction, I became my family and friends' advisor when reading their inspection reports," said Presby.

"After being in the corporate world for many years, it was time to devote myself to another passion of helping others.

As a home inspector I know I can fulfill this. I want to make sure people can make informed decisions about their home purchase which will becomea place in which they will create their safe haven."

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the brand to which more than three million families have turned to for over 25 years to be their trusted advisor when buying or selling a home.

Consistently ranked for 23 years on Entrepreneur Magazine's annual Franchise500®, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is enjoying its eighth consecutive year as No. 1 in its category on that coveted ranking.

In addition, the company has 5-Star status with VetFran, a program offered by the International Franchise Association that provides discounted franchise fees to veterans.

A professional evaluation both inside and outside the home is at the core of Pillar To Post Home Inspectors' service. Pillar To Post Home Inspectors input data and digital photos into a computerized report.

All information is provided to clients in a customized binder for easy reference, allowing homebuyers or sellers to make confident, informed decisions.

About Pillar To Post Home Inspectors®
Founded in 1994, Pillar To Post Home Inspectors is the largest home inspection company in North America with home offices in Toronto and Tampa. There are more than 600 franchises located in 49 states and nine Canadian provinces.

The company has ranked in Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise500® for 23 years in a row, the past eight years as No.1 in Category. Long-term plans include adding 500 to 600 new franchisees over the next five years.

For further information, please visit www.pillartopost.com.

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35-year-old Kristen Denzer was ahead of her time before the concept she is currently franchising was so desperately needed.

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Quality daycare is a must for so many parents-not just a place to "drop the kid" for eight hours because you both need to work; but a lovely, enrichment filled environment that can also help shape the child's future with education and activities nearly impossible to duplicate at home for these busy parents!

Thus, Tierra Encantada was born of an idea out of a working mother's head.

The then 28-year-old Kristen was that working mother. With two small children she yearned for a better quality daycare experience for her own second child and with her usual tenacity and thorough research (and buying a vacant church!) this young entrepreneur created a Spanish Language Immersion daycare concept.

Why not educate while caring for these young children at an age where they soak up knowledge?

Kristen started her first entrepreneurial endeavor in 2008 - an event rental company. She grew that company from 20 events to 500 events annually in just 6 years.

While operating the successful event rental company, she started a second business in 2010 with a childhood friend called The Woof Room - a dog daycare and boarding facility.

She managed to grow both into profitable companies serving thousands of clients annually. In 2013, while searching for quality early education for her young child, she founded Tierra Encantada's first location in Eagan, Minnesota.

She continued to operate all three businesses until 2016 when she sold her event rental company and dog daycare facility to focus solely on Tierra Encantada's growth.

In Spring of 2019, she launched Tierra Encantada's franchising expansion to provide access to language immersion education to families across the country. Today, Tierra Encantada is an Inc 5000 company.

With waiting lists for spots at each of the Tierra Encantada centers, she and her team find themselves helping parents who are Covid-19 first responders by providing tuition free placement for their children.

Thanks to some great families who CAN stay home with their children, spots are being voluntarily given up for first responders' children. A great example of how we can all find ways to help.

Why read about it when you can watch it on NBC-KARE-TV.

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