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15 Affordable Franchises You Can Start in Your 50s

We are so honored to be included in this list of the Top 15 Affordable Franchises You Can Start in Your 50s that was published by AARP magazine.  Birdwatching became a more popular hobby during the pandemic as lockdowns led more people to appreciate what’s happening right outside their windows. Wild Birds Unlimited could be […]

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Achieving Franchise Success Amid COVID-19 by Canadian Franchise Association, featuring Kindell and Josh Tolmie, owners of the Kanata, ON Wild Birds Unlimited franchise.

We could not be prouder of Kindell and Josh Tolmie from Kanata, Ontario.  As always, their passion, focus, drive and desire to make a difference is clear.  Thanks to Angela Cote and the Canadian Franchise Association for including Kindell and Josh and Wild Birds Unlimited.    

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Wild Bird Feeding Industry: Why It’s For You, Not Just Birders

We’ve all heard the expression the early bird catches the worm…bird enthusiasts know just how true that statement is. “Birders,” as bird watchers are often called, get up with the sun because that’s when hungry birds look for breakfast after a good night’s sleep. The common sounds of birds chirping and singing, make our feathered […]

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Wild Birds Unlimited Wins Franchise Update Media’s Most Innovative Supply Chain Award

Once again, Wild Birds Unlimited has received another Innovation Award this year.  Franchise Update Media named Wild Birds Unlimited the #1 brand for the Most Innovative Supply Chain Improvement.  We also were the Runner up in the Most Innovative Franchisee Support this year.  In this category, Franchise Update Media judges reviewed all submitted applications in […]

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Cathy Fleischacker & Pam Dymsza Found Freedom with Wild Birds Unlimited

Finding the right franchise opportunity was not easy for Cathy and Pam, our West Albuquerque, NM but when they found Wild Birds Unlimited, they soared.    

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Congratulations to Robbie and Richard Edie for being a Franchise Business Review 2021 Franchisee Rock Star

The Edie’s bought and moved an existing store in Cypress, TX, doubled the volume, then bought and renovated another WBU store in Houston, TX with similar results. Rich has served as the Chair of our FAC and is a member of our IT committee. They have led their local marketing group, become Certified Training Stores […]

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Ecommerce Franchise: How to be Successful Online

Once you’ve made the decision to become a business owner, the to-do list can seem endless, with numerous details and tasks essential for success. That list should include two major items. First, consider franchising versus a start-up business. There are far more advantages to franchising, such as your reduced investment risk due to the utilization […]

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Resilience to Renaissance

The challenges associated with the pandemic were, and continue to be challenging, especially for retail franchises like those in the wild bird feeding industry.   As a team, we worked together to be a bright light in an otherwise dark time for so many people.  Our ability to pivot and continue to bring the Joy of […]

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5 Types of Franchises & How to Choose the Right One for You

If you’re thinking about opening a franchise, you know the choices are endless: high-profit, big-name franchises. Moderately priced franchises. Low-cost, home-based franchises. How do you know which types of franchises are right for you? We’ve got a guide to the five main types of franchise. Once you’ve narrowed down the franchise segment you’re drawn to, […]

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Franchise Support: Looking Ahead with Virtual Town Halls

Every business has had to rethink the way they operate in the past year-plus, no matter their size or their location. That has certainly been the case in franchising, as brands spanning across the nation had to monitor various best practices based on differing guidelines from state to state. For many brands, franchise support is […]

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Proud to be Included in Entrepreneur Top Global Franchise Listing

We are thrilled to be listed amongst the top 200 global franchise systems in the recent 2021 Entrepreneur Magazine’s list.   Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out our form below and someone will be in contact with you.  

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11 Ways to Own a Pet-Nature Franchise

Wild Birds Unlimited is pleased to be included in this article about great pet-nature store franchise opportunities, that allows people to fulfill their joy of bird feeding and fulfill their dream of owning their own business.   Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out our form below and someone will be […]

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Wild Birds Unlimited of La Plata, MD Receives Prestigious Recognition

Owners Barbara and Chip Whipkey and their manager Amanda Whipkey were recognized at the Wild Birds Unlimited annual Enterprise Leadership Conference for their hard work with the Highest Flying Fledgling award. Barbara and Chip also own the Lexington Park, MD store and we are so proud of all of their efforts to bring the joy […]

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Cheap Franchises: Are You Really Saving Money?

Starting a business is a brave undertaking, one that requires detailed research before making a decision. Franchising helps with limiting a variety of the risks associated with independent business ownership, though there are still plenty of questions to have answered before placing your time and money into a new opportunity. The most obvious question you’ll […]

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Best Franchises: How to Be Sure You’re Joining the Right Team

There are few feelings that are more exciting than embarking on a new business journey. Still, despite all the optimism of entrepreneurship, starting out on your own can be a frightening proposition. Whether it is the economic environment at the time you are planning or a lack of experience, there is a variety of reasons […]

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A Year of Support: Looking Back at WBU’s Pandemic Response

It is no secret that 2020 threw most businesses for a loop. Wild Birds Unlimited was no different. However, the commitment of the entire franchise system along with the flexibility of our model allowed the franchise to maintain success as consumer habits became uncertain. At this point one year ago, the economy had recently reached […]

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Recession Proof Industries: Markets That Beat the Odds

Pivot is a term we have heard all too often in the past 18 months due to the Covid-19 Pandemic.  We have learned how to adapt in unprecedented times. Financially, businesses have experienced extreme highs and lows. According to the Washington Post, economists say the United States is technically out of a recession but a […]

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Growing within the Flock: Wild Birds Unlimited Supports Franchisees at Every Level of Ownership

  A sign of a franchise’s strength is more than the size and spread of its system. Many brands can boast a national footprint, but if they are constantly revolving ownership of locations between franchisees, how strong is the brand? Wild Birds Unlimited can claim both. With 350 locations approaching 100 different markets in the […]

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