Say hello to our newest Wild Birds Unlimited store owners, Sarah Smith and Corey Warren and also Sarah’s parents, Anna and Donald Smith! They have just purchased the WBU store in Guelph, ON. Sarah said, “We are overjoyed to join the Wild Birds Unlimited family! After working in the business for years, we are excited […]
We are so happy to announce that Lauren DeRosa and Lynn Raymond have now opened their Wild Birds Unlimited store in Longmont, CO. This is their second store as they have owned the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Fort Collins, CO since 2006. Congratulations, Lauren and Lynn! We couldn’t be more thankful to have to […]
Welcome to the flock, Mary Kay Diderrich! Mary Kay has recently purchased the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Delafield, WI. This store was first opened in 20 years ago in 2002 and was previously owned by Debbi Triplett. Mary Kay said, “”Today is the first day of the rest of my life“. This Valentine’s Day […]
Congratulations to DJ and Colleen Winter as they will be opening a new Wild Birds Unlimited store in Olathe, KS! This will be the second WBU store for DJ and Colleen as they currently own the WBU store in Shawnee, KS. Colleen said, “We are so excited to be expanding into our 2nd store with Wild […]
Congratulations to Jessica and Gregg Janes on the purchase of the Wild Birds Unlimited Store in Alpharetta, GA! This store first opened in 1994 and was most recently owned by Andrew Scholl and Jacqueline Venchi. Both Andrew and Jacqueline will remain franchisees, as they also own the Wild Birds Unlimited Store in Roswell, GA. We […]
A new Wild Birds Unlimited store is officially open in Johnson City, TN! George and Kera Brewster have been working so hard to get their store up and running, and we are so happy to see them open for business!
Take a look at this new article in Pillars of Franchising featuring Dawna Blum! Dawna is the owner of the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Woburn, MA. Dawna shares her very personal journey on how she decided to start the next chapter of her life with Wild Birds Unlimited. Dawna said, “It took a lot […]
At Wild Birds Unlimited, we treasure our relationships with our franchise store owners, the franchisees staff, and franchise support center staff. This Veterans day, we want to honor those who dedicate their time to serve and protect our nation. Because of our military veteran franchisees fulfilling the mission to “bring people and nature together,” Wild […]
With Veteran’s Day around the corner, Franchise Business Review recently spoke with WBU franchise store owners, Art and Lisa Martin, to learn how their military background has helped them become strong business owners. Click the button below to read about their journey that was released in FBR’s 2021 Veterans Guide issue.
Wild Birds Unlimited is so pleased to announce that we have been ranked #8 in the Top Ten Franchise Systems by FranchiseHelp. We could not be more honored to be included in this prestigious list of brands.
We are so honored and excited to announce that Wild Birds Unlimited has been listed in Top 400 Franchise List based on global sales. We could not be prouder to be #204! “This is a major jump in our ranking of by Franchise Times from #247 to #204”, said Paul Pickett, CDO of Wild Birds […]
It’s always easier to be part of a business relating to something you’re passionate about or care deeply for. That’s why those who are pet lovers are drawn to business ventures dealing with animals. If you are thinking about partnering with a franchise built around a love of pets or animals, there’s good news. First, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Congratulations to Amy Legg and Kellie Watts for adding their 5th Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store to their Enterprise with the purchase of the Leawood, KS Wild Birds Unlimited store. We are so thrilled to keep growing with you Amy and Kellie! Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out our […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Oakdale, NY owner Brooke Cassidy is featured, along with previous owners (Brooke’s father and stepmother) Gary Fortcher and Kathleen Mulligan. They share their experience as franchise owners and the opportunities it has brought to their family. Click the button below to read more. Interested in becoming a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Store Owner? Fill out […]
It’s no secret that running a business is hard work. Even in the best economic environment, it still takes dedication in planning, efficiency, and often a major investment in time and money just to get your business up and running. Unfortunately, the economy is naturally cyclical. Over the long haul, there will be good times […]