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Thank You to all Military Veterans

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 […]

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Military Veteran’s, WBU Franchisees, Highlighted in 2021 FBR Veterans Guide

  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.    

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Wild Birds Unlimited is Proud to be included in FranchiseHelp’s 2021 Top 10 Franchise Systems

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.    

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WBU climbs more than 40 spots on the 2021 Franchise Times Top 400 list

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 […]

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Pet-Related Franchises: How They Vary & How to Choose

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, […]

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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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Franchisees Continued Growth

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 […]

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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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A Legacy for the Birds

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 […]

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Businesses That Do Well in a Recession: How Wild Birds Succeeds

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 […]

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