In a Q&A with Franchise Business Review, Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees Vikki and Mike Bartholomae explain why they decided to become franchisees, how they handled the due diligence process and more. The husband and wife duo, who are based in Winter Garden, Florida, decided to become business owners after growing tired of working for other people. Then, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, they decided to take a leap and do what they’ve always wanted to do — become their own bosses.

Vikki told Franchise Business Review, “We realized it was time to take a step back and re-evaluate what we wanted to do. Retirement is not in our vocabulary.”

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