Women: A Growing Force in Franchising

“Anything you can do, I can do better,” sings Annie Oakley in the 1950 film Annie Get Your Gun.  And while Annie couldn’t always, exactly, shoot better than her sharpshooter husband, she sure could shoot as well as he!  The same goes for business ownership. Women “can do” franchising  – just as well as men. […]


Essential Elements of a Successful Franchise Experience

Opening any type of franchise is going to take a phenomenal amount of work, and a considerable amount of money, either in cash or by taking out loans.  You will naturally want to be sure that the franchisor is one that provides its franchisees with a successful franchise experience, one that can substantiate its claims […]

What’s Wrong with the Traditional Massage Business? Let’s Discuss.

You’ve decided to open a massage franchise, but looking around you notice that something’s not quite right: there are plenty of franchises that provide massages, but there are far too many of them saturating the market.  Spavia Day Spas offer massages, and so do dozens of other franchises. You understandably wonder: what makes Spavia different? […]

A Premium Spa Franchise Idea is Born

It was 2005 and, like many people, Marty and Allison Langenderfer dreamed of owning their own business. They both had extensive business backgrounds with large, national and multi-national companies: Marty as a managing director at Travelocity and as vice president at Dish Network, and Allison as a highly successful sales professional at Eli Lilly and […]

Why Spas are 2017’s Best Franchise Investment

If you’re interested in purchasing a day spa franchise such as Spavia, you probably know that recent years have seen healthy growth in the spa industry. For example, average revenue for a solo spa location rose to $749,000 in 2014, a 2.9 percent increase over 2013. Meanwhile, industry wide, the industry’s revenue grew by almost […]