About Winmark Franchise Partners®
Strategic Franchise Consulting Services
Winmark Franchise Partners assists emerging franchisors and entrepreneurs who can benefit from our experience in establishing, growing, and managing successful businesses. We are a recognized leader in franchise owned and operated businesses. First founded in 1988, our parent company, Winmark Corporation, has over 30+ years of experience in building and growing successful businesses.
We are a publicly-traded company based in Minneapolis, MN, with five brands under management, over 800 franchisees representing 1,250+ locations, and over $1.2 billion in system-wide sales. We are selective with whom we partner, as franchising is not the right model for every business. When we work with you, it is because we genuinely believe in you as an entrepreneur, and we believe your concept can grow the right way through franchising.
Offering Over 30+ Years of Experience
In our decades in the franchise industry, our franchise consultants have seen wonderful successes, but also our share of failures. Done right, franchising is a fantastic business model for entrepreneurs to grow their brand utilizing other people’s capital. But if you enter franchising before you are prepared, you will risk not only the future of your brand, but in many cases, the life savings of your franchisees. Getting the help and guidance of Winmark Franchise Partners in the early stages can vastly increase your chances of success.
Successful Franchising Endeavors
We first began franchising with Play it Again Sports. We were instrumental in the creation of the “ultra-high-value” retailing niche, wherein retailers sell high-quality used products alongside new goods in a traditional retail store format.
The success we had with Play it Again Sports inspired us to lend our expertise to other franchises, and we are now partners with:
Once you enter franchising, you are no longer in business for yourself – you now have the added responsibility to your franchise partners, and getting the expert counsel and guidance of Winmark Franchise Partners in the early stages can vastly increase your chances of success.