Maureen Wilson’s Radio Interview – St. Louis, MO

Listen in as Kelley and Cassandra interview Pinot's Palette - Chesterfield owner, Maureen Wilson during their live talk show. Maureen eloquently describes the Pinot's Palette business model while promoting her Grand Opening. View a video of her studio with voice over of the interview below. Great job Maureen! "Kelley and Cassandra, LIVE" is a must-stop spot where celebrities love to talk and listeners pay attention. Co-hosts Kelley Lamm and Cassandra Walker reach within the region as well as beyond the [...]

Five Things to Know about Franchising

Franchising is a whole new world of opportunities for those who have an entrepreneurial spirit and a team-player attitude.  The International Franchise Association (IFA) social network, FranSocial, recently reposted this AARP Life Reimagined article outlining the 5 Things to Know about Franchising. Taking these franchising stats from the article, we’d like to share how Pinot’s Palette stacks up: • A new franchised business opens every eight minutes. On average, it takes a Pinot’s Palette owner three to six months to open [...]

Pinot’s Palette Reports Continued Growth

Award-Winning Paint-and-Sip Franchise Announces 10 Signings; 2 New States HOUSTON, July 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinot's Palette, a national paint-and-sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, is pleased to announce continued growth its second quarter.  In addition to expanding its presence in states such as Florida, Texas, and California, the fast-growing company has added their first studios in Arkansas and Massachusetts. Company President Charles Willis says he is thrilled with the company's continued growth. "It's [...]

What is an FDD?

What Is an FDD?

The Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD), mandated by the Federal Trade Commission, is the legal document presented to all potential franchise candidates a minimum of two weeks prior to signing the Franchise Agreement. While thorough, the FDD explains the Franchise Agreement in easy to understand terms and outlines the history of the franchise company. The purpose of this is to allow potential franchisees to do their due-diligence before deciding to sign an agreement. This document is broken out into 23 [...]

The Microwave Theory – When Businesses Offer Services That Can’t Be Maintained

When Businesses Offer Services That Can't Be Maintained This is a story that I have told at almost every Pinot’s Palette Boot Camp, and it helps explain why we offer services that we excel at and not others. A young and aspiring pre-made sandwich shop concept began to receive requests from their customers to offer more in the restaurant. Since the company didn’t want to be seen as a non-customer friendly establishment, they decided to add the customer request that was [...]

Pinot’s Palette to Open First Studios in Northeast

Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Expanding to New York City, Montclair, N.J. and Boston, Mass., among Other Cities HOUSTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinot's Palette, a national Paint and Sip franchise known for providing guests with an entertaining evening of art and wine, announced today it signed several franchise agreements to open its first studios in the Northeast. The brand will bring its "Paint. Drink. Have Fun." concept to New York City, Montclair, N.J., and Boston, Mass., among [...]

Mr. and Mrs. Right – Finding the Right People to Represent Your Company

I want to first say congratulations to our CEO, Craig Ceccanti, and his new fiancée Alexis Stephens on their recent decision to wed. Alexis has already been a part of the Pinot family for years now and we look forward to making it official. I wish you guys the very best. With this news I wanted to write about the right people, not in who you should marry, but who you should have representing your company. In the Paint & [...]

A Tulsa “Overachiever” Opens her Second Pinot’s Palette Franchise

“I love that people are having a great time doing something they didn’t’ think they could do – that’s probably the best part of my job.  I tell people all the time that I sell fun.  People love Pinot’s Palette.” The first time Lisa Riley visited Pinot’s Palette, it was as a customer.  At the time, she was working in a management position for a large Houston oil refinery.  A client took a group from her company to the paint [...]

“Franchisees Say Online Marketing Support Is Key in Selecting a Brand” – recently released an article revealing 9 out of 10 service industry franchisees said online marketing support was a key factor in choosing a franchise brand. We asked our Franchise Marketing Director, Brian Gray, to describe Pinot’s Palette online marketing support: “Online Marketing is a main staple of the Pinot’s Palette marketing mix and a key area of support that we offer our franchise owners.  It all starts with providing our partners with a best in class local customer website [...]

Valencia CA: Welcome to the team, Stephanie Sewell and Kathy Guccione!

We are excited to announce our first southern California studio, located in Valencia, California! Since getting to know Stephanie and her family earlier this year we were impressed by their passion for the concept and community involvement. Please join us in welcoming Stephanie and her mother, Kathy, to Team Pinot.  Stephanie, how did you become interested in Pinot's Palette? I have been looking for an opportunity to combine both my business acumen as well as my personal passion for many years. [...]