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Behind the Business Plan: Pinot’s Palette – Business News Daily

By: David Mielach, BusinessNewsDaily Staff Writer Ever wonder how successful businesses get started? Do they start with a structured business plan and stick to it or do they evolve over time? BusinessNewsDaily asks small businesses to take us behind the scenes and reveal the truth about the struggles of starting and running a small business. Charles Willis is hoping the "paint and sip" trend continues its current growth. Since opening in 2009, Willis, the president Pinot's Palette a franchise where patrons [...]

LSU’s Fun-infused Culture Spurs Grads’ Entrepreneurial Concept

Though growing a young enterprise brings its challenges, smiles persist on the faces ofCraig Ceccanti (2003 BACH BUS, 2003 BACH SCI) and Charles Willis (2004 BACHENGR).  Pictured above are Charles Willis, Beth Willis, and Craig Ceccanti. The friends founded Pinot's Palette in 2009 and, with an assist from their LSU roots,have expanded their BYOB art studio from a single Houston-based location into aswelling national operation. "Driving a brand that’s fun at its core is something welearned fundamentally at LSU, where [...]

Pinot’s Palette Signs 22 New Franchise Agreements And Opens Nine New Studios In 2012

Rapidly Growing Paint and Sip Franchise Experiences Exponential Growth HOUSTON - Jan. 8, 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 a successful year of growth in 2012 with the signing of 22 new franchise agreements and the opening of nine new studios. The agreements include growth in major metropolitan cities across the country in New York, N.Y., Atlanta, Ga., San [...]

Houston’s Pinot’s Palette Rolls out National Franchise Expansion – 2012

Pinot’s Palette, a Houston-based “paint and sip” franchise, is growing nationally. The concept of giving people the chance to sip wine while learning to paint has so far been a success in the Houston area if 2011 revenue is any indication. Founded in 2009 in Houston, Pinot’s Palette started out with two locations that were corporate-owned before the company began offering opportunities to franchisees. The corporate locations — in the Galleria and Montrose areas — saw about $594,000 and $358,000 in [...]