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Name: Lisa Shaw
Franchise owned: Coffee News in the states of Indiana and Tennessee
How long have you owned a franchise?
After attending a Coffee News International Conference in January of 2001, I couldn’t wait to get started! I purchased my franchise March 1, 2001.
A franchise has provided me not only the framework of an established business model, but also a family of other business owners with whom I can network and socialize
What were you doing before you became a franchise owner?
From the time that I was old enough to have a job, and until I began my career as a Coffee News publisher, I have held several positions and careers in many different fields, including banking, real estate sales, investment services, golf, restaurant, retail, and wholesale sales!