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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!
When Kim Perry was 10 years old, she attended the funeral of a relative in her native Fall River, Mass., and was “impressed by how really lovely and comforting it was, and how nice everyone was.” She realized then that she could plan funerals as a career.