Congratulations to Lorie and Megan, who are the focus of this month’s BirthdayPak Franchisee “Spotlight”! When speaking with Megan and Lorie and hearing their feedback on being new franchise owners, it is quite evident that they are pleased with the outcome of their decision to purchase the BirthdayPak Franchise of Delaware Valley.
Lorie was a previous franchise owner for FruitFlowers where she spent 15 years developing and growing her business. During her career she attended many networking events where she had met Michael Marchesani, Founder and CEO of BirthdayPak.
When BirthdayPak became a franchisor, Michael contacted Lorie with the opportunity to purchase the BirthdayPak Franchise of Delaware Valley. Lorie was interested in the opportunity, so she consulted with her business partner Megan. “When Megan told me she would be a co-owner, I was ready to learn more”, says Lorie.
Megan has an impressive and versatile background in marketing and spends a lot of time volunteering her marketing services to various charities. “I was very intrigued by BirthdayPak…it sounded like an amazing opportunity”, says Megan.
When Lorie and Megan met with Michael, they learned that they would be gaining a seasoned BirthdayPak sales representative, Jenn Adams. Jenn has been with BirthdayPak working with clients in the Delaware Valley since the market opened. Almost in unison, Lorie and Megan said “Jenn was vital to our decision to purchase the franchise. We couldn’t have done it without her.”
In April 2015, Lorie and Megan became the official owners of the BirthdayPak of Delaware Valley Franchise and have an impressive 12 zones that they manage. “Everything is working out very well and running smoothly” says Lorie. The trio work very well together and make a great team. Megan handles the invoicing, while Lorie handles the collections. Jenn is the “face” of the franchise since she is out meeting with clients on a daily basis. “It is all about building relationships”, says Jenn.
Since Lorie was a previous franchise owner, we asked what differences she has noticed since becoming a BirthdayPak franchise owner. “Overhead is dramatically less and it’s a proven business model”, she told us. “We see a lot of potential. The BirthdayPak team has great ideas and we are excited to be a part of that”, Megan added.
Lorie, Megan and Jenn are seeing so much success and we are pleased to recognize them for their hard work. We wish them the best as they continue to build their business and create excitement for BirthdayPak. Thank you for being part of the growing family of BirthdayPak Franchise Owners.