Multiplying the Value of Your Franchise with Charles Bonfiglio

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Charles Bonfiglio is the president and CEO of Tint World®, an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in the U.S. and abroad, each location houses profit centers, ranging from in-store accessory installations, to off-site sales and installation of residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security films.

 

Key Takeaways:

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[0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Charles Bonfiglio, the president and CEO of Tint World.

[1:58] Josh welcomes Charles to Franchise Euphoria.

[2:21] Charles starts the interview by telling the audience about Tint World, which is an automotive after-market accessories and styling company and how he got involved with the business.

[6:34] Charles made the decision to purchase the real estate tied to his Meineke locations which Josh points out is a great way to preserve a secondary asset in case something goes wrong with the franchise.

[8:47] Over the years, Charles owned several Meineke franchises and sold them over the course of a few decades. He sold his last location when Tint World had about 30 locations in 2014.

[9:52] Charles was actually not the creator of the Tint World franchise. When he first moved to Florida, somebody had already created the concept, and while he anticipated they would be a competitor at some point, he ended up partnering up with him to franchise.

[11:51] Tint World became a franchise in 2007. As of today, they have 71 stores, several of which are outside of the US.

[12:54] Tint World provides its franchisees with a system, a platform that will take care of heavy lifting, branding, marketing, support, among a plethora of other things.

[14:38] When Charles was making the Tint World franchise, he crafted it with all the features he would want himself if he was a franchisee. These benefits maximize the potential for franchisee success.

[16:18] Tint World just released an e-commerce platform where franchisees can sell their products online.

[18:41] Charles finds that having the “franchisee mentality” is the best way to run a franchise system; equipping them with the right tools and support is key for success.

[20:14] In addition to being someone who likes automobiles, a good Tint World franchisee is someone who likes working with customers and has the ability to maintain a growth mindset.

[22:18] One of the biggest challenges Charles has faced as a franchisor has been setting and achieving goals for their average store sales and continually pushing the boundaries to get their sales even higher.

[24:23] If you want to learn more about Tint World, visit www.TintWorld.com or you can find them on social media.

[24:45] Thanks for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at josh@franchiseeuphoria.com. If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes.

 

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www.franchiseeuphoria.com

www.indyfranchiselaw.com

www.tintworld.com

https://www.facebook.com/tintworld

About the author, Josh

Josh Brown is a franchise and entrepreneurial attorney that helps buyers, owners, and expansion-minded businesses find success through franchising. When not working on his two businesses, you can find him on the golf course or spending time with his wife and three beautiful daughters.

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