Real Deals has been franchising since 2006, adhering to a unique retail model in which home furnishings are sold in “nontraditional” brick and mortar locations that are only open two days a week. Real Deals’ limited hours and off-the-beaten-path locations not only help keep operating costs down, they also appeal to a steady stream of bargain-hunting shoppers who enjoy the thrill of the hunt almost as much as the bargain itself.
Decorating Den has been franchising since 1969. Decorating Den’s franchisees offer in-home decorating services, bringing samples of draperies, blinds, wall and floor coverings, furniture and accessories directly to the client’s home or office. Late last year, Decorating Den launched a new direct-sales business called Livv!, offering part-time and full-time hosts and hostesses the opportunity to shop and sell a full line of home accessories in the home-party environment. Full article.