Franchises And Nonprofits Partner Up

June 28, 2007 by Cris | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal:

As executive director of Washington Vocational Services, Lynn Van Vactor spends her days helping people with disabilities find jobs. Then, every so often, she really gets down to business: twisting dough at the Auntie Anne’s pretzel franchise her nonprofit agency bought in 2005, in an outlet mall near Seattle.

‘I love to go in every once in a while, roll up my sleeves, and work next to these teenagers,’ says Ms. Van Vactor. When it comes to making pretzels, ‘I’m not very good,’ she admits.

But sales at the for-profit shop are booming, providing an additional $25,000 in revenue last …

Read full article: Profits on the Side.

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