In 2009, after 31 years in the banking industry, Romberto Escalona became a victim of downsizing, merging and the economy. Rather than staying in banking, this former vice president in charge of operations in the Miami office saw his dismissal as an opportunity to do something new.
Escalona wanted to open his own business, but he didn’t want to start from scratch. A franchise broker recommended five different businesses. After much due diligence and consideration, Escalona decided on Big Frog Custom T-Shirts.
“I chose Big Frog because of the low total investment compared to other retail concepts, and I didn’t want 15 employees,” said Escalona. “Big Frog only requires a few easy-to-find employees to manage the store. And, it’s a great concept — people can buy custom-printed T-shirts, without any minimums.”
Big Frog offers 24-hour turnaround on custom t-shirts, puzzles, mouse pads, aprons, children’s clothing and more. There are no minimums, no set-up fees, no iron-ons, no hidden fees and free logo design. The franchise is fun, simple and inexpensive with strong earnings potential and high gross margins.