Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds on Franchise Interviews
We are meeting with Kelsey Stuart, CEO of Bloomin’ Blinds. Bloomin Blinds FYI: Family-owned and operated since 2001, Bloomin’ Blinds is a leading window treatment franchise serving 55 territories nationwide.Only window treatment franchises to offer product, installation, repair and cleaning. Bloomin’ Blinds franchises are typically run by husband and wife or small teams, so customers are often dealing with the same people over the course of several interactions, helping to build trust and longstanding client relationships. Combined, the leadership team has over 60 years of hands-on industry experience, bringing a personalized approach to training and a tight-knit family feel to the culture. Innovative tech allows franchisees to run their business efficiently and provide quotes to customers almost instantly, helping franchisees to close-in on more contracts. Franchisees are provided in-depth training at the home office with elaborate simulations to fully prepare each franchisee for the field. After training, franchisees head home and usually receive their first client inquiry within the first 12 hours of operation. The young leadership, fresh vision and technology is appealing to the growing population of millennial home owners. With more than 40 locations across the country, Bloomin’ Blinds is rapidly growing and plans to have 100 franchises open by 2022. In Part Two, we play a clip from our popular Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.