March 24, 2010 // Franchising.com // SEAL BEACH, Calif. - New Feet Global Franchise Inc., the franchise specializing in arch supports, comfort shoes and related products, today announced that Southern California is now open for franchise sales of the New Feet Store™. The company is included in the Franchise Registry, a national online listing of franchise systems whose franchisees receive expedited loan processing when applying for financial assistance through the Small Business Administration (SBA).
Maria and Tod Beane are the co-owners of the New Feet Store at 2926 Westminster Avenue in Seal Beach, which has been in operation since 1997. They bought the store in 2007, and recently made the decision to franchise.
"This is a great time to tap into the growing market for arch supports and comfort shoes," Maria said. "According to the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine, the average person will walk over 80,000 miles in their lifetime, and 75 percent of Americans will experience varying degrees of foot health problems at sometime in their lives."
The Beanes made the decision to franchise so that others could have the opportunity to run their own business in an industry that brings comfort and relief to people of all ages and lifestyles. The New Feet Store franchise program offers an exciting opportunity for independent business ownership backed by the assistance of an established program.
"The type of franchisee we are looking for is someone who will uphold the New Feet Store name with pride, confidence and a dedication to serving our customers," Maria said. "There is no need for previous experience in the podiatry or orthotics field. What we look for is a commitment to customer service, natural business and management skills, a willingness to learn and work hard, and a passion for helping people in need. We look forward to meeting the entrepreneurs who are ready to join the New Feet Store family."
The Seal Beach California New Feet Store has been in business as a foot comfort center since 1977, in the same location. Over the years we have built a large, loyal customer base, and are now offering franchise opportunities based on our proven business model. The arch supports/orthotics industry reaches people of all ages and lifestyles, and the market continues to grow.