October 05, 2012 // Franchising.com // WESTON, FL – JuiceBlendz® and YoBlendz®, South Florida’s popular smoothie and frozen yogurt franchises, is proud to announce that President & CEO Adam Ogden won the South Florida Business Journal’s 2012 Entrepreneur Award for the Under $10 Million category.
The South Florida Business Journal truly values new ideas and the brave pioneers that take them forward. Ogden distinguished himself through an extensive application and interviewing process. This included having members of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization South Florida visit JuiceBlendz® and YoBlendz® in order to best understand Ogden’s profitability, ability to adapt their organization successfully to a challenging economy, their leadership and management styles, creative thinking process and passion for what they do.
Ogden credits his success to not being afraid to take risks, making mistakes, facing failure and learning from each, and resuming working in a positive direction – all things he learned through a process of failures, and the process of turning around failures to success. Guided by his mantras – “what you believe you will achieve” and “passion breeds success” – Ogden strongly believes that every success story starts with believing in yourself, and that persistence and dedication are key. “Follow your passion, do what you love and success will follow,” says Ogden.
Both Ogden and JuiceBlendz®/YoBlendz® have received numerous accolades, from South Florida Business Journal’s “40 under 40” to “Business of the Year,” and JuiceBlendz® is one of only a few franchises in the country to have recently received government approval to launch a Regional Center through the Employment Based Visa Program (EB-5) which promotes job creation and stimulates the US economy through foreign investors. Recognized as one of the leading smoothie, juice bar and yogurt franchises, the companies are projected to double in size and revenue over the next 12 months, generating employment opportunities and driving the local economy with 10-24 new employees per each location, and 125 new stores set to open nationwide.
For JuiceBlendz® and YoBlendz® franchise opportunities or additional information, including a complete listing of franchise locations, visit juiceblendz.com or yoblendz.com.
JuiceBlendz® franchises its unique brand of delicious and nutritious, all-natural smoothiez, juicez, eatz and dietary supplementz in a family-friendly atmosphere. JuiceBlendz® differs from its competition in that it uses only natural ingredients – no sugary mixes or frozen purees. Based in South Florida, the company began franchising in 2005 and currently has 18 sites, with plans to open additional locations in 2012 throughout the country. For more information, visit juiceblendz.com or call toll free at 866.J.Blendz (525.3639).
YoBlendz® franchises its unique brand of ‘Make Yourself Happy’ self-serve frozen yogurt treats in a fun and innovative, family-friendly atmosphere. Headquartered in Weston, Florida, the company began franchising in 2010. Currently, YoBlendz® has seven locations in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Plantation, Sunrise and Weston, with plans to open additional sites in South Florida and throughout the country in 2012. For franchising opportunities and additional information, visit yoblendz.com or call 954.217.3014.