February 21, 2013 // Franchising.com // Jacksonville – On February 1, 2013, multi-brand conglomerate Eastbourne Brands was contracted by Orlando-based CPR® to help the authorized cell phone repair franchise company realize their vision of global expansion. Already 100 locations strong – with franchises stretching from the Great White North of the North American continent to the sunny shores of South America – CPR has been heralded by Entrepreneur Magazine as #6 in its Top 50 New Franchise Opportunities for 2012, #217 in its Top 500 Franchises for 2013 and #188 in its Top Global Franchise Rankings for 2012. Not too shabby for a company that only began franchising in 2007.
Established in 1997, CPR – Cell Phone Repair offers much more than cell phone and small electronics repair. They provide business-to-business services, retail phone sales and a full line of accessories to protect their clients’ investment. The established company recently partnered with the franchise veterans of Jacksonville-based Eastbourne Brands to ascertain the systems necessary to nurture and grow their existing stores while doubling their company’s size in 2013. In addition to the normal challenges faced by a growing company, CPR has the added challenge of importing products from overseas, staging them domestically, and providing shipping to the franchisees
“My vision for our partnership with CPR is to strengthen the scalability of the company's infrastructure,” explains Tra Williams, Managing Partner for Eastbourne Brands. “In addition to their growth in the United States, CPR has plans to further expand into Latin and South America in 2013. That will entail buying products from Asia and retailing them in South America…literally on the other side of the planet. That is no small task. My partners and I love a good challenge, and we are so excited to contribute to the continued success of CPR. Eastbourne Brands is in the business of turning small brands into household names. It’s going to be a fun ride!"
By providing a combination of turnkey solutions, ongoing developmental and operational support, and access to a large pool of vendors, Eastbourne Brands proves a valuable resource to entrepreneurs who want to franchise their business. In addition to CPR - Cell Phone Repair, Eastbourne Brands currently represents an exciting variety of franchise companies including Woody’s Bar-B-Q and Spoiled Rotten Photography. Prospective franchisees and small business owners who wish to learn more about how Eastbourne Brands can grow their business are encouraged to visit www.eastbournebrands.com. To begin a discussion involving possible expansion through franchising, Florida business owners can reach an Eastbourne Brands Representative at email@example.com.
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