Made In The Shade Blinds Franchisee - Bruce MacFarlane

Date: JUL 24th, 2012

Topic: Spotlight on a Franchisee

Louise and I decided in 2011 to pursue our own business and after evaluating available opportunities on Be the Boss Canada, we discovered Made in The Shade. We were impressed from day one about their offering, and when we talked to other dealers about the business, we were very encouraged to take the big leap with Made In The Shade. Everyone was so positive about their experience with Made in the Shade. By the time we purchased our 2 dealerships, we felt great, and then came our first trip to San Antonio for training! We had 3 fast paced, fun, and information filled days, and were treated too well. The continued support is far beyond our initial expectations.

The dealerships we acquired from Made in The Shade gave us all the tools we need and direct connections with our wonderful suppliers. The deals we get from them, thanks to our huge buying group, make us more than just competitive in our local market. This is “the” ideal home based business in our opinion and we thank our lucky stars our paths crossed. For us, one thing we love is that it is NOT a store. We plan our own hours, we are paid for the products before we order almost 100% of the time, and the products are here in about 2 weeks after our order is placed. We have already surpassed our expectations for the first year of business growth in less than 5 months (over $100,000 in sales). We look forward to many years of growth and security thanks to Made in the Shade.

Bruce MacFarlane & Louise Jessop

Made In The Shade Blinds and More Ltd

Halifax, Nova Scotia