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Testimonials

Read what our franchise owners have to say about us:

  • Basecamp Franchising

    There is no better feeling than when you can provide great service and great products to appreciating customers.

    “While we were looking into retail businesses, we came across Uptown Cheapskate and instantly loved the idea of creating relationships with those in our community. There is no better feeling than when you can provide great service and great products to appreciating customers. The fact that Uptown Cheapskate has almost no carbon footprint and helps recycle great items is just another positive to this equation.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    I attribute much of my success to the Kid to Kid franchise formula—it works.

    “I attribute much of my success to the Kid to Kid franchise formula—it works. The other Kid to Kid store owners are a wealth of knowledge as well. It’s so great to know that you are not alone and that you can count on them to tell you their experience.””

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    It’s a juggling act taking care of two stores, three kids and our employees, but being a Kid to Kid owner gives me flexibility in my schedule. So if there’s an event, field trip or doctor’s appointment, I can be there for my kids.

    “It’s a juggling act taking care of two stores, three kids and our employees, but being a Kid to Kid owner gives me flexibility in my schedule. So if there’s an event, field trip or doctor’s appointment, I can be there for my kids.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    I enjoy the fact that I’m helping people out by providing a service for them to recycle their items as well as for finding quality children’s stuff at a low price.

    “As a Kid to Kid owner, I have control over my own business. I’m able to work within a system that works, that also allows me to be creative in my own market. I enjoy the fact that I’m helping people out by providing a service for them to recycle their items as well as for finding quality children’s stuff at a low price.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    When we walked in, we just fell in love!

    “We visited a store and just fell in love with the look of the store. We already knew we liked the concept, and then we just decided to go with Uptown Cheapskate. It’s just owning your own business. I feel like this is a business that we can grow into several locations. We can bring our family members into it, so I see that this is a business that eventually our kids will be able to run and everyone can join in this business.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    Owning your own store and giving back is really special.

    “There is never a day that is the same for better or for worse. You never know what’s coming in the door product wise. It’s really nice being apart of the community and being a mainstay for Murray. Owning your own store and giving back is really special I think.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    The support is fantastic, you can make a phone call, and talk to whoever you want to.

    “The support is fantastic, you can make a phone call, and talk to whoever you want to. They are always receptive to what you are asking, and if they don’t know the answer they will find an answer for you. They listen to you and try to do the best for everybody. I think the technology support is fantastic, because I’m not a technology genius. I love that we have store visits and people come and help us. The whole concept in general is well thought out. There are always things that are going to change and we are going to be in that whirlwind of change, but it’s always been helpful. They look over your numbers and call you, it’s like they know your problems before you ask for help from them. I think the support is phenomenal.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    When I met with the Basecamp folks it seemed like a really good fit for me. I got really lucky.

    “I had gone through 3 corporate buyouts in my previous life, I was looking for a business that would fit for my family. I have enjoyed over the 13 years with Basecamp having the flexibility of spending time with my family when I have to do that. That was the attraction of being a small business owner and I can say that I have not missed very many important moments with my kids. If you are looking for a way to spending more time with your family that aspect fit very well for me.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    This company gives me the ability to be at home with my kids.

    “I wanted to partner with a company that I felt comfortable with. My background was that I was with a small restaurant company that had 35 units, so when I met and got to know Kid to Kid I knew that it was going to be a good fit because I would know all of the pros and cons of working with a company that was a similar size, so that ultimately is why I chose Kid to Kid.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    The amount of training they provide for our employees, the bouncing ideas off of people’s heads, it’s been fantastic.

    “It’s a daily thing that’s being provided. The ongoing marketing support, for helping us create our entire marketing world that we’re focused on, to anytime there is issues training related, they are a phone call away or an email away. The amount of training they provide for our employees, the bouncing ideas off of people’s heads, it’s been fantastic.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    I fell in love with concept.

    “Basecamp has been a great experience. The moral support and being able to follow the guide, kind of like a summary, than doing it on your own is great. It’s an exciting experience to be able to be taught and teach others about Kid to Kid. Everything about what Kid to Kid stands for is what I’m excited about.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    I have never had an experience with BaseCamp that has been anything but supportive, exceptional, and over and beyond.

    “From an employee problem or legal problem I know I can pick up that phone any moment or email and someone will respond very quickly, almost always within the same day. They are so vested in me as an owner as I am with them, that everything is a service to me. I have never had an experience with BaseCamp that has been anything but supportive, exceptional, and over and beyond. For somebody who has no experience at all in this industry. I can’t believe the support that’s surrounding me, not only from the franchise, but from other franchisees. I know that if I need to work through a strategy or if I have a question about something I can contact a store owner who’s maybe doing a little bit stronger in sales in an area than I am. I know that every aspect of Kid to Kid, from the franchise Basecamp to the owners, that are there are 100 percent there to support me, and every time I have always felt that wind beneath my sails.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    You always have a sounding board no matter what the challenge can be.

    “You have all these other people that are like minded entrepreneurs, and everyone comes at everything a little differently. They bring into the system just different ideas, different thoughts, processes, from what they did before in their lives. You always have a sounding board no matter what the challenge can be- you have someone else to reach out to. It’s easier being a part of the franchise with other owners where we are able to help each other out.”

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  • Basecamp Franchising

    If I thought I had to do this on my own, I wouldn’t have done it.

    “The support that we get from Basecamp has been great. They have been the best support for us because I am not a risk taker, and if I thought I had to do this on my own, I wouldn’t have done it, and knowing there were smarter people than me behind it makes me feel better. We have the coolest store in town, we are the place to be and shop in Bossier City. Our store is the place to be and to be associated with that is awesome.”

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