Read what our franchise owners have to say about us:
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.”Read moreless
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.””Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
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.”Read moreless
If I thought I had to do this on my own, I wouldn’t have done it.
“We bought into the Uptown franchise because we believed in the system of reuse and recycle. Having a corporate office behind you gives you the peace of mind that all the tasking, technical jobs are done for you. The relationships we have built nationwide with other owners have been priceless. We've learned so much and our lives have been enriched immensely being a part of this community of entrepreneurs.”Read moreless