Frequently Asked Questions about Franchising with Vintner's Circle
Is small business management experience necessary?|
Experience is always helpful, but it is not mandatory. Our system was created to help entrepreneurs make the process of owning and operating Vintner’s Circle an easy step-by-step procedure.
What makes the Vintner’s Circle computer system (both operational and sales) different?
Our system was created by us according to strict development guidelines. Our system is extremely user-friendly, therefore you don’t need to be computer literate to operate it. We intend to continually enhance our systems and processes and we are committed to secure on-line systems. Our systems provide you with the ability to track sales and run operations; they also provide valuable accounting and marketing information. You’ll be able to track your customers’ sales and create records for highly targeted marketing programs designed to make your good customers even better.
Will Vintner’s Circle locate a site for me?
Vintner’s Circle will assist you in researching site demographics and locating the best possible site for you. Using this information and our professionals, we then will help you enter lease negotiations to secure the most favorable terms for you. You are responsible for final lease approval.
How will I get my Vintner's Circle wine making shop built?
Vintner’s Circle offers a complete modular approach to your build out. There is a small amount of construction that must be done prior to fixturing your location. This construction may be handled either by you or a local contractor.
Does Vintner’s Circle offer volume discounts?
Yes. We have buying power that allows all of our franchisees to enjoy discounts and/or rebates from vendors and carriers. You will receive pricing discounts that come only from being a part of a large organization that negotiates on your behalf.
What does Vintner’s Circle training include?
Vintner’s Circle offers complete training on all aspects of our business. When you finish our training course, you will be familiar with wine making, inventory management, basic accounting principles, franchising, our computer system and marketing. You will leave with a detailed business plan complete with action plans and strategies. The on-line training program will allow you to participate hands-on in all areas of operating and managing a Vintner’s Circle store. Additional training and education sessions are held at our national sites.
What if I have questions after my training class is over?
Vintner’s Circle provides phone support and help-desk support that is staffed with our highly professional and qualified support team. We also provide you with a complete set of online proprietary manuals that are concise and easy to use.
Have any more questions? We would love to hear from you. Please contact us at or call 908-979-9463.
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