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Charles Bonfiglio

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The Best Way to Become Your Own Boss Might Be Franchising – Charles Bonfiglio

Winning On Main Street - Small Business Podcast

My parents owned a small clothing factory in Brooklyn where I grew up spending my afternoons working and learning how to run a business. After I got out of high school my choice was to either go to college or get a job. At the time my father encouraged me to open another clothing factory and so I decided to venture into the clothing business. However, I wanted to have my own brand so I hired a designer, trademarked a name, and made a clothing line. After shopping it around I finally landed a million-dollar retail order. While that sounds great at first as I read the contract I realized not only would I not get paid for the line until 90-days after the order was delivered but most of the risk still fell on me if they weren’t able to sell the items quickly. What I realized, is while I liked having a brand I didn’t like the business model of the clothing industry.  I decided to move to Florida and look for an opportunity to get into the automotive accessory market. After a couple of months, I went to the bank to show them my business plan and ask for a loan. However, I kept getting turned down because no one wanted to take a risk on a new business model. A little while after that I heard one of my cousins had opened a car oil change business in New Jersey. So I called him up and asked him how he was able to get started. What he explained is the business was part of a franchise and they had helped him through the process of building and opening the business. While it wasn’t the automotive accessories business I wanted to open I decided to call up the franchisor and learn more. After getting pre-approved to open my first store I went back to the bank and as soon as I mentioned it was a franchise they were all about it and helped me secure a loan. That was when I realized franchising was going to be the shortest path to get a business open. In total, I ended up opening 10 stores and about halfway through opening stores, I started buying the underlying real estate to generate another revenue stream. I was doing well but I told my wife I still wanted to do what I had come to Florida for, open an automotive accessory store.  There was a local business called Tint World that I had taken my car into a few times and I thought it might be a good starting point. Fast forward a couple of years and I was able to buy the business and I turned it into a franchise model. We also expanded the product offering which helped create additional revenue streams because there is some seasonality in this type of business. Today we offer a wide selection of automotive and marine styling products and services. We also offer commercial and residential window tinting services.  Resources Shared: Tint World FranchiseThryv

18mins

10 Feb 2022

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America's Favorite Tint World, Be Cool with Charles Bonfiglio & Anthony Foley

Eye On Franchising

Charles J. Bonfiglio became Chief Executive Officer and president of Tint World on Sept. 1, 2006. Charles developed the franchise system by converting a chain of six independently owned auto accessory and window tinting centers to an international franchise chain. To accomplish this, he formalized a standard uniform operations manual, trademarked the company name and logos, drafted the company’s franchise disclosure document and successfully filed it with the United States Federal Trade Commission, enabling the company to become an international franchise offering in 2007. Bonfiglio had previously founded Auto Parts Network® in 2006 and served as Chief Executive Officer for the e-commerce company in Boca Raton, Fla. Bonfiglio also served as Chief Executive Officer and franchise developer for the privately held Meineke Car Care Centers from June 1, 1983, to Aug 31, 2014. His previous business experience includes founding numerous companies, acquiring, developing, and managing large-scale real estate projects in New York and South Florida.Tint World® Director of Franchise Development Anthony Foleywas raised in a franchise environment in his father’s franchise “Sign Business”, a franchise company started back in 1986 out of Miami FL. Growing up in a retail store environment provided front row tickets on a day in the life of a business owner in the franchise world. A few years later, his father sold his sign business and came on board with the parent company as a Vice President at United Franchise Group, which owns about 10 brands today. That experience expanded into summers in middle school and high school as an intern.After high school, he went to Florida State University and graduated with a degree in Finance. Following graduation, I worked as an executive recruiter with Randstad Staffing Solutions. I later returned to franchising with United Franchise Group as a Regional Vice President. Shortly thereafter, I headed up a department called Franchise Greenhouse, which was a franchise development arm for different franchisors and where I also met Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World®. We started working together on a store-by-store basis at first, but shortly after I came on board as the first corporate team member of Tint World® in 2008. I wore many hats back then…development, marketing, demographics, lease negotiations – fast forward 140 licenses later with international stores developed, and here we are growing stronger than ever!Since 1982 Tint World® has provided high-quality window tinting and vehicle accessories to people who love their cars. With a wide selection of automotive products and services, clean, attractive facilities, and superior customer service, Tint World® has become America's favorite place for auto styling and marine styling accessories, and residential and commercial window film services.We have a lively, great discussion about franchisees and growth. It was a pleasure hearing the history and being able to understand and appreciate the success. The automotive segment was hot before the pandemic and is certainly even hotter now. It seems that everyone knows now that this is an essential business sector. This is a great brand with an outstanding team and business model.Please reach out to us with any questions about this brand or any others. You will receive $2000 when you complete your franchise business through our team. We are your one stop shop for all of your franchise needs.https://www.zorakle.net/assessment/welcome/ionfranchising FREE 12 min assessment to determine what brands could be most suitable for you.https://ionfranchising.com/ Franchise Opportunities Available Now | Tint World®

33mins

15 Oct 2021

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Season 3, Episode 4: Charles Bonfiglio (CEO of Tint World)

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25mins

5 May 2020

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Franchise Radio 104 ‘How The Tint World® Franchise Was Made’ with Charles Bonfiglio

Franchise Simply Podcasts

Franchise Radio 104 ‘How The Tint World® Franchise Was Made’ with Charles Bonfiglio by Brian Keen

42mins

29 Apr 2020

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Franchise Interviews Welcomes Back Charles Bonfiglio of Tint World

Franchise Interviews

We are welcoming back Charles Bonfiglio, CEO and President of Tint World.  Charles left Brooklyn, NY when he was 21 years for Florida to pursue his dreams of entrepreneurship.  Since 1982 Tint World® has provided high-quality window tinting and vehicle accessories to people who love their cars. With a wide selection of automotive products and services, clean, attractive facilities, and superior customer service, Tint World® has become America's favorite place for auto styling and marine styling accessories, and residential and commercial window film services.Now, anyone can be the proud owner of a Tint World® Automotive Styling Center. In 2007, Tint World® began franchising, and quickly became the nation's largest and fastest-growing window tinting and auto styling business opportunity. If you're interested in running your own business and being your own boss, you too can enjoy the excitement and profitability of running your own Tint World® auto styling business – all for a surprisingly low initial investment.

21mins

20 Feb 2020

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Patric Fransko Interviews Charles Bonfiglio from Tint World

Window Film Pros Podcast

On this episode of the Window Film Pros podcast, I interview Charles Bonfiglio from Tint World. There is no question that the Tint World organization is one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. They have also received awards and recognition for their franchise model. Whether you are a veteran or the new person on the block, a one man band or a thriving company, interested in franchises or not, this podcast has something for everyone. I always like to talk to people that are viewing things I am familiar with from a different perspective and Charles fits that bill.  This will be an entertaining and informative episode that you won’t want to miss. To reach Charles or find out more about Tint World, visit the website or Charles’ Linked In profile below. Visit Tint World Website HERE Visit Charles’ Linked In profile HERE You can see all the other episodes of the podcast by clicking the graphic below: You can also listen to and subscribe to the Window Film Pros Industry Podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify. If you subscribe, you will be automatically notified as new episodes become available. We expect to have 2-3 new podcasts coming out each month. Listen HERE

55mins

13 Jun 2019

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Multiplying the Value of Your Franchise with Charles Bonfiglio

Franchise Euphoria

Charles Bonfiglio is the president and CEO of Tint World®, an award-winning franchised provider of automotive, residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security film services. With Automotive Styling Centers™ in the U.S. and abroad, each location houses profit centers, ranging from in-store accessory installations, to off-site sales and installation of residential, commercial and marine window tinting and security films. Key Takeaways: [0:18] Today’s episode of Franchise Euphoria is brought to you by IndyFranchiseLaw.com, a leading resource in the franchise space. Head over to IndyFranchiseLaw.com learn more! [0:59] Josh introduces today’s guest, Charles Bonfiglio, the president and CEO of Tint World. [1:58] Josh welcomes Charles to Franchise Euphoria. [2:21] Charles starts the interview by telling the audience about Tint World, which is an automotive after-market accessories and styling company and how he got involved with the business. [6:34] Charles made the decision to purchase the real estate tied to his Meineke locations which Josh points out is a great way to preserve a secondary asset in case something goes wrong with the franchise. [8:47] Over the years, Charles owned several Meineke franchises and sold them over the course of a few decades. He sold his last location when Tint World had about 30 locations in 2014. [9:52] Charles was actually not the creator of the Tint World franchise. When he first moved to Florida, somebody had already created the concept, and while he anticipated they would be a competitor at some point, he ended up partnering up with him to franchise. [11:51] Tint World became a franchise in 2007. As of today, they have 71 stores, several of which are outside of the US. [12:54] Tint World provides its franchisees with a system, a platform that will take care of heavy lifting, branding, marketing, support, among a plethora of other things. [14:38] When Charles was making the Tint World franchise, he crafted it with all the features he would want himself if he was a franchisee. These benefits maximize the potential for franchisee success. [16:18] Tint World just released an e-commerce platform where franchisees can sell their products online. [18:41] Charles finds that having the “franchisee mentality” is the best way to run a franchise system; equipping them with the right tools and support is key for success. [20:14] In addition to being someone who likes automobiles, a good Tint World franchisee is someone who likes working with customers and has the ability to maintain a growth mindset. [22:18] One of the biggest challenges Charles has faced as a franchisor has been setting and achieving goals for their average store sales and continually pushing the boundaries to get their sales even higher. [24:23] If you want to learn more about Tint World, visit www.TintWorld.com or you can find them on social media. [24:45] Thanks for listening, and please, reach out to Josh anytime through email at josh@franchiseeuphoria.com. If you enjoyed this interview, please leave us a review on iTunes. Mentioned in This Episode: josh@franchiseeuphoria.com www.franchiseeuphoria.com www.indyfranchiselaw.com www.tintworld.com https://www.facebook.com/tintworld https://twitter.com/TintWorld https://www.linkedin.com/company/tint-world

25mins

14 May 2019

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27: How owning a franchise turned No in to Yes for Charles Bonfiglio of Tint World

The Franchise Story Podcast

Stories from Franchisees & Founders. In this episode we’re with Charles Bonfiglio, Franchise Founder and CEO of Tint World, to talk about how he achieved his success, as both a franchisee and franchisor, through perseverance, innovation, and teachability. Although Charles is a giant in the auto services industry now, expanding Tint World to 80 stores from North America to the Middle East, he came from humble beginnings in New York City, and knows what rock-bottom looks like. From sleeping in his rental car, to being turned down for a loan, Charles never lost heart, never stopped taking risks, and never stopped learning, until eventually his perseverance paid off. In this episode we talk about: The advantages of franchising vs. starting your own business Why collaboration is key How to give your team opportunities to grow Building a business that feels like a family Why serving your customer pays off Taking big risks Charles Bonfiglio will inspire and teach you with his story. Join us to learn from his life and journey as a franchise entrepreneur. What we mention: Tint World Meineke G-Force Midas Firestone Precision Tune “Multiple Streams of Income” by Robert G. Allen United Franchise Signarama Ray Titus SEMA Show New York City Florida Saudi Arabia Dubai, United Arab Emirates Show Notes [0:46] Who is Charles Bonfiglio, and how did he get into franchising? [4:20] Charles’ first business (G-Force) [10:11] Taking risks is pivotal to success [12:09] Persevering through resistance on the journey of entrepreneurship [15:40] Charles opens a Meineke franchise in Florida [17:22] The strategic advantage of a opening a proven franchise business [21:17] Innovating as a franchisee [23:07] You can learn from anybody [25:05] Giving your team opportunities to grow [27:21] Collaborating with a franchisor [36:55] Learning from your customers [42:13] Charles meets George Foreman [46:36] FDD’s, Tint World, and becoming a franchisor [58:39] Hands-on franchise expansion [1:00:40] Living in the present while setting aggressive goals [1:01:21] Breaking into a new market [1:04:53] Imparting your life to leave a legacy [1:07:04] See ya later!

1hr 9mins

11 Mar 2019

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Franchise Interviews Meets Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of the Tint World Franchise

Franchise Interviews

We have a great show today.  We are meeting with Charles Bonfiglio, the CEO of Tint World.  Since 1982 Tint World® has provided high-quality window tinting and vehicle accessories to people who love their cars. With a wide selection of automotive products and services, clean, attractive facilities, and superior customer service, Tint World®- has become America’s favorite place for auto styling and accessories.Today, anyone can be the proud owner of a Tint World® Auto Styling Center. In 2007, Tint World® was franchised, and quickly became the nation’s largest and fastest-growing window tinting and auto styling business opportunity. If you’re interested in running your own business and being your own boss, you too can enjoy the excitement and profitability of running your own Tint World® auto styling business – all for a surprisingly low initial investment.No automotive experience is required to take advantage of this exciting opportunity, so anyone can find a profitable, successful business with a Tint World® franchise. Read on to learn more about what makes Tint World® such a great franchise, and why this opportunity could be the right business for you.In part 2, we meet with Kevin Hein to discuss the hallmark of franchising from our Great Quotes in Franchising podcast.

32mins

25 Feb 2016