Blimpie: A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With A Blimpie Franchise

Friday, November 07, 2014

In 2012, Affordable Homes of South Texas (AHSTI) director, Bobby Calvillo, knew his organization didn't have the funds to build enough homes to meet the needs of low-income South Texan families. So, he decided to create a revenue stream of his own. He convinced the AHSTI board to build a Blimpie restaurant in Weslaco, Texas, to establish a constant flow of cash for the organization.

Here's how Calvillo decided to open a for-profit franchise to fund a nonprofit organization.

Name: Robert A. Calvillo Franchise owned: Blimpie, America's Sub Shop in Weslaco, Texas How long have you owned a franchise? 1 year and 5 months Why franchising? As a non-profit social enterprise, we were looking for a business opportunity with minimal startup costs and up-front investment. Franchising seemed the logical choice and it also offered individual and corporate support that could guide us through the startup and general operations of the business. Running a franchise and a non-profit are not all that different from each other, they both are run as a business, but the franchise posed some unique challenges that are new to us.

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