Monthly Archives: August 2015

scalable business model

VIOC is Designed to be a Scalable Business Model

Tony Puckett, President of Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM, says that one of the best things about VIOC franchising is that it is a scalable business model.  From operators who start with one store, to the largest VIOC franchisee who now owns over 200 stores, the VIOC model works at all levels. Valvoline Instant Oil Change […]

pros and cons of franchising

Have You Considered the Pros and Cons of Franchising?

Starting a new business is always a risk.  With unknowns in the economy and unexpected events, new business owners face a lot of challenges.  Opening a franchise can be one way to mitigate some of those risks but you need to know what you can expect.  Understanding the pros and cons of franchising can help […]

valvoline business heritage

The Power of Valvoline’s Business Heritage

One of the major things that makes Valvoline Instant Oil ChangeSM such a successful franchise opportunity is our heritage of the Valvoline™ brand.  Valvoline has been around for nearly 150 years, longer than any other automotive oil brand in the U.S. We know engines and we know lubricants – more so than any other company […]

Addicted to Stress

Workaholics are Addicted to Stress – Are you?

In some cases, stress is a good thing, but is being addicted to stress a good thing?  It is a physiological process that helps you get out of danger.  Stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline are released from the adrenal gland to increase your heart rate, your blood pressure and to help you see.  At […]