TSS Photography's Franchisee Recognized as a 2019 Franchise Rock Star

TSS Photography's Tod Cohen is Recognized as a 2019 Franchise Rock Star by Franchise Business Review

Franchise Rock Star

TSS Photography’s Tod Cohen was identified by the franchisee satisfaction research firm, Franchise Business Review, as being one of 2019’s Rock Star Franchise Owners.

Tod Cohen was selected from over 27,000 franchisees, representing more than 300 brands that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research in the past 18 months.

“There are so many deserving franchise owners out there who are achieving their dreams of business ownership through franchising,” said Michelle Rowan, president and COO of Franchise Business Review. “It was incredibly difficult to narrow down the list, but in the end, we chose individuals who exemplify the qualities that make the franchising model work: a strong work ethic, leadership and a real commitment to their business and community. Each one of them is truly a franchise Rock Star.”

In an interview with Tod, read what he had to say about his experience as a TSS franchise owner, along with advice he would give to future owners.

What advice do you have for prospective franchise buyers?

Do your research. I first researched my local market to understand the competition and potential. Next, I researched the franchise company, speaking to people at the headquarters, as well as to other franchise owners. I felt a strong sense of camaraderie and support, as well as enthusiasm, and this has proven to be one of the best aspects of this work.

What was it about the franchise model and/or leadership that led you to purchase?

I was looking to expand my photography business, and this seemed like a great opportunity. I did not know much about franchises at the time but learned what a good fit this could be for me. The leadership team was successful, experienced, innovative and very welcoming. I was impressed.

What type of business experience, education and/or skills did you have prior to becoming a franchisee that you have found helpful?

While TSS Photography does provide full photography training to new owners, I was fortunate to already be working as a wedding and portrait photographer. I had also been running my own business, so I was familiar with things like paying sales tax, using QuickBooks and preparing presentations. This made it a bit easier for me, along with all the other new franchisee information I was learning.

What do you like most about your job?

What I like most about my job is the flexibility and variety. I can set my own schedule and my work tasks can range from photographing sports teams to presenting TSS benefits to a prospective school board, to hiring and training new staff. When you run your own business, you certainly “wear many hats.” That variety suits me. I also enjoy knowing that there is no income limit for the work I do. From a financial standpoint, I like knowing that eventually I can sell parts or all of my territory and allow a new owner to enjoy the benefits of this franchise and to continue successfully serving my customers.

TSS Media Contact:

Alison Counts 
Marketing Director 
800-336-4550, ext. 814 

TSS Franchising Contact:

James Calabrese 
Franchise and Customer Development Director 
800-336-4550, ext. 114 

Source: TSS Photography Franchise

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