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  1. How Student Works Painting Prepared This Man for Business Ownership with Shack Shine

    Of the 17 franchise partners in the Shack Shine network, more than a third have something in common: they got their start in business as students with College Pro Painting and Student Works Painting. Twenty-five year old Martin Baluch ran a Student Works Painting franchise throughout university and gained valuable hands-on experience running his own businesses…

  2. Maintaining Your Home’s Curb Appeal

    Curb appeal is a term you often hear in the real estate world. However, it’s not just important when you’re buying or selling. It’s something you need to maintain all year round, so if you ever do decide to sell your home, you won’t have tons of work to do. While most people think curb…

  3. Why This Millennial Refused to Settle and Chose Franchising

    Taylor Dunn doesn’t believe in settling. That’s why, after four years at a job he didn’t love, he turned away from the family business in pursuit of something more. He’d been following in his father’s footsteps — working to open an insurance office — because he saw the freedom his dad had from owning his…

  4. Why You Should Get Your Windows Professionally Cleaned

    It’s pretty obvious when your kitchen floor needs a good mopping or your bathroom needs a good scrub. But there are certain things we just don’t tend to clean all that often, like our windows. When you’ve got the blinds closed on chilly winter days, you likely don’t notice that your windows are getting dirty….

  5. What do poker and running a business have in common? Everything.

    Under the blinding glare of spotlights, the world watched on ESPN as Matt Jarvis concentrated on one thing: winning the World Series of Poker. For six years, he’d navigated the world’s elite poker circuits, winning sometimes and breaking even others. But he always loved the challenge. It was 2010. He’d beaten 7,000 hopefuls to become…

  6. Moonworks Expert Interview Series: Dave Notte

    Dave Notte is the managing director at Shack Shine, a house detailing services company, specializing in everything from window and house washing to gutter cleaning. We recently asked Dave for tips on keeping your home’s exterior sparkling. Here’s what he had to say: When and how often should we be washing our homes’ exteriors? This varies on…

  7. Brian Scudamore’s Notes From a Startup Launch Pad

    As a serial entrepreneur, people come to me with business ideas all the time. Sometimes they’re awesome. Other times, they’re – well, not. Usually I’m too busy to even think about taking on a new project. So with three companies to run, I initially refused the pitch for Shack Shine when it came to me…

  8. Shack Shine is Growing!

    We are very excited to announce that three new Franchise Partners have joined Shack Shine! Shack Shine – Twin Cities Shack Shine is international! Ben Cowan is our first US Franchise Partner. Ben is well known to all at O2E Brands through his highly successful 1-800-GOT-JUNK? and You Move Me franchises in Twin Cities, Minnesota….

  9. Top Four “To Do” List to Winterize your Home

    It’s that time of year again. The temperature and leaves are dropping which means the rain and snow is coming. Here’s a “Top Four” exterior home maintenance “to do” list to avoid nasty and expensive surprises during the winter. 1. Outdoor Faucets and Hoses In cold climates, close the inside valve to each outdoor faucet….