|Bottle and Bottega
|Franchise Interviews Meets With Bottle and Bottega Franchise Opportunity
|If you have ever read our "About Us" page, you may have noticed the first paragraph begins with
the phrase, "Every business has a great story." Here is another one for our loyal listeners to Franchise Interviews.
One day in March 2009, Stephanie King-Myers, the daughter of a French artist who had been painting her entire life was entertaining
a friend who confessed that she was green with envy of the artistic talents of King-Myers and her husband, Nick, who had attended
art school. The couple convinced their friend that she could paint with the right motivation, too, as they pulled out a blank
canvas and a bottle of wine. After helping her friend successfully create her first masterpiece, a business idea was born
for King-Myers, who along with her husband, had been laid off from their jobs a couple of weeks earlier. Taking advantage
of her entrepreneurial spirit, King-Myers idea blossomed into a thriving and exciting mobile business throughout Chicago's
In 2010, the success and potential of the business
caught the attention of franchise executive Nancy Bigley, who has more than 18 years of franchise operations experience with
such brands as Baskin-Robbins, Mr. Electric and American Leak Detection. Bigley joined the Bottle & Bottega
team as co-owner and CEO in 2011, joining with King-Myers to establish a proven business model for franchise growth. A franchising
program was launched in November 2011, with the first franchise sold the following month.
We are meeting with Nancy Bigley, the CEO of Bottle and Bottega. Click the play button below to listen
to the interview.