In 1997, Just Between Friends was created in a living room in Tulsa, Oklahoma when President Shannon Wilburn, a mother of two young children, and her friend Daven Tackett hosted a sale, while inviting 17 friends to be consigners. Promoted only in their neighborhood, the gross sales reached approximately $2,000. That’s when the idea caught on. Each season, a new, larger event was held.
In 2003, Wilburn and Tackett formed Just Between Friends Franchise Systems, Inc., and began developing and selling franchises. Now, Shannon continues to oversee operations and work with her growing staff to support franchisees as they grow their business. Shannon also speaks across the country, encouraging those that would follow in her footsteps to work hard and dream big—because you never know what amazing things will happen! She enjoys time with her two children and husband of 22 years.
Currently, Just Between Friends has 148 franchises in 29 states and 1 in Canada. They have received national attention on several national television shows including ABC News, Good Morning America, CNN, Headline News, Inside Edition and CNBC’s The Big Idea. They have also been featured in The Seattle Times, St. Louis Post Dispatch, Sacramento Bee, LA Times, Daily Oklahoman as well popular websites www.sheknows.com and Disney website www.family.com and broadcast outlets in dozens of cities across the country including Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Denver and Seattle.
For more information about the company and the sales, visit www.jbfsale.com.