18 min

Franchising for Demand | Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Fascinating Founders

    • Management

Maureen (Anders) and Adria (Ruff) are the designers behind the 2010 design company, Anders Ruff®, a popular graphic design, DIY blog and online shop for party printables. Their popular DIY blog column, “The Ruff Draft” was a source of unique DIY and inspiration to followers around the world. With the success of the blog, the duo took a leap of faith and came out from behind the screen to expand to their first brick and mortar DIY workshop. AR Workshop opened in June 2016 as an inspiring and charming DIY boutique workshop that offers hands on classes and beautiful retail items! Their DIY loving audience quickly embraced the AR Workshop® concept and begged for ARW to come to their towns. With scale in mind, the company offered franchises and 3 years later, AR Workshop expanded to more than 140 franchise locations in 31 states across the country!

Maureen (Anders) and Adria (Ruff) are the designers behind the 2010 design company, Anders Ruff®, a popular graphic design, DIY blog and online shop for party printables. Their popular DIY blog column, “The Ruff Draft” was a source of unique DIY and inspiration to followers around the world. With the success of the blog, the duo took a leap of faith and came out from behind the screen to expand to their first brick and mortar DIY workshop. AR Workshop opened in June 2016 as an inspiring and charming DIY boutique workshop that offers hands on classes and beautiful retail items! Their DIY loving audience quickly embraced the AR Workshop® concept and begged for ARW to come to their towns. With scale in mind, the company offered franchises and 3 years later, AR Workshop expanded to more than 140 franchise locations in 31 states across the country!

18 min

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