She Sold Her Co-Working Business and Joined a Giant Competitor. Here’s Why.



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Shelley Bade was an early adopter of coworking spaces. In 2009, she and her business partner, Jill Pogrant, launched a coworking company in Phoenix and grew to three locations with 200 members. But when the national franchise Office Evolution expanded into the Phoenix area, Bade and Pogrant worried they couldn’t compete. So they decided to join forces and become Office Evaluation franchisees. In November 2018, just as they were converting their businesses, tragedy struck: Pogrant passed away after a battle with breast cancer. Bade was grief-stricken and terrified of embarking on the franchisee journey alone but was relieved to find support at Office Evolution. Throughout that process — and now, during the tragedy of COVID-19 — she says the company has made sure she is taken care of. 

Your first months as an Office Evolution franchisee must have been really difficult.

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20/20NOW Announces Scott Robinson Has Joined the Company to Expand Business Development

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NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 20/20NOW, the pioneer and innovator of Tele-Optometry announced the addition of Scott Robinson to the sales team in a Business Development role. Robinson has 20 years of ophthalmic sales and senior leadership experience. “I am truly excited about this opportunity to leave my mark on the development of the next generation of vision care. With the unique and groundbreaking technology of 2020NOW, I look forward to contributing my Optical segment experiences and utilizing my industry relationships to help my team push vision care into its next exciting phase,” Robinson stated.

Scott has a proven history of sales accomplishments including closing $15M in new account sales within one year. “Scott has a demonstrated history of success in our industry that will make him a

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20/20NOW Announces Scott Robinson Has Joined the Company to Expand Business Development | News

NEW YORK, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 20/20NOW, the pioneer and innovator of Tele-Optometry announced the addition of Scott Robinson to the sales team in a Business Development role. Robinson has 20 years of ophthalmic sales and senior leadership experience. “I am truly excited about this opportunity to leave my mark on the development of the next generation of vision care. With the unique and groundbreaking technology of 2020NOW, I look forward to contributing my Optical segment experiences and utilizing my industry relationships to help my team push vision care into its next exciting phase,” Robinson stated. 

Scott has a proven history of sales accomplishments including closing $15M in new account sales within one year. “Scott has a demonstrated history of success in our industry that will make him a valuable member of our team,” stated Chuck Scott, CEO.

20/20NOW National Sales Director Robert Iasillo added, “It was

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