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Winmark Corporation

Winmark Corporation

(763) 520-8500

Winmark Corporation

35 years in business
605 Highway 169 N STE 400
Minneapolis, MN 55441-6536
Fax Numbers
  • (763) 520-8410
Additional Email Addresses
BBB File Opened: 04/04/2005
Business Started: 04/01/1982
Business Started Locally: 04/01/1982
Type of Entity
Business Management
  • John Morgan, Chairman & CEO
  • Kathy Fiala, Owner / Manager
Business Category
  • Franchising
  • Business Consultants
  • Leasing Service
  • Business Plan Preparation

Service Area
Alternate Business Names
  • Winmark Capital
  • Wirth Business Credit
  • Play It Again Sports
  • Once Upon A Child
  • Plato's Closet
  • Music Go Round
  • Style Encore
  • Winmark Franchise Partners

Licensing, Bonding or Registration
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According to the information provided by Winmark Corporation, Winmark Corporation is a nationally renowned leader in franchise-owned and operated business opportunities as the franchisor of 1,184 value-oriented retail stores in North America. Our award-winning family of brands, including Once Upon A Child®, Plato’s Closet®, Play It Again Sports®, Music Go Round® and Style Encore®, bring unique franchise opportunities to small business entrepreneurs. A leader in the resale industry, Winmark brands recycle millions of items back into their respective communities! All stores are independently owned and managed by franchisees in their respective locations. 

Winmark is also the parent company of Winmark Capital Corporation, offering technology equipment leasing programs and dedicated support for medium and large sized companies and Wirth Business Credit, Inc., an equipment leasing company specializing in financing products and programs that support small businesses.

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  • Failure to respond to 1 complaint(s) filed against business

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Winmark Corporation


Winmark Corporation

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