SKYShades, an Orlando, Fla., manufacturer of tension membrane shades, is so confident that its products will sell that it is offering franchise investors a money-back guarantee. If new franchisees have not generated $1.5 million in revenue within three years, SKYShades will refund the initial franchise investment of $75,000. “Even with concerns over the economy, we are experiencing tremendous growth,” says Joe McKenna, executive vice president of SKYShades. Another innovation to generate growth is a partnership with Konarka Technologies Inc. to produce the Powerbrella™, which converts light to energy by incorporating Konarka’s PowerPlastic® film into the exterior of the retractable SKYbrella. For more information, visit www.skyshades.com.