Entrepreneur Staff

Entrepreneur Staff

Brother-Franchisees Who Certainly 'Tasted' the Goods Before Committing
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Brother-Franchisees Who Certainly 'Tasted' the Goods Before Committing

Rahul and Rohit Arora worked at Blimpie restaurants as managers for 10 years before making the move to ownership.
These Franchisees Are on Fire, Not Ice, When It Comes to Philanthropy
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These Franchisees Are on Fire, Not Ice, When It Comes to Philanthropy

With proceeds from their Kona Ice franchise, Ted and Sandra Andrews of Ohio have raised $190,000 for children's and community organizations in Southeast Ohio.
A Franchise Choice That Began With a Heart-Stopping Incident in a Backyard Pool
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A Franchise Choice That Began With a Heart-Stopping Incident in a Backyard Pool

Howard Berkowitz was drawn to the British Swim School when his own son nearly drowned.
A Franchise Who Learned to 'Network' in Much More Than a Computer Kind of Way
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A Franchise Who Learned to 'Network' in Much More Than a Computer Kind of Way

Bob Riesenbach imposed certain requirements on himself to escape his "quiet, introverted side" and find small business success.
This Franchisee Has Long Been in the Telemarketing Biz, But His Heart 'Called Out' for Pretzels
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This Franchisee Has Long Been in the Telemarketing Biz, But His Heart 'Called Out' for Pretzels

"When you show up to a gathering with a party tray, you're the favorite person at the event," says David DuCoin of Philly Pretzel Factory's product.
An Immigrant-Franchisee Who Truly Built His Home Healthcare Business From Nothing
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An Immigrant-Franchisee Who Truly Built His Home Healthcare Business From Nothing

Native Jordanian Omar Bataineh knows, more than most home-grown Americans, about the value of hard work.
A 'Smooth,' Not to Mention, Sweet, Choice for a Franchise
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A 'Smooth,' Not to Mention, Sweet, Choice for a Franchise

"How awesome is it to be able to sell a product you are passionate about?" Quamisha Nelson says of her Smoothie King franchise.
From Iraq to Lubbock: These Franchisee-Veterans Have Found Peace, and a Focus on Kids
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From Iraq to Lubbock: These Franchisee-Veterans Have Found Peace, and a Focus on Kids

The Little Gym franchise company now offers active duty military a 50 percent discount off the franchise fee.
This Popcorn Franchisee Was 'The Boss' Until That Other 'Boss' (Springsteen) Popped Up
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This Popcorn Franchisee Was 'The Boss' Until That Other 'Boss' (Springsteen) Popped Up

Geoff Frischman was attracted to Doc Popcorn for its flexibility in the number of locations he could own and for its business support.
A Franchisee Who Switched From Health Care to Auto Care
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A Franchisee Who Switched From Health Care to Auto Care

Steve Peterson was drawn to Christian Brothers Automotive's own statement of care, about honesty, integrity and reliability.
A Franchisee Who's Literally Building His Dream Business From the Ground Up
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A Franchisee Who's Literally Building His Dream Business From the Ground Up

Jovanny Galarza has prepared to own a construction business ever since he was a little boy, helping his dad around the house.
This Veteran Educator Reshaped Her Passion for K-12 Learning Into Franchise Mode
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This Veteran Educator Reshaped Her Passion for K-12 Learning Into Franchise Mode

Cynthia Williams Landrum aims to make a "more direct impact" on students than the current educational bureaucracy allows.
It All Adds Up to the Fact That This Franchisee Made the Right Choice
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It All Adds Up to the Fact That This Franchisee Made the Right Choice

Mo Khalil opened nine Mathnasium franchises in Florida to help children.
Coming to America: An Immigrant Who Overcame a 'Taxing' Problem
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Coming to America: An Immigrant Who Overcame a 'Taxing' Problem

Six years ago, Paula Paredes started her ATAX franchise by first tackling an obstacle that had nothing to do with the IRS.
No Gender Bias Figured Into What These Franchisees Chose to Do
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No Gender Bias Figured Into What These Franchisees Chose to Do

They used to be in oil and gas; now these guys are into waxing. No, not cars -- women's legs.