Jason Daley lives and writes in Madison, Wisconsin. His work regularly appears in Popular Science, Outside and other magazines.
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At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.
Tyler Sullivan is on a quest to redesign the golf driver.
Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
One of the first enterprises Buffett is allowing to use the Berkshire Hathaway brand name is a real-estate brokerage.
Getting in on the ground floor can lead to big things in a world where a relatively modest investment can turn into a profitable business.
The aid community is taking the efficiency and standardization of the franchise model any applying it toward philanthropic endeavors.
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Enterprising businesspeople are finding that the franchise model can dispense routine medical services as efficiently as it delivers fried chicken or oil changes.
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Adam & Eve creates an atmosphere that is welcoming to both women and couples, with a focus on sexual health.
A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone.
With a number of high-profile IPOs, franchises are having a moment in the Wall Street spotlight.
With the support of the Commerce Department, company executives can travel to regions of interest and meet with potential investors, which may be the boost some franchises need to expand their concept
A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
A number of top culinary minds are aiming to expand their reach with franchised fast-casual restaurants that serve up high-quality, reasonably priced meals.
First came the craft brewing trend, and now craft distilleries are churning out premium hooch.
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