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.
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Jamie and Tara Osborn, triathletes both, recognized that retail niche for athletes like themselves and so they opened Endurance House.
Tyler Sullivan is on a quest to redesign the golf driver.
Bringing back a well-known brand can save millions in upfront marketing, while the name recognition captures attention in a crowded marketplace.
Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently.
Mandy Calara created an online crowdfunding platform that lets the friends, family and community of potential franchisees become investors.
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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.
Don Robinson has been an independent restaurant owner -- twice -- but has come to the realization that being a franchisee plays to his strengths.
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