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Kate Taylor is a staff writer cover franchises for Entrepreneur.com. Related areas of interest include chain restaurants,
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When Bobby Calvillo realized the Affordable Home of South Texas didn't have the funds to build the homes low-income families needed, he took matters into his own hands.
Jason Mann was drawn to Planet Smoothie by the enthusiastic employees, tasty smoothies and an overflowing trashcan of straw wrappers. Here's why.
The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
The Meghan Trainor pro-booty anthem has gone to the dark side, with a new music video that's 'all about that base - no rebels.'
Paul Deal didn't know what to expect when he opened a one-man business as a Floor Coverings International franchisee. Here's what he's learned.
Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.
The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
Phil and Sheila Harris saw Dream Dinners as an outlet for their philanthropic work.
Starwood just became the first hotel chain to allow guests to use their smartphones as keys to their hotel rooms.
In five years, James Kolzow has managed to build a Pancheros Mexican Grill that makes over $1 million in revenue a year and has a turnover rate of close to zero.
Find out which famous entrepreneur is obsessed with J.D. Salinger, and who can't get enough of Plato.
Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.
The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
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