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Jim Satterfield's Firestorm Solutions franchise helps companies develop plans to deal with workplace violence, natural disasters and other crises.
Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
In their own words, these franchisees explain how they overcame difficult situations, including personal illness and a market downturn.
From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.
The companies on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list are showing big gains. These are the sectors that are taking the lead.
Lower startup costs -- sixty of these homebased companies can be started for less than $50,000 -- are just part of the reason for these businesses' popularity.
A newcomer to the Franchise 500, IceBorn boasts a proprietary system that can be controlled and monitored by franchisees remotely via a smartphone.
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