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From Pro Football to Fitness Franchisee
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From Pro Football to Fitness Franchisee

Here's how this former NFL player became a Snap Fitness franchise owner.
Why This Startup Co-Founder Became a Franchisee
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Why This Startup Co-Founder Became a Franchisee

One would think raising three kids and acting as CMO for a tech startup would be enough of a challenge, but Riza Ayson wanted more.
How I Opened a Franchise With My Future Father-in-Law
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How I Opened a Franchise With My Future Father-in-Law

At age 26, Paul Dalrymple decided to open a Buffalo's Cafe with a business partner who would eventually become his father-in-law. They now co-own five locations.
Why This Veteran Believes Military Training Made Him an Ideal Franchisee
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Why This Veteran Believes Military Training Made Him an Ideal Franchisee

Keith Orr says the principles he and other veterans learn in the military help make them ideal franchisees.
Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees
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Family of Restaurateurs Sign On as Senior Care Franchisees

The Savoie family serves their community through entrepreneurship, whether they are running restaurants or operating Executive Care franchises.
Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise
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Why This Pastor and Father of 4 Opened Up a Sandwich Franchise

Jerry Lewin discovered franchising as a new way to help people, while continuing his work as a pastor.
A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise
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A Nonprofit Director Raises Funds With a Blimpie Franchise

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.
Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years
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Leaving Corporate America for Franchising After 30 Years

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.
How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise
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How These Three Stay-at-Home Moms Teamed Up to Buy a Franchise

Jianna King, Jaysie McLinn and Jodi Gallen opened their own franchise - all while staying home with their kids.
This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally
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This Couple Discovered Franchising as a Way to Give Back Locally and Globally

Phil and Sheila Harris saw Dream Dinners as an outlet for their philanthropic work.
How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover
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How I Run a Restaurant Franchise With Virtually Zero Turnover

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.
How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her
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How This Independent Thinker Realized Franchising Was the Right Fit for Her

Pat Lakatta worried that franchising would compromise her freedom and flexibility. Today, she has realized that couldn't be further from the truth.
Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise
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Former In-N-Out Employees Get Entrepreneurial and Open Their Own Franchise

How two young former fast-food employees caught the entrepreneurship bug and really started ‘cooking.'
Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry
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Finding Success as a Female Franchisee in a Male-Dominated Industry

'The Flooring Girl' has made her gender an asset in the flooring business.
Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee
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Franchise Players: Finding a Balanced Life as a Pure Barre Franchisee

Lauren Fike loved the challenges of commercial real estate, but knew she needed an outlet for her entrepreneurial spirit that matched her passion for health and fitness.
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