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10 Franchises Reveal What They Look for in a Franchisee
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10 Franchises Reveal What They Look for in a Franchisee

An entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, a bubbly personality -- here's what brands from Cinnabon to Pinot's Palette look for in franchisees.
Your Franchisor Is Not Going to Run Your Business For You
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Your Franchisor Is Not Going to Run Your Business For You

Neil Kent spills on being an Apple-loving Experimac franchisee.
How Franchising Gave This Former Marine a Way to Help Other Veterans
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How Franchising Gave This Former Marine a Way to Help Other Veterans

For Pete Wilson, Window Genie is a new way to serve his community.
The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach
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The Importance of Teaming Up With a Franchise Coach

Kevin and Denise Brauer took time to examine their options before becoming Storm Guard Exterior Restoration franchisees.
A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing
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A Coffee Shop Franchise Where the Baristas Wear Almost Nothing Is Actually a Thing

Based in California, Bottoms Up Espresso is just beginning to franchise.
Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise
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Why I Founded an Ice Cream Franchise

Greg Sausaman, co-founder of Topper's Creamery, spills on the benefits of the ice cream business.
From Childhood Friends to Franchised Business Partners
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From Childhood Friends to Franchised Business Partners

After decades of friendship, Seth McKennon and JoBen Barkey decided to open a franchise together.
Want to Be a Successful Franchisee? Learn How to Rebound From Failure.
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Want to Be a Successful Franchisee? Learn How to Rebound From Failure.

An athlete's ability to come back from failure has been a useful skill for Beau Reed as a Mosquito Joe franchisee.
Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan
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Why These Newlyweds Opened the First Orangetheory Fitness in Manhattan

Five years after the concept's creation, Adam Krell and Jessica Kumari opened the fitness franchise's first location in Manhattan.
What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise
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What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise

Julie and Kevin McAdoo say, if they had to do it all over again, they'd start with the franchise, not the startup.
Why This Air Force Veteran Decided to Become a Franchisee of a Brand She Loved as a Kid
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Why This Air Force Veteran Decided to Become a Franchisee of a Brand She Loved as a Kid

After eight years as an Air Force officer, Tammy Tubbs decided to open up a Papa Murphy's franchise.
From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee
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From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee

Aislinn Smith first appeared in 'Entrepreneur' 20 years ago, after founding a dance studio as a teenager. Here's what she's been up to in the last two decades.
A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise
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A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise

After a life of playing and coaching sports, Heidi Parr became a multi-unit Power Train franchisee.
A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant
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A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant

David Old used an investor's visa to move from Mexico City and become a Blimpie Subs and Salads franchisee in Sam Houston, Texas.
From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza
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From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza

Lalit Kainth was no stranger to the pizza industry when he became a franchisee.
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