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Why I Opened a Franchise That Is For the Birds – Literally
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Why I Opened a Franchise That Is For the Birds – Literally

Gary Fortcher found a franchise that played into his passion for nature: Wild Birds Unlimited.
Miracle Grows: Fast-Growing Franchises to Keep On Your Radar
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Miracle Grows: Fast-Growing Franchises to Keep On Your Radar

Smart investments in management and a focus on quality franchisees have enabled a number of recent franchises to launch and expand at record speed. Here's a look at a few newbies who hit the ground running.
Why a Haircut Made This Entrepreneur Decide to Become a Franchisee
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Why a Haircut Made This Entrepreneur Decide to Become a Franchisee

Nate Lehmann spills on how he solved the challenges of being a Sport clips Haircuts franchisee.
Domino's Wants Customers to Tattle on Franchisees Who Haven't Updated Their Signage
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Domino's Wants Customers to Tattle on Franchisees Who Haven't Updated Their Signage

The pizza chain wants customers to act as informants, posting photos on Instagram of signs that say 'Domino's Pizza' as opposed to just 'Domino's.'
Why I Opened My First Franchise at Age 70
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Why I Opened My First Franchise at Age 70

Looking for a business to supplement his retirement income, Dwight Teske opened a 18|8 Fine Men's Salon.
7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations
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7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations

Aspiring franchisees can now open a 7-Eleven without paying the $80,000 fee.
This Franchisee All-Star Continued Working as She Battled Cancer
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This Franchisee All-Star Continued Working as She Battled Cancer

Linda Saavedra continued her work as a Showhomes franchisee while being treated for breast cancer, ultimately winning Franchisee of the Year.
Take It From a Cupcake Maker: True Entrepreneurs Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
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Take It From a Cupcake Maker: True Entrepreneurs Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

The founder of Gigi's Cupcakes spills on getting vulnerable on 'Undercover Boss,' her cupcake company's explosive growth and why she has never shied away from taking risks.
Red Robin Promises Free Lenten Crab Cake Burger If Pope Francis Visits
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Red Robin Promises Free Lenten Crab Cake Burger If Pope Francis Visits

The burger chain has officially invited the pope over for lunch.
How VETFRAN Helped Me Become a Franchisee After 20 Years in the Military
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How VETFRAN Helped Me Become a Franchisee After 20 Years in the Military

Eric Stewart has spent most of his life overseas, serving in the military. Now, he's opening a business of his own in Texas.
Bennigan's CEO Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is and Buys the Company
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Bennigan's CEO Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is and Buys the Company

Seven years after Bennigan's declared bankruptcy, the CEO who resurrected the restaurant chain is buying the company.
Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business
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Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business

At age 24, Shannon Lelli decided to take out a business loan and open her own Planet Smoothie location.
This Marriage Proposal Is the Best Free Advertising McDonald's Could Ask For
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This Marriage Proposal Is the Best Free Advertising McDonald's Could Ask For

Roy Baine proposed to his high school sweetheart in the same chain where they had their first date in 1965: McDonald's.
The Pros and Cons of Owning a Franchise
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The Pros and Cons of Owning a Franchise

Don't be fooled -- buying a franchise isn't for everyone.
Running a 'Toddler' and 'Infant' Massage Franchise
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Running a 'Toddler' and 'Infant' Massage Franchise

For Debbie and Mike Gulledge, becoming franchisees is like raising two troublesome, but rewarding, kids.
6 Restaurant Chains Celebrating Valentine's Day With Sweet Deals
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6 Restaurant Chains Celebrating Valentine's Day With Sweet Deals

Ready to smooch for your supper at Qdoba or join the world's largest coffee date at Starbucks?
What Happens When a Business Partnership Turns Romantic
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What Happens When a Business Partnership Turns Romantic

Here's what Jane Watts and June Riner have learned about going into business with the love of your life.
The Winding Path to Success as Dry Cleaning Franchisees
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The Winding Path to Success as Dry Cleaning Franchisees

Angel and Anne Marie Ramos's path to becoming successful dry cleaning franchisees is like no one else's in the business.
An Artful Expansion: How Lisa Riley Found Success as a Pinot's PaletteFranchisee
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An Artful Expansion: How Lisa Riley Found Success as a Pinot's PaletteFranchisee

With three studios open and thriving, this paint-and-sip franchise's future looks picture perfect.
Franchisees Team Up to Urge Congress to Examine 'Joint Employer' Standard
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Franchisees Team Up to Urge Congress to Examine 'Joint Employer' Standard

Franchise industry leaders are lobbying to preserve the existing joint employer definition, in contrast to the National Labor Relations Board's recent decisions.
Why This Multi-Talented Couple Opened a Nursing Franchise
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Why This Multi-Talented Couple Opened a Nursing Franchise

Jeff and Nancy Huguet had a long history of assisting their elderly neighbors even before they opened their Nurse Next Door franchise.
How This Couple Created the Largest Tutor Doctor Office in the World
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How This Couple Created the Largest Tutor Doctor Office in the World

Jon-Anthony and Clarissa didn't plan on going into business together. But, when they did, they realized they were a perfect fit as partners.
Pharrell Dresses as Hilton Bellhop, Becomes a Brand Favorite Yet Again
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Pharrell Dresses as Hilton Bellhop, Becomes a Brand Favorite Yet Again

When Pharrell showed up onstage dressed like a bellhop, Hilton Hotels had a sassy tweet ready.
Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales
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Struggles in Asia Drag Down McDonald's January Sales

McDonald's global sales dropped almost 2 percent in January, even though same-store sales rose in the U.S. for the first time in more than a year.
How This Pizza Power Couple Uses the 'Divide and Conquer' Approach to Business
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How This Pizza Power Couple Uses the 'Divide and Conquer' Approach to Business

With Tim living in Alabama and Marie living in Chicago, this duo manages both a long-distance marriage and business partnership as Marco's Pizza franchisees.
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