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How This Franchise Is Helping Companies Avert Disaster
Franchises

How This Franchise Is Helping Companies Avert Disaster

Jim Satterfield's Firestorm Solutions franchise helps companies develop plans to deal with workplace violence, natural disasters and other crises.
How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity
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How a Pretzel Craving Turned Into a Franchising Opportunity

Lorrie Leary and Mike Coon could not have guessed that searching for pretzels to snack on would lead to them becoming franchisees.
Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1
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Styrofoam to Be Banned in New York City Beginning July 1

Starting this summer, Styrofoam takeout containers and packing peanuts will no longer be allowed in the city.
The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever
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The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever

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.
McDonald's Lays Off Employees as Part of $100 Million Cost-Cutting Effort
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McDonald's Lays Off Employees as Part of $100 Million Cost-Cutting Effort

The fast-food giant is cutting 63 corporate jobs after a spectacularly difficult 2014.
Moving Up the Ranks From Mover to Franchisee
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Moving Up the Ranks From Mover to Franchisee

Joel Trost started working at Two Men and a Truck at age 19. Today, he's grown into franchisee material at the company.
Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015
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Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015

The International Franchise Association predicts a solid 2015 for franchised businesses, though regulatory battles loom.
3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success
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3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success

In their own words, these franchisees explain how they overcame difficult situations, including personal illness and a market downturn.
Joining a Franchise That Is
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Joining a Franchise That Is "THTK:" Totally Honest and Totally Kind

Yogurtland's philosophy sold Sung Ok on the fro-yo franchise's business model.
3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector
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3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector

These executives have what it takes to run a run a network of businesses. If you don't know about them, you will.
Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees
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Why Wendy's Is Suing One of Its Largest Franchisees

After a franchisee refused to remodel and update its point-of-sale system, Wendy's decided it was time to take action.
6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees
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6 Rappers Who Are Also Franchisees

As Wiz Khalifa allegedly eyes a Nando's chicken franchise, here are six other rappers who can help guide him on his foray into franchising.
Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada
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Why I Moved to Vegas to Open the First Checkers Franchise in Nevada

When David Meldrum came out of retirement to become a Checkers franchisee, he did so in an uncharted territory for the brand: Las Vegas.
Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch
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Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch

After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry
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Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry

Jeff Emmer predicted a huge industry shift coming in the senior care industry. So, he decided to become a ComForcare franchisee himself.
Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business
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Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth Newlands developed many of the skills that would be essential to their future franchise well before they became Budget Blinds franchisees.
What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise
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What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

Get answers from someone who's already done it, but make sure they're the answers you need.
The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location
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The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location

When Sophia Wasu entered the franchising business, she decided to take over an existing Sylvan Learning Center.
Becoming a Franchisee Allowed Me to Pursue My Bachelor's Degree
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Becoming a Franchisee Allowed Me to Pursue My Bachelor's Degree

Daniela Stanoycheva is planning on attending Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall, thanks to a scholarship from JAN-PRO.
The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015
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The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015

These are the franchises you'll be talking about next year, from children's enrichment companies to pizza companies and more.
McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
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McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts
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Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts

Vik Patel discovered that together, Dunkin' Donuts and The Brass bring the perfect balance to his franchise portfolio.
Shake Shack Files for IPO
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Shake Shack Files for IPO

'The bigger we get, the smaller we need to act,' the burger chain declared in its filing.
Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi
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Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi

As Marriott and Hilton seek FCC approval to block guests' from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots, Google and Microsoft have come out against the practice.
Subway Investigates Potential Food-Safety Issues in China
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Subway Investigates Potential Food-Safety Issues in China

The U.S. sandwich chain is investigating reports that workers in Beijing doctored food labels and used produce beyond its expiration date.
Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee
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Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee

After founding a fast casual chicken concept, Stuart Ottinger decided to become a franchisee for a different restaurant chain. Here's why.
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