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How I Grew My Wheelchair Ramp Company Into a Franchise
Franchises

How I Grew My Wheelchair Ramp Company Into a Franchise

Julian Gordon left the construction industry to start Amramp, a successful franchise aimed to help the elderly and disabled.
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 It's Key for Franchisees to Have an Exit Strategy
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Why It's Key for Franchisees to Have an Exit Strategy

You may not realize it when you buy a franchise, but franchising is a journey. And, every journey must eventually come to an end.
Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals
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Starbucks, Hooters and 10 Other Chains Honoring Veterans With Deals

A snapshot of the restaurant and retail chains that are serving up Veterans Day deals to those who have served our country.
This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries
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This New USDA-Approved Potato Could Yield Less Carcinogenic Fries

The supplier of McDonald's French Fries just got the green light from the Department of Agriculture to commercially plant genetically-modified potatoes that resists bruising and produces less of a chemical that may cause cancer when fried.
McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments
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McDonald's Goes 12 Months Without U.S. Sales Growth; Execs Promise Customization and 'Convenient' Payments

Even though McDonald's same-stores sales declined in October, the fast-food chain was able to beat analysts' expectations.
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.
Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat
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Forget Rising Beef Prices: Why Arby's Is Placing All Bets on Meat

Just as meat prices are peaking, Arby's is rebranding to go back to the meaty basics. Sorry, vegetarians.
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.
This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property
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This Staging Service Can Make Your House a Hot Property

Looks can be deceiving, but using a staging service to have your house look its best can bring big bucks from potential buyers.
The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee
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The High-Energy Life of a Smoothie Franchisee

Jason Mann was drawn to Planet Smoothie by the enthusiastic employees, tasty smoothies and an overflowing trashcan of straw wrappers. Here's why.
Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO
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Chicken-and-Biscuits Chain Bojangles Taps Banks for IPO

The southern restaurant chain is aiming to go public while chicken and restaurant IPOs are hot.
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.
The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings
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The Real Reason Starbucks Isn't Letting Employees Wear Engagement Rings

Sorry, baristas - there's a reason your boss is asking you to leave the ring at home.
Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)
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Restaurants Aside, Employment in the Franchise Industry Slumps in October (Infographic)

Job growth in the franchise industry slowed down in the second half of 2014, compared to a strong growth March through June.
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.
Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders
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Burger King Posts Strong U.S. Sales Growth as McDonald's Flounders

The Whopper maker is looking to new frontiers, introducing mobile payments and making a push into India.
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.
The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision
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The International Franchise Board Tries to Dig Up Details on Labor Board's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'
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.'
Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals
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Starbucks, Chipotle and 6 More Food Chains Scare Up Business With Halloween Deals

Here's where to find food other than candy corn at a fiendishly good price this Halloween.
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
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Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
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.
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