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What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State
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What to Expect as a Pizza Chain's First Franchisee in a New State

When Slava Kopilevich had the chance to bring the Sarpino's Pizzeria brand to Florida, he decided to relocate to become the first franchisee in the state.
Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia
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Dog Lovers Bring a New Pet-Care Franchise to Georgia

When Nancy and Dave Dalton began looking into opening their own business, they let their love for animals serve as their guide.
Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop
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Why This Franchisee Relocated to Open a Sandwich Shop

After 10 years of owning a valet company, Rich Wilkinson decided to relocate to open a Which Wich location in South Carolina.
Why This Reluctant Franchisee Changed His Mind and Opened a Minuteman Press
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Why This Reluctant Franchisee Changed His Mind and Opened a Minuteman Press

When George Sagadencky found himself filling out his resume for the first time in his life at age 50, he began looking into franchising. He didn't like what he saw.
Why These Two Best Friends Opened a Franchise Together at Age 28
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Why These Two Best Friends Opened a Franchise Together at Age 28

Best friends since high school, Randy Vlasic and Alex Veinot always dreamed of opening a business together. Now, they're living the dream.
Why the Former President of CiCi's Pizza Became a Bakery Franchisee
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Why the Former President of CiCi's Pizza Became a Bakery Franchisee

As president of CiCi's Pizza, Craig Moore learned plenty about franchising. That's why he bought a Nothing Bundt Cakes franchise.
What Does It Mean to Be a 'Mobile Gaming' Franchisee?
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What Does It Mean to Be a 'Mobile Gaming' Franchisee?

Chris Garrido needed to both promote his company and explain what it meant when he became a Mobile Gaming Revolution franchisee.
Bringing Something New to Auto Repair Franchising as a Woman
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Bringing Something New to Auto Repair Franchising as a Woman

Tired of being "treated like a moron" when she went to the auto repair shop, Sherry Rector decided to open an Honest-1 Auto Care franchise of her own.
Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry
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Bringing Innovation to the Dry Cleaning Industry

For Hector Di Bonaventura, franchising provided a way to bring something new to an industry lacking in innovation.
Starting From Scratch After 15 Years in the Workforce
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Starting From Scratch After 15 Years in the Workforce

Eric Silver had worked at a small business, a medium-sized business and a large corporation, but nothing felt right until he opened up his own franchise.
Helping Dementia Patients Through Franchising
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Helping Dementia Patients Through Franchising

As Right at Home franchisees, Mark and Dr. Nicole Ross serve their community with a new program that helps battle memory loss through music.
My Franchise Is Like My Second Child
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My Franchise Is Like My Second Child

Dusty King is both a loving father and a devoted BlueGrace Logistics franchisee.
Turning a Mom-and-Pop Business into a Franchise That Serves 14 States
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Turning a Mom-and-Pop Business into a Franchise That Serves 14 States

In 9 years, Vincent Lee took a small janitorial business and turned it into a franchise that provides services for huge companies including Nike and FedEx.
You're Either an Entrepreneur or You're Not. There Is No In-Between.
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You're Either an Entrepreneur or You're Not. There Is No In-Between.

Shahid Hashmi is an entrepreneur through and through, as the franchisee of 40 Popeye's, two Burger Kings and one ZIPS Dry Cleaning.
How These Subway Owners Decided to Open a Teriyaki Madness Franchise
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How These Subway Owners Decided to Open a Teriyaki Madness Franchise

This husband and wife duo already own 16 Subway franchises. Now, they're expanding into the Asian grill market.
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