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Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six
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Franchise Players: Why a Fro-Yo Franchise Was the Right Fit for This Single Mother of Six

Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.
Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel
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Franchise Players: Finding a Franchise With a 'Family' Feel

When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.
Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'
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Franchise Players: Franchising Instead of 'Reinventing the Wheel'

Even though Steve Ferguson works with an established concept as a U.S. Lawns franchisee, his relationship building skills have helped him land $1 million in annual billings.
Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation
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Franchise Players: The Confusing Realities of Regulation

When Paul Danylik opened up an ice cream franchise, he knew he'd have to deal with regulation. He just didn't know how much.
Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between
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Franchise Players: Why Franchisees Have to Be Owners, Accountants, Janitors and Everything in Between

Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America – and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee.
Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise
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Franchise Players: I Used All My Money to Buy a Franchise

Alison Paton invested her life savings to become a Papa John's franchisee 23 years ago.
Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising
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Franchise Players: How a Newspaper Editor Developed an Entrepreneurial Mindset Through Franchising

As the newspaper industry struggled, Chris Meyer decided it was time to take a leap as an entrepreneur.
Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career
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Franchise Players: After 9/11, This Franchisee Sold Everything to Reboot His Career

For Andrew Slattery, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were a wakeup call to switch careers and become a franchisee.
Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location
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Franchise Players: I Turned My Small Biz Into a Franchised Location

After two decades in the custom closet business, Truman Jepson converted his small business into a franchised location of Closets by Design.
Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising
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Franchise Players: Entering a Foreign Market Through Franchising

After 55 years operating in the pharmaceutical business in Mexico, Medix decided to enter the American market as a Medifast franchisee.
Franchise Players: 'Marketing Is Still My Biggest Challenge'
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Franchise Players: 'Marketing Is Still My Biggest Challenge'

Ramona Streit became a home care franchisee eight years ago. Here's how she made her decision and what she has learned along the way.
Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough
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Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops.
Franchise Players: These Panera Bread Franchisees Now Have 34 Locations
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Franchise Players: These Panera Bread Franchisees Now Have 34 Locations

Two franchisees spill on how they managed to make this fast-casual staple catch on in New England.
Franchise Players: How Six-Time Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champs Became Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisees
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Franchise Players: How Six-Time Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champs Became Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisees

Sasha and Olga Bylim came to the U.S. to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Today, they are the franchisees of their own locations.
Franchise Players: Former NFL Wide Receiver Buys a Sandwich Franchise
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Franchise Players: Former NFL Wide Receiver Buys a Sandwich Franchise

After retiring from the NFL, Troy Williamson decided to open a Which Wich restaurant in Aiken, S.C., where he grew up.
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