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Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life
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Franchise Players: Enjoying the Freedom of Franchising Later in Life

Here's why Colleen McKenna became a Welcomemat Services franchisee after a 25 year career in PR and communications.
Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee
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Franchise Players: How This Professor Became a Tutoring Franchisee

After 19 years as a professor at the University of Portland, Dr. Mind Hsu turned his hobby of tutoring into a second career.
Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise
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Franchise Players: From Customer to Franchisee at an Automotive Franchise

After finding himself out of a job, Eddie Warren turned his automotive skills and love for cars into a career.
Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee
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Franchise Players: Army Vet Finds a New Team as a Marco's Pizza Multi-Unit Franchisee

Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.
Franchise Players: How This Couple Helped a New Orleans Franchise Expand in Arizona
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Franchise Players: How This Couple Helped a New Orleans Franchise Expand in Arizona

After moving from Texas to Arizona, this young couple decided to open up the first Painting with a Twist franchise in the state.
Franchise Players: Go-Getter Franchisee on Opening a BYOB Painting and Wine Franchise
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Franchise Players: Go-Getter Franchisee on Opening a BYOB Painting and Wine Franchise

This mother of twins wanted to open her own business, but nothing clicked until she discovered Bottle & Bottega.
Franchise Players: From International Entrepreneur to Fro-Yo Franchisee
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Franchise Players: From International Entrepreneur to Fro-Yo Franchisee

Brian Trager had worked everywhere from Costa Rica to Vietnam before opening up several Menchie's Frozen Yogurt locations in upstate New York.
Franchise Players: Why I Chose a Franchise Instead of a 'Mom and Pop' Shop
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Franchise Players: Why I Chose a Franchise Instead of a 'Mom and Pop' Shop

Want to make it big? Look into owning a franchise instead of opening up your own business, says this property management franchisee.
Franchise Players: How a Travel-Loving Cosmetologist Became a Franchisee
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Franchise Players: How a Travel-Loving Cosmetologist Became a Franchisee

For Maria Tilton, a love for travel became a career when she invested in a Cruise Planners franchise.
Franchise Players: This Corporate Employee Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was and Bought a Franchise
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Franchise Players: This Corporate Employee Put Her Money Where Her Mouth Was and Bought a Franchise

This Shula Burger executive always wanted to own her own business. So, she opened her own Shula Burger franchise while still serving as director of marketing for the chain.
Franchise Players: Why We Chose a Childcare Franchise
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Franchise Players: Why We Chose a Childcare Franchise

Steve and Stefani Kulawik talk about the challenges and triumphs of opening a family business that reflects their values.
Franchise Players: Childhood Memories Become a Career for This Sandwich Shop Franchisee
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Franchise Players: Childhood Memories Become a Career for This Sandwich Shop Franchisee

Jennifer Burnett brought a slice of her parents' East Coast childhood to Texas, opening up a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.
Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing
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Franchise Players: Never Stop Marketing

This franchising couple see every moment as a chance to advertise their franchise.
Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location
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Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location

These College Hunks Hauling Junk franchisors tried to open up a pilot location for a new franchise concept, before converting the location into a Two Maids & A Mop franchised unit.
Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee
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Franchise Players: After Tragedy, a Son Takes Over as Franchisee

When his father died, it was Mark Calis's turn to step up as co-owner of a Minuteman Press with his mother.
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