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What You Can Learn From a Failed Franchise Investment
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What You Can Learn From a Failed Franchise Investment

In Franchise Players, Entrepreneur typically highlights successful franchisees. Here's one franchisee who failed – and what he has learned.
Why Good Oil Co. Decided to Enter the Restaurant Business
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Why Good Oil Co. Decided to Enter the Restaurant Business

For Don Good, working in the family business means working in more than one industry, as a third generation gets ready to take on gas stations, convenience stores and restaurants.
Becoming the Largest Franchisee of a 50-Year-Old Brand
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Becoming the Largest Franchisee of a 50-Year-Old Brand

Over the last eight years, Gregg Hansen has become the biggest Huddle House franchisee, with 18 locations across the U.S.
Proving Myself as an Employee Allowed Me to Become a Franchisee
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Proving Myself as an Employee Allowed Me to Become a Franchisee

Neil DiBiccari started at the bottom at Unishippers. Today, he is a multi-unit franchisee.
I Was an Entrepreneur From Day One
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I Was an Entrepreneur From Day One

Immediately after graduating college, Bob White opened a car wash. He's been pursuing different entrepreneurial projects ever since.
Getting Into the Growing Business of Fast-Casual Pizza
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Getting Into the Growing Business of Fast-Casual Pizza

Jeff Burrill had a feeling that Pizza Studio was about to take off – and he was right. This year, the franchise is opening 100 new locations.
Why I Became a Franchisee After Retiring From the NFL
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Why I Became a Franchisee After Retiring From the NFL

After six years playing professional football, Power Train franchising provided Adam Terry the structure he needed as he began his career as a franchisee.
What I Have Learned as a Coupon Magazine's First Ever Franchisee
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What I Have Learned as a Coupon Magazine's First Ever Franchisee

Don Grindle left corporate America to become the first person to buy a Money Pages franchise.
How I Went From Working at State Farm to Running My Own Insurance Franchise
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How I Went From Working at State Farm to Running My Own Insurance Franchise

Chris Cole saw a career-boosting opportunity with Brightway Insurance to open an independent insurance agency.
Franchising When Subway Is Your Family Business
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Franchising When Subway Is Your Family Business

Keshuv Aggarwal's family own and operates more than 50 Subway restaurants. Here's why he expanded into the chicken wing business.
From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee
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From Civil Engineer to Instant Imprints Franchisee

Anna Shmukler says it was fate that brought her to Instant Imprints. Here's how she became a franchisee after 30 years in the engineering field.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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