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Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise
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Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed.
Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising
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Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising

After helping Sweet Arleen's win its third challenge on the Food Network show 'Cupcake Wars,' the cupcake chain's front-of-house manager opened a franchise of his own.
Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee
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Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee

Franchising gave Alex Lee the flexibility to keep working as a firefighter and competing as a salsa dancer.
Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs
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Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs

The Parker brothers turned a life-long love of animals into a business, opening K-9 Resorts.
Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee
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Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee

Get tips on getting your business in shape from this 24-year-old GYMGUYZ franchisee.
Franchise Players: Why We Chose to Open an Insurance Franchise
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Franchise Players: Why We Chose to Open an Insurance Franchise

This couple didn't have experience in insurance when they opened their Brightway franchise, but together, they were able to overcome their challenges.
Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising
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Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising

Charles Fisher discovered Massage Envy Spa while heading home from serving in Iraq. The rest is franchising history.
Franchise Players: Helping Her Son Brought This Mother to Franchising
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Franchise Players: Helping Her Son Brought This Mother to Franchising

Kristel Thomas was willing to do whatever it took to help her son and other kids overcome their neurological challenges. It led to her becoming a franchisee.
Franchise Players: A Dad Finds Flexibility in Franchising
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Franchise Players: A Dad Finds Flexibility in Franchising

As his children's primary caregiver, franchising gives Rick Werner the flexibility he needs to be a present father.
Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College
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Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College

Aneesh Patel got an early start in the food industry, opening five restaurant franchises before he graduated from college.
Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year
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Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year

This 60-year-old mother, grandmother and franchisee has been defying stereotypes as a powerful woman in tech since 1999.
Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service
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Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service

Howard Zeller lets history be his guide as a franchisee at this nostalgic burger joint.
Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise
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Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise

Scott Adams took on eco-friendly franchising as a Massage Green Spa franchisee. Here's what he has learned.
Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising
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Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising

SuperGreen Solutions gave Mark Sudak a chance to find energy efficient environmental solutions in his community.
Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry
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Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

LED Source is the first U.S. franchisor in the LED lighting industry. Jamie Shapiro is its first franchisee. Here's what it means to pave the way.
Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk
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Franchise Players: The Life of a Franchisee Is No Cakewalk

Ed Manns has been in the restaurant business since age 16. Now a Golden Corral franchisee, he knows the industry -- and all its demands -- inside and out.
Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees
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Franchise Players: Mother-Daughter Duo Teams Up as Mover Marketing Franchisees

This mother-daughter duo found a new family in franchising, all while proving that age is nothing but a number.
Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner
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Franchise Players: From Blimpie Employee to Franchise Owner

Jitin Choudhury went from working at Blimpie at age 16 with his mother to owning his own franchise.
Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers
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Franchise Players: A Franchisee Finds a Sweet Spot in High School Fundraisers

When his parent company went under, James Thomson refused to quit the sports fundraising industry, becoming an NFP Sports franchisee.
3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss
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3 Things You Must Do Before Becoming Your Own Boss

Before deciding to go into business for yourself, take a deep look at your financial state and personality traits.
Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad
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Franchise Players: This Man Signed His Franchise Agreement While Serving in Baghdad

Chris Gately's first steps to become a Workout Anytime franchisee began while he was serving in the military.
Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding
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Franchise Players: The Challenges of Finding Funding

For National Guard veteran Steve Grimes, the most surprising challenge in opening his franchise was finding funding.
Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor
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Franchise Players: I'm Both a Franchisee and Franchisor

A look at how Mike Lohman spearheaded an effort for Go Mini's dealers to purchase the company.
Franchise Player: From Cyclist to House-Flipper to Franchisee
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Franchise Player: From Cyclist to House-Flipper to Franchisee

This franchisee worked as a professional cyclist, a cooking show host, a house-flipper and more before finding franchising.
Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local
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Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local

When Unishippers debuted a new national model, Brian Lendin was eager to be one of the company's guinea pigs.
Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths
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Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
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