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Franchise Players: Why This Entrepreneur Invested in a Trampoline Park Franchise
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Franchise Players: Why This Entrepreneur Invested in a Trampoline Park Franchise

Phil Stoops found a career as a Sky Zone franchisee after two decades in corporate America.
Franchise Players: Beef Jerky Is Our Family Business
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Franchise Players: Beef Jerky Is Our Family Business

William and Jen Vancor wanted to beef up their retirement funds. So, they opened a jerky franchise.
Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise
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Franchise Players: A Former Cop Takes On Running a Cleaning Franchise

This former police officer went from working in a former war zone in Bosnia to running a Merry Maids franchise.
Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising
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Franchise Players: How Being Forced to Fire Myself Led to My Career in Franchising

After losing his job on his second day in a new city, Connor Ferguson found a new career in urgent care franchising.
Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40
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Franchise Players: Why I Became a Franchisee at 40

Lynne Lawson always wanted to be an interior decorator. When she turned 40, she decided it was finally time to leave her career as an IBM exec and take the plunge.
Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43
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Franchise Players: Why This Pastor Quit the Ministry and Became a Franchisee at 43

Seeking a new chance to be directly involved in others' lives, Page Cole made the career switch from minister to senior care franchisee.
Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise
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Franchise Players: Investing in a Unique Healthcare Franchise

In three years, OsteoStrong has gone from zero to commitments for 500 units in nine states. Here's why this couple signed on to the franchise.
Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza
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Franchise Players: Why This Subway Franchisee Is Moving Into Made-to-Order Pizza

This franchising veteran is hoping to use the skills he learned from Subway and Auntie Anne's as a Persona Neapolitan Pizzeria franchisee.
Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee
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Franchise Players: I Went From Franchisor to Retiree to Franchisee

When Kurt Kittleson came out of retirement, it was to become the franchisee of a brand he knew very well: the company he founded decades earlier.
Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations
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Franchise Players: How This Seasoned Franchisee Revived 3 Struggling Baskin-Robbins Locations

Just one year after Binoy Kothari bought three underperforming Baskin-Robbins, he was able to turn a profit. Now, he's buying more.
Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman
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Franchise Players: Playing to My Strengths as a Franchisee, Not a Salesman

Ken Chaffee knew he could be a great OpenWorks franchisee, because the position allowed him to manage employees, not make sales.
Franchise Players: How I Opened 20 Jersey Mike's Subs in Three Years
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Franchise Players: How I Opened 20 Jersey Mike's Subs in Three Years

This former Domino's Pizza driver plans to open 10 Jersey Mike's locations this year alone. Here's how he does it.
Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit
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Franchise Players: A Former JAG Officer on Finding the Right Fit

Lorna Ross knew she wanted to run her own business. With the help of a franchise consultant, she was able to become a ShelfGenie franchisee with confidence.
Franchise Players: A Franchising Power Couple on Making Tough Decisions
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Franchise Players: A Franchising Power Couple on Making Tough Decisions

This husband-wife duo doesn't believe there is such thing as working too hard, as co-franchisees of two BrightStar Care franchises.
Franchise Players: From Translator to Franchisee at a Tax Franchise
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Franchise Players: From Translator to Franchisee at a Tax Franchise

Dulce Cuevas has worked nearly every position possible at Liberty Tax: translator, bilingual tax preparer, tax school instructor, manager and finally multi-unit franchisee.
Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise
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Franchise Players: From Waiting Tables to Running a Healthy Vending Machine Franchise

After working his way up from waiter to franchise owner at Outback Steakhouse, Cecil Tyrell Whisenton decided to try his hand at healthy vending franchising.
Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee
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Franchise Players: A Layoff Leads to a New Job as Franchisee

Kevin Ortner became Renters Warehouse first franchisee because he believed the young company could bring something fresh to the industry.
Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees
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Franchise Players: A Junk Franchise That Only Sells to Veteran Franchisees

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.
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.
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