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Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Starting a Business

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Franchises

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
Grow Your Business

Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee
Franchises

Franchise Players: Balancing Lives as a National Guard Pilot and a Pet Store Franchisee

Dave O'Brien is a busy man, serving in the military while running three Pet Supplies Plus locations.
Franchise Players: A Father-Son Duo on Speeding Up Growth Through Franchising
Franchises

Franchise Players: A Father-Son Duo on Speeding Up Growth Through Franchising

William and Bart Caldwell were able to grow their business fast, thanks to the backing of the right franchisor.
Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings
Franchises

Franchise Players: After Opening 130 Dunkin' Donuts, They Added on Wings

Even with 130 Dunkin' Donuts and six Wingstops, these wing kings aren't done yet.
How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You
Franchise Buying Guide

How to Tell If a Franchisor's Marketing Will Make or Break You

Take your time and develop a strong sense of how franchisees feel about each aspect of their marketing program before you decide to buy in.
Buyer Beware: Franchise Warning Signs
Franchise Buying Guide

Buyer Beware: Franchise Warning Signs

What to look out for when researching a franchise opportunity.
Five Questions to Ask Franchisees Before You Become One
Franchise Buying Guide

Five Questions to Ask Franchisees Before You Become One

When researching a franchise purchase, don't overlook your best source of information: current and former franchisees.
Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success
Franchise Buying Guide

Three Keys to Maximizing Franchise Success

Making big bucks in the franchise world isn't a sure thing. It takes skill and hard work, but for the willing it can pay off.
Is Multi-Concept Franchising for You?
Franchise Buying Guide

Is Multi-Concept Franchising for You?

Not every franchisee has what it takes to juggle more than one brand, but those who do can reap big rewards
How Three Franchisees Bounced Back from Floods and Fire
Franchise Buying Guide

How Three Franchisees Bounced Back from Floods and Fire

Three franchisees bounced back from floods and fire. Here's how.
Will I Make Money As a Franchisee?
Franchise Buying Guide

Will I Make Money As a Franchisee?

You can't always bet on a franchise success, but you can put the odds in your favor.
Which Is Better: A Job or a Franchise?
Franchise Zone

Which Is Better: A Job or a Franchise?

When jobs are scarce, franchise ownership can seem appealing, but prospective franchisees should weigh the pros and cons.
Matching Franchisors With Investors
Franchise Buying Guide

Matching Franchisors With Investors

Dan Shifrin couldn't get money to buy a franchise, so now he connects potential franchisees with investors.
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