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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Franchise Players: We Were Planet Fitness's First Franchisees. Now, We Own 22 Locations.

Over the last decade, Eric Dore and Shane McGuiness have seen Planet fitness grow from a regional fitness chain to an 800-plus location franchise.

Franchise Players: Hiring the Right People Is the Hardest Part

After 30 years in the corporate world, Skip Wyatt decided it was time to create jobs instead of finding ways to eliminate them.

Franchise Players: A Military Veteran and Leukemia Survivor Embraces Life as a Franchisee

After 10 years in the Marines and a bout with leukemia, this franchisee decided she wanted to be an entrepreneur.

Franchise Players: Learning to Manage Entry-Level Employees

Devang and Chaitali Kothari didn't realize that the biggest challenge in franchising would be learning to be good managers.

Franchise Players: What This Franchisee Power Couple Has Learned in Two Decades of Entrepreneurship

After taking a leap of faith 22 years ago, Susan and Dan Manwaring have opened 14 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.

Franchise Players: An Advertising 'Mad Man' Takes On In-Home Care Franchising

Ken Kuck explains how he and his wife became franchisees in the space.

Franchise Players: How Franchising Provided a Solution for This Minister and His Disabled Son

The owner-investor franchise model was the perfect fit for this family preparing for an uncertain future.

How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in.

Franchise Players: A Temp Works Her Way to the Top

When Renee Rodriquez started as a temp at Express Employment Professionals, she never expected she'd someday become a franchisee herself.

Franchise Players: How I Bought an Embroidery Franchise at 21

Maria Emma's key to running a successful business at age 21: having the support of a franchise team.

Franchise Players: My 5 Tips for Potential Franchisees

From travel agent to CruiseOne franchisee, Michael Ramdial is dedicated to making vacation dreams a reality.

Franchise Players: A Former Banker Escapes Monotony Through Franchising

While Steve Betts felt trapped working at a bank, franchising allowed him to find freedom in entrepreneurship.

Franchise Players: From Selling Clothes Out of a Basement to Opening a Brick-and-Mortar Store

In just a few months, these boutique franchisees' business was far too big for a basement.

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