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JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.
Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.
When Nathan Coombs retired from the military, DreamMaker Bath and Kitchen's company culture convinced him that the franchise was the right fit.
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.
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
Opening a franchise is very different than working in corporate America and that's a good thing, according to this franchisee.
Alison Paton invested her life savings to become a Papa John's franchisee 23 years ago.
As the newspaper industry struggled, Chris Meyer decided it was time to take a leap as an entrepreneur.
For Andrew Slattery, the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, were a wakeup call to switch careers and become a franchisee.
After two decades in the custom closet business, Truman Jepson converted his small business into a franchised location of Closets by Design.
After 55 years operating in the pharmaceutical business in Mexico, Medix decided to enter the American market as a Medifast franchisee.
Ramona Streit became a home care franchisee eight years ago. Here's how she made her decision and what she has learned along the way.
Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops.
Two franchisees spill on how they managed to make this fast-casual staple catch on in New England.
Franchise Players: How Six-Time Ukrainian Ballroom Dance Champs Became Fred Astaire Dance Studio Franchisees
Sasha and Olga Bylim came to the U.S. to teach ballroom dancing at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Today, they are the franchisees of their own locations.
After retiring from the NFL, Troy Williamson decided to open a Which Wich restaurant in Aiken, S.C., where he grew up.
With 21 franchise locations in seven states, John Russell understands that just because different locations are under the same brand doesn't mean they are identical.
After becoming an Anago franchisee in Florida, Gloria Columna became the franchise's sole master franchisee in Puerto Rico, where she grew up.
Here's why Colleen McKenna became a Welcomemat Services franchisee after a 25 year career in PR and communications.
After 19 years as a professor at the University of Portland, Dr. Mind Hsu turned his hobby of tutoring into a second career.
After finding himself out of a job, Eddie Warren turned his automotive skills and love for cars into a career.
Returning to civilian life, Joe Walker found both comradery and a commitment to integrity in franchising.
After moving from Texas to Arizona, this young couple decided to open up the first Painting with a Twist franchise in the state.
This mother of twins wanted to open her own business, but nothing clicked until she discovered Bottle & Bottega.
Brian Trager had worked everywhere from Costa Rica to Vietnam before opening up several Menchie's Frozen Yogurt locations in upstate New York.
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