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From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee
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From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee

Aislinn Smith first appeared in 'Entrepreneur' 20 years ago, after founding a dance studio as a teenager. Here's what she's been up to in the last two decades.
Kate Taylor
A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise
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A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise

After a life of playing and coaching sports, Heidi Parr became a multi-unit Power Train franchisee.
Kate Taylor
A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant
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A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant

David Old used an investor's visa to move from Mexico City and become a Blimpie Subs and Salads franchisee in Sam Houston, Texas.
Kate Taylor
From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza
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From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza

Lalit Kainth was no stranger to the pizza industry when he became a franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry
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Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry

Jennifer Wilmoth's childhood hospital stays helped inspire her to team up with Yohan Kim to open a BrightStar Care location.
Kate Taylor
Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones
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Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones

For this veteran couple, becoming Window Genie franchisees is the perfect post-military career.
Kate Taylor
I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's
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I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's

Cindi Garabedian spills on why she decided to become Studio Barre's first franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Why Franchisees Need to Remember to Think Like True Entrepreneurs
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Why Franchisees Need to Remember to Think Like True Entrepreneurs

Jerry Baltus is not only a business coach for franchisees and other business owners – he's a franchisee himself.
Kate Taylor
My Franchise Treats Me Like a Member of the Family
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My Franchise Treats Me Like a Member of the Family

When looking for a franchise, Jud Cook wanted a company that recognized the importance of service and family.
Kate Taylor
How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee
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How I Proved That Age Is Nothing But a Number as a Franchisee

Critics told UT Patel that he was too young to open his own franchise at age 30. So, he made it his mission to prove them wrong.
Kate Taylor
Why This Foster Parent of Five Toddlers Left a Career in Education for Franchising
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Why This Foster Parent of Five Toddlers Left a Career in Education for Franchising

Two years ago, Ted Jastemski left his job as a dean for the Art Institute of Tampa to become a Chem-Dry franchisee. Here's why.
Kate Taylor
Ditching a Desk Job for a Career as a Fitness Franchisee
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Ditching a Desk Job for a Career as a Fitness Franchisee

Wanting to be his own boss, Tim Marshall left his job as an electrical engineer to become a GYMGUYZ franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together
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Finding a Franchise Where a Banker and a Decorator Can Work Together

Mike and Janine Callahan didn't realize how their skills could complement each other as business owners until they opened a Showhomes location.
Kate Taylor
The Need to Understand Why You Do Something, Instead of Just How You Do It
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The Need to Understand Why You Do Something, Instead of Just How You Do It

As a Sylvan Learning Center franchisee, Tony Brogan has learned how to guide an business dedicated to spreading knowledge.
Kate Taylor