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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.
Want to make it big? Look into owning a franchise instead of opening up your own business, says this property management franchisee.
For Maria Tilton, a love for travel became a career when she invested in a Cruise Planners 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.
Steve and Stefani Kulawik talk about the challenges and triumphs of opening a family business that reflects their values.
Jennifer Burnett brought a slice of her parents' East Coast childhood to Texas, opening up a Capriotti's Sandwich Shop.
This franchising couple see every moment as a chance to advertise their franchise.
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.
When his father died, it was Mark Calis's turn to step up as co-owner of a Minuteman Press with his mother.
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.
After 30 years in the corporate world, Skip Wyatt decided it was time to create jobs instead of finding ways to eliminate them.
After 10 years in the Marines and a bout with leukemia, this franchisee decided she wanted to be an entrepreneur.
Devang and Chaitali Kothari didn't realize that the biggest challenge in franchising would be learning to be good managers.
After taking a leap of faith 22 years ago, Susan and Dan Manwaring have opened 14 Batteries Plus Bulbs stores.