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Franchise Players: Why We Turned Our Independent Business Into a Franchised Location

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Franchise Players: Why One Franchise Wasn't Enough

Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops.
How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise

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

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

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

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

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

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.
Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

Franchise Players: Don't Rush to Find the Right Franchise

With the help of an entrepreneurial coach, this Maui Wowi franchisee learned that finding the right franchise was all about passion.
Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding

Franchise Players: I Grew My Business Through Co-Branding

Richard Helmey was grew his printing business by co-branding with FASTSIGNS. Here's how.
Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor

Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business.
Franchise Players: Never Let a Customer Leave Unhappy

Franchise Players: Never Let a Customer Leave Unhappy

The key to this husband-wife duo's business? Realizing clients are the most important form of advertising.
Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Franchise Players: Creating Collaboration, Not Competition, Within a Franchise

Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed.
Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising

Franchise Players: 'Cupcake Wars' Champ Takes on Franchising

After helping Sweet Arleen's win its third challenge on the Food Network show 'Cupcake Wars,' the cupcake chain's front-of-house manager opened a franchise of his own.
Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee

Franchise Players: A Firefighting Salsa Dancer Finds Flexibility as a Franchisee

Franchising gave Alex Lee the flexibility to keep working as a firefighter and competing as a salsa dancer.
Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs

Franchise Players: These Animal Lovers Founded a Luxury Hotel for Dogs

The Parker brothers turned a life-long love of animals into a business, opening K-9 Resorts.
Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee

Fresh Out of College, This Gym Rat Became a Fitness Franchisee

Get tips on getting your business in shape from this 24-year-old GYMGUYZ franchisee.
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