Franchise Players http://www.entrepreneur.com/topic/franchise-players The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Franchise Players en-us Copyright 2014 Entrepreneur.com Inc., All rights reserved. Entrepreneur.com webmaster@entrepreneur.com (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT 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. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235811 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235811 Kate Taylor 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. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:23:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235801 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235801 Kate Taylor 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. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235697 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235697 Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235636 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235636 Kate Taylor 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 Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235619 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235619 Kate Taylor Passion for her product drove Sanden Andrews to open up four Smoothie King shops. How These Brothers Took Over a Taco Franchise When these four brothers took a liking to Chronic Tacos, they decided to go all in. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235592 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235592 Kate Taylor 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. Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235506 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235506 Kate Taylor 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. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235494 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235494 Kate Taylor 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. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235458 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235458 Kate Taylor 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. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235416 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235416 Kate Taylor 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. Mon, 07 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235363 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235363 Kate Taylor 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 With the help of an entrepreneurial coach, this Maui Wowi franchisee learned that finding the right franchise was all about passion. Sun, 06 Jul 2014 12:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235353 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235353 Kate Taylor 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 Richard Helmey was grew his printing business by co-branding with FASTSIGNS. Here's how. Thu, 03 Jul 2014 11:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235324 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235324 Kate Taylor Richard Helmey was grew his printing business by co-branding with FASTSIGNS. Here's how. Franchise Players: Why You Need to Find a Mentor Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business. Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235322 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235322 Kate Taylor Franchising provided Jasen Lawrence with mentors with direct experience and expertise in his business. 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. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235246 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235246 Kate Taylor 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 Chad Piepenburg's job is more than running his own Smoothie Factory location. It's also working to help other franchisees succeed. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235245 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235245 Kate Taylor 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 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. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235186 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235186 Kate Taylor 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 Franchising gave Alex Lee the flexibility to keep working as a firefighter and competing as a salsa dancer. Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235185 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235185 Kate Taylor 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 The Parker brothers turned a life-long love of animals into a business, opening K-9 Resorts. Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235169 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235169 Kate Taylor 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 Get tips on getting your business in shape from this 24-year-old GYMGUYZ franchisee. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:59:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235112 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235112 Kate Taylor Get tips on getting your business in shape from this 24-year-old GYMGUYZ franchisee.