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4 Lessons This Family Learned From a Lifetime Growing Their Franchise Business
Family Businesses

4 Lessons This Family Learned From a Lifetime Growing Their Franchise Business

Operating 10 McDonald's has been grueling but satisfying for this Idaho family.
Daphne Mallory
Why This Hotel Chain Is No. 1 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List
Franchise 500

Why This Hotel Chain Is No. 1 on Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

This international hotel franchise is on a tear.
3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success
Franchisees

3 Franchisees Who Tackled Adversity Reveal Their Secrets for Success

In their own words, these franchisees explain how they overcame difficult situations, including personal illness and a market downturn.
Gwen Moran
3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector
Franchisors

3 Women to Watch in the Franchising Sector

These executives have what it takes to run a run a network of businesses. If you don't know about them, you will.
Gwen Moran
Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises
Growth Strategies

Meet the Breakout Stars Behind 9 Fast-Growing Franchises

See who's behind the industry's fastest-growing young franchises—and learn the secret to their rapid-fire success.
How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations
Success Stories

How a Former Denny's Waitress Amassed an Empire of Over 75 Denny's Locations

At age 16, Dawn Lafreeda began working at Denny's as a hostess. Three decades later, she's the largest single-owner franchisee in the system.
Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee
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Papa John's Founder on What Makes an Outstanding Franchisee

John Schnatter started what is now a billion-dollar pizza franchise in a broom closet. Now, there are 4,500 Papa John's restaurants located across the globe.
Catherine Clifford
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A Franchise Leader on the Benefits and Challenges of Multi-Unit Ownership

He started his life in franchising at age 14, mopping floors at a Burger King. Today, Aziz Hashim owns 35 franchises and employs 700 people.
Tracy Stapp Herold
Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths
Franchise Buying Guide

Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.
Joel Libava
The Top 10 Franchises of 2014
Franchises

The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

These 10 franchises are leading the way into the New Year.
Franchises

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.
Gwen Moran
How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

How One Sandwich Company Cracked the Franchise Top 10

A focus on franchisee selection, training and operations helped Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches reach number five on the Franchise 500 list this year.
Meet the Top Franchise of 2014
Franchises

Meet the Top Franchise of 2014

Positive culture and a commitment to health, family and safety have taken a 24-hour gym concept to the top of the 2014 Franchise 500.