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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.

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.

Beware of These 10 Franchise Ownership Myths

What to consider when weighing a decision to become a franchisee.

The Top 10 Franchises of 2014

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

How 3 Franchisees Beat the Odds

Cancer, severe weather, economic uncertainty -- three franchise owners share their personal stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success.

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

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.

A French Fry Franchise Finds Success With Belgian-Style Frites

French Fry Heaven feeds an insatiable demand for fries and franchises.

An Investigative Report on Franchise Profits

How much money can franchisees actually earn running their businesses?

10 Promising New Franchises

These small franchises with distinctive concepts show signs of growth.

Why a Franchising Veteran Launched an Employee Stock Plan

Kelly Saxton has spent over 30 years running restaurant franchises, and one thing he's learned is that good employees are crucial to success and should be rewarded.

How The Lash Lounge Franchise Extended its Business

One entrepreneur's inspiring story of how losing her job turned into a booming beauty franchise.

Small Used Jewelry Business Leads to a Growing Pawn-Shop Franchise

A father and son road trip led them to launch a small pawn shop that grew into a nationwide franchise.

How 2 Businesses Stumbled Upon Franchising as the Key to Growth

A doggie daycare business and a cloth diaper service find that expanding their horizons was the path to success.

How a Coffee Franchise With Russian Roots Made it in the U.S.

The story of two brothers who brought Soviet inspired coffeehouses to the U.S.

How Franchises Worked Together After Superstorm Sandy

Franchises played a major recovery role in the wake of Sandy, with corporate parents rallying to get local units running so they could help communities in need. Here's how some companies banded together to weather the storm.

Sports Franchise Is Making Youth Sports Fun Again

Brian Sanders started i9 Sports as a mellower alternative to the competitive nature of youth sports.

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

How an immigrant family business grew by expanding their menu of Jamaican fast food.

The Top Traits of Successful Franchise Owners

'Franchise King' Joel Libava claims he has cracked the code to what makes a successful franchise owner. Find out if you have what it takes.

Why Box Buddies Founder Handed Over the Reins to Work as a Franchisee

This franchise founder bounced back from hardships the first time around and found success at his own speed.

The Melting Pot Looks to Diversity to Grow its Franchise

Fondue franchise broadens its reach to new communities to expand its corporate office and franchisees.

The Making of a Multi-Unit Franchise Maven

Don't just hang up a single sign--build an empire. Here's how one franchisee did it.

From Small-Town Day Spa to Flourishing Franchise

How a contrarian approach helped one entrepreneur scale her spa business to more than 25 franchise units in 14 states.

How One Health Care Franchisee Overcame Growing Pains and Found Success

Daniel Pahos shares lessons learned from managing the explosive growth of his Home Instead Senior Care business.

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