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Roll It Your Way: Customization and Automation Set U-Sushi Apart

Jeremy Umland came up with a quick-serve sushi concept: Customers design their own rolls at the counter, then a kitchen full of automated machines helps cooks prepare them for takeout in just minutes.

How One Business Bounced Back from Bankruptcy

Four factors that led to Fatburger's financial comeback.

Best and Worst Franchise Trends of 2012 (Infographic)

Our look at the trends on fire, the ones that have cooled -- and everything in between.

Franchises Expected to Outpace Other Industries in 2013 (Infographic)

The franchise industry experienced modest growth this year and despite economic uncertainty, expectations remain cautious but solid for the New Year.

A Mobile Waterless Car-Washing Franchise Takes Off

A waterless car wash offers an eco-friendly and affordable option for starting a franchise.

The Best and Worst Online Franchise Promotions of 2012

Our picks for the best, the worst and the craziest online promotions from franchise companies.

Garden Franchise Banks on Organic Food Demand

The gro-O franchise brings home the green.

Consignment Store Franchise Grows From a Mom's Needs

Just Between Friends clothing store franchise grows from filling needs for family and friends.

Cooperative Companies Offer an Alternative to Franchising

Going it alone isn't the best route for all business owners. Cooperative corporations offer an alternative to franchising, with members working together to decide how their company should operate.

A Canine-Centric Franchise Uses Mobile Tech to Stand Out

Zoom Room offers dogs classes designed just for them that gives them a leg up on the competition.

16 Common Franchise Terms: Explained

Before you investigate opening a franchise, you'll need to know the lingo. We put together this cheat sheet of the most common -- and most important -- industry terms.

How to Keep Your Seasonal Franchise Going Year-Round

Don't let your business grind to a halt when your traditional selling period comes to a close.

How One Franchise Owner Got His Businesses Running After Hurricane Sandy

How Eric Casaburi's Retro Fitness and Let's Yo! franchise systems bounced back after the superstorm.

704 Business Opportunities

Startup information of 704 franchises and non-franchise business opportunities.

Top 10 Global Franchises for 2012

Our list of top global franchises knows no borders

Two Men and a Truck's Bumpy Road to Franchise Success

Inside the 20-year journey of the successful moving franchise.

Sports Franchise Is Making Youth Sports Fun Again

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

A Former Patient Opens a Home Healthcare Franchise

After recovering from a car accident, Rick Collett decided to pursue healthcare and ended up opening a BrightStar Care home healthcare franchise.

Four Companies Transforming the Franchising World

Franchising may not seem like an innovative endeavor, but these businesses are game changers.

Pizza Fusion Takes Green Mainstream

The organic pizza franchise wants its eco-friendly mission to exist subtly in the background.

BizBox Brings the Store to the Customer

The 6,000-pound retail shop can be pulled by a large pickup truck to wherever potential customers may gather.

Bed Bug Chasers Franchise Keeps Focus on its Niche

Rather than expand to a full-spectrum pest-control business, Bed Bug Chasers expands within its niche.

StearClear Gives Customers a Safe Lift Home

A designated-driver franchise that utilizes smartphone technology.

Established Companies Try Franchising

Decades-old companies decide to give franchising a go.

Golden Krust Franchise Brings Jamaican Flavor Stateside

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

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