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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.

Brother and Sister Team Start a Trendy Used Clothing Franchise

Inspired by her franchise-owning parents, Chelsea Sloan started Uptown Cheapskate with her brother Scott while she was still in college.

Two Medical Pros Change Course With an Urgent-Care Franchise

A doctor and nurse team up to open the first Doctors Express urgent-care franchise in Florida.

Can Your Business Be Franchised?

There are several questions you should ask yourself before deciding if you should franchise your business.

New Care-Service Franchise Opportunities

From child care, healthcare, senior care and more, this sector of the franchise industry is thriving.

The Creator of 'The Best Sandwich in America' Shares His Secrets to Success

Travel Channel host Adam Richman named his sandwich the best in the country, but the owner of Tommy DiNic's has no plans to expand. Here's why.

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.

Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

Proponents of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's same-sex marriage position keep the culture war going today with an unofficial "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."

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.

Top 10 Franchises for Veterans

They want you: These franchises are embracing and supporting former military personnel in a big way.

Kid Franchises Tap the Tyke Market

Whether its playstation-equipped restaurants or swim schools, franchise companies are targeting kids -- and the parents who will pay up for their services.

The Biggest Lessons Franchisors Learned About Social Media

The franchise world has finally embraced social media. A look at the new services and policies helping the franchise systems work together, plus three tips to build a social fan base.

Look Out Lunch Ladies, Here Comes Wholesome Tummies

This new franchise delivers meals to schools and kicks PB&J to the curb.

Franchisee Rolling in Green from Recycling Other People's Clutter

This 1-800-Got-Junk franchisee collects other people's unwanted stuff and finds a use for everything viable from clients' homes.

Small-Business Lending: Getting Better, Still Not Great

Small-business lending has been showing signs of life, albeit not the activity seen before the recession.

Franchises Turn to Automated Customer Feedback

Innovative software empowers franchise owners to respond to customer reviews instantly.

Freedom in a Fashion Franchise

Apricot Lane franchises operate as true boutiques. And they're growing fast.

After a Post-9/11 Slump, an Entrepreneur Turns to Franchising

Greg Carafello was at his flagship location on Sept. 11. He escaped after the second plane hit. Not only did he lose his main branch, but also his best friend.

The Top New Franchises of 2012

New franchises are holding their own against older competition

How to Avoid a Franchise Fad

Before sinking your money into a hot franchise concept, make sure it's the real deal -- not a dead duck.

Fitness Franchises Muscle Up

January is when Americans migrate from the bottomless eggnog bowl to the gym. Not surprisingly, fitness clubs win at least a third of all new memberships at the start of the year.

Franchises a Draw for Minority Entrepreneurs

A greater percentage of Asians, African-Americans and other minorities are buying into franchised businesses, as opposed to starting their own independent businesses, says a recent study from the International Franchise Association.

Franchise Industry to Grow in 2012 -- Report

The coming year will see modest growth for the franchise sector, according to the International Franchise Association's annual forecast for 2012.

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