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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.

10 Industry Trends for Franchises in 2012

From burgers to child care to staying fit, our annual list of trends in the franchise world shows where to consider putting your money to make money.

Ya, Mon: A Franchise for Hydroponic Equipment

A hydroponic equipment outlet brings production of medical marijuana to light.

How to Create a Succession Plan for a Franchise Business

Passing a franchise from one generation to the next can be fraught with complexities. A smart succession plan will ease the transition.

For Paralyzed Athlete, Franchise Is Good Fit

J.J. O'Connor suffered a life-changing hockey injury at 16. Today, he's in the process of opening his fourth Sport Clips location -- and enjoying life as a business owner.

20-Something Entrepreneur Multiplies Success in a Salad Franchise

A former mall rat serves up fresh ideas with Saladworks franchises in three states.

Turning Jocks Into Franchise Owners

A new program aims to help professional athletes tackle the franchise world when they retire from sports.

Help! My Franchise Is Failing

If your business hits a rough patch, you should be able to turn to your franchisor for assistance. Here's what you can expect to receive.

Facebook Friends Franchises

The social-networking giant joins the International Franchise Association, with plans to appear at the trade group's annual meeting.

How to Find Funds to Launch a Franchise

Shelly Sun turned her health-staffing company, BrightStar Care, into a fast-growing franchise. But she almost ran out of cash along the way.

Would a Franchisor Make a Good President?

GOP candidates Mitt Romney and Herman Cain both have franchise-industry experience. Columnist Mark Siebert looks at what a franchisor could bring to the White House.

NBA's Gooden Buys Into Wingstop Franchise, Citing Lockout

The Milwaukee Bucks forward says he's thinking about his future as he signs pact to open four locations of the national hot-wings chain in Orlando.

Franchise Group Resists Union Rules

A major franchise group is speaking out against efforts to update union election rules, saying such a move could "effectively silence" employers during organizing drives by shortening the time between signature gathering and elections.

From Modest Roots to a 3,000-Salon Franchise

How the founders of Great Clips haircutting company built a thriving business.

How Rent-A-Grandma Got Started

For better quality child care, this franchisor turned to those with the most experience.

Franchise Group Says Tax Reform Could Hurt

The new bipartisan "Super Committee" could trim the deficit by enacting tax measures that hurt franchise operators who file as individuals, the International Franchise Association says.

Is My Business Ready to Franchise?

If you're looking to expand, franchising can be ideal -- as long as you've got these six basics covered.

Six Tips for Taking Your Franchise Global

Is your goal world domination? Here's advice on how to make your business concept a success outside the U.S.

A Small-Business Owner Who Survived the World Trade Center Attacks Looks Back After 10 Years

Greg Carafello looks back at how Sept. 11, 2001, changed him as a business owner.

Big Moves: Leaving Corporate America -- and Relocating -- for a Franchise Opportunity

Instead of letting a promising deal get away, a Texas couple moves across the state -- and finds even more than they bargained for.

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