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Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch
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Why Jack in the Box Is a Franchise to Watch

After a 24-year hiatus, the chain participated in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 list -- and ended up at No. 4.
Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry
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Why Now Is the Time to Enter the Senior Home Care Industry

Jeff Emmer predicted a huge industry shift coming in the senior care industry. So, he decided to become a ComForcare franchisee himself.
Kate Taylor
Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business
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Bringing Renovation Skills and Feng Shui to the Window Covering Business

John and Elspeth Newlands developed many of the skills that would be essential to their future franchise well before they became Budget Blinds franchisees.
Kate Taylor
What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise
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What to Ask Before You Buy a Franchise

Get answers from someone who's already done it, but make sure they're the answers you need.
Tracy Stapp Herold
The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location
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The Highs and Lows of Taking Over an Existing Franchise Location

When Sophia Wasu entered the franchising business, she decided to take over an existing Sylvan Learning Center.
Kate Taylor
Becoming a Franchisee Allowed Me to Pursue My Bachelor's Degree
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Becoming a Franchisee Allowed Me to Pursue My Bachelor's Degree

Daniela Stanoycheva is planning on attending Virginia Commonwealth University in the fall, thanks to a scholarship from JAN-PRO.
Kate Taylor
The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015
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The 10 Types of Franchises to Watch in 2015

These are the franchises you'll be talking about next year, from children's enrichment companies to pizza companies and more.
Tracy Stapp Herold
McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.
McDonalds

McDonald's Is Testing a New Healthy, High-Quality Food Concept – Just Not in the U.S.

A revamped McCafe in Australia has opened as 'The Corner,' selling not burgers and fries, but brown rice and lentils.
Kate Taylor
Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts
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Pairing Donut and Craft Beer Franchise Concepts

Vik Patel discovered that together, Dunkin' Donuts and The Brass bring the perfect balance to his franchise portfolio.
Kate Taylor
Shake Shack Files for IPO
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Shake Shack Files for IPO

'The bigger we get, the smaller we need to act,' the burger chain declared in its filing.
Kate Taylor
Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi
Hotels

Hotels Fight for the Right to Block Guests' Wi-Fi

As Marriott and Hilton seek FCC approval to block guests' from using personal Wi-Fi hotspots, Google and Microsoft have come out against the practice.
Kate Taylor
Subway Investigates Potential Food-Safety Issues in China
Franchises

Subway Investigates Potential Food-Safety Issues in China

The U.S. sandwich chain is investigating reports that workers in Beijing doctored food labels and used produce beyond its expiration date.
Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee
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Why This Ex-Franchisor Decided to Become a Franchisee

After founding a fast casual chicken concept, Stuart Ottinger decided to become a franchisee for a different restaurant chain. Here's why.
Kate Taylor
Why I Turned to Franchising to Grow My Cleaning Business
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Why I Turned to Franchising to Grow My Cleaning Business

Lourdes Villafuerte entered the cleaning business at age 18. Now, she's taking her business to the next level by becoming a Maid Right franchisee.
Kate Taylor