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Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising

Franchise Players: After the Military, a Couple Finds a Career in Franchising

Charles Fisher discovered Massage Envy Spa while heading home from serving in Iraq. The rest is franchising history.
The Soul of Entrepreneurship: How Giving Back Adds Value

The Soul of Entrepreneurship: How Giving Back Adds Value

Giveback programs help franchises grow their community footprint and some can even be customized by individual franchisees.
Franchise Players: Helping Her Son Brought This Mother to Franchising

Franchise Players: Helping Her Son Brought This Mother to Franchising

Kristel Thomas was willing to do whatever it took to help her son and other kids overcome their neurological challenges. It led to her becoming a franchisee.
How This French Fry Franchise Spreads Its Quirky Company Ethos Via Mobile Gaming

How This French Fry Franchise Spreads Its Quirky Company Ethos Via Mobile Gaming

To educate consumers and incoming employees alike, French Fry Heaven CEO Scott Nelowet knows that people like to learn through play.
Franchise Players: A Dad Finds Flexibility in Franchising

Franchise Players: A Dad Finds Flexibility in Franchising

As his children's primary caregiver, franchising gives Rick Werner the flexibility he needs to be a present father.
Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks

Why Franchises Have Discovered Food Trucks

The Original Soupman -- of Seinfeld fame -- says the food truck business offers unique opportunities for franchisees.
Franchise Players: A 'Fatherpreneur' on Incorporating Family Into Your Business

Franchise Players: A 'Fatherpreneur' on Incorporating Family Into Your Business

As a Tutor Doctor franchisee, Chris Lien's career priorities align with his family priorities.
Potential Franchisees: The Right Way to Ask 'How Much Money Can I Make?'

Potential Franchisees: The Right Way to Ask 'How Much Money Can I Make?'

There's a right and wrong way to ask how much money your potential franchise could earn when researching becoming a franchisee.
Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

Franchisees Take Action Against Seattle's Minimum Wage Law

Outraged that the new law holds them to stricter rules than small-business owners, franchise owners are fighting back with a lawsuit and full-page ad in the 'Seattle Times.'
Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College

Franchise Players: I Became a Multi-Unit Franchisee While Still in College

Aneesh Patel got an early start in the food industry, opening five restaurant franchises before he graduated from college.
Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

Why Restaurants Have Rules Against Really Big Tips

A Waffle House waitress nearly lost a $1,000 tip due to company policy, raising the question: how should restaurants deal with unexpected windfalls?
Franchisees: Don't Say 'I Do' to a Franchisor Unless the Chemistry Is Right

Franchisees: Don't Say 'I Do' to a Franchisor Unless the Chemistry Is Right

The right franchisee-franchisor relationship works something like a successful marriage.
Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year

Franchise Players: How This 'Computer Mom' Became Franchisee of the Year

This 60-year-old mother, grandmother and franchisee has been defying stereotypes as a powerful woman in tech since 1999.
Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'

Questions to Ask Before Saying, 'Honey, I Think We're Ready to Franchise'

Want to take it to the next level? This gut check will let you know if you should proceed, or continue working on your business.
For Some, Business Search Starts at Annual International Franchise Expo

For Some, Business Search Starts at Annual International Franchise Expo

This annual trade show, to be held next week at New York City's Javits Center, aims to connect prospective entrepreneurs with leading franchise executives.
Our Top Food Franchises

Our Top Food Franchises

Quick-service and full-service restaurants plus retail food businesses accounted for over one quarter of our top franchises for 2014, proving that food franchises are a healthy business.
Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service

Franchise Players: Wayback Burgers Franchisee on the Power of Customer Service

Howard Zeller lets history be his guide as a franchisee at this nostalgic burger joint.
Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices

Dunkin' Donuts Franchisees Forced to Raise Coffee Prices

As drought and coffee rust drive up the cost of coffee beans, Dunkin' Donuts prices are about to increase.
Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise

Franchise Players: Jumping From a Food Franchise to a Spa Franchise

Scott Adams took on eco-friendly franchising as a Massage Green Spa franchisee. Here's what he has learned.
McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

McDonald's U.S. Sales Slump Continues

While global same-store sales increased 0.9 percent, U.S. sales were down 1 percent in May.
Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising

Franchise Players: Helping the Earth Through Franchising

SuperGreen Solutions gave Mark Sudak a chance to find energy efficient environmental solutions in his community.
Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor

Making the Jump From Franchisee to Franchisor

Several owners who made the shift discuss their decision-making process, what they learned and how they do things differently.
Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Will Taco Bell's Latest Mashup Be a Hit?

Taco Bell is rolling out the Quesarito -- a quesadilla burrito combination -- nationwide on June 9.
Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

Reminder: It's National Doughnut Day

The only thing that makes Friday sweeter? Free doughnuts at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' Donuts and more.
Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

Franchise Players: On Being the First Franchisee in a Young Industry

LED Source is the first U.S. franchisor in the LED lighting industry. Jamie Shapiro is its first franchisee. Here's what it means to pave the way.
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