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Why a Haircut Made This Entrepreneur Decide to Become a Franchisee
Franchise Players

Why a Haircut Made This Entrepreneur Decide to Become a Franchisee

Nate Lehmann spills on how he solved the challenges of being a Sport clips Haircuts franchisee.
Kate Taylor
Domino's Wants Customers to Tattle on Franchisees Who Haven't Updated Their Signage
Dominos

Domino's Wants Customers to Tattle on Franchisees Who Haven't Updated Their Signage

The pizza chain wants customers to act as informants, posting photos on Instagram of signs that say 'Domino's Pizza' as opposed to just 'Domino's.'
Kate Taylor
Why I Opened My First Franchise at Age 70
Franchise Players

Why I Opened My First Franchise at Age 70

Looking for a business to supplement his retirement income, Dwight Teske opened a 18|8 Fine Men's Salon.
Kate Taylor
7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations
Franchises

7-Eleven Is Waiving the Franchise Fee on More Than 200 Locations

Aspiring franchisees can now open a 7-Eleven without paying the $80,000 fee.
Kate Taylor
This Franchisee All-Star Continued Working as She Battled Cancer
Franchise Players

This Franchisee All-Star Continued Working as She Battled Cancer

Linda Saavedra continued her work as a Showhomes franchisee while being treated for breast cancer, ultimately winning Franchisee of the Year.
Kate Taylor
Take It From a Cupcake Maker: True Entrepreneurs Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable
Entrepreneurs

Take It From a Cupcake Maker: True Entrepreneurs Are Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

The founder of Gigi's Cupcakes spills on getting vulnerable on 'Undercover Boss,' her cupcake company's explosive growth and why she has never shied away from taking risks.
Kate Taylor
Red Robin Promises Free Lenten Crab Cake Burger If Pope Francis Visits
Pope Francis

Red Robin Promises Free Lenten Crab Cake Burger If Pope Francis Visits

The burger chain has officially invited the pope over for lunch.
Kate Taylor
How VETFRAN Helped Me Become a Franchisee After 20 Years in the Military
Franchise Players

How VETFRAN Helped Me Become a Franchisee After 20 Years in the Military

Eric Stewart has spent most of his life overseas, serving in the military. Now, he's opening a business of his own in Texas.
Kate Taylor
Bennigan's CEO Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is and Buys the Company
Entrepreneurs

Bennigan's CEO Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is and Buys the Company

Seven years after Bennigan's declared bankruptcy, the CEO who resurrected the restaurant chain is buying the company.
Kate Taylor
Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business
Franchise Players

Instead of Spending $100K on College, This Entrepreneur Took Out a Loan to Open Her Own Business

At age 24, Shannon Lelli decided to take out a business loan and open her own Planet Smoothie location.
Kate Taylor
This Marriage Proposal Is the Best Free Advertising McDonald's Could Ask For
McDonalds

This Marriage Proposal Is the Best Free Advertising McDonald's Could Ask For

Roy Baine proposed to his high school sweetheart in the same chain where they had their first date in 1965: McDonald's.
Kate Taylor
The Pros and Cons of Owning a Franchise
Franchise Opportunities

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Franchise

Don't be fooled -- buying a franchise isn't for everyone.
Joel Libava
Running a 'Toddler' and 'Infant' Massage Franchise
Franchise Players

Running a 'Toddler' and 'Infant' Massage Franchise

For Debbie and Mike Gulledge, becoming franchisees is like raising two troublesome, but rewarding, kids.
Kate Taylor
6 Restaurant Chains Celebrating Valentine's Day With Sweet Deals
Valentine's Day

6 Restaurant Chains Celebrating Valentine's Day With Sweet Deals

Ready to smooch for your supper at Qdoba or join the world's largest coffee date at Starbucks?
Kate Taylor