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may seem inherently uncreative; after all, it's about opening a lot of businesses that are alike. But some franchises are all about unique and artistic creations--whether they make them, frame them or inspire others to create them.

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Flowers make a lovely gift, but their beauty fades. As flower shop owners, brothers Tariq and Kamran Farid saw this problem and solved it by creating Edible Arrangements in 1998. Instead of flowers, their bouquets are made of fruit cut into flower shapes--so they look beautiful and can be eaten instead of thrown away. "I love [delivering arrangements] because of the reactions on people's faces," says Kamran. "They love that it's different."

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