After a Brush With Shark Tank Fame, This Woman Closed Her Business for Her Dream Franchise
A small-business owner took her original plan to Shark Tank before scrapping it and buying a franchise.
Bianca Bahri grew up in the franchising world. Her parents owned multiple H&R Block units, and her family's community -- Catholic Iraqi immigrants in the Detroit area -- was full of entrepreneurs who had used franchising as a way to get settled in America. "It's all I've ever known," she says. But after she went to business school, she couldn't find a franchise that matched her passions. She's a fitness fanatic, and she wanted to help women who felt uncomfortable working out in front of men. So she decided to strike out on her own.
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