Cynthia Williams Landrum aims to make a "more direct impact" on students than the current educational bureaucracy allows.
Mo Khalil opened nine Mathnasium franchises in Florida to help children.
Six years ago, Paula Paredes started her ATAX franchise by first tackling an obstacle that had nothing to do with the IRS.
They used to be in oil and gas; now these guys are into waxing. No, not cars -- women's legs.
Liberty Harper literally grew up in franchising, having started in the industry right out of high school.
Seeing the good things ballroom dance did for her mother's health, Andrea Bisconti decided to follow her example.
The new franchise Zaniac offers young scientists after-school activities like computer coding, 3D printing and robotics.
Mohammad Mansour worked summers at the Illinois mall. Today, he's the employer, giving back to his community in the form of jobs for youth.
Franchisee Juanita Tackett was always interested in sustainability. Now she's promoting that ideal and making money doing it.
Fitness On the Go, it turns out, was just what the doctor ordered.
Caleb Nelson started at 20 in the franchise business and worked his way up to success -- on his own steam.
With a Right at Home franchise, Laura Greenway-Balnar found the perfect application for her gerontology nursing expertise.
Robert Shingleton moved from a $2 billion arbitrage portfolio to ownership of 14 sub sandwich restaurants, and he hasn't looked back.
Meghan and Court Fable enjoy the staffing business despite the challenge of having "no hours." They're always open.
Franchisee Bill Hooks says he's learned that you coach restaurants, you don't really manage them.
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