The Little Gym franchise company now offers active duty military a 50 percent discount off the franchise fee.
Geoff Frischman was attracted to Doc Popcorn for its flexibility in the number of locations he could own and for its business support.
Steve Peterson was drawn to Christian Brothers Automotive's own statement of care, about honesty, integrity and reliability.
Jovanny Galarza has prepared to own a construction business ever since he was a little boy, helping his dad around the house.
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.
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