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These Franchisees' Business Runs Off Batteries Essential to an Alaskan Winter

Mary and Larry Banning have been empowered by the success of their three Batteries Plus Bulbs outlets in Fairbanks, Anchorage and Wasilla.
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This Franchisee is 'Right at Home' in Her Choice of a Business That Delivers Loving Care

Diane Carson battled breast cancer, then set up her business. During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she's spreading the word on offering support to those in need.
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This Franchisee Has Learned 'How Sweet It Is' to Be in Business for Herself

Chiral Desai is an author and an architect but Nothing Bundt Cakes satisfied her sweet tooth and was a "perfect fit" for her personality.
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These Franchisees Really 'Kicked It' in Their Choice of a Fitness Franchise

Chris and Kristina Bauge have found ILoveKickboxing healthy in terms of both physical fitness and profit.
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These Days, This HVAC Franchisee Is Cooling His Heels as a Successful Business Owner

Derek Cole held a variety of jobs in HVAC before becoming a franchise owner in 2009.
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These 'Angels' Are 'Investing' in a Franchise That Assists Seniors at Home

Parter Robert Bertram and Robert Coan's biggest challenge was waiting, and waiting and waiting for that all-important state license.
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What Were You Doing at Age 19? This Guy Already Owned His Own Franchise Business

Now age 21, Ron Balchandani has had to deal with the challenge of managing employees much older than he.
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That Old Saying About 'Death and Taxes' Helped Fuel This Franchise Choice

With six kids to care for, Becky and Eric Elder were hit hard by the Great Recession. But they survived by fighting, and filing taxes, for their many clients.
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This Franchise 'Tested Positive' for a Couple Seeking to Start Their Own Business

Tony and Theresa Oliver liked ARCpoint Labs' multiple income streams and the 'clean/white-collar' feel of the drug-screening brand.
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Hardly a 'Patch' Job: This Franchisee Is Deep into at Least 4 Franchise-Industry Roles

Patch Boys is only the latest initiative Bill Bunting has jumped into over the past 15 years.
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A 'Smooth' Brand Extension Outside the Four Walls of His Franchise Restaurant

When Arcadia High School in California invited owner Robert Kenz to sell his Robeks juices and smoothies to its students in-house, he couldn't say no.
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This Franchisee's Story Gives True Meaning to Today's Celebration of the American Worker

Orphaned in Vietnam and adopted by an American church, Phong Huynh grew up in the El Pollo Loco company, rising from night porter to corporate director and, today, owner of 13 restaurants.
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This Franchisee Was a Derivatives Trader Before He Took a Radical Plunge

Bob Ryan's interest in a Goldfish Swim School franchise was piqued by the scarcity of children's swim lessons in Chicago.
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