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Taking the Next Step

Making the leap from employee to franchise entrepreneur

This story appears in the March 2010 issue of Start Up.

After working as a national operations manager for Dunkin' Brands (the culmination of 15 years spent working up the Baskin-Robbins ), followed by a stint as the general manager of a restaurant, David Granger decided to take the next logical career step: purchase a .

"I knew that I wanted a that was fairly , and I wanted to be in a trade that would require me to be out in the field instead of being in an office," Granger says. "I didn't want to become a plumber or electrician, but I knew I could clean. So I started researching different companies, and I came across Jani-King. I met with Jani-King, and I had a good feeling about them."

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