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The Demographic Trends Driving Growth in Franchising

Companies that target specific populations are a major force in the franchising upswing.

The Top Home-Based Franchises of 2012

Want to start a business, but don't want to deal with an office or a storefront? These are the franchises for you.

How Two Firefighters Started Firehouse Subs Franchise

A firefighting-theme sandwich chain gets hot. Now with nearly 500 locations, it's grown to become one of the top sub-sandwich franchises in the U.S.

David Port

The Hottest Sectors for Franchising

Our annual Franchise 500 listing reveals 14 sectors where franchising is booming with opportunity. Here's a look.

The Top New Franchises of 2012

New franchises are holding their own against older competition

A Franchise Breathes Life Into the Casket Business

A Kansas businessman takes on the staid funeral industry and creates a new franchise sector in the process.

Jason Daley

Three Survival Stories From the Franchise World

Fires, credit problems, medical emergencies--there's no end to the obstacles overcome by intrepid franchisees. Here's how three spirited entrepreneurs found success in the face of adversity.

Gwen Moran

How a Franchise Can Play the Real Estate Market

For some franchises, the depressed real estate market is an opportunity to renegotiate leases and focus on newly available sites.

Jason Daley

How to Read a Franchise Disclosure Document

Let's face it: A Franchise Disclosure Document, with its piles of legalese, can be daunting. We help you read between the lines.

Julie Bennett

How Tasti D-Lite Finds Success with Social Media

The frozen dessert franchise, in business since 1987, has become the poster child for online engagement in the franchise world.

For Restaurant Chains, A Homespun Challenge

Many restaurant franchises begin as small-town favorites. But when regional expansion calls, keeping that local flavor is difficult. How three chains have managed it.

Jason Daley

What's Hot (or Not) for Franchises in 2012

Burgers, hotels, frozen treats -- it's all looking (and tasting) great. Fancy hams and tanning salons? Outlook not so good.