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Florida Woman Closes a Clothing Boutique to Open an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Business
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Florida Woman Closes a Clothing Boutique to Open an Eco-Friendly Cleaning Business

After owning several businesses, Martekei Plange turned to franchising with Coverall as a way to refocus her entrepreneurial career.
Erin Schultz
Owner of This Georgia Fried Chicken Joint Came Out a Winner After Corporate Bankruptcy
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Owner of This Georgia Fried Chicken Joint Came Out a Winner After Corporate Bankruptcy

By staying true to herself, Vickey Shelton kept the doors of her Mrs. Winner's Chicken and Biscuit restaurant open through tough financial times for the company.
Erin Schultz
This Franchisee Found a Business That Rocked His World
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This Franchisee Found a Business That Rocked His World

When Ken Hall of Tennessee found School of Rock, he says he found the courage to leave his corporate gig and finally listen to the music.
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What's Old Is New Again for These Two Resale Franchisees
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What's Old Is New Again for These Two Resale Franchisees

Mark Hoon has never been an employee. Instead, he and his wife have been small-business owners for three decades-plus, and franchisees since 2008.
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California Restaurant Industry Vet Finds a New Persona at Cutting-Edge Pizza Place
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California Restaurant Industry Vet Finds a New Persona at Cutting-Edge Pizza Place

Nick Ulrich says he loves the mom-and-pop feel of the build-it-yourself Persona Pizza franchise, which he runs with his brothers in his hometown of Santa Rosa.
Erin Schultz
How One Woman Reinvented Her Career After Nearly 30 Years by Becoming a Franchisee
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How One Woman Reinvented Her Career After Nearly 30 Years by Becoming a Franchisee

After spending much of her career at Motorola, Linda Zager learned that selling consulting services required different techniques than selling phones.
Carly Okyle
This Franchise Knows Just How Cool (and Hot) It Is for a Woman to Own and Operate an HVAC Business
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This Franchise Knows Just How Cool (and Hot) It Is for a Woman to Own and Operate an HVAC Business

Mandy Solis considers herself lucky to have had a mentor who 'never treated me differently because I was young or a woman.'
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Ohio Woman Leaves a Career on Campus to Make Learning Fun With Legos at Snapology
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Ohio Woman Leaves a Career on Campus to Make Learning Fun With Legos at Snapology

Gina Cuffari uses building blocks to provide local kids with a holistic and entertaining after-school educational experience.
Erin Schultz
This Franchisee Is Cooking up Some Lessons in Life for Her Young Clientele
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This Franchisee Is Cooking up Some Lessons in Life for Her Young Clientele

Nora Wachter-Lerner survived cancer and decided that for her next gig, she was leaving the corporate world and going back to the kitchen.
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Former New York Times Pressman Worked Out a Strong Career Change in Mid-Life With Retro Fitness
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Former New York Times Pressman Worked Out a Strong Career Change in Mid-Life With Retro Fitness

At 38, Warren De Stefano said goodbye to newspapers and hello to a unique gym franchise, helping disabled military veterans along the way.
Erin Schultz
This Woman Brought a German Franchise to South Carolina With Wunderbar Results
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This Woman Brought a German Franchise to South Carolina With Wunderbar Results

Jean Brodnax-Martin discovered Vom Fass in Europe and, along with her husband, was quick to become a franchisee when the company expanded to the states.
Carly Okyle
Coffee Runs Deep in This Franchisee's Veins. No, Really, It Does.
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Coffee Runs Deep in This Franchisee's Veins. No, Really, It Does.

More than two decades ago, Ross Drever took over the world's first Gloria Jean's Coffees franchise. Its founder, in 1986, was his dad.
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From Anheurser-Busch Sales Rep to Restaurateur, This Man Has Made a Career of Wings and Beer
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From Anheurser-Busch Sales Rep to Restaurateur, This Man Has Made a Career of Wings and Beer

Long-time franchisee Brent Weaver of North Carolina started out in sales for the beer giant before opening his own East Coast Wings & Grill 12 years ago.
Erin Schultz
Why Opening a Kumon Center Was an Educational Experience for Former Teacher
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Why Opening a Kumon Center Was an Educational Experience for Former Teacher

After seeing her daughter's skills improve with Kumon tutoring, this math teacher was inspired to become a franchisee for the company.
Carly Okyle