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A Two Time All-American Hurdler Overcomes Obstacles in Sports and Business
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A Two Time All-American Hurdler Overcomes Obstacles in Sports and Business

Like the lawns and landscapes he cares for, Justin Rush can withstand rough patches.
Carly Okyle
These Glass Doctor Franchisees Found Smashing Success in a Family Business
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These Glass Doctor Franchisees Found Smashing Success in a Family Business

Kevin and Tamera Tennant started their business in a dumpster, picking up shards of glass, to teach themselves their new trade.
Joan Oleck
How This Woman's Young Daughter Inspired Her to Change Careers
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How This Woman's Young Daughter Inspired Her to Change Careers

Jill Raedels worked with Enterprise for 13 years before opening a kids' haircutting franchise.
Carly Okyle
The Grewal Family Franchises Together and Thrives Together
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The Grewal Family Franchises Together and Thrives Together

Meet two generations of Subway franchisees, who can tell you what it's like to grow up in -- and then take on -- the family business.
Carly Okyle
This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model
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This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model

But she did. And she partnered with her own mom on two retail franchisee brands, and what turned out to be a true family affair.
Joan Oleck
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.
Entrepreneur Staff