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Franchisees

Franchises

Why Picking a Franchise Is Like Picking a Pair of Shoes

Whether you are picking a franchise or shopping for shoes, one thing is the most important: a good fit.
Franchises

Potential Franchisees, Take Note: Taco Bell Hopes to Open 2,000 U.S. Restaurants by 2023

Looking to own a franchise? Taco Bell is engaging in its most aggressive franchisee recruitment push in 15 years.
Franchises

Franchise Sector Seen Growing Faster Than Broader Economy; Health Care, Regulation Top Franchisee Concerns

While the franchise sector is forecast to grow faster than the broader economy, franchisees are concerned by increasing government regulations and pessimistic about the future of small business.
Franchises

The Man Who Owns (Almost) All the Burger Kings

Giullermo Perales, the country's biggest Latino franchisee, talks about why he likes to control the market.
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Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well

Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company.
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Franchisee Rolling in Green from Recycling Other People's Clutter

This 1-800-Got-Junk franchisee collects other people's unwanted stuff and finds a use for everything viable from clients' homes.
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8 Traits of Successful Franchisees

Thinking about buying a franchise? It's not for everyone. Columnist Jeff Elgin says these personality types are most likely to succeed.
Franchises

Martial Arts Franchise Kicks Butt

A martial arts franchise aims to drop-kick bullies and raise self-esteem while helping owners bring a professional approach to their business.
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Sports Figures Invest in a Sweet Startup

As Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt franchisees, sports luminaries show their softer side.
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After a Post-9/11 Slump, an Entrepreneur Turns to Franchising

Greg Carafello was at his flagship location on Sept. 11. He escaped after the second plane hit. Not only did he lose his main branch, but also his best friend.
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The Fight for 'Fairness in Franchising'

The Coalition for Franchisee Associations has put together a Bill of Rights to fight for changes to the long-established franchising system. But that's just a starting point in what could be an uphill battle,
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Franchisees Who Grew Million-Dollar Businesses

With hard work and trust in the concept, franchisees can make it big. From a maid service, to a restaurant and a photography studio, here's how three entrepreneurs profited from their own spin on a franchise's business plan.
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How a Downsized Burrito Led to Franchise Success

A Moe's Southwest Grill franchisee's idea for a smaller, more healthful burrito was a hit with customers chainwide.
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Friendly's Bankruptcy: A Lesson for Any Franchisee

Our franchise columnist looks at what happens to any franchise operator when a parent company files for bankruptcy protection.
Franchises

Beware of 'Song Birds' When Doing Homework on a Franchise

Some franchisers will try to steer prospects to franchisees who will only sing their praises. Follow these five steps to make sure your research yields a more accurate picture of how a system is faring.