Franchisees

Franchise Players

How One Man's Air Force Experience Led to Life as a Hydraulic Hose Franchisee

Bill Lesswing worked as a PIRTEK employee for over a decade, and now he's transitioning to a franchisee as he opens the company's first Tennessee location.
Franchise Players

When His Franchisor Dreams Fizzled, This Man Became a Successful Franchisee

With years of experience in the restaurant business behind him, Darin Beck is moving forward as a franchisee.
Franchise Players

How Franchising Helped Me Find Work-Life Balance

This father of three left a job in retail, leaving behind unpredictable schedules in the process.
Franchisees

Why This Company Bought North Carolina's Oldest Printing Business

Entrepreneur stops the presses for a Q&A with Chris Andrews, an AlphaGraphics franchisee.
Franchises

The 5 Sections to Pay Close Attention to in a Franchise Disclosure Document

A great deal of your time and money is on the line, so you need to know everything there is to know about the franchise you want to purchase.
Franchisees

This Man Climbed the Ladder by Sticking With Gutters

Loyalty and ambition drive a U.S. success story.
Joint Employer

Will This Decision Force Franchises to Reconsider Their Business Models?

The National Labor Relations Board's latest move means franchisors can be held legally accountable by workers.
Franchises

Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding

ApplePie Capital serves up a fresh financing model.
Minimum Wage

New York Moves Closer to a $15 Minimum Wage for Fast-Food Employees

A state-appointed panel has recommended a significant increase from $8.75 an hour.
Career Change

From Franchisor to a Competitor's Franchisee: How a Hooters Owner Bounced Back

Former Hooters owner is back in business at Twin Peaks.
Minimum Wage

Papa John's Franchisee to Pay Employees $460,000 for Wage Theft

Officials say that the owner of nine Papa John's locations failed to properly pay employees minimum wage and overtime.
Franchisees

Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights

The IFA agreed to drop its opposition to a bill backed by franchisee and labor organizations.
Franchises

10 Franchises Reveal What They Look for in a Franchisee

An entrepreneurial spirit, leadership skills, a bubbly personality -- here's what brands from Cinnabon to Pinot's Palette look for in franchisees.
Franchising Your Business

10 Questions to Ask When Franchising Your Business

From startup costs to legal docs, to vetting franchisees, here's what you need to know before putting your brand in someone else's hands.
Franchisees

After a Fire, an Owner's Concern for His Employees Burns Bright

While his employees performed community services, the restaurant owner performed a charitable act of his own.