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This Swim School's Model Makes Life Easy for Franchisees
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This Swim School's Model Makes Life Easy for Franchisees

Matt Lane and Paul Gerrard tested the waters before franchising SafeSplash, and it's been making waves ever since.
This Franchise Understands We All Have Those Impulse, Last-Minute Needs
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This Franchise Understands We All Have Those Impulse, Last-Minute Needs

From snacks, drinks, lottery tickets and news, this franchise has got it.
Lindsay Friedman
Franchise of the Day: Take a Weekend Getaway With This Hotel Franchise
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Franchise of the Day: Take a Weekend Getaway With This Hotel Franchise

If a break it what you need, this company has just the suite for you.
Lindsay Friedman
Franchise of the Day: Crunch Into a Cookie With This Franchise
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Franchise of the Day: Crunch Into a Cookie With This Franchise

If there's one thing Great American Cookies has perfected, it's the crunch of a cookie.
Lindsay Friedman
This Franchisee Isn't Just Selling Ice Cream. He's Selling K-12 Science.
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This Franchisee Isn't Just Selling Ice Cream. He's Selling K-12 Science.

First, Rob West had to convince California authorities that 400 gallons of liquid nitrogen at a retail location was perfectly OK.
Joan Oleck
Why You Should Make the Move to a Multi-Unit Franchise
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Why You Should Make the Move to a Multi-Unit Franchise

Make the jump from one franchise unit to a multi-unit empire.
Add Some Sprinkle to National Doughnut Day With These Franchises
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Add Some Sprinkle to National Doughnut Day With These Franchises

Our deep-fried glazed dreams won't be disappointed.
Lindsay Friedman
Franchise of the Day: Give Your Feet the Break They Need With This Franchise
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Franchise of the Day: Give Your Feet the Break They Need With This Franchise

For those that don't speak feet, the Good Feet franchise can help you out.
Lindsay Friedman
5 Takeaways From the Millionaire Matchmaker Who Connects Brands to Artists
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5 Takeaways From the Millionaire Matchmaker Who Connects Brands to Artists

Adam Kluger, CEO and founder of The Kluger Agency, wins big by getting celebrities and brands to swipe right on endorsement deals.
Lindsay Friedman
This Mom Took Her Kids's Education Into Her Own Hands and Became a Franchisee
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This Mom Took Her Kids's Education Into Her Own Hands and Became a Franchisee

Based on the experience her children had with Best in Class Education Center, Priya Venkat opened two franchises in Texas.
Carly Okyle
Veteran Franchisees, We Salute You (Infographic)
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Veteran Franchisees, We Salute You (Infographic)

More veterans are embracing their entrepreneurial side. Check out these facts and figures.
Carly Okyle
To Celebrate National Hamburger Day, Here are 8 Franchises That Know How to Hit the Spot
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To Celebrate National Hamburger Day, Here are 8 Franchises That Know How to Hit the Spot

Nothing feels better than a juicy burger, especially on an empty stomach. From Fatburger to Johnny Rockets, here are some of the best burger franchises in the U.S.
Lindsay Friedman

Franchising is a way for companies to expand their business by licensing the rights to third-party retailers or individuals -- or franchisees -- who then can use the franchise's logo, name and business model.

There are three different kinds of franchises. They include:

  • Distributorships, such as withToyota, which licenses the right for a third party to sell the parent company product.

  • Trademark licensing, which allows companies to buy the right to use the parent company's trademark along with their own brand, such as what Coca-Cola licenses to other companies.

  • Business format franchises, such as Subway, which offer its franchisees the right to sell its goods and/or services using its business model.

Popular franchises: Some examples of popular and well-known franchise models are in the food industry -- many of which have gone international -- such as McDonald's, Subway and Pizza Hut. Starbucks, which is commonly thought to be a franchise, is not.

For more information about top franchise businesses, check out Entrepreneur's 2016 Franchise 500® Rankings, or get the Entrepreneur Franchise 500.