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A Franchise That Develops Leaders Was Just What This Military Veteran Was Looking For

Tutor Doctor has the structure and strong support team that appealed to a 22-year Navy duty officer.

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Why This Air Force Veteran Decided to Become a Franchisee of a Brand She Loved as a Kid

After eight years as an Air Force officer, Tammy Tubbs decided to open up a Papa Murphy's franchise.

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From Award-Winning High School Entrepreneur to Edible Arrangements Franchisee

Aislinn Smith first appeared in 'Entrepreneur' 20 years ago, after founding a dance studio as a teenager. Here's what she's been up to in the last...

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A Former Athlete Spills on Opening a Fitness Franchise

After a life of playing and coaching sports, Heidi Parr became a multi-unit Power Train franchisee.

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Sometimes the Best Business Opportunities Are Not the Most Obvious Ones

For this veteran couple, becoming Window Genie franchisees is the perfect post-military career.

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Why These Young Entrepreneurs Entered the Homecare Industry

Jennifer Wilmoth's childhood hospital stays helped inspire her to team up with Yohan Kim to open a BrightStar Care location.

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I Wanted to Work to Improve My Life – Not My Employer's

Cindi Garabedian spills on why she decided to become Studio Barre's first franchisee.

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How You Interact With the Customer Will Make or Break You

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.

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First-Time Franchisees Bring Industry Expertise to Their New Venture

Rosana Riveros and Arnaldo Paulino chose Maid Right to do something together and grow a family business.

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This Franchising Couple Found a Sports Company That Fits Them to a T

The Linns' teamwork makes this business a success.

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A Franchisee Who's Expert at Building Both Shelves and Revenues

Alan Regala is so good at home improvement that he reached the $1 million revenue mark within three years.

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A Franchisee for Whom 'Like Father, Like Son' Has Special Meaning

Ben Korn purchased his father's Safeguard franchise in Tucson, where he could foresee future growth there, as well as year-round golf.

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What It Feels Like to Run a Startup and a Franchise

Julie and Kevin McAdoo say, if they had to do it all over again, they'd start with the franchise, not the startup.

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A Lifetime Passion for Thrifty Fashion Turned Into a Career for This Franchisee

Kathy Bosley's talent for building stylish outfits on a budget helped her become a Clothes Mentor franchisee.

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Why This Couple Bought a Franchise After Traveling Around the World

Ten years ago, Chris Jester bought a SailTime franchise after taking a world-wide trip with his wife. Now, the franchise has allowed them to travel...

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This Franchisee Went From Laid-Off Employee to Accomplished Business Leader

Steve Rattner's job loss was a blessing in disguise, allowing him to tap into his entrepreneurial potential and find his true passion.

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Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.

Grit and determination helped this young Canadian find a partner and own her own restaurant.

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From Store Manager to Franchisee at Topper's Pizza

Lalit Kainth was no stranger to the pizza industry when he became a franchisee.

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A Blimpie Franchisee on the Benefits of Franchising as an Immigrant

David Old used an investor's visa to move from Mexico City and become a Blimpie Subs and Salads franchisee in Sam Houston, Texas.

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Converting a Family Business Into a Franchised Brand

More than 30 years after his mother founded the business, Matt Rand turned Rand Realty into a Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate franchised...

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A Franchise That Says It With Flowers, and Fruit and Chocolates

As an Edible Arrangements franchisee, Scott Greenberg finds inspiration for his other business: motivational speaking.

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A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape

This New York City firefighting franchise finds that with Philly Pretzel Factory there are mercifully few fires to put out.

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Navy Veteran's Servant Leadership Helped Turn Around His Franchise

Company growth -- made possible by employees who feel valued -- is on the horizon.

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Taking the Plunge Into a Self-Owned Business

After two decades of running operations for Pizza Hut and Wendy's, this pizza guy is his own boss -- for 42 Donatos locations.

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I'm Not a Risk Seeker – But I Am an Entrepreneur

For Leslie Kuban, franchising offered a way to be her own boss without taking on the same risks of starting her own business.

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Why Franchisees Need to Remember to Think Like True Entrepreneurs

Jerry Baltus is not only a business coach for franchisees and other business owners – he's a franchisee himself.

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Why Franchisees Need to Ask Questions Before Signing Any Agreements

Don't go into business scared of the unknown, says HealthSource franchisee David Mathias.

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Do Your Homework Before You Open a Franchise Business -- or, in This Case, Five

Decisions you make on the front end will heavily impact the long-term health of your business.

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