I Am Franchising - Real Life Success Stories From Franchisees

Franchising is a business model that has led millions to financial success. Every franchisee has a singular story - of where they've been, how they chose franchising, and of the challenges they've overcome on their pathway to personal and business success. I Am Franchising brings these real-life stories to you online. Someday your story may appear here as well.

Mom Makes It Big In Clothing Resale Franchises »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Mother of three with no previous business experience goes from homemaker to successful multi-unit franchisee with passion and hard work.

50 By 50: Welcome To Growth! »

By Helen Bond

The way Steven Taylor and Chris Smith see it, operating multiple brands just makes their business better.

Jann Birt Is Jackson Hewitt Franchisee Of The Year »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Jackson Hewitt Honors Jann Birt as its Franchise of the Year at Annual Convention.

Winning Couple: Restaurant Work Just Gets In Your Blood »

By Debbie Selinsky

After working her way through college waiting tables, Tracy Balen told her mother at her graduation from Ohio State University, "I'll never work in another restaurant!"

Ted Kergan Receives Sonic's Most Prestigious Award »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Sonic's 2015 Troy Smith Hall of Fame Award goes to long-time Louisiana franchisee Ted Kergen.

Multi-Brand Operator Expanding Dickey's In Pacific Northwest »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Inks 5-store deal with veteran Carl's Jr. operators in Washington state. The barbecue chain currently has 20 locations in the state with plans to open five more.

Life In The Fast (Casual) Lane »

By Helen Bond

Harsh Ghai's northern California-based multi-brand business may be rooted in food and family, but aggressive growth and smart development are the cornerstones of the company's success.

2015 MVP Winners: Recognizing Exceptional Multi-Unit Franchisees »

By Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg

Every spring, Multi-Unit Franchisee magazine recognizes the winners of its prestigious Most Valuable Performer (MVP) Awards, which honor franchisee excellence and highlight outstanding performance in growing both their organization and their brand(s).

Lisa Riley Is Franchisee Of The Year »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

Tulsa franchise owner recognized for outstanding contributions to franchising and named Franchisee of the Year by IFA.

Top Domino: To Be The Best, You've Gotta Beat The Best »

By Helen Bond

When Domino's veteran Michael "Mike" Orcutt made the switch from corporate executive to franchisee he was, he admits, a "little nervous" about how the managers of the nine Atlanta pizza stores he purchased in 1990 would welcome their new boss.

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