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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.

True Perspective: Adversity Brought Focus And Balance To Charles Loflin »

By Kerry Pipes

Cancer was a wakeup call for Charles Loflin. He was a successful businessman in 2009 going from one accomplishment to the next.

Keeping It Simple--Big Time! »

By Kerry Pipes

Keeping the business model simple has paid off handsomely for Charles Smithgall over the past 18 years he has been an Aaron's franchisee

All About Systems: Checks, Balances, Success For Charles Haney »

By Debbie Selinsky

There's a sign on the wall in Charles Haney's Burger 21 restaurant in Voorhees, N.J., that he believes lists all the best ways to succeed. One, he says, defines who he is: "B-different."

B-Different!: Building Success By Trusting His Gut »

By Debbie Selinsky

One of Charles Haney's favorite things about his new Burger 21 restaurant in Voorhees, N.J., is a wall sign that he believes lists all the best ways to succeed.

Tough Times: Dunkin' Franchisee Survives Business Startup During Economic Low »

By Debbie Selinsky

Talk about starting a business during the worst of times. Jason Duffy knows just what that's like.

Air Force Veterans Take Off »

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Two former Air Force vets will soon be taking flight by opening an Interim HealthCare in Salt Lake City.

Survive And Thrive: Adversity Teaches Its Own Lessons »

By Kerry Pipes

In 2009, Charles Loflin's life was in high gear and he was racking up one success after another. Then his wife got cancer.

Lemons To Lemonade: Eric Holm Squeezes Out A Great Business Success Story »

By Debbie Selinsky

Thirty Golden Corral restaurants, $155 million in sales annually, and providing jobs for more than 3,000 people would most certainly qualify as a success story for Eric Holm.

Going Retro: NFL Quarterback Signs Deal To Open Multiple Retro Fitness Clubs »

Multi-Unit Franchisee

For NFL Quarterback David Garrard, there's no such thing as "retirement." His short break from the NY Jets, starting in May and ending in October, proves that he's not good at sitting back and doing nothing.

Compassionate Leader: Domino's Franchisee Dominates With A Kind And Gentle Hand »

By Debbie Selinsky

Mary Lynne Carraway's 74 Domino's Pizza restaurants may dominate the Washington, D.C., market, but she runs her 1,800-employee business with a kind and gentle approach to success.

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