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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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In 2015, when opportunity came knocking, Susan Boresow answered the bell. At the time she was CMO at Massage Envy. Today she's president of Title Boxing Club, the boutique fitness franchise that specializes in boxing and kickboxing fitness classes with more than 160 locations in the U.S. and abroad.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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When I acquired Shoney's Restaurants a decade ago, I was presented with an opportunity and a challenge to bring this 70-year-old iconic American brand back to its glory days.
  • By David Davoudpour
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Women play a critical and growing role in franchising. In our Annual Women's Issue, we profiled 28 "C-Suite Women." We share their profiles in this new weekly series.
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Allan Young will tell you straight up that his job begins and ends with accountability. It's just the way the 46-year-old CEO of Noble Brands sees it.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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What a wonderful world of women we've found for our 4th Annual Women's issue! In the three previous issues we featured presidents, CEOs, and founders.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Heart of America Group is a diversified company that operates hotels and restaurants across the Midwest as both franchisee and franchisor.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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I never want to stand still. I always want to be working on something and find ways to improve it, expand upon it, and to be innovative.
  • By Jonathan Barnett
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Two years ago, when Georgetown, Texas-based Sport Clips prepared to enhance its corporate team and boost growth it called on Mark Kartarik, a salon industry veteran.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Nader Masadeh didn't like what he saw at one of his franchise locations when we was featured on CBS television's "Undercover Boss" a few months ago. So the Buffalo Wings & Rings president and CEO promptly stepped out of his disguise to handle the problem.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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The fast casual space is one that continuously evolves to meet consumer demands. From restaurant design to ordering methods and digital advancements both in-store and online, brands are continually undergoing changes to keep their dynamic guest base happy... and full.
  • By Christine Specht
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Ashley Morris and childhood friend Jason Smylie were not afraid to take on the world when they graduated from college in their early 20s.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Any big initiative, project, or revolution must have the support of the senior leadership team; otherwise it will be considered "flavor of the month" or "management by bestseller."
  • By John DiJulius
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Public relations is witnessing something of a tactical evolution these days, but at its core it's still all about communication and relationships. No two elements are more fundamental--or effective--in designing and executing a franchise PR strategy.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Arby's has come a long way in the past few years. Over that time, the legacy brand has launched a series of innovative, meat-focused menu items, including the sizzling Brown Sugar Bacon sandwich lineup, the most successful limited-time offer platform of 2015.
  • By John Bowie
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Ally Svenson, co-founder of MOD Pizza with her husband Scott, is no stranger to starting and growing a business.
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Shelly Sun, co-founder of BrightStar Care, never planned to start a company. But in 2001, she and her husband, J.D. Sun, were struggling to find quality in-home care for his grandmother and discovered they weren't alone.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Sharon DiMinico had a "Eureka" moment following the birth of her second child in 1987. She recognized something was missing for the parents and children in her local community.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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Renée Israel loves the smell and taste of fresh, kettle-cooked popcorn. When she and her husband Rob spotted mom-and-pop kettle corn makers at a farmers market in Boulder, Colo., in the early 2000s, it got them thinking. How could they bring fresh-popped flavored popcorn to a wider audience?
  • By Kerry Pipes
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If "Undercover Boss" doesn't call you (or perhaps you just don't like cameras or value your privacy), you still can go undercover. Julie Burleson, founder of Young Chefs Academy (YCA), did that for two <i>months</i> and calls it one of the best things she's ever done.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Turning your passion into a successful business is every entrepreneur's dream. Turning it into a business that helps other entrepreneurs realize their dreams is even better.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Heidi Ganahl says she has always been an entrepreneur and dog lover. "My husband and I were characterized by two things: we thought up crazy, wild ideas and we loved taking care of our two dogs," she says of their life in the early 1990s.
  • By Kerry Pipes
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How do you cure years of debilitating, recurring back pain? For Shane Evans, it was therapeutic massage. She liked the results so much that she started a franchise to offer that same experience to others.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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Let's start with what's an Acai berry. Looking like a cross between a grape and a blueberry, the a&ccedil;a&iacute; (ah-sigh-EE) berry is a small, reddish-purple fruit harvested from palm trees that grow around the Amazon River Basin.
  • By Eddy Goldberg
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