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As the American economy staggered in the last few years of the 21st century's first decade, many U.S.-based franchisors began to search for growth opportunities overseas, casting a serious eye at international expansion. And from overseas, foreign-based franchisors saw depressed U.S. real estate prices and increased availability of prime locations as an opportunity to penetrate the U.S. market and establish a beachhead with American consumers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
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Eric Holm has graced the pages of this magazine before. We first profiled him in these pages in 2013, then recognized him with our 2015 Noble Cause MVP Award and profiled him again.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,783
Fazoli's Multi-Unit Franchisee Bringing the Brand's Second Location to the state of Arkansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,110
Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Acquires Clubs in Alabama and Virginia with Plans to Open Additional Units in the Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,089
If your goal is to open your own business and you love animals, owning a pet franchise will enable you to have a business that benefits animals - the best of both worlds!
  • Emma Pearson
  • 2,858
The previous How-To Franchising Guide story detailed the growing role of minorities in franchising and provided a list of online resources to help minorities enter and succeed in franchising.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,097
Spanish Franchise Association GM Eduardo Abadia talks about franchising in Spain. The Spanish franchise market is healthy, growing, and receptive to new brands. But Abadia says there are some key guidelines that franchise brands must consider when coming to Spain.
  • Spanish Franchise Association
  • 1,346
Activity in the multi-unit space has been significant and growing for years, with seemingly all industry participants eager to get deals done.
  • Dean Zuccarello
  • 1,248
NLRB Announces in Letter to Senators it Plans to Advance a Joint Employer Rulemaking.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,280
As you start exploring automotive franchises, you will learn that there are many things to consider in addition to which franchise brand you will invest in such as single-unit vs. multi-unit ownership.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 6,099
Effective succession planning can bring value to your business in the beginning as well as at the end.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,565
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Open a ZIPS Dry Cleaners Franchise
ZIPS, since 1996, began as eight dry cleaners in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C., metro area and has grown to more than 40 stores. Find out more.
The economic power of minorities in franchising has been rising steadily in the past several decades. The reasons are not complicated: the number of Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans has grown steadily as a percentage of the United States population.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 18,242
Jake Alleman considers himself lucky for the success that has come his way.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,231
Supercuts Franchisee Association Partners with Employee Benefits and HR Services Company in Effort to Help Hire and Retain Top Employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,096
Multi-Brand Operator Adds Russo's Restaurants To His Portfolio by Expanding the Brand's presence in 3 Texas Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,191
Many young entrepreneurs are discovering that franchising can jump-start them on the road to business success.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,652
In his late 20s, Glen Johnson fell in love with the Tropical Smoothie Cafe brand. He moved quickly, and in just a handful of years expanded to 26 Tropical Smoothie locations.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,921
Friendly Franchisees is one of the largest Carl's Jr. franchise operators in the country with more than 70 locations throughout the Los Angeles and San Francisco markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,981
Have you ever been asked what you do for a living? Rhetorical question, yes, but one that is often asked in social gatherings, and even from customers and vendors who may not truly understand what you do.
  • Dan Iosue
  • 4,132
There are about 126 million households in the United States according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This translates into an endless supply of customers seeking good and reliable home maintenance assistance whether it be for their gardens, houses (inside and out), pools, or driveways!
  • Emma Pearson
  • 30,785
Mike Hamra grew up in the Midwest, where his parents ran a highly successful restaurant business, Hamra Enterprises.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,718
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Open a School of Rock Franchise
With more than a decade of experience and over 170 schools throughout North and South America, Africa and Asia Pacific, School of Rock is the leader in performance-based after school music education.
Youth in franchising? Millennials at the helm? Can younger people with relatively little business experience (or money) learn to manage a successful franchise operation?
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,368
Angelo Freites spent years on the road overseeing restaurant operations of large franchise portfolios before he made the move to go solo so he could remain closer to home.
  • Helen Bond
  • 6,511
One of Church's Chicken's Largest Multi-Unit Operators is Bringing Newly Remodeled Restaurants to Texas Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,710
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop Multi-Unit Franchisee Partners Open New Store in Unique Non-traditional Location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,788
Since the invention of the first car in 1886, many business opportunities have emerged in the automotive sector including a variety of automotive franchises.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 16,188
Many franchise brands believe strongly in recruiting military veterans into their systems. These veterans often possess a determined and disciplined work ethic and a dedication to following a system.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 16,211
My career in business began at an unconventional location: the Brewhouse Grill in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Fresh out of college, I worked there as a waitress.
  • Jocelyn Mangan
  • 8,112
Arby's Multi-Unit Operator Bringing Remodeled and Additional Units to Tucson Market.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,250
Communication strategies that can help put you in a position to effectively negotiate and influence to get the result you want.
  • Adriana Puente
  • 8,347
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