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Albert Tadevosyan was an MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fighter with a professional fight record of 7 wins, 1 loss, and 1 draw.
  • Kerry Pipes
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Some entrepreneurs think big from the start. No single unit for them! Instead, they sign on as an area developer, agreeing to open a certain number of units by a specified date in a given geographic area, where they have been granted exclusive rights.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 18,774
Gloria Jean's Coffees franchisee Eric Vo's operating mantra for success is simple. "I love to help people," says Vo, a franchisee of the premier coffee brand since 2003.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,214
Mega Wendy's multi-unit operator announces an agreement to add another 57 Wendy's locations across the Midwest to its growing portfolio.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,105
Arby's Named One Of The 2017 Best Workplaces For Diversity By Great Place to Work and Fortune.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 920
Capriotti's Sandwich Shop is setting its sights on strategic growth in 2018, with a passion for the product and a proven business model that is on the road to becoming a national fast-casual brand.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,682
Just a few decades ago, franchising was still characterized by "mom and pop" operations where franchisees opened and operated a single unit for years - maybe even for a lifetime. The focus was simple and the operations not complex.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 8,302
Kevin Kelly, a decorated fighter pilot, credits his 25 years of active duty for his strategic focus on the big picture in his multi-unit franchise business.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,325
Over the past 20 years, internationally renowned dietitian Laura B. LaValle has seen every diet fad imaginable come—and go.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,782
Virginia Multi-Unit Operator Opens 20th Captain D's location.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,372
It takes commitment, self-discipline, and a positive mindset to build a healthy and productive family business.
  • Loyd H. Rawls
  • 1,328
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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 fitness franchise sector is in a position of strength. Nearly one out of five Americans belongs to a health club.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 2,203
Great concept. Great site. Great training. Great employees. So far, so great. Now it's time to get the word out to your future customers. It's time to crank up the marketing machine.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 9,825
As an emerging brand, the inside coup is kicking its winning franchise blueprint up a notch with an ever-growing dream team of cutting edge marketing strategies set to take the innovative, upscale magazine to new heights in the multi-billion dollar direct mail industry.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,145
Technomic study uncovers the latest trends and data concerning consumers’ shifting behavior and attitudes toward breakfast.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,537
Jiffy Lube Multi-Unit Franchisee Finds Unique Advantage to Becoming a Mighty Auto Parts franchisee.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,769
Now that you have your franchise unit up and running, how do you keep it from stumbling during its first months and years? After all, most small businesses need time to learn the ropes and turn a profit.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,435
Most people reading this article probably are members of several loyalty programs. Some are franchisees whose systems have a loyalty program they and their staff have had to implement.
  • Tom Epstein
  • 1,512
Consider these four fundamental questions when looking for a trustworthy business partner and you can achieve peace of mind and build a sound business.
  • Marc Collopy
  • 2,086
In a world characterized by devastating and tragic events, multi-unit franchisees should look for ways to be lasting and positive influences throughout communities.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 1,494
Two well-known franchisees are adding Arby’s to their restaurant portfolio for the first time as the brand announces new growth in Chicago
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,912
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Open a Red Mango Franchise
Based in Dallas and with more than 300 locations across the U.S., Mexico, El Salvador and Uruguay, Red Mango is a rapidly-expanding retailer of all-natural frozen yogurt, and healthier eating options.
Finding the best site for your new franchise unit (assuming your brand is not mobile or home-based) is a critical decision, one that should be based on the cold, hard facts: the numbers.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 26,138
Not only is Ben & Jerry's franchisee Karen Morse a veteran of serving up the brand's mantra of peace, love, and ice cream, she strives to scoop it forward.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,937
New Survey Points to Tight Job Market and Says It’s a “Job Seeker’s Market” For Seasonal Hiring.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 3,324
The complex challenges of a marriage and business partnership often requires both partners to work hard to maintain harmony and drive business performance.
  • Loyd Rawls
  • 2,574
The first time Texas franchisee Earl Bowling experienced the warm and welcoming atmosphere of a Sunny Street Café restaurant, he knew the fast casual breakfast and lunch brand was the right franchise fit for him.
  • Helen Bond
  • 4,617
Senior care franchising is a winning proposition for many entrepreneurs on several fronts. It can enable you to earn a very nice income while simultaneously helping seniors and their families.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 1,837
How can you talk about site selection without mentioning "location, location, location"? There, we did it. Now, let's dig deeper.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 13,895
Are you sharing your franchise story in the widely popular photo-sharing world of Instagram? If not, social media management experts say, it’s time to start.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,997
John Ponczoch believes there is always a way to make someone's day. Ponczoch, senior vice president of food operations and marketing for TravelCenters of America (TA-Petro) since 2010.
  • Helen Bond
  • 2,499

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