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If you love animals, enjoy working with people, and would like to be your own boss, investing in a pet franchise can be a fulfilling, enjoyable, and financially rewarding career. You’ll be helping both animals and their owners while doing something you enjoy tremendously.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 7,112
The marketing skills you'll need to grow your franchise business vary with the type of business you're in – as well as where and how you do business. Food, retail, and service businesses each require different marketing skills; storefront, mobile, and home-based businesses mean different approaches to finding customers; and the ways to attract customers are not the same for different industries or sectors (restaurants, senior care, or home repair service, for example).
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 12,950
Kamal Singh worked as a cashier at McDonald's, delivered sub sandwiches, opened his own Lenny's Subs shop, began adding other franchise brands.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,661
Arizona-Based Arby's Multi-Unit Operator Opening Brand's First New 'Fast-Crafted Style' Restaurant in Tucson Area.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 2,525
Two NFL Players Team Up To Bring Additional Jamba Juice Locations to Washington, DC Market
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 1,864
China is hot, as is much of Asia. So is Latin America. Hot for what? For expansion-minded U.S. franchise brands seeking growth opportunities. In a trend that accelerated with the onset of the Great Recession, U.S. franchisors have been looking overseas with greater focus for the past three-plus years.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 16,120
How many times have you heard, "A smile is free. It costs absolutely nothing to give but can mean the world to the person who receives it?"
  • John DiJulius
  • 4,476
Now may be the ideal time to invest in a home services franchise for multiple reasons. Spending on home renovations and repairs is expected to stay strong according to the Leading Indicator of Remodeling Activity (LIRA) report by the Remodeling Futures Program at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.
  • Emma Pearson
  • 9,686
Checkers & Rally's Franchisees Turning to Brand's New 'Modular' Design Concept Enabling Them To Build More Quickly and at Lower Cost.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,504
Facing the Challenges Related to Partnerships, Family, and Children Entering Into A Business Operation.
  • Jeff Bannon
  • 1,984
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
  • 11,334
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Open a Eat The Frog Fitness Franchise
As an Eat The Frog Fitness Franchisee you will own a business with great potential in the growing $35 billion dollar fitness industry.
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
  • 3,651
Fazoli's Multi-Unit Franchisee Bringing the Brand's Second Location to the state of Arkansas.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,109
Planet Fitness Multi-Unit Operator Acquires Clubs in Alabama and Virginia with Plans to Open Additional Units in the Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,108
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
  • 7,199
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
  • 14,565
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
  • 2,021
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
  • 2,262
NLRB Announces in Letter to Senators it Plans to Advance a Joint Employer Rulemaking.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 1,748
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
  • 8,657
Effective succession planning can bring value to your business in the beginning as well as at the end.
  • Kendall Rawls
  • 2,106
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Open a Sbarro, LLC Franchise
An award-winning franchise company, Sbarro is known for selling XL NY pizza by the slice with dough made in-house daily & 100% Whole Milk Mozzarella.
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
  • 19,121
Jake Alleman considers himself lucky for the success that has come his way.
  • Helen Bond
  • 3,962
Supercuts Franchisee Association Partners with Employee Benefits and HR Services Company in Effort to Help Hire and Retain Top Employees.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,489
Multi-Brand Operator Adds Russo's Restaurants To His Portfolio by Expanding the Brand's presence in 3 Texas Markets.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 2,563
Many young entrepreneurs are discovering that franchising can jump-start them on the road to business success.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 14,323
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
  • 4,485
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
  • 4,387
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
  • 4,439
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
  • 67,991
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