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Informative articles to support business buyers, franchisees, and franchisors in Arizona.

When retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Tim Hershberger signed on as a franchisee with Dickey's Barbecue Pit in Florida, the 30-year military veteran was already focused on the customers he knew best. And his military ties have helped jump-start his first nongovernmental venture.
  • Helen Bond
  • 15,444 Reads
So many good things are happening so fast in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome back to "Good News" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,803 Reads
So many good things are happening so fast in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up (even for us!). So welcome to "Good News" - our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,209 Reads
Ross Harried has found that a "small" strategy can serve up big business success. His Maui Wowi Ka'anapali Carts (Tiki huts on wheels) are 8 feet wide, 3 feet deep, 8 feet high and can squeeze in most anywhere...
  • Helen Bond
  • 9,435 Reads 8 Shares
Mary and Ferrel Freer often finish each other's sentences. That's most likely because the Flagstaff, Ariz., couple have been married 49 years--and for most of that time have worked together as franchisees for brands including Sizzler, Del Taco, and Hampton Inn & Suites.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 7,044 Reads 6 Shares
So many good things are happening in franchising these days, it's hard to keep up! So welcome back to "Good News" – our monthly roundup of franchise growth, finance, international expansion, milestones, and other positive news from franchisors large, medium, and emerging.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,478 Reads
On May 20, 2013, when strong tornadoes tore through Moore, Okla., Brandon Boozer and his family were lucky. Their home wasn't damaged, though some of their closest neighbors lost everything.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,639 Reads 2 Shares
Amin Dhanani didn't have to look far for a business role model: his father came from Pakistan 37 years ago with 11 children and $50 in his pocket.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 25,356 Reads 19 Shares
Mike Bidwell is a leader who is clear, pragmatic, and to the point. "I'm passionate about creating opportunities for others to grow," says the 57-year-old president and CEO of The Dwyer Group.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,522 Reads
Arizona Files Brief In Support Of IFA Lawsuit Seeking To Stop Franchise Wage Discrimination In Seattle.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 8,801 Reads
Mike Bidwell, CEO and president of The Dwyer Group, discusses his career path from franchisee to the top of the C-suite at the 8-brand, $1 billion franchisor.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 6,434 Reads 6 Shares
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At age 64, ServiceMaster/Furniture Medic franchisee Paul Berg is on the grow again. He just added a new territory and is not planning to stop growing anytime soon.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,199 Reads
Tony Lutfi, who immigrated to the United States from Lebanon, is one of the most successful QSR franchisees in the country, rapidly growing his five food brands to market domination and record revenues.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 7,835 Reads 1 Shares
The best franchisees are some of the hardest-working and kindest people around. They provide customers with consistent products and services, give back to their communities, and provide jobs for thousands of employees.
  • Kerry Pipes & Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,768 Reads
Natalie Ehrlich knows what it's like to overcome difficult times in her life. One of the most challenging periods she ever faced was when she was a single mother studying to earn her Ph.D. while raising her son at the same time.
  • Multi-Unit Franchisee
  • 6,737 Reads
Does a 120 percent conversion rate on a social media marketing campaign sound appealing? Yes, that's right: a conversion rate of more than 100 percent is exactly what First Cup LLC, a large Dunkin' Donuts franchisee in Arizona...
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,133 Reads
Talk about starting a business during the worst of times. Jason Duffy knows just what that's like.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 15,737 Reads 229 Shares
Multi-unit franchisee Jason Duffy may only be 38 years old, but he could write a book about being successful in business during tough economic times.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,694 Reads
By Most Anyone's Definition, Eric Holm Is A Business Success Story. The Winter Park, Fla., Man Owns 30 Golden Corral Restaurants, Bringing In $155 Million In Annual Sales And Providing Jobs For More Than 3,000 Workers In Georgia And Florida.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 15,116 Reads
Domination is the battle plan. In this issue we once again take a look at franchisees intent on being the big boy, leading the pack, or simply, market domination - and where they do it.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 8,254 Reads 2 Shares
Aziz Hashim, who was an engineer before deciding he liked restaurants and franchising better, has a detailed, systematic process for evaluating potential new brands.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,010 Reads 74 Shares
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As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in today's transforming global economy, FUSR brings you positive news each month
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,700 Reads 248 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a volatile economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,423 Reads 311 Shares
Franchising is bursting (not busting!) out all over these days, with a flurry of activity in financing, mergers and acquisitions, and incentives.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 2,991 Reads 25 Shares
In business, a lot changes in three years, especially in a down economy. And while his business has taken a turn for the worse, Tom Barnett's values and commitments remain strong as ever.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 7,121 Reads 485 Shares
Tom Barnett has taken it on the chin. The last three years of economic woe have taken a toll but his values and commitments remain as strong as ever.
  • Debbie Selinsky
  • 5,215 Reads 130 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a volatile economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,803 Reads 1,023 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a volatile economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 5,593 Reads 189 Shares
Pollo Campero will open three Houston locations by year-end featuring its new design and menu.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 4,512 Reads 119 Shares
As savvy franchise companies continue to flourish in a volatile economy, FUSR continues to bring you good news each month, highlighting brands that are adding units, increasing comp store sales, striking deals with investors, innovating, and continuing to grow, whether domestically or overseas.
  • Eddy Goldberg
  • 3,533 Reads 224 Shares

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