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Overcoming Adversity To Succeed As A Franchisee
Bill Stegall and Greg Goodman, each facing very different circumstances, were both able to not only survive the tragedies they faced; They built their businesses up to be great successes. Full Story

Young and Motivated!
Today, the young and extremely motivated are buying franchises, starting teir own businesses and enjoying the success, freedom and lifestyle that goes along with being their own boss. Full Story

A Unique Relationship: Husbands and Wives Who Own Different Franchise Concepts
When a husband and wife decide to open a business together, that special relationship between them gets even more unique! Full Story

A Family Affair: Families Who Own and Operate Franchises Together
Joan Basilo, a Maui Wowi franchisee from Wisconsin, talks of how owning a franchise has brought fun, cooperation and the achievement of goals to her family. Full Story

Laid Off: Get Motivated to Succeed as a Franchisee!
I was laid off during the recession in the early 90?s. I job-hunted in an extremely tight job market, and decided I didn?t want to start over. I looked into franchising because the benefits outweighed doing a start-up business. I purchased my FASTSIGNS store in 1996 and have enjoyed owning my own business. I?m able to make money, enjoy the ownership aspect, and have the support of a strong system, stated Shane Beard, owner of a FASTSIGNS? franchise in Naperville, IL. Full Story

Profiles In Success: Happy, Fulfilled Franchisees
After leaving a twenty-year career in human resources, Charles E. Payton opened a mortgage loan company.Payton found himself unable to compete soon after interest rates began to rise. He decided to open a Mr. Handyman franchise. Now he shares his secret to success and happiness with us. Full Story

Not Quite Ready To Retire? Try Franchising.
Lee Martin tells how at the age of 60 he started his latest venture, an Action International franchise. Full Story

Franchise Basics for Women
Does the thought of developing a business model seem overwhelming to you? Does the thought of spending more time with your family and a flexible work life appeal to you? Franchising may be the right solution for you! Full Story

The Best of Both Worlds: Being a Mother and a Franchisee
Michelle Spitzer, owner of the Naples, Florida MaidPro franchise, tells her story of the best of both worlds, being a mother and a franchise owner. Full Story

Women and Franchising
This is a new age for women in the world of franchising! Today's world consists of mothers raising families on their own, women receiving higher educations, and women proving that they can earn a good living for themselves and their families. More and more women are embracing business ownership, positions of leadership, and the franchise industry. Today many services and organizations are emerging to assist women franchisees. Full Story

From Entrepreneur to Franchisor: One Woman?s Journey
Georgia Jones, Founder of Computer Moms, the extremely successful computer mentoring service, tell her story of how and why a business evolved into a thriving franchise. Full Story