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Franchising is a business model that has led millions to financial success. Every franchisee has a singular story - of where they've been, how they chose franchising, and of the challenges they've overcome on their pathway to personal and business success. Franchising.com brings these real-life stories to you online. Someday your story may appear here as well.

Bryant Greene is Always Best Care Senior Services' largest and top revenue-producing franchisee.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,251 Reads 16 Shares
Entrepreneur Ryan Debin builds his business with enterprises that focus on family, fitness, and fun.
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,118 Reads 1 Shares
Sam Askar and his brother Casey built a $200 million multi-brand portfolio and plan to keep growing
  • Helen Bond
  • 1,459 Reads
Multi-brand franchisee with nearly 250 units takes pride in the number of people who have been a part of his business journey
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,136 Reads 28 Shares
After escaping from behind a desk job, Jeremy Music chased down his dream of being an entrepreneur
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,182 Reads 1 Shares
USMC veteran Talisin Burton applies his drive and belief in teamwork to growing his multi-brand franchise operation
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,619 Reads 2 Shares
Inspired by his family, Sedrick Turner has devoted himself to becoming a successful entrepreneur
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,448 Reads 22 Shares
Roger Wagner focuses on the core pillars of his business: hospitality, quality, service, and cleanliness.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,988 Reads 1 Shares
Michael Fay saw the value of franchising at a college job. Now he has 40 units spread across four brands.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,818 Reads 22 Shares
Gary Avants left his corporate job to become a Zaxby’s franchisee. Today he has 35.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 2,898 Reads 15 Shares
Three Sports Clips stylists tell how they became franchisees with the brand
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 7,311 Reads 1,041 Shares
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Rachel Wallace took over the family business in 2012 and has grown it to 25 Subways, 3 Scooter’s Coffee locations, and 1 Best Western Plus
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,329 Reads
2023 Noble Cause MVP Alex Tyler found deeper meaning his work on his first trip to Belize—and has been teaching swimming there ever since.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 4,141 Reads 14 Shares
Fitness franchise partners keep it growing with 2 Club Pilates, 2 YogaSix, and 1 CycleBar.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,607 Reads
Multi-unit franchisee has grown his business to 27 Sport Clips and 4 Rita’s Italian Ice locations.
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,494 Reads 3 Shares
Focus on marketing helps former pro footballer T. J. Moe succeed on the franchising field
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,380 Reads 1 Shares
Stephanie Coffey saw an opportunity in the nail care business, so she and her husband founded Frenchies Modern Nail Care.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 3,594 Reads 13 Shares
Redemption after a bad youthful decision reaps long-term success for multi-brand franchisee Jeff Burroughs
  • Sara Wykes
  • 4,285 Reads 4 Shares
Longtime partners branch into franchising with three fitness concepts: Club Pilates, YogaSix, and CycleBar
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,670 Reads 6 Shares
Andy Gundlach’s passion has led him from pizza to fitness brands
  • Sara Wykes
  • 5,434 Reads 46 Shares
For Tracy Bouwens, Scooter’s largest franchisee, it’s all about people
  • Sara Wykes
  • 7,375 Reads 7 Shares
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Dale Mulvey is a big Focus Brands fan: He operates 74 McAlister’s and 8 Moe’s, and spent time working at corporate
  • Sara Wykes
  • 4,729 Reads 14 Shares
Former athlete Helen Martin, who has 19 Stretch Zones and is buying 4 more, says, “I have so much Stretch Zone in my blood it would be hard to do another concept.”
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,050 Reads 35 Shares
Sudesh Sood’s latest big deal has Warner Food Management approaching 200 locations for 5 his food brands
  • Sara Wykes
  • 3,477 Reads 20 Shares
Mike James parlayed a real estate brokerage career into a fast-growing franchise business, opening 127 restaurants in 3 years, with big plans for more.
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 7,161 Reads 58 Shares
Jigar Patel’s balanced approach means operating 4 restaurant brands in three different segments
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 4,457 Reads 14 Shares
39-unit Mathnasium franchisee with locations in Florida, Texas, Kentucky, and New Jersey has his sights set on doubling his unit count, part 2
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 8,214 Reads 9 Shares
39-unit Mathnasium franchisee with locations in Florida, Texas, and New Jersey has his sights set on doubling his unit count
  • Kerry Pipes
  • 9,866 Reads 203 Shares
Greg Cutchall was a friend to many, an inspiration to all, and a great guy to know. Rest in peace, brother.
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 13,463 Reads 8 Shares
We asked Clare Moore, Franchise Development Director at Complete Weddings + Events, how she has used innovation to enhance her brand’s lead generation and recruiting efforts.
  • Franchise Update Media
  • 7,945 Reads 108 Shares

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