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Video: The FBR50 Awards

Franchise Business Review President Michelle Rowan explains why the FBR50 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards are the most prestigious awards in all of franchising, and why the franchise companies that win this exclusive award are so special. Think your brand has what it takes to be an award-winner? Register Now!


FBR’s President Interviewed by Local Radio Station

This past week, FBR’s President Michelle Rowan was interviewed by WSCA Radio in Portsmouth, NH on their [email protected] program. During the segment, Michelle discusses the franchise industry, how she teamed up with FBR Founder Eric Stites to build our brand, and how they’ve built a workplace on hard work, trust, and fun!

Eric Stewart

Out-Of-Work Veterans Turn To Franchising

After retiring as a Master Sergeant from the army in 2008 and returning to Iraq and Afghanistan to serve the troops as a contractor for six years until March of 2014, Eric Stewart returned home for good. He sent his resume out to almost 70 employers. “I think I was only called in for two

Don’t Buy a Franchise Unless It Has These Five Traits

The franchise brands named in our 2015 Top Franchises report scored about 12% higher than average in innovation and creativity. Perhaps more telling is that there were over 36% more occurrences of an “excellent” rating, the highest response option, by franchisees of the Top 200 Franchises, showing these systems are focused on evolving their brands in order to meet changing consumer needs and desires.


Senior Home Care Industry’s Growth Potential Attracts Caring Entrepreneurs

The International Franchise Association says senior care is among the franchise industry’s highest-growth sectors. This is not surprising since an estimated 10,000 people each day in the United States turns 65. If owning a business that makes a positive difference in people’s lives sounds appealing, then a senior home care franchise, or one that serves


Infographic: How VetFran Is Helping Veterans Find New Careers

Since 2011, over 200,000 U.S. military veterans have started careers in franchising, including employment at franchise businesses, franchise ownership, employment at the corporate franchise level, and employment with franchising supplier companies. In that time, over 5,000 veterans have become franchise owners.