Warren and Courtney French, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees
Hear from Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees, Warren and Courtney French!
Warren and Courtney French, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees
Hear from Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees, Warren and Courtney French!
Building Something Versus Working for a Paycheck
After working for very large organizations for 15+ years, the Wagners were ready for a new challenge. Franchise ownership has offered them more freedom, time and the ability to build something versus working for a paycheck.
Paula Paredes Finds Financial Freedom as ATAX Franchise Owner
Paula Paredes was living paycheck to paycheck as a factory employee before she opened her ATAX franchise in 2009. Today she is a successful businesswoman, who credits the ATAX franchise system with supporting her in her growth.
Gary Fortcher and Kathleen Mulligan Have Made Their WildBirds Unlimited Business a Family One
Gary Fotcher and Kathleen Mulligan have made their WildBirds Unlimited business a family one and say that the franchise model has worked particularly well for them.
Former Salesman Finds Franchise Ownership in Senior Care Sector "Extremely Rewarding"
Mike Kearney owns a Senior Care Authority franchise and says the experience of helping a family in crisis is extremely rewarding.
Monica Iannacone and Michael McFerron Draw on Military Experience and Education to Grow Their Dream Vacations Franchise
Monica Lannacone and Michael McFerron, officers in the U.S. military love the flexibility of owning their own Dream Vacations franchise.
Kevin and Cilla Buck of CarePatrol Enjoy the Freedom Offered by Franchise Ownership
Kevin and Cilla Buck love the freedom that they enjoy since becoming CarePatrol franchise owners. And, they love that they get to work together to help families through difficult times.
At a Cross Roads and at Age 49, Susan Palenik Made the Decision to Invest in a Cruise Planners Franchise
Susan Palenik, a Cruise Planners franchise owner, says she is grateful for the financial success she was able to achieve but is most appreciative of the personal freedom and flexibility to work anytime from anywhere.
Kevin Jones Finds Support, Success With His FASTSIGNS Franchise
Kevin Jones says he found the franchise model generally attractive because of access to established systems, a respected brand, and a network of support.
Justin and Stephanie Clarey Help Move People Forward
Justin and Stephanie Clarey say they love working together as Two Men And A Truck business owners.
Scott Bowen of Grease Monkey Says He Loves Everything About Owning a Franchise
Scott Bowen spent his entire adult life working as a mechanic in the United States Army. Now he owns a Grease Monkey franchise and says he loves everything about it.
Lori Mgrdichian Says Her Work is More Than Just a Job
Lori Mgrdichian says that helping people maintain a level of independence as they age makes her work more than just a job. Read more about Lori and how she got started with HomeWatch CareGivers.
Joe Copeland, Minuteman Press Franchisee
Joe Copeland has been operating his Minuteman Press franchise for over 20 years! Hear why he loves franchising and what has kept him in business for so long.
Ronda Zeneri, Cruise Planner's Franchisee
Ronda Zeneri, who owns a Cruise Planner franchise with her husband, says she wishes they had bought their business sooner! Read more about her experience.
Steve Rattner, Franchisee with FirstLight HomeCare
Steve Rattner says he chose to buy a FirstLight Home Care franchise because of their focus on culture and support. Today, he says the best thing about owning his business is seeing the difference his staff has made in the community.
From Newborn Photographer to PJ's Coffee Franchisee
For eight years, Roxanne Tillotson was a newborn photographer, but she had dreams of owning the PJ's Coffee franchise down the street. She never lost sight of her dream and in 2019 she finally transitioned from newborn photographer to PJ's Coffee franchisee.
Todd and Kim Seidi, CarePatrol Franchisees
Todd and Kim Seidi own two CarePatrol franchises in Greater Milwaukee and Southern Wisconsin. They sat down with FBR to chat about their experience in franchising.
Wil and Ayten Mauk, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchisees
Wil and Ayten Mauk of Atlanta are helping people build their dream vacation with their Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. See what they have to say about their experience with North America's leading cruise specialist.
Glory Gallucci, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Any Lab Test Now
Glory Gallucci went from Corporate America, to running an Any Lab Test Now franchise. Her advice to prospective franchisees? "Make sure you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur."
Howard James, Rock Star Franchise Owner, FASTSIGNS International
Howard James is a former technical theatre teacher, and while he may not teach high school students anymore, he continues to educate his FASTSIGNS team on best practices
Lyndon and Marianne Christman, Rock Star Franchise Owners, FirstLight Home Care
Having both worked in hospital environments, Marianne and Lyndon Christman know what it means to provide a high standard of care to patients.
Kirk and Mark Febus, Rock Star Franchise Owners, Home Care Assistance
A family affair: Kirk and Mark Febus are a father and son running a successful HomeCare Assistance franchise, providing quality care to their community.
Ash Gawande, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Image One
Ash Gawande: Veteran, father, and Image One rock star franchise owner!
Mary Beth Motisi, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Online Trading Academy
Since 2010, Mary Beth Motisi has educated students on the world of trading and finance, and can attest to the curriculum: She was once an Online Trading Academy student Herself!
Clint Finch, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Our Town America
Clint Finch climbed the corporate ladder that eventually led him to his current position as franchise owner of an Our Town America franchise.
Jen Krum, Rock Star Franchisee, Qualicare
To Jen Krum, being a Qualicare franchisee goes beyond the financial benefits; the true reward lies in the relationships she builds with members of her community, and the life-changing service she provides.
Debra Sawyer, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Sport Clips
Debra Sawyer began her professional career as an accountant. Now, she is the proud owner of 21 Sport Clips locations across Virginia and Florida.
Eze Akabogu, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Town Money Saver
Nigerian immigrant Eze Akabogu came to this country with a dream: to be the author of his destiny. He has achieved just that with his eight Town Money Saver franchises.
Jacqueline Venchi and Andy Scholl, Wild Birds Unlimited, Rock Star Franchisees
Andy Scholl and Jacqueline Venchi own a Wild Birds Unlimited franchise in Alpharetta, GA, and are committed to spreading the Joy of Bird Feeding.
Janice Sinardi, Cruise Planners Franchisee
Janice Sinardi owns a Cruise Planners franchise in Tampa, FL. Janice sat down with Franchise Business Review to chat about her experience with the Cruise Planners brand.
Yohanni Hedges, MaidPro Franchisee
What Yohanni Hedges likes most about owning a MaidPro franchise is that she has the opportunity to change lives in a positive way and help people (both clients and employees).
Ron Smith and Jan Griffith, Minuteman Press Franchisees
Ron Smith and Jan Griffith say they wish they had bought their Minuteman Press franchise sooner! "The rewards of owning your own business are there and it just takes time," they said.
Scot and Amy Hecht, Our Town America Franchisees
Scot and Amy Hecht cherish the financial, time & travel freedom that comes with owning their OurTown America franchise
Kristina Kefalas, Payroll Vault Franchisee
Kristina Kefalas went from working for Payroll Vault, to owning a Payroll Vault! Find out how she made the leap.
Simon and Stephanie Jones, PropertyGuys.com Franchisees
UK natives, Simon and Stephanie Jones, are making an impact in Canada with their PropertyGuys franchise.
Tod Cohen, TSS Photography Franchisee
A seasoned photographer, Tod Cohen knew how to capture a good photo; he just needed help capturing business. That's where TSS Photography came in.
Sean Wise, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee
Sean Wise went from working at UPS, to owning his own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. Something, he says, didn't come without hard work and labor.
Barbara and Chip Whipkey, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees
Barbara and Chip Whipkey: Bird enthusiasts and Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees discuss their decision to start franchising.
Scott Neal, Fibrenew Franchisee
Scott Neal, Fibrenew franchisee, says he has no regrets about purchasing his franchise; except, that he didn't do it sooner.
Ashley Shaver Noland, Rhea Lana's Franchisee
Mother and Lady Boss: Ashley Shaver Noland brings style to her community with her Rhea Lana's franchises.
Steve Sarafin, Window Genie Franchisee
Steve Sarafin is able to be his own boss with his Window Genie franchise, and is in the front seat of his success.
Man Phung, Brightway Insurance Franchisee
Man Phung owns two Brightway Insurance franchises in Indiana and Texas. His favorite part? Helping his community protect what matters most to them.
The Man Behind "We Buy Ugly Houses," HomeVestor's CEO David Hicks, Shares His Story
WE BUY UGLY HOUSES - It's a clever slogan you will see driving down many of America's highways. But, who is the mind behind the genius? FBR's Founder Eric Stites sits down with David Hicks, the man behind the HomeVestors brand.
Many Roads Lead to Business Ownership: Two Men and a Truck Franchise Owners Share Their Stories [Podcast]
In our latest podcast, Jason Washburn, Colin Bergeron and Brian Stern, of Two Men and a Truck, discuss their journeys' from movers to drivers to successful franchise owners.
Amanda Bennett, Franchisee of PJ's Coffee
Franchise Business Review spoke with Amanda Bennett, the franchise owner for PJ's Coffee in Hammond, Louisiana. Amanda spoke with us about the differences between PJ's Coffee and other franchise brands, and what she finds most rewarding about owning her business.
Eric Heslop, Franchisee of Two Men And A Truck
FBR's exclusive interview with Eric Heslop, a Two Men And A Truck franchisee. Hear about Eric's unique arrangement -- living in the southeast while owning a franchise in Montana -- and how his franchisor worked with him to make it successful.
FASTSIGNS Franchisee Clint Ehlers Talks to FBR
FASTSIGNS Franchisee Clint Ehlers Went From Corporate America to Being His Own Boss. Hear his story in an FBR podcast hosted by Eric Stites, CEO and founder of FBR.
Robert and Amy Rodriguez, Grease Monkey Franchisees
Robert and Amy Rodriguez are franchisees of Grease Monkey and serve the Laredo, TX area. They began their franchise journey in 2015.
Bill and Marilyn Collier, MaidPro Franchisees
Bill and Marilyn Collier are franchisees of HouseMaster, serving the Pelham, AL market. They have owned their franchise since 2009.
Rick Carlson, Cruise Planners franchisee
Rick Carlson is a franchisee of Cruise Planners and has served his clients since the purchase of his franchise in 2000.
Mike and Leah Morrell, East Coast Wings Franchisees
Mike and Leah Morell are franchisees of East Coast Wings, serving the Lynchburg, VA market. They have owned his franchise since 2018.
Lisa Coleman, Franchisee of Westaff
Lisa Coleman is a franchisee of Westaff serving Baton Rouge, Alexandria, Bossier City/Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles/DeQuincy, Monroe and Walker, Louisiana. She has been a franchisee since 1993 and is a Franchise Business Review featured franchisee!
Roger Sunner, Franchisee of Senior Care Authority
Roger Sunner is a franchisee of Senior Care Authority serving Fresno, California. He has been a franchisee since 2017 and is a Franchise Business Review featured franchisee!
Brian Anderson, Franchisee of FirstLight Home Care
Brian Anderson is a franchisee of FirstLight Home Care, serving the Fort Myers and Naples, FL markets. He has owned his business since 2013.
Ben Smith, Franchisee of The Glass Guru
Ben Smith is a franchise owner of The Glass Guru in Baton Rouge, LA. He has owned his business since 2010 and is one of Franchise Business Review’s 2018 Franchisee Rockstars!
Frank Sprinkles, AtWork Personnel Franchisee
Frank Sprinkles is a franchisee of @Work Personnel in Sedalia, MO, and is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Franchisee Rockstars!
Heather and Seth Allison, Franchisees of American Poolplayers Association
Heather and Seth Allison are the owners of American Poolplayers Association of Dayton, Nevada. They serve the Reno and Carson City areas and have been named 2018 Rockstar Franchisees by Franchise Business Review!
Ken Jenson, Franchisee of Amada Senior Care
Ken Jenson owns his Amada Senior Care franchise in Colorado Springs, CO and is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Brian Klaubert, Franchisee of Christian Brothers Automotive
Brian Klaubert is the owner of Christian Brothers Automotive franchises in Alpharetta, Suwanee, and Dacula, GA. He is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Cindy and Phil Bacon, Franchisees of FASTSIGNS
Phil and Cindy Bacon are FASTSIGNS franchise owners located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Jonathan Shelson, franchisee of MaidPro
Jonathan Shelson is the owner of a MaidPro franchise in Thornhill, Ontario. He is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Jane and Tom McElhaney, Franchisees of Our Town America
Jane & Tom McElhaney are multi-unit Our Town America franchise owners. They own The Greater Charlotte Metro area & Columbia, SC and are regional developers for South Carolina. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Jason and Simon Courtney, Franchisees of Office Pride
Jason and Simon Courtney are the owners of an Office Pride franchise in Pensacola, Florida. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Brittany Schmid, Franchisee of Dale Carnegie Training
Brittany Schmid is a franchisee of Dale Carnegie Training, serving the San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Oakland areas. She has owned her business since 2015.
Chris Mehalic, Franchisee of Truly Nolen
Chris Mehalic is the owner of a Truly Nolen franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Dan LaBrake, Franchisee of HouseMaster
Dan LaBrake is a franchisee of HouseMaster, serving the Broken Arrow, OK market. He has owned his franchise since 2002.
Steve Trout, Brightway Insurance Franchisee
Steve Trout is the franchise owner of Brightway Insurance in Rockledge, FL and is one of Franchise Business Review's Rockstar Franchisees of 2018!
Manny Castro, Franchisee of Minuteman Press
Manny Castro is a franchisee of Minuteman Press, serving the Downey, CA market. He has owned his franchise since 2007.
Jonita & Adam White, Franchisees of Christian Brothers Automotive
Jonita & Adam White are franchisees of Christian Brothers Automotive serving West Frisco & Little Elm, Texas. They have been franchisees since 2011 and are Franchise Business Review featured franchisees!
Lori VanDamme, Franchisee of CarePatrol
Lori VanDamme is a franchisee of CarePatrol with locations in North Denver, CO and Boulder, CO. She has been a franchisee since 2017 and is one of Franchise Business Review's featured franchisees!
Nickell Beach, Franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters
Nickell Beach is a franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters serving Lehi, Utah. She has been a franchisee since 2017 and is a Franchise Business Review featured franchisee!
Bob Harms, Franchisee of Huntington Learning Center
Bob Harms is a franchisee of Huntington Learning Center, serving the Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL markets. He has owned his franchise since 2007.
Kimberly Lombardi, Franchisee of Pizza Factory
Kimberly Lombardi is the owner of a Pizza Factory franchise in Phelan, California. She is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Lindsay Verdun, Franchisee of TSS Photography
Lindsay Verdun is the owner of a TSS Photography franchise in Peoria, IL. She is is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Pete Wilson, Franchisee of Window Genie
Pete Wilson is a franchisee of Window Genie, serving the West Chester, OH market. He has owned his franchise since 2015.
Sally Hanson and Roger Osborn, Franchisees of Our Town America
Sally Hanson and Roger Osborn are franchisees of Our Town America, serving the Raleigh, NC and Fort Myers and Naples, FL markets. They became Our Town America franchisees in 2015.
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