Right At Home is one of the largest home-care franchises in the world and has been franchising for 20-years. If you're interested in owning your own franchise in the booming senior care sector, Right At Home might be for you.
There are thousands of food franchises on the market today. If you're considering a big brand franchise like KFC, here’s what you need to know before you invest.
If you’re an investor interested in buying a franchise, the number of choices available can be daunting. Franchise brokers can help you narrow down the options — but is a broker working in your best interest?
Is buying a franchise a good idea? Here's what you need to know. Plus, learn how much you can make and the best franchise brands on the market today.
Should you open a Krispy Kreme franchise? Find out how much it will cost, how much you can make and examine the pros and cons - plus discover some great alternatives.
On this year’s Most Innovative Franchises list there are several well-known franchise companies like Kona Ice, Keller Williams, MaidPro, 30 Minute Hit, and Wild Birds Unlimited.
FBR surveyed 1,633 franchisees in the senior care sector to determine the best senior care franchises of 2019 - based 100% on franchisee satisfaction.
We surveyed over 25,000 franchise owners from 258 leading franchise businesses to gauge their satisfaction with their decision to invest in a franchise. Here are the results.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HomeVestors franchisees must share a passion for helping homeowners sell their properties. They also must be willing to listen and follow a proven system. Read more about three franchisees who have found success as HomeVestor's franchisees.
Kevin Jones says he found the franchise model generally attractive because of access to established systems, a respected brand, and a network of support.
Monica Lannacone and Michal McFerron, officers in the U.S. military love the flexibility of owning their own Dream Vacations franchise.
Justin and Stephanie Clarey say they love working together as Two Men And A Truck business owners.
Mike Kearney owns a Senior Care Authority franchise and says the experience of helping a family in crisis is extremely rewarding.
There are the popular burger franchises like Five Guys, McDonalds and Burger King. But, if you're looking for an award-winning brand that costs less there are plenty of appealing alternatives.
With a growing market and ample opportunity, Mosquito Joe is proving itself to be a profitable, growing brand. As it continues to experience success, it also has fostered a philanthropic environment that encourages franchisees and customers to “bite back” against the malaria epidemic and other causes closer to home
FBR CEO Eric Stites chats with Wild Birds Unlimited COO Paul Pickett and Franchise Owner Denise Patten about the brand’s mission and how franchisees like Denise are first attracted to the concept and then supported by the leadership team.
Fibrenew franchisees Kelli and Taisa Smith of Texas talk with FBR CEO, Eric Stites, about how opening their franchise gave them control of their time and has allowed them to spend more of it doing what they love.
Becky Bongiovanni, CarePatrol’s Co-Founder and Brand President, joins FBR CEO, Eric Stites, to discuss how the brand has grown its “social worker model” into an industry-leading system, boasting nearly 150 locations nationwide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Franchise Business Review surveyed 8,880 women franchise owners from over 250 of today’s leading franchise brands. Find out what brands made the list and how women franchisees find satisfaction through work-life balance and flexibility.
Franchise Business Review has surveyed nearly 19,500 franchisees across 174 brands to find out exactly how satisfied they are with their franchise business. Our Top Services Franchises list represents the best of the best that franchising has to offer in the service sector.
The food and beverage industry now represents more than a third of all existing franchises -- and it is only expected to grow. Franchise Business Review surveyed over 3,300 food franchisees to rank the best of the best.
If you have a passion for learning and entrepreneurship, there are several education franchises that provide both the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life and earn a good profit in a growing industry sector.
Investing in a Five Guys Franchise might be a great way for you provide customers tasty food while at the same time giving you the potential to enjoy significant profits. Before you invest, it’s important to consider the appeal of Five Guys, its competition, and what’s required of franchisees.
Owning a Burger King franchise is an excellent way to flex your entrepreneurial muscles while turning a serious profit in the process, but prospective franchisees are recommended to weigh their options carefully before making an investment.
A Taco Bell franchise can present an exciting opportunity to work with one of the world’s leading fast food companies and turn a significant profit in the process, but investing in a Taco Bell franchise is a decision that shouldn’t be made lightly.
Ready to sink your investment into a Subway franchise? While it still rises to the top of the franchise food chain, there are fresher restaurant opportunities you might want to consider.
You don’t necessarily need a background in real estate to be a successful HomeVestors franchisee. But you should be interested in buying a portfolio of properties. Some of the advantages of being a franchisee include setting your own hours, working where you’d like, and deciding what types of real estate investments you want to make.
If making smart decisions for the environment is at the top of your priority list, here are 13 green franchises for you to check out!
Buying a Mosquito Joe franchise is a smart investment that allows you to improve the quality of life for those in your community, while you grow your own business.
If you’ve been dreaming of running your own business but have been held back by funding, a low-cost franchise may be the right option for you. Discover the top-rated, most affordable franchises of 2019!
We met up with a few franchise owners at franchising's biggest convention and asked them how franchising has changed their lives. Hear what they had to say in this short video.
Man Phung owns two Brightway Insurance franchises in Indiana and Texas. His favorite part? Helping his community protect what matters most to them.
Steve Sarafin is able to be his own boss with his Window Genie franchise, and is in the front seat of his success.
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.
Mother and Lady Boss: Ashley Shaver Noland brings style to her community with her Rhea Lana's franchises.
Scott Neal, Fibrenew franchisee, says he has no regrets about purchasing his franchise; except, that he didn't do it sooner.
Barbara and Chip Whipkey: Bird enthusiasts and Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees discuss their decision to start franchising.
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.
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.
UK natives, Simon and Stephanie Jones, are making an impact in Canada with their PropertyGuys franchise.
Kristina Kefalas went from working for Payroll Vault, to owning a Payroll Vault! Find out how she made the leap.
Scot and Amy Hecht cherish the financial, time & travel freedom that comes with owning their OurTown America franchise
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.
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).
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.
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.
Want to own a Dunkin Donuts franchise? Learn how much money you can make, the pros and cons of ownership, and discover other top-rated coffee franchises.
Andy Scholl and Jacqueline Venchi own a Wild Birds Unlimited franchise in Alpharetta, GA, and are committed to spreading the Joy of Bird Feeding.
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.
Debra Sawyer began her professional career as an accountant. Now, she is the proud owner of 21 Sport Clips locations across Virginia and Florida.
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.
Clint Finch climbed the corporate ladder that eventually led him to his current position as franchise owner of an Our Town America franchise.
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!
Ash Gawande: Veteran, father, and Image One rock star franchise owner!
A family affair: Kirk and Mark Febus are a father and son running a successful HomeCare Assistance franchise, providing quality care to their community.
Having both worked in hospital environments, Marianne and Lyndon Christman know what it means to provide a high standard of care to patients.
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
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."
Owning a seasonal franchise can be both lucrative and enjoyable, giving you time off to travel or recharge. Here are some compelling reasons to consider a seasonal franchise.
For nearly 30 years, HomeVestors, the brand known for “We Buy Ugly Houses®”, has pulled people out of financial crises, and turned houses into homes for hundreds of families.
There are many service-based franchise opportunities to choose from. Christy Delk, franchise expert and former franchise owner, offers advice on three steps you can take to identify the right service-based franchise for you.
Don’t wait another year or even another season to open your own business! Learn why winter is the best time to buy a franchise.
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.
Learn more about the brands named as top franchises in 2019. Read how this year’s best franchises are giving back, building relationships and offering opportunity to all!
Looking for a franchise opportunity with high-profit margins and a low cost of entry? A home care franchise might be for you!
Bill and Marilyn Collier are franchisees of HouseMaster, serving the Pelham, AL market. They have owned their franchise since 2009.
Robert and Amy Rodriguez are franchisees of Grease Monkey and serve the Laredo, TX area. They began their franchise journey in 2015.
Mike and Leah Morell are franchisees of East Coast Wings, serving the Lynchburg, VA market. They have owned his franchise since 2018.
Rick Carlson is a franchisee of Cruise Planners and has served his clients since the purchase of his franchise in 2000.
These top-rated franchise brands are giving back, doing good and making the world a little happier one good deed at a time.
What is a franchise? Are there different types of franchises? In this article, we'll explain how the franchise business model works and go over common areas of confusion.
If you love children and you have the entrepreneurial bug you may want to get in on the booming childcare industry. Learn more about four of the top-rated childcare franchise opportunities of 2018/19.
Ready to open your healthy food franchise? There are lots of options but only a few top rated opportunities! Here are 4 of the best healthy food franchises in 2018.
Chocolate, ice cream, and cupcakes, oh my! If you’re looking for a franchise to match your sweet tooth, look over these five dessert franchises.
The benefits of starting a food truck business or operating a food truck franchise are significant, starting with the relatively low startup costs compared to opening a restaurant or other type of brick and mortar business.
Ready to open your own coffee franchise? There are many options beyond Dunks! Here are 4 of the best coffee franchise opportunities in 2018.
The number one question any potential franchisee wants to know is “How much money can I make as a franchise owner?” The quick answer is, if you’re lucky, you might get rich. Alternatively, you might lose your entire investment. The reality for most franchisees is somewhere in between.
Franchise restaurants are an appealing option for aspiring entrepreneurs. But with competition fierce in food, it is not the right move for everyone. Is it right for you?
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.
Hear from Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees, Warren and Courtney French!
From over 240 franchise brands we narrowed the list to the top 100 most innovative based on franchisee feedback. Then we asked the franchises rated the highest about the secrets to their success. Here's what they said.
Veterans are a great fit for owning a franchise business because of their strong operational experience. Franchising is also a great fit for veterans, with many franchise companies offering discounts and other financial incentives to vets.
Before you create your business plan, you need a vision plan. This guide explains how to create your vision and offers a free, actionable, step-by-step template that you can use to get started.
What are the best pizza franchises to buy? Based on franchisee satisfaction, we have determined this year’s 6 best pizza franchises. See what brands made the list!
Not only do were these brands rated as top brands for veterans they also offer financial incentives and discounts for veterans — such as 20% off the initial franchise fee or an additional territory! See who made the list.
Ever wonder how FBR determines the top-rated franchise brands? Get the inside scoop on FBR's survey process and research methodology.
Love HGTV? Interested in business ownership? A real estate franchise might be for you! Here are 25 of this year's top-rated real estate franchise brands (rated and reviewed by current franchisee owners).
If starting your own faith-based company sounds appealing, you may want to consider a franchise. These are 5 of the best faith-based franchise opportunities available today.
Jeff Huber, president and CEO at Home Instead Senior Care talks with FBR's CEO, Eric Stites about how the brand began in 1995, with Grandma Manhart, and has since grown to more than 1,200 units around the world.
Chipotle might one day decide to franchise but for now it's still not an option. There are a ton of great Chipotle franchise alternatives, however! Here are 5 top-rated food franchises that make great Chipotle franchise alternatives.
Amy Moore, director of retail operations at Wild Birds Unlimited, speaks with FBR's editorial director about the growth of the Wild Birds Unlimited brand and offers insight on what it takes to run a Wild Birds franchise.
Dan Frey, founder and CEO, of The Glass Guru speaks with FBR's editorial director about the brands origination, their unique product and how the business has grown by leaps and bounds over the past decade. Listen to Dan's intriguing story, of how he discovered the solution for restoring dual-pain windows, in this FBR podcast!
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!
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!
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!
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 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!
Emma Dickison, CEO & President of Home Helpers — an FBR top-rated low-cost franchise brand — talks with our CEO, Eric Stites, about innovation and what sets Home Helpers apart from others in the space.
If you're new to franchising and thinking about purchasing your first franchise, there are several terms that you need to know to confidently navigate the research and purchase process. Understanding common franchise terms will help you better grasp the ins and outs of franchising, helping you to make an educated and confident decision!
Some of these cleaning franchises cost less than a new car! Cleaning franchises offer you the chance to start your own business with flexible hours to fit into your busy life. You’ll never have to go into the office again! Worried about the cost? A cleaning business is one of the least expensive to fund.
Tony Lamb, founder and CEO of Kona Ice discusses why he thinks franchisees rate their leadership team so high and gives a bit of advice to other franchise leaders: Stay out of our segment or we'll crush you!
Todd Hopkins, president of Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services, explains why he thinks franchises rate the Office Pride leadership team so high offers advice for other franchise leaders.
David Hicks, co-president at HomeVestors of America, explains why he thinks franchisees rate the HomeVestors of America leadership team so high and talks about who inspires him as a leader.
Jeff Bevis, Co-Founder and CEO of FirstLight Home Care explains why he thinks franchise owners rate their leadership team so high and provides insider insight into the secret behind the brand's culture of care.
Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS, offers an in-depth interview on the secrets behind FASTSIGNS success and offers insight into what they look for in prospective franchisees.
Debbie Fiorino, SVP at Dream Vacations, gives insight into their team's leadership mentality that helped them land a top spot on the FBRs top leadership list.
Joe Hart, president and CEO at Dale Carnegie gives insight into the One Carnegie culture that has helped them land a top spot on FBR's leadership list.
Becky Bongiovanni, COO at CarePatrol, explains the secret behind the brand's leadership strategy and offers insight into what traits they look for in prospective franchisees.
Michael Miller, co-founder and chairman of Brightway Insurance explains how the company's philosophy of profiting with their franchisees, not from them has led to the growth and success of their brand — and landed them a top spot on FBR's leader's list.
Franchise ownership among women is growing as more and more females become entrepreneurs - realizing their dreams of work-life balance and business ownership. Check out our list of the best franchises for women, as rated by women!
Interested in franchising but not sure you have the required capital? There are more than 80 top rated franchises under 100k that won’t break the bank!
If you’re seeking flexibility and balance, franchise ownership may be for you. More and more women are buying home-based franchises as they pursue their career dreams while raising a fami
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.
The majority of franchise opportunities available today are with companies that are under 100 locations. That said, you don’t have to invest in a big franchise company in order to be successful as a franchise owner.
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 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.
Manny Castro is a franchisee of Minuteman Press, serving the Downey, CA market. He has owned his franchise since 2007.
Bob Harms is a franchisee of Huntington Learning Center, serving the Pembroke Pines and Plantation, FL markets. He has owned his franchise since 2007.
Dan LaBrake is a franchisee of HouseMaster, serving the Broken Arrow, OK market. He has owned his franchise since 2002.
Brian Anderson is a franchisee of FirstLight Home Care, serving the Fort Myers and Naples, FL markets. He has owned his business since 2013.
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.
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!
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!
Kimberly Lombardi is the owner of a Pizza Factory franchise in Phelan, California. She is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
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 are the owners of an Office Pride franchise in Pensacola, Florida. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Phil and Cindy Bacon are FASTSIGNS franchise owners located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
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!
Steve Trout is the franchise owner of Brightway Insurance in Rockledge, FL and is one of Franchise Business Review's Rockstar Franchisees of 2018!
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 owns his Amada Senior Care franchise in Colorado Springs, CO and is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!
Frank Sprinkles is a franchisee of @Work Personnel in Sedalia, MO, and is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Franchisee Rockstars!
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!
Ben Midgely, the CEO and Founding Partner of Crunch Franchising, FBR's 2018 Best In Category Fitness Franchise, talks to our CEO, Eric Stites, about how the brand creates a winning opportunity for its franchise owners.
Jim Westover, the Vice President of Operations for Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Camp Resorts, offers some insight into how the brand has grown since its inception approximately 50 years ago.
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.
Renee Mansour is a Minuteman Press franchisee based in Bend, OR. She has owned her franchise since 2015.
Jesse Zook is a MaidPro franchise owner based in Philadelphia, PA. He has owned his franchise since 2006.
Carol White is a Home Care Assistance franchise owner based in Prescott, AZ. She has owned her franchise since 2015.
The roster of pro athlete franchisees includes current and retired players across a wide swath of sports, with the NFL seemingly being the most likely to produce the next franchise owner.
Franchise Business Review's annual list of the 200 best franchise opportunities based on franchisee satisfaction.
Franchise Business Review uses first-hand research to identify the top franchise opportunities in the Automotive sector. See who made our 2017 list!
Youth sports franchise opportunities are appealing to many would be franchisees due to the fact that they typically require low capital investment and can be run out of a home office. Here are 11 top rated youth sports franchise brands!
Debbie Fiorino of CruiseOne and Dream Vacations talks to FBR about the travel industry and why they chose to create a new brand, Dream Vacations, to give their franchisees a choice of banners to operate under.
When Chris Willems found the Two Men And A Truck franchise, he was cautious and on the lookout for red flags... but he didn't find any.
Supporting Strategies Founder and CEO Leslie Jorgensen spends some time with FBR discussing what led her to start her company, which provides turnkey back office accounting services for its clients.
Rik Nonelle, President of Window Genie, discusses how the brand’s acquisition by the Dwyer Group is positively impacting it as well as what makes it stand out from its competition.
Kathleen Kuhn's intense desire to stay ahead of challenges and opportunities has helped HouseMaster thrive.
Jeff Bevis, Co-Founder and CEO of FirstLight HomeCare — an FBR top-rated low-cost franchise brand and a top rated franchise for women— talks with our CEO, Eric Stites.
Michelle Fee, co‑founder and CEO of Cruise Planners, shared with Franchise Business Review what led her to launch the brand and what has made it such a well-recognized brand in the travel industry.
Sponsored content provided by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® Kara Berhow was working in a corporate marketing role when she met employees working for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® at a local charity event; this meeting would end up changing the trajectory of her career.