Read 27 inspiring stories from just a few of the female franchise owners we spoke with who are experiencing success as business owners – breaking through the barriers and challenges unique to being a woman in the business world. We hope you find their stories as interesting and motivating as we do.
Justin Bredeman, CEO of Soccer Shots sit with Michelle Rowan, COO of FBR and they discuss how Soccer Shots maintains a goal of transparency with franchisee candidates.
MaidPro's Director of Marketing sits down with FBR's Nicole Dudley to discuss how important franchisee satisfaction is in finding good fitting franchisee candidates for their system.
Pinch A Penny is the ideal franchise opportunity for families because we are a family-founded and family-run organization; that sense of family is the cornerstone of our brand and a focal point in everything we do.
Although there are many in-home care brands to choose from, not all are created equal. Here are the top 5 reasons investors looking to join an in-home care franchise should consider Right at Home.
2020 was a challenging year for Right at Home. "It pushed us into directions we never thought we’d go and forced us to adapt in ways we’d never considered. Not only did we make it, but our fourth quarter results exceeded budget projections, while we continued to expand our global footprint."
February Black History month, but Black history and Black-American accomplishments should be celebrated all year long. In recognition, we take a look at the top award-winning franchises that can also boast the highest likelihood of black-owned franchises.
Franchise Business Review's, President & COO, Michelle Rowan sits down with James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome.
Thinking of going into business with your significant other? Many have discovered that the reward of going into business with their partner has far outweighed any risks that may have originally deterred them.
Franchise Business Review's, President & COO, Michelle Rowan sits down with TeamLogic IT's President, Dan Shapiro.
With a 96% customer referral rate and a franchise network that has consistently given TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® top marks in annual satisfaction surveys, the company’s commitment to developing an outstanding culture seems to be working.
If you are looking to make a career move this year, you might consider investing in the moving business. In 2020, the country saw a huge demand for packing, storage, and moving services.
Franchise Business Review's, Director of Client Relations, Nicole Dudley sits down with President & CEO of Payroll Vault, Sean Manning.
Franchise Business Reviews, President & COO, Michelle Rowan sits down with Chief Development Officer of FASTSIGNS(R), Mark Jamison.
Entering its 41st year of operation, Wild Birds Unlimited continues its upward trajectory, with more growth on the horizon. Despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, Wild Birds Unlimited same-store sales rose more than 20% last year.
Inspired by the #YouCanBeABCs viral video, we put together a list of Franchises You Can Buy ABCs. Learn more about these franchises from A-to-Z
To stay afloat during the pandemic, many businesses were forced to adapt to a new world in which virtual communication, curbside pickup, and cleanliness are of utmost importance. As a result, many brands have learned a lesson or two about their resilience in the face of challenge.
Losing a job is tough, but sometimes it can be a blessing in disguise, allowing you to explore options you wouldn't have considered while employed. Franchise-ownership might be your next step.
David Lallier knew he wanted a low-cost franchise in the service industry. Research from Franchise Business Review helped him narrow down his choices and landed at 360clean.
Have you been hungry for opening a Sandwich Franchise? With discounted franchise fees in the space due to the pandemic, now might be the time to bite your teeth into opening your sandwich franchise.
One of the ways you might land a job you love is to tap into what you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work, which is how these two Cruise Planners franchise owners turned their love for world travel into full-time careers.
When Vikki and Mike Bartholomea became empty nesters in 2019, they knew they wanted a change. They moved to Florida and started researching franchises to buy. See why and how they ultimately decided on Wild Birds Unlimited.
HomeVestors® has been ranked among the top franchises by Franchise Business Review and consistently receives high marks for financial opportunity and general satisfaction by its franchisees.
A home-based business grants you added flexibility, but a home-based franchise gives you lower risk, lower cost, instant brand-recognition and more.
The Right at Home franchise model allows those in rural markets to flourish, providing them with large, exclusive territories from which to draw clients and caregivers and a system that supports success.
Combining potential franchisee incomes with low-initial investment costs and high franchise owner satisfaction results in our list of 35 Most profitable Franchises.
Arby’s parent company, Inspire Brands is the 4th largest restaurant chain in the US. But, is Arby’s the right quick-service food franchise for you? Find out. And check out some alternative options for you.
Owning a franchise business requires many different skills—the ability to follow established systems and processes, the ability to lead and motivate employees, and the ability to work with many types of people. In many ways, the military cultivates the ideal franchisee.
As more schools move to online learning due to the pandemic, education franchises are in high demand. See which franchises rise to the top.
Not only was Cruise Planners identified as a top franchise opportunity because of their high franchise owner satisfaction, but the travel franchise was also recently recognized for its commitment to building a strong company culture. Franchise Business Review last month announced the franchises named to its first-annual FBR Culture100 awards list, of which Cruise Planners was one of the franchises named.
With more and more Americans stuck at home, many service businesses focused on home repair, cleaning, and yard services have seen an uptick. While no business is completely recession-resistant, brands under the Neighborly parent company have shown stability or growth during uncertain times.
Expanding into the junk removal business, top franchise industry leader Two Men and a Truck adds junk and trash removal services to their national award-winning offering of moving and storage services.
Animal-focused businesses are lucrative with $70B spent per year on pets & $7.6B more on wildlife. Here are six business opportunities for animal lovers that have been rated highly for owner satisfaction by the franchisees who operate them.
While the pandemic has cooled many parts of the economy, flipping houses and investing in real estate continue to be hot opportunities in many markets. Real estate investing franchise HomeVestors has shown that investing in the right real estate can be a great recession-proof business to start even in a down economy.
This year's FBR Culture100 Awards features the top franchise companies with the most successful organizational cultures in the franchise industry. These brands are truly among the best-of-the-best in franchising.
While the real estate sector might be entering a down market, the opportunity is still ripe for investors to capitalize on leads driven by a national company with more than two decades in the business. Learn why now might be the perfect time to join the HomeVestors franchise from franchisees Scott Jones and Sheila Konecke.
In 2000, at age 24, he invested in his first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Michigan. After spending 8 months in a general manager role, he took out a Small Business Administration loan and bought out the owners. Despite the events of 911 and the economic challenges that followed, Arnold was able move forward and help customers relocate to new homes and apartments.
Andy and Lilly Popick, owners of a Cruise Planners franchise in Broward County, Florida, had planned to lead a group of 47 people on a trip to Australia in April. The trip was canceled, and instead, both worked as part of two federal emergency response missions aimed to support individuals and medical professionals affected by the coronavirus.
What makes a franchise owner great is not easily defined, for each franchisee brings with him/her unique abilities and skills. This year, we analyzed our research from over 27,000 franchisee surveys, across more than 300 leading brands, to identify the best of the best in franchising today. We narrowed our search to just a few hundred candidates — successful franchise owners very much worthy of the title of Rock Star.
In these uncertain times, history is our best guide. Even during the worst economic times of the past, some businesses thrived. The same will hold true now. As franchise companies adjust their business models or pivot completely, we expect a number of business sectors to outperform others. Here’s a glimpse of what we see coming over the next few years:
Right at Home was one of the first franchises to offer in-home care services, founded by a health care visionary who spent time learning the needs of caregivers and their families.
If you are a real estate investor looking to flip a house, chances are you are competing with hundreds of other entrepreneurs in your area. HomeVestors has a strategy for overcoming those obstacles.
The TWO MEN AND A TRUCK community collectively donate $3 million worth of moving services to those in need. Read the full story to hear about the amazing charitable efforts of franchises across the country.
The home care business is booming, thanks to an aging population that will triple by 2050. Buying a franchise is the perfect way to get in on this opportunity and fulfill your dreams of business ownership in 2020.
Christy Scannell shares her story about how she built a successful career as a travel agent with Dream Vacations — giving her the freedom to work and live anywhere in the world.
Cruise Planners offers franchisees the chance to travel the world, and they encourage their franchisees to support causes they care about in addition to charities chosen by the corporate office under its umbrella, CP Cares.
If you are looking for an encore career or just beginning to research retirement income ideas, investing in a Cruise Planners franchise could be the right fit for you.
Jamie Davis joins FBR CEO Eric Stites to discuss the “unstoppable wave of demand” in home health care and explains how FirstLight Home Care leverages its superior customer service and outstanding caregiver retention to stand out and thrive in the burgeoning industry.