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If you’re an entrepreneur considering recession-proof franchises, these sectors promise to be more pandemic-proof and recession-proof businesses.
Women in franchising report being more satisfied than men when it comes to franchise ownership. Learn more about Franchise Business Review’s best franchises for women.
FBR Insider Insights: How Joel Wilder’s search for a travel agency franchise turned into a full-time Cruise Planners Franchise business.
Franchise Business Review Insider Insights: Why multi-unit franchise owner Seth Wiersma was drawn to the eco-friendly Clean Air Lawn Care franchise
Franchise Business Review Profile: How a search for the right senior care franchise inspired Jim Carteris to open his FirstLight Home Care franchise.
FBR Profile: Mariah Stark-Ridgway on being a successful female franchisee and how HomeVestors of America was her only choice in real estate franchise opportunities.
FBR Insights: How Renee Edge went from researching retail franchise opportunities to owning multiple Wild Birds Unlimited franchise locations.
Home-based franchises like Snap-on Tools combine the benefits of being an entrepreneur with the convenience of a “work from home” business.
Researching automotive franchise opportunities? Franchisee Igor Kuzmenko provides valuable insight into starting a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise.
Derk Cheetwood spent most of his career working in Hollywood. The Ohio native stumbled into show business after hanging out on a TV set to support one of his friends. From there, he got small parts in movies before landing a role as Max Giambetti on General Hospital—a role he played for 17 years. After acting for several years, he began to explore franchising, and today he’s a top franchisee at New Again Houses.
Interested in opening a restaurant of your own? We’ve compiled the most profitable food franchises you should consider in 2022. Check out our top picks!
This year, The Glass Guru received a franchisee satisfaction index score of 76, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the Top 200 Franchise Opportunities.
Interested in senior care franchise opportunities? We share the top 5 senior care franchises to invest in, factors to look for when choosing a franchise & more.
Looking to open a moving business? A Two Men and a Truck franchise may be right for you. Here’s all you need to know about costs, services and more.
Although many businesses struggled through the pandemic in 2020, interest in business ownership and self-employment is at an all-time high. We talked to current franchisors Christina Chambers from InXpress, Paul Pickett of Wild Birds Unlimited, and Tony Lamb from Kona Ice to get their take on what 2021 will look like for existing and new franchise owners.
Tony Lee served as a priest for more than two decades at a large parish in Central Illinois before he invested in a technology franchise in 2019.
"It is gratifying to help others and to work on a team that appreciates you and encourages professional growth. That’s what TMT is all about," says TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Michael Lally.
The Glass Guru franchisee Mitch Richey says, "I can work the hours I want to work and I make enough money now to take the trips I want to take." Read more about his franchise experience.
Franchise Business Review recently spoke with HomeWell Care Services franchisees Dee and Rob Rister to gain insight on what it’s like to be franchise owners, and the challenges of running your own business.
Clean Air Lawn Care franchise owner Patrick Lewis says, "The environment needs this right now, and the potential customer base is growing rapidly everyday. This is the right brand for the times we live in right now." Read more here.
East Coast Wings + Grill franchise owners Leah and Mike Morrell to explains what it’s like to be a franchise owner and the challenges of running your own business.
Wild Birds franchise owner Matt Kosty gives insight on what it’s like to be a franchise owner and the challenges of running your own business.
Get valuable insights from our expert panel of franchise owners from Propelled Brands (NerdsToGo, FASTSIGNS, MY SALON Suite) on the steps they took to grow a successful franchise business.
The Mini-Market Program, which TWO MEN AND A TRUCK implemented at the start of 2021 during the height of the pandemic, has helped the largest and fastest-growing franchisor in the U.S. moving industry post a record-breaking year.
This year, Better Homes and Gardens® Real Estate received a franchisee satisfaction index score of 83, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the Top 200 Franchise Opportunities.
“At Snap-on, we value the hard work and sacrifice of our veteran franchise owners,” said Tom Kasbohm, Director of Franchising at Snap-on Tools. Read more about how Snap-on supports their veteran franchisees.
Franchise Business Review founder and CEO, Eric Stites, sits down with Loren Feldman, founder of 21 Hats to discuss entrepreneurship, the benefits and challenges of business ownership, and the skills it takes to run a successful business. If you're thinking about owning your own business, this interview will provide some great insights.
FASTSIGNS and NerdsToGo franchising proves a great opportunity for veterans to best employ their military training and know-how in civilian life while building a better future for their family
TeamLogic IT attracts owners who share a passion for technology, their communities and the desire to run their businesses like a CEO. The company and its franchisees embody the message of its tagline: “People First. Tech Next.”
Cincinnati-based FirstLight Home Care is a national provider of in-home care services. In addition to beefing up its leadership team, FirstLight has invested in its Cincinnati headquarters to better serve its franchisees.
Franchise Business Review’s Nicole Dudley recently spoke with Justin Langston of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® to gain insight on what it’s like to be a franchise owner.
FBR’s research of the 50 Most Profitable Franchises of 2021 identifies 50 brands that matched or even exceeded the industry benchmarks for Franchisee Satisfaction and also offered franchise owners a better than average shot at growing their incomes to six-figure salaries within a few years.
Mary Kennedy Thompson, COO of Neighborly Brands, shared with FBR her top reasons why military veterans make excellent candidates for franchise ownership.
Franchise Business Review recently spoke with FirstLight Home Care’s Eric Friedrich: "I was still on active duty when I first approached the franchise, and they could not have been more accommodating and helpful with my timeline and all the obstacles I would have to face before I would be able to open." Read more from the interview here.
“Veterans are very resilient by nature. If anyone is well-equipped to operate under challenging circumstances, veteran franchise owners are.” -Eric Stites, Franchise Business Review Founder & CEO
" I wanted what I think most people want out of a franchise — control of my career and lifestyle, a healthy income, and the ability to grow my wealth." Franchise Business Review recently spoke with Jason Madden of The Entrepreneur’s Source to gain insight on what it’s like to be a franchise owner.
Franchise Business Review recently spoke with Wild Birds Unlimited’s Art and Lisa Martin: "Wild Birds Unlimited would give us the opportunity to work and build relationships which are core beliefs we hold as to why God put us on this earth." Read more from the interview here.
Franchise Business Review recently spoke with Clean Air Lawn Care’s Joseph Trevino to gain insight on what it’s like to be a franchise owner and the challenges of running your own business.
Earning potential in franchising a major enticement for investors. People enter franchising for many reasons, but the most popular one is that they want to own their own business without taking on the hassles and risks of having to start it from scratch.
Before deciding on your franchise location it’s helpful to fully understand the concept of your particular franchise. It’s crucial to profile your target customers, starting with where they live and work and their consumer spending habits.
Buying a franchise is a huge decision, by far one of the most important commitments you’ll ever make. It’s important not to underestimate the importance of carrying out a high-level due diligence before taking the plunge into franchising.
Asking a franchisor the right questions in the right way is critical to learning more about your top brands during the validation process. Keep in mind that becoming a franchisee is the start of a long-term commitment and relationship.
As you narrow your search for the right franchise, be sure to reach out to franchise owners at your tops contenders. Current franchisees are often the best sources for unbiased and unfiltered information and can help you validate or invalidate the franchises you are considering.
Discovery Day is an important step in the buying process, marking the end of the pre-sales journey for most franchise owners. The event allows you, the invited franchise candidate, to get a true feel for the franchise company you're interested in.
Multi-unit franchising has become an attractive option for small business entrepreneurs, especially those focused on expanding their operation and building their own “mini empires.”
The research process will help qualify your life-changing decision to invest in a franchise business. To help you keep track of your progress, FBR has come up with the following Research Checklist.
Like any new business, there are one time and recurring costs that you’ll need to cover as you launch and grow your business. Here are the common costs and fees of franchise ownership.
If you are a tenacious person with a strong vision and a desire to delight customers, small business ownership might be right for you and what better way to get going than exploring buying a franchise.
We recently spent a few minutes with Chad Stewart, VP of Franchise Development at Ellianos Coffee Company, to get some insight on one of the more successful fast-casual, drive-thru food concepts on the market today.
This year Wild Birds Unlimited received a Franchisee Satisfaction Index score of 80, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the Top 200 Franchise Opportunities.
The workforce is facing a dramatic shift in attitudes of individuals who are leaving the corporate world during the pandemic because they seek more control over their lives and a more meaningful work-life balance.
Lance Puccio and his father Larry backed by the FASTSIGNS brand overcame every obstacle and saw their business grow this past year.
Snap-on’s commitment to what it calls "Essential to Essential" is a phrase that hits right at the core of what Snap-on Tools is all about, according to Tom Kasbohm, director of franchising.
Visiting Angels is among the best in franchising and has been recognized as a Franchisee Satisfaction Award winner for 12 consecutive years.
There are a number of great franchise businesses that can help maximize our summers. Read this article for the list of the top franchises that focus on summertime fun.
"I love owning my own business, the freedom to make my own decisions, hold myself responsible and accountable for my success. I love travel and this is the perfect franchise for me!" Read More about Adam Martindale's experience as a Cruise Planners Franchise Owner Here.
"knowing we are making a positive difference in our environment, while enriching our customer's lives. This IS the joy of bird feeding!" Read More about Cathy Fleischacker & Pam Dymsza's experience as a Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Owners Here.
Melanie Sweet opened her Cruise Planners franchise in Fort Worth, Texas in April 2020. Below are the excerpts from the Q&A interview she did with Franchise Business Review earlier this year. Read more about her story here.
Kaysi Curtin opened her Sandler Training franchise in Fresno, California in January 2020. Below is the Q&A interview she did with Franchise Business Review earlier this earlier this year. Read more about her story here.
Kyle Millican opened his Clean Air Lawn Care franchise in Oklahoma City in 2019. Below is the Q-A interview he did with Franchise Business Review earlier this earlier this year. Read more about his story here.
Brad and Amanda Spencer opened their Bin There Dump That franchise in Knoxville, Tennessee in the spring of 2019. Below is the Q-A interview they did with Franchise Business Review earlier this year. Read more about their story here.
Justin Sapp opened his NaturaLawn of America franchise in North Mississippi in January 2020. Below is the Q-A interview he did with Franchise Business Review earlier this year. Read more about his story here.
To help you get you started in your journey to franchise ownership and want to work in or promote the outdoors lifestyle, here are some of the top outdoorsy brands to consider in 2021.
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.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Steve Kaiser, from Junk King. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Chris Mann, from The Woodhouse Day Spa. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock stars, Thomas & Carrie Powers, from Any Lab Test Now. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Ron Culyer, from CarePatrol. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Mark Sheffield, from School of Rock. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Mark Chasteen, from Fibrenew. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock stars, TJ and Su Singh, from The Glass Guru. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock stars, Kama and Paul Friedman, from Mathnasium. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock stars, Terri and Dave Thomas, from Pizza Factory. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Jason Avila, from ImageOne. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Brian Wilson, from FirstLight Home Care. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Mindy and Tate agree that their business has given them new opportunities to serve and grow. They encourage others with corporate backgrounds to consider Right at Home, particularly if they’re mission-driven and want to make a difference in peoples’ lives.
We asked the leaders of five of our Culture100 award-winners why creating a winning company culture is so important and how they invested in the success of their franchisees during a very challenging year.
FBR’s research of the Top 30 award-winning food franchises, which scored highest in our Franchisee Satisfaction Reviews, reveals some very telling insight into what makes a franchise successful.
Franchisors are required to include a significant amount of information in their Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) What’s NOT included? Overt reporting on the health of the franchisor-franchisee relationship and franchisee satisfaction.
Hear from our expert panel of franchisees on the steps they took to grow a successful franchise business. Learn the keys that helped their business thrive, the challenges and pitfalls they faced along the way – and how to avoid them.
This year, Right at Home received a franchisee satisfaction index score of 84 that put them among the best in franchising and on our list of the Top 200 Franchise opportunities.
On the fence about investing in a franchise business? Franchise Business Review Founder and CEO Eric Stites discusses what you should know before buying a franchise business.
This year, Monster Mini Golf earned a franchisee satisfaction score that put them among the best in franchising and on our list of the Top 200 franchise opportunities.
This year, ActionCOACH earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 84, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the Top 200 franchise opportunities.
Client Services Director, Nicole Dudley sits down with Christian Brothers Automotive President Donnie Carr and discuss why franchisee satisfaction and culture are so valuable.
"Just be patient and be prepared to work hard at it. It takes time, it takes effort. I believe patience is a virtue and hard work pays dividends. Pace yourself. ... It takes time" Read More about Chuck Cassidy's experience as a British Swim School Franchisee Here.
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.
This year, Senior Care Authority earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 81, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
This year, Any Lab Test Now earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 75, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
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.
This year, FirstLight Home Care earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 77, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
This year, FASTSIGNS® earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 93, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
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.
NerdsToGo earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 71, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities, the first year we've surveyed their franchisees.
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.
This year, Sandler Training earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 92, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
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.
This year, Fibrenew earned a franchisee satisfaction score of 89, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
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.
This year, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen received 4.4 stars out of 5 in franchisee satisfaction, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
James Laramee from NaturaLawn says, "Right out of high school, I knew I wanted to start and own my own business. I always had a passion for sales. Coupled with my love for the outdoors and desire to find safer alternatives to lawn care, Naturalawn seemed like a great fit." Read his story here.
Junk Kings' Jason Edge says, "The focus on sustainability was key for me. By being able to recycle, repurpose, and reuse the items we pick up from junk removal jobs, it makes me feel like I’m doing something good. Most importantly, it’s something I believe in." Read More about his story here.
Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Ralph Moccio of InXpress. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Janice Blasinsky Describes Rewarding Career with Any Lab Test Now, "It’s truly an honor to be part of our customers’ wellness journeys. We provide consumers the ability to take direct control of their health without the necessity of a physician's order."
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.
This year, Two Men and a Truck received a franchisee satisfaction index score of 89, putting them among the best in franchising and on our list of the top 200 franchise opportunities.
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.
Cal and Lenka Pascanu were drawn to Christian Brothers Automotive for their faith based approach. Their advice for prospective franchise buyers? "Be open-minded, coachable, and follow their system."
Laura Dvareckas always wanted to own her own business. Why did she go into franchise ownership? "I chose a franchise because I was able to start running my business quickly after training."
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.
Stan Gray is a veteran and a FASTSIGNS franchise owner who says, "my military experience gave me lots of opportunities to develop leadership skills that I use daily in my business today."
Daniel Anisz, is a franchise owner with Window Genie in FL. His favorite part of franchise ownership? "I like having the freedom to make my own decisions and run the business I see fit."
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.
The Coronavirus pandemic has had a profound impact on franchising. Ensure that you ask well-thought questions of franchisees as part of your due diligence.
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.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Mark Scuderi, from Motto Mortgage. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
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.
A conversation with franchise owners from FirstLight Home Care, Wild Birds Unlimited, and FastSigns International.
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.
While travel sales slowed down during the pandemic, as restrictions begin to ease, there will be a huge amount of pent up demand and customers will increasingly seek experts to help them navigate the new travel landscape in the upcoming months.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rock stars, Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth, from Wild Birds Unlimited. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
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.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Paul Durant, from Junk King. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Michael Dwyer, from Image One Facility Solutions. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, Shadow & Rebekah Skaggsn, from FirstLight Home Care. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, JD and Jeff Penland, from East Coast Wings + Grill. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, the Zeneri’s, from Cruise Planners. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Dustin Baker, from Assisted Living Locators. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.
Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, Michael Rauen & Jason Jackson, from TSS Photography. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.
Carteris understood firsthand how important it was for families to find the right care. And he also saw the connection between his ability to match candidates with employers and how these skills could be used to help match families with the right caregivers.
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:
Within days of the Coronavirus outbreak, franchisors stepped up their communications; sourced and shipped scarce personal protective equipment; and spent hours synthesizing and reporting out policy changes to their franchisees.
In this episode, it was our pleasure to speak with Jesse Johnstone, the President of Fibrenew. He explains to FBR's CEO, Eric Stites, how Fibrenew is designed to succeed in both good times and bad and discusses the way they're supporting their franchisees in the midst of the COVID pandemic. The two also give advice to potential franchisees and emphasize the importance of understanding the demands of business ownership.
The number of women-owned franchises is soaring. Over the last decade, there has been a 24% increase in women-owned franchise businesses. Today, 26% of all franchises are solely woman-owned, and another 9% include at least one female partner in the ownership group.
With opportunities starting under $10K, you might be surprised how achievable franchise business ownership may be.
Whether you are looking for a new challenge or an additional stream of income, franchising can pave the way to a second career that offers autonomy, flexibility, and desirable income.
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.
We recorded this webinar on the 5 Key Steps to Business Ownership. In it we tried to answer as many questions as we could around researching, evaluating and purchasing a franchise.
Exploring franchise opportunities and opening your own business is an exciting event for most entrepreneurs. It can also feel overwhelming at times. Our goal at Franchise Business Review is to provide you with the tools and resources you need to make the process as easy as possible, and help you make an educated franchise investment.
Buying a franchise during uncertain times. In light of the COVID 19 pandemic, we ask a franchisee who bought his franchise the day after 9/11 about the lessons he learned then and how he's applying them to the crisis today.
Mikaela Walker, Dream Vacations franchisee used a credit card to purchase her franchise and says she loves the freedom that comes with owning her own business.
Cynthia Perthuis, is a multi-unit owner with Senior Care Authority franchises in NY and FL. Her only regret? She wishes she had bought more territories. "This is the best job I have ever had," she says.
Laura De La Horra says running a successful travel agency franchise is about the connections and the people. Read her full story here.
Rebecca Feldman, of Greenville, South Carolina, never pictured herself owning 11 moving franchises in five different states as a TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchisee. Hear her inspiring story.
What are the best franchise opportunities on the market today? We break down our award-winning brands by category to help you find the best business for you.
Interested in owning your own Wendy's franchise? Here is what you need to know before you buy.
If you're comparing low-cost franchise opportunities, there are several tips you should keep in mind to ensure you ultimately choose the best brand for you.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eager to become a real estate investor, but not sure where to start? For novice investors, buying into a franchise like HomeVestors of America can accelerate the real estate investment learning curve and provide you with the tools and training you need to hit the ground running.
With so many franchisors actively recruiting for their talents, veterans need to know what to look for when choosing a veteran-friendly franchise.
If you are ready to make the leap from serving your country to serving the elderly, the demand for home care services is expected to surge — and U.S. veterans are taking the lead.
On this week’s episode, we had the pleasure of speaking with Les DeFelice, a standout franchisee from top-rated senior care and home care services franchise, Visiting Angels. Les describes his professional journey through a multitude of successful entrepreneurial endeavors and explains how he first got started with Visiting Angels. In this conversation with FBR's own founder and CEO, Eric Stites, Les shares some of his keys to success and gives advice to prospective franchisees.
Interested in franchise ownership in 2020? We surveyed over 27,000 franchisees to determine the best franchise opportunities of 2020.
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.
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.
In addition to single unit franchise ownership, there are other models such as sub franchising and area development that can allow a franchisee to control a larger territory and bring in additional revenue streams.
In today’s economy, becoming a home-based travel agent requires you to start your own business, join a host agency, or invest in a franchis
If you have ever dreamed of skipping your morning commute and earning a good salary working poolside, the good news is that you can make that dream come true with a home-based business.
In response to pest problems nationwide, Mosquito Joe is expanding west, with plans to open in Utah and the San Diego area next year.
While its brand recognition and sales remain strong more than 70 years later, how well does the venerable burger franchise fare when it comes to the competition? Is a McDonald’s franchise restaurant worth the investment?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Planners 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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out what you need to know about transferring a franchise business. And, learn why it's so important to consider your exit plan before you even invest in your first franchise.
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.
On the forefront of healthcare consumerism, Clarissa Bradstock and Terri McCullock of Any Lab Test Now, discuss some of their values and keys to growth with FBR’s CEO, Eric Stites.
You don’t have to choose between motherhood and entrepreneurship. Today’s mompreneurs balance work and family, love what they do, and have the business savvy to make a profit.
If making smart decisions for the environment is at the top of your priority list, here are 18 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.
As a home care business owner, you can provide care and compassion to seniors in your community while making a healthy income. Learn more about the booming home care field and how you can be a part of it.
Multi-unit franchising can be very lucrative when carried out correctly. Discover this year's top multi-unit franchise opportunities.
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!
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.
Your retirement funds can lead to franchise ownership. Learn how 401(k) business financing, a.k.a. Rollovers for Business Start-ups (ROBS), funds your dreams without tax penalties
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.
Mobile businesses are attractive for both businesses and consumers, with low-overhead and convenience. Mobile franchises are a great option and are offered at nearly all investment levels. Snap on Tools typically ranges from $172,207 to $375,265.
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.
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.
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.
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.
With a franchise fee of $10,000, Chick-fil-A is a franchisee dream. However, it may be just that; as it is one of the hardest franchises to obtain.
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.
Michelle Fee, CEO of Cruise Planners, built a franchise that is anchored in the success of its franchisees.
The franchise agreement is a legally binding document. Know what you are signing, before you sign, with the franchise agreement 101. And take a look at a real sample from Wild Birds Unlimited.
Learn the ins and outs of estimating how much money you can earn as a franchise business owner.
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!
Is crowdfunding right for your small business? Learn more about equity vs. reward-based crowdfunding platforms and discover the best crowdfunding option 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.
When fitness entrepreneur, Devan Kline, founded Burn Boot Camp in a parking lot North of Charlotte, NC he knew he had something special, but never guessed his growth would be this explosive.
Rick Carlson is a franchisee of Cruise Planners and has served his clients since the purchase of his franchise in 2000.
It’s the season of giving, and while a partridge in a pear tree would be nice, we thought sharing a list of our 12 favorite books would be a tad more practical.
If you’re looking for a smart investment in a recession resistant industry, you may want to consider hair care. Check out Sports Clips Haircuts here!
Forget the Stuff and Give a Gift that Matters by Donating to one of These Entrepreneurial Non-Profits
The first year as a franchisee, although exhilarating, can often be the toughest year. We asked franchisors and franchisees what you can expect in your first year as a franchisee. Hear what they had to say!
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.
The Franchise Disclosure Document can be overwhelming but it contains valuable information. Here are the items to pay close attention to when reviewing an FDD.
Interested in starting your own business? What about working from home? Here, we’ll explore ideas for putting those two dreams together and examine the many home based business opportunities available - including franchising.
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 2021.
A comprehensive look at the most important franchise interview questions to ask yourself, the franchisor and existing franchisees before you buy!
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 some award-winning coffee franchise opportunities.
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?
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!
Ever wonder how FBR determines the top-rated franchise brands? Get the inside scoop on FBR's survey process and research methodology.
Ready for a career change but fear you are too old to begin again? Fear not! There are many second career opportunities available for people of every age — including business ownership.
Are you an aspiring entrepreneur interested in franchising? Are you wondering what the difference between licensing and franchising is? Here's what you need to know.
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.
If you are looking for a top-rated paint and sip franchise concept (as rated by the franchise owners themselves) Pinot’s Palette is the only paint and sip brand that has been ranked on FBR's top-rated franchises list! Learn more about the opportunity.
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.
As a veteran, there's a good chance you'll make a great business owner! That's because vets tend to possess the skills required to lead and manage a growing business. Need funding to get started? Here are 8 small business loans and grants for veterans! Plus, 10 helpful funding resources.
Want to buy a franchise but not sure if you'll be able to fund your new business venture? There are many franchise funding options available from loans to grants to franchisor discounts and waivers. In this guide, we will tell you everything you need to know about funding your first 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!
If you’re looking to start a new business or buy a franchise that can survive unpredictable market volatility (and a potential recession or depression), you may want to consider investing in a recession-proof industry!
Looking to start your own company but not sure how you will finance it? See this list of small-business grants for women to get started!
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.
Legally binding franchising documents are chock full of important details that you may miss without an experienced franchise attorney by your side. Here's what you need to know before you hire a franchise lawyer.
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.
Which is a better fit for you: Starting your own small business or buying a franchise? The answer depends on what you’re looking for and how much risk you’re willing to take on.
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!
Franchising offers several advantages for would be business owners, but like anything, there are also some disadvantages that you should be aware of before embarking on a franchise purchase. Learn more about the pros and cons of owning a franchise so you can decide if it is right for 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.
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 family
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.
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!
Jonathan Shelson is the owner of a MaidPro franchise in Thornhill, Ontario. He is 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!
Jodi Glacer is a Senior Care Authority franchise owner based in Boynton Beach, FL. She has owned her franchise since 2016.
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.
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.
Charles “Russ” Russell is a Cruise Planners New Braunfels, TX since 2013 and offers insights and advice for others in this interview with FBR.
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!
Al Crnjac is a Fibrenew franchise owner in South Ottawa, Ontario. He opened his business in 1994 and has watched the brand continue to grow.
Some companies drive innovation from the top down (think Steve Jobs). Others let innovation percolate up from the front lines. We asked a few innovative franchise leaders the source of their best ideas.
After experiencing several job losses, Craig Burton, wanted job stability and to be in control of his future. He achieved both goals by purchasing a Fibrenew franchise in Austin, TX in 2011.
Tracey Codd was an independent travel operator when she purchased her first Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. She has since purchased two more.
JD and Candace Asbell are one of the top five franchisees in HomeVestors of America's history. They are achieving financial freedom and a good work-life balance as they grow their company.
Michael Consoli was able to make his dream of working in the travel sector a a reality by investing in a Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative franchise. He shared how he did it and more with Franchise Business Review.
After working in healthcare and having to find senior living for her mother, Paula Sotir invested in a CarePatrol franchise.
There are a few significant differences in financing a multi-unit franchise versus a single unit. Here's what you need to know about financing your multi-unit franchise.
Connie and Darryal Chandler purchased their Minuteman Press franchise in Humble, TX in 2010. Connie shares her thoughts regarding getting started in franchising and what her and Darryal’s experience has been like.
Chris Beer purchased his Our Town America franchise, which assists local business owners by reaching new movers in their area with enticing direct mail offers, in Atlanta in 1999. He shares insight into his franchising experiences and suggestions regarding how to strategically invest in a franchise.
The largest barrier when it comes to opening a franchise is typically access to capital. Fortunately, there are a variety of ways you can fund your franchise investment.
Joel Wilder, of DeBary, Florida opened his Cruise Planners franchise in 2005. “Business is Great!” says Wilder having no regrets opening up his franchise business and leaving a long term career as an RN.