Who better to trust than the franchise owners themselves? We have complied these first hand accounts from successful franchise owners. Listen to them tell their story and gain insights and advice that you can use in your life.
“No Regrets” How Joel Wilder Transitioned from an RN to Full Time Owner of Cruise Planners Franchise

“No Regrets” How Joel Wilder Transitioned from an RN to Full Time Owner of Cruise Planners Franchise

FBR Insider Insights: How Joel Wilder’s search for a travel agency franchise turned into a full-time Cruise Planners Franchise business.

Multi-Unit Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Owner Seth Wiersma Offers Important Insights into Starting his Business

Multi-Unit Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Owner Seth Wiersma Offers Important Insights into Starting his Business

Franchise Business Review Insider Insights: Why multi-unit franchise owner Seth Wiersma was drawn to the eco-friendly Clean Air Lawn Care franchise

How Jim Carteris went from Staffing Agency Owner to FirstLight Home Care Franchise Owner

How Jim Carteris went from Staffing Agency Owner to FirstLight Home Care Franchise Owner

Franchise Business Review Profile: How a search for the right senior care franchise inspired Jim Carteris to open his FirstLight Home Care franchise.

Meet Successful HomeVestors of America Franchise Business Owner Mariah Stark-Ridgway

Meet Successful HomeVestors of America Franchise Business Owner Mariah Stark-Ridgway

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.

Interview with Multi-Unit Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Owner Renee Edge

Interview with Multi-Unit Wild Birds Unlimited Franchise Owner Renee Edge

FBR Insights: How Renee Edge went from researching retail franchise opportunities to owning multiple Wild Birds Unlimited franchise locations.

Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Owner Igor Kuzmenko [An In-depth Interview]

Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Owner Igor Kuzmenko [An In-depth Interview]

Researching automotive franchise opportunities? Franchisee Igor Kuzmenko provides valuable insight into starting a Christian Brothers Automotive franchise.

Soap Opera Star Becomes Top New Again Houses Franchisee

Soap Opera Star Becomes Top New Again Houses Franchisee

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.

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Michael Lally has Determination, Perseverance, and Drive

TWO MEN AND A TRUCK’s Michael Lally has Determination, Perseverance, and Drive

"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.

Mitch Richey Thriving with Recession-Proof Glass Guru Franchise

Mitch Richey Thriving with Recession-Proof Glass Guru Franchise

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.

Dee and Rob Rister Making a Difference at HomeWell Care Services

Dee and Rob Rister Making a Difference at HomeWell Care Services

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: ‘The Environment Needs this Right Now’

Clean Air Lawn Care Franchise Owner Patrick Lewis: ‘The Environment Needs this Right Now’

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.

Former Power Couple Find Calling at East Coast Wings + Grill

Former Power Couple Find Calling at East Coast Wings + Grill

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.

Fortune 500 Dropout Matt Kosty Finds Freedom with Wild Birds Unlimited

Fortune 500 Dropout Matt Kosty Finds Freedom with Wild Birds Unlimited

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.

Mini-Market Program Expands Opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

Mini-Market Program Expands Opportunity for TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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.

Former Air Force Mechanic Proud to Team With Snap-on Tools

Former Air Force Mechanic Proud to Team With Snap-on Tools

“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.

FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo Franchising Proves a Great Fit for Veteran Couples

FASTSIGNS, NerdsToGo Franchising Proves a Great Fit for Veteran Couples

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

Justin Langston: From Employee to Owner with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

Justin Langston: From Employee to Owner with TWO MEN AND A TRUCK

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.

Eric Friedrich finds military-friendly franchise with FirstLight Home Care

Eric Friedrich finds military-friendly franchise with FirstLight Home Care

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.

Jason Madden Leverages Military Skills with The Entrepreneur’s Source

Jason Madden Leverages Military Skills with The Entrepreneur’s Source

" 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.

Art and Lisa Martin Grateful for Wild Birds Unlimited Opportunity

Art and Lisa Martin Grateful for Wild Birds Unlimited Opportunity

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.

Joseph Trevino of Clean Air Lawn Care Embraces His New Mission

Joseph Trevino of Clean Air Lawn Care Embraces His New Mission

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.

A Few Minutes with Ellianos Coffee Company's Chad Stewart

A Few Minutes with Ellianos Coffee Company's Chad Stewart

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.

With FASTSIGNS Support, Father-Son Franchise Team Navigate Pandemic Obstacles

With FASTSIGNS Support, Father-Son Franchise Team Navigate Pandemic Obstacles

Lance Puccio and his father Larry backed by the FASTSIGNS brand overcame every obstacle and saw their business grow this past year.

Snap-on Tools Franchise Proven to be "Essential to Essential"

Snap-on Tools Franchise Proven to be "Essential to Essential"

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.

Cruise Planners Franchisee Adam Martindale Found the Perfect Franchise for Him

Cruise Planners Franchisee Adam Martindale Found the Perfect Franchise for Him

"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.

Cathy Fleischacker & Pam Dymsza Found Freedom with Wild Birds Unlimited

Cathy Fleischacker & Pam Dymsza Found Freedom with Wild Birds Unlimited

"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 Finds Her ‘Retirement’ Dream Job with Cruise Planners

Melanie Sweet Finds Her ‘Retirement’ Dream Job with Cruise Planners

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 Has No Regrets About Taking the Franchise Leap with Sandler Training

Kaysi Curtin Has No Regrets About Taking the Franchise Leap with Sandler Training

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.

Clean Air Franchise Owner Kyle Millican:  ‘I Really Enjoy Helping Local Communities’

Clean Air Franchise Owner Kyle Millican: ‘I Really Enjoy Helping Local Communities’

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 & Amanda Spencer Discover Franchisee Satisfaction with Bin There Dump That

Brad & Amanda Spencer Discover Franchisee Satisfaction with Bin There Dump That

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.

NaturaLawn Franchisee Justin Sapp: ‘I Always Wanted to Own My Own Business’

NaturaLawn Franchisee Justin Sapp: ‘I Always Wanted to Own My Own Business’

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.

Steve Kaiser, Franchise Rock Star, Junk King

Steve Kaiser, Franchise Rock Star, Junk King

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Steve Kaiser, from Junk King. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Chris Mann, Franchise Rock Star, The Woodhouse Day Spa

Chris Mann, Franchise Rock Star, The Woodhouse Day Spa

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Chris Mann, from The Woodhouse Day Spa. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Thomas & Carrie Powers, Franchise Rock Stars, Any Lab Test Now

Thomas & Carrie Powers, Franchise Rock Stars, Any Lab Test Now

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.

Ron Culyer, Franchise Rock Star, CarePatrol

Ron Culyer, Franchise Rock Star, CarePatrol

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Ron Culyer, from CarePatrol. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Mark Sheffield, Franchise Rock Star, School of Rock

Mark Sheffield, Franchise Rock Star, School of Rock

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Mark Sheffield, from School of Rock. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Mark Chasteen, Franchise Rock Star, Fibrenew

Mark Chasteen, Franchise Rock Star, Fibrenew

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Mark Chasteen, from Fibrenew. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

TJ & Su Singh, Franchise Rock Stars, The Glass Guru

TJ & Su Singh, Franchise Rock Stars, The Glass Guru

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.

Kama & Paul Friedman, Franchise Rock Stars, Mathnasium

Kama & Paul Friedman, Franchise Rock Stars, Mathnasium

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock stars, Kama and Paul Friedman, from Mathnasium. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.

Terri & Dave Thomas, Franchise Rock Stars, Pizza Factory

Terri & Dave Thomas, Franchise Rock Stars, Pizza Factory

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock stars, Terri and Dave Thomas, from Pizza Factory. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.

Jason Avila, Franchise Rock Star, ImageOne

Jason Avila, Franchise Rock Star, ImageOne

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Jason Avila, from ImageOne. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Brian Wilson, Franchise Rock Star, FirstLight Home Care

Brian Wilson, Franchise Rock Star, FirstLight Home Care

Congratulations to 2021 franchise rock star, Brian Wilson, from FirstLight Home Care. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Former Hospitality Exec Feels “Right at Home” Moving from Hotels to In-home Health Care

Former Hospitality Exec Feels “Right at Home” Moving from Hotels to In-home Health Care

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.

Why Culture and Franchisee Satisfaction is Vital to Christian Brothers Franchisee Success

Why Culture and Franchisee Satisfaction is Vital to Christian Brothers Franchisee Success

Client Services Director, Nicole Dudley sits down with Christian Brothers Automotive President Donnie Carr and discuss why franchisee satisfaction and culture are so valuable.

Chuck Cassidy's Experience with British Swim School

Chuck Cassidy's Experience with British Swim School

"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.

Soccer Shots Aims for Transparency with Potential Franchisees

Soccer Shots Aims for Transparency with Potential Franchisees

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.

How Franchisee Satisfaction Plays a Big Role in Finding Potential Franchisees Who Are a Good Fit with MaidPro

How Franchisee Satisfaction Plays a Big Role in Finding Potential Franchisees Who Are a Good Fit with MaidPro

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: Creating Sustainable Family Businesses for Over 45 Years

Pinch A Penny: Creating Sustainable Family Businesses for Over 45 Years

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.

How NextHome Transitioned In Response to Covid: Michelle Rowan Sits Down With NextHome CEO, James Dwiggins

How NextHome Transitioned In Response to Covid: Michelle Rowan Sits Down With NextHome CEO, James Dwiggins

Franchise Business Review's, President & COO, Michelle Rowan sits down with James Dwiggins, CEO of NextHome.

President Dan Shapero Talks Why Candidates Choose TeamLogic IT

President Dan Shapero Talks Why Candidates Choose TeamLogic IT

Franchise Business Review's, President & COO, Michelle Rowan sits down with TeamLogic IT's President, Dan Shapiro.

Payroll Vault's President & CEO Sean Manning Talks Franchisee Satisfaction with FBR's Nicole Dudley

Payroll Vault's President & CEO Sean Manning Talks Franchisee Satisfaction with FBR's Nicole Dudley

Franchise Business Review's, Director of Client Relations, Nicole Dudley sits down with President & CEO of Payroll Vault, Sean Manning.

What FASTSIGNS Looks for in a Franchisee Candidate

What FASTSIGNS Looks for in a Franchisee Candidate

Franchise Business Reviews, President & COO, Michelle Rowan sits down with Chief Development Officer of FASTSIGNS(R), Mark Jamison.

James Laramee Shares His Experience with NaturaLawn

James Laramee Shares His Experience with NaturaLawn

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 Gives Advice on Following a Fulfilling Career Path

Junk Kings' Jason Edge Gives Advice on Following a Fulfilling Career Path

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.

Ralph Moccio (In Memoriam), Franchise Rockstar, InXpress

Ralph Moccio (In Memoriam), Franchise Rockstar, InXpress

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

Janice Blasinsky Describes Rewarding Career with Any Lab Test Now

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."

Cal and Lenka Pascanu Discuss Franchise Ownership with Christian Brothers Automotive

Cal and Lenka Pascanu Discuss Franchise Ownership with Christian Brothers Automotive

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 Realizes her Dreams as a Dream Vacations Franchise Owner

Laura Dvareckas Realizes her Dreams as a Dream Vacations Franchise Owner

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."

Q&A with 360Clean Franchisee David Lallier of Austin, Texas

Q&A with 360Clean Franchisee David Lallier of Austin, Texas

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 Reflects on Being a Veteran and FASTSIGNS Franchise Owner

Stan Gray Reflects on Being a Veteran and FASTSIGNS Franchise Owner

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's Grit and Determination Led to Success as a Window Genie Franchise Owner

Daniel Anisz's Grit and Determination Led to Success as a Window Genie Franchise Owner

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."

Find the Job You Love

Find the Job You Love

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.

Q&A with New Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees: Vikki and Mike Bartholomae of Winter Garden, Florida

Q&A with New Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees: Vikki and Mike Bartholomae of Winter Garden, Florida

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.

Shift from Corporate Job to Business Ownership

Shift from Corporate Job to Business Ownership

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.

Home Care Business Serves Vulnerable Seniors

Home Care Business Serves Vulnerable Seniors

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.

Mark Scuderi, Franchisee Rock Star, Motto Mortgage

Mark Scuderi, Franchisee Rock Star, Motto Mortgage

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Mark Scuderi, from Motto Mortgage. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth, Franchisee Rock Stars, Wild Birds Unlimited

Kristen Martyn and Cameron Hogarth, Franchisee Rock Stars, Wild Birds Unlimited

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.

Paul Durant, Franchisee Rock Star, Junk King

Paul Durant, Franchisee Rock Star, Junk King

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Paul Durant, from Junk King. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Michael Dwyer, Franchisee Rock Star, Image One Facility Solutions

Michael Dwyer, Franchisee Rock Star, Image One Facility Solutions

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Michael Dwyer, from Image One Facility Solutions. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Shadow & Rebekah Skaggs, Franchisee Rock Star, FirstLight Home Care

Shadow & Rebekah Skaggs, Franchisee Rock Star, FirstLight Home Care

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, Shadow & Rebekah Skaggsn, from FirstLight Home Care. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.

JD and Jeff Penland, Franchisee Rock Star, East Coast Wings + Grill

JD and Jeff Penland, Franchisee Rock Star, East Coast Wings + Grill

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.

The Zeneri Team, Franchisee Rock Stars, Cruise Planners

The Zeneri Team, Franchisee Rock Stars, Cruise Planners

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, the Zeneri’s, from Cruise Planners. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.

Dustin Baker, Franchise Rock Star, Assisted Living Locators

Dustin Baker, Franchise Rock Star, Assisted Living Locators

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstar, Dustin Baker, from Assisted Living Locators. Hear about his franchising journey and his advice to prospective franchisees.

Michael Rauen & Jason Jackson, Franchisee Rock Stars, TSS Photography

Michael Rauen & Jason Jackson, Franchisee Rock Stars, TSS Photography

Congratulations to 2020 franchisee rockstars, Michael Rauen & Jason Jackson, from TSS Photography. Hear about their franchising journey and their advice to prospective franchisees.

Making the Transition from IT Staffing to In-home Health Care

Making the Transition from IT Staffing to In-home Health Care

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.

Fibrenew Once Again Demonstrates its Resiliency

Fibrenew Once Again Demonstrates its Resiliency

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.

Mikaela Walker, Dream Vacations Franchisee, Loves the Freedom of Franchise Ownership

Mikaela Walker, Dream Vacations Franchisee, Loves the Freedom of Franchise Ownership

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, Senior Care Authority Franchisee Says This Is the Best Job She Has Ever Had

Cynthia Perthuis, Senior Care Authority Franchisee Says This Is the Best Job She Has Ever Had

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 Loves Having Control Over Her Time as a Cruise Planners Franchisee

Laura De La Horra Loves Having Control Over Her Time as a Cruise Planners Franchisee

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, Co-Owner of 11 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchises Says Building a Multi-Unit Franchise is Not Easy, But It is Achievable

Rebecca Feldman, Co-Owner of 11 TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchises Says Building a Multi-Unit Franchise is Not Easy, But It is Achievable

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.

Les DeFelice On Growing a Healthy & Happy Business with Visiting Angels [PODCAST]

Les DeFelice On Growing a Healthy & Happy Business with Visiting Angels [PODCAST]

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.

Paula Paredes Finds Financial Freedom as ATAX Franchise Owner

Paula Paredes Finds Financial Freedom as ATAX Franchise Owner

Paula Paredes was living paycheck to paycheck as a factory employee before she opened her ATAX franchise in 2009. Today she is a successful businesswoman, who credits the ATAX franchise system with supporting her in her growth.

Building Something Versus Working for a Paycheck

Building Something Versus Working for a Paycheck

After working for very large organizations for 15+ years, the Wagners were ready for a new challenge. Franchise ownership has offered them more freedom, time and the ability to build something versus working for a paycheck.

How I Started My Travel Agent Career: Christy’s Journey

How I Started My Travel Agent Career: Christy’s Journey

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 of Grease Monkey Says He Loves Everything About Owning a Franchise

Scott Bowen of Grease Monkey Says He Loves Everything About Owning a Franchise

Scott Bowen spent his entire adult life working as a mechanic in the United States Army. Now he owns a Grease Monkey franchise and says he loves everything about it.

Kevin and Cilla Buck of CarePatrol Enjoy the Freedom Offered by Franchise Ownership

Kevin and Cilla Buck of CarePatrol Enjoy the Freedom Offered by Franchise Ownership

Kevin and Cilla Buck love the freedom that they enjoy since becoming CarePatrol franchise owners. And, they love that they get to work together to help families through difficult times.

At a Cross Roads and at Age 49, Susan Palenik Made the Decision to Invest in a Cruise Planners Franchise

At a Cross Roads and at Age 49, Susan Palenik Made the Decision to Invest in a Cruise Planners Franchise

Susan Palenik, a Cruise Planners franchise owner, says she is grateful for the financial success she was able to achieve but is most appreciative of the personal freedom and flexibility to work anytime from anywhere.

Gary Fotcher and Kathleen Mulligan Have Made Their WildBirds Unlimited Business a Family One

Gary Fotcher and Kathleen Mulligan Have Made Their WildBirds Unlimited Business a Family One

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.

Is a HomeVestors Franchise the Right Match for You? Three Franchisees Share Their Stories

Is a HomeVestors Franchise the Right Match for You? Three Franchisees Share Their Stories

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 Finds Support, Success With His FASTSIGNS Franchise

Kevin Jones Finds Support, Success With His FASTSIGNS Franchise

Kevin Jones says he found the franchise model generally attractive because of access to established systems, a respected brand, and a network of support.

Monica Lannacone and Michal McFerron Draw on Military Experience and Education to Grow Their Dream Vacations Franchise

Monica Lannacone and Michal McFerron Draw on Military Experience and Education to Grow Their Dream Vacations Franchise

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 Help Move People Forward

Justin and Stephanie Clarey Help Move People Forward

Justin and Stephanie Clarey say they love working together as Two Men And A Truck business owners.

Former Salesman Finds Franchise Ownership in Senior Care Sector "Extremely Rewarding"

Former Salesman Finds Franchise Ownership in Senior Care Sector "Extremely Rewarding"

Mike Kearney owns a Senior Care Authority franchise and says the experience of helping a family in crisis is extremely rewarding.

Bringing People and Nature Together: Wild Birds Unlimited Pursues Their Mission By Attracting Franchisees Who Share Their Passion

Bringing People and Nature Together: Wild Birds Unlimited Pursues Their Mission By Attracting Franchisees Who Share Their Passion

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.

Finding the Perfect Fit: How Two Franchisees Used a Franchise Consultant to Find Flexibility and Freedom with Fibrenew

Finding the Perfect Fit: How Two Franchisees Used a Franchise Consultant to Find Flexibility and Freedom with Fibrenew

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.

From Newborn Photographer to PJ's Coffee Franchisee

From Newborn Photographer to PJ's Coffee Franchisee

For eight years, Roxanne Tillotson was a newborn photographer, but she had dreams of owning the PJ's Coffee franchise down the street. She never lost sight of her dream and in 2019 she finally transitioned from newborn photographer to PJ's Coffee franchisee.

Lori Mgrdichian Says Her Work is More Than Just a Job

Lori Mgrdichian Says Her Work is More Than Just a Job

Lori Mgrdichian says that helping people maintain a level of independence as they age makes her work more than just a job. Read more about Lori and how she got started with HomeWatch CareGivers.

Steve Rattner, Franchisee with FirstLight HomeCare

Steve Rattner, Franchisee with FirstLight HomeCare

Steve Rattner says he chose to buy a FirstLight Home Care franchise because of their focus on culture and support. Today, he says the best thing about owning his business is seeing the difference his staff has made in the community.

Ronda Zeneri, Cruise Planner's Franchisee

Ronda Zeneri, Cruise Planner's Franchisee

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.

Looking for the Perfect Encore Career? Get Onboard with Cruise Planners

Looking for the Perfect Encore Career? Get Onboard with Cruise Planners

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.

Man Phung, Brightway Insurance Franchisee

Man Phung, Brightway Insurance Franchisee

Man Phung owns two Brightway Insurance franchises in Indiana and Texas. His favorite part? Helping his community protect what matters most to them.

Steve Sarafin, Window Genie Franchisee

Steve Sarafin, Window Genie Franchisee

Steve Sarafin is able to be his own boss with his Window Genie franchise, and is in the front seat of his success.

Wil and Ayten Mauk, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchisees

Wil and Ayten Mauk, Expedia CruiseShipCenters Franchisees

Wil and Ayten Mauk of Atlanta are helping people build their dream vacation with their Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. See what they have to say about their experience with North America's leading cruise specialist.

Ashley Shaver Noland, Rhea Lana's Franchisee

Ashley Shaver Noland, Rhea Lana's Franchisee

Mother and Lady Boss: Ashley Shaver Noland brings style to her community with her Rhea Lana's franchises.

Scott Neal, Fibrenew Franchisee

Scott Neal, Fibrenew Franchisee

Scott Neal, Fibrenew franchisee, says he has no regrets about purchasing his franchise; except, that he didn't do it sooner.

Barbara and Chip Whipkey, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees

Barbara and Chip Whipkey, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees

Barbara and Chip Whipkey: Bird enthusiasts and Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees discuss their decision to start franchising.

Sean Wise, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee

Sean Wise, TWO MEN AND A TRUCK Franchisee

Sean Wise went from working at UPS, to owning his own TWO MEN AND A TRUCK franchise. Something, he says, didn't come without hard work and labor.

Tod Cohen, TSS Photography Franchisee

Tod Cohen, TSS Photography Franchisee

A seasoned photographer, Tod Cohen knew how to capture a good photo; he just needed help capturing business. That's where TSS Photography came in.

Simon and Stephanie Jones, PropertyGuys.com Franchisees

Simon and Stephanie Jones, PropertyGuys.com Franchisees

UK natives, Simon and Stephanie Jones, are making an impact in Canada with their PropertyGuys franchise.

Kristina Kefalas, Payroll Vault Franchisee

Kristina Kefalas, Payroll Vault Franchisee

Kristina Kefalas went from working for Payroll Vault, to owning a Payroll Vault! Find out how she made the leap.

Scot and Amy Hecht, Our Town America Franchisees

Scot and Amy Hecht, Our Town America Franchisees

Scot and Amy Hecht cherish the financial, time & travel freedom that comes with owning their OurTown America franchise

Ron Smith and Jan Griffith, Minuteman Press Franchisees

Ron Smith and Jan Griffith, Minuteman Press Franchisees

Ron Smith and Jan Griffith say they wish they had bought their Minuteman Press franchise sooner! "The rewards of owning your own business are there and it just takes time," they said.

Yohanni Hedges, MaidPro Franchisee

Yohanni Hedges, MaidPro Franchisee

What Yohanni Hedges likes most about owning a MaidPro franchise is that she has the opportunity to change lives in a positive way and help people (both clients and employees).

Janice Sinardi, Cruise Planners Franchisee

Janice Sinardi, Cruise Planners Franchisee

Janice Sinardi owns a Cruise Planners franchise in Tampa, FL. Janice sat down with Franchise Business Review to chat about her experience with the Cruise Planners brand.

Todd and Kim Seidi, CarePatrol Franchisees

Todd and Kim Seidi, CarePatrol Franchisees

Todd and Kim Seidi own two CarePatrol franchises in Greater Milwaukee and Southern Wisconsin. They sat down with FBR to chat about their experience in franchising.

Jacqueline Venchi and Andy Scholl, Wild Birds Unlimited, Rock Star Franchisees

Jacqueline Venchi and Andy Scholl, Wild Birds Unlimited, Rock Star Franchisees

Andy Scholl and Jacqueline Venchi own a Wild Birds Unlimited franchise in Alpharetta, GA, and are committed to spreading the Joy of Bird Feeding.

Eze Akabogu, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Town Money Saver

Eze Akabogu, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Town Money Saver

Nigerian immigrant Eze Akabogu came to this country with a dream: to be the author of his destiny. He has achieved just that with his eight Town Money Saver franchises.

Jen Krum, Rock Star Franchisee, Qualicare

Jen Krum, Rock Star Franchisee, Qualicare

To Jen Krum, being a Qualicare franchisee goes beyond the financial benefits; the true reward lies in the relationships she builds with members of her community, and the life-changing service she provides.

Clint Finch, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Our Town America

Clint Finch, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Our Town America

Clint Finch climbed the corporate ladder that eventually led him to his current position as franchise owner of an Our Town America franchise.

Ash Gawande, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Image One

Ash Gawande, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Image One

Ash Gawande: Veteran, father, and Image One rock star franchise owner!

Kirk and Mark Febus, Rock Star Franchise Owners, Home Care Assistance

Kirk and Mark Febus, Rock Star Franchise Owners, Home Care Assistance

A family affair: Kirk and Mark Febus are a father and son running a successful HomeCare Assistance franchise, providing quality care to their community.

Lyndon and Marianne Christman, Rock Star Franchise Owners, FirstLight Home Care

Lyndon and Marianne Christman, Rock Star Franchise Owners, FirstLight Home Care

Having both worked in hospital environments, Marianne and Lyndon Christman know what it means to provide a high standard of care to patients.

Howard James, Rock Star Franchise Owner, FASTSIGNS International

Howard James, Rock Star Franchise Owner, FASTSIGNS International

Howard James is a former technical theatre teacher, and while he may not teach high school students anymore, he continues to educate his FASTSIGNS team on best practices

Glory Gallucci, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Any Lab Test Now

Glory Gallucci, Rock Star Franchise Owner, Any Lab Test Now

Glory Gallucci went from Corporate America, to running an Any Lab Test Now franchise. Her advice to prospective franchisees? "Make sure you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur."

FASTSIGNS Franchisee Clint Ehlers Talks to FBR

FASTSIGNS Franchisee Clint Ehlers Talks to FBR

FASTSIGNS Franchisee Clint Ehlers Went From Corporate America to Being His Own Boss. Hear his story in an FBR podcast hosted by Eric Stites, CEO and founder of FBR.

From Ugly to Lovely: HomeVestor's Franchise Owners Transform Homes and Lives

From Ugly to Lovely: HomeVestor's Franchise Owners Transform Homes and Lives

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.

Many Roads Lead to Business Ownership: Two Men and a Truck Franchise Owners Share Their Stories

Many Roads Lead to Business Ownership: Two Men and a Truck Franchise Owners Share Their Stories

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.

Bill and Marilyn Collier, MaidPro Franchisees

Bill and Marilyn Collier, MaidPro Franchisees

Bill and Marilyn Collier are franchisees of HouseMaster, serving the Pelham, AL market. They have owned their franchise since 2009.

Robert and Amy Rodriguez, Grease Monkey Franchisees

Robert and Amy Rodriguez, Grease Monkey Franchisees

Robert and Amy Rodriguez are franchisees of Grease Monkey and serve the Laredo, TX area. They began their franchise journey in 2015.

Fitness Entrepreneurs Who Were Millionaires by 26 Say It’s Not About the Money

Fitness Entrepreneurs Who Were Millionaires by 26 Say It’s Not About the Money

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, Cruise Planners franchisee

Rick Carlson, Cruise Planners franchisee

Rick Carlson is a franchisee of Cruise Planners and has served his clients since the purchase of his franchise in 2000.

Warren and Courtney French, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees

Warren and Courtney French, Wild Birds Unlimited Franchisees

Hear from Wild Birds Unlimited franchisees, Warren and Courtney French!

Nickell Beach, Franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Nickell Beach, Franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters

Nickell Beach is a franchisee of Expedia CruiseShipCenters serving Lehi, Utah. She has been a franchisee since 2017 and is a Franchise Business Review featured franchisee!

Jonita & Adam White, Franchisees of Christian Brothers Automotive

Jonita & Adam White, Franchisees of Christian Brothers Automotive

Jonita & Adam White are franchisees of Christian Brothers Automotive serving West Frisco & Little Elm, Texas. They have been franchisees since 2011 and are Franchise Business Review featured franchisees!

Lori VanDamme, Franchisee of  CarePatrol

Lori VanDamme, Franchisee of CarePatrol

Lori VanDamme is a franchisee of CarePatrol with locations in North Denver, CO and Boulder, CO. She has been a franchisee since 2017 and is one of Franchise Business Review's featured franchisees!

Tony Lamb, Founder & CEO, Kona Ice

Tony Lamb, Founder & CEO, Kona Ice

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!

Pete Wilson, Franchisee of Window Genie

Pete Wilson, Franchisee of Window Genie

Pete Wilson is a franchisee of Window Genie, serving the West Chester, OH market. He has owned his franchise since 2015.

Brittany Schmid, Franchisee of Dale Carnegie Training

Brittany Schmid, Franchisee of Dale Carnegie Training

Brittany Schmid is a franchisee of Dale Carnegie Training, serving the San Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, and Oakland areas. She has owned her business since 2015.

Lindsay Verdun, Franchisee of TSS Photography

Lindsay Verdun, Franchisee of TSS Photography

Lindsay Verdun is the owner of a TSS Photography franchise in Peoria, IL. She is is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Chris Mehalic, Franchisee of Truly Nolen

Chris Mehalic, Franchisee of Truly Nolen

Chris Mehalic is the owner of a Truly Nolen franchise in Charlotte, North Carolina. He is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Kimberly Lombardi, Franchisee of Pizza Factory

Kimberly Lombardi, Franchisee of Pizza Factory

Kimberly Lombardi is the owner of a Pizza Factory franchise in Phelan, California. She is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Jane and Tom McElhaney,  Franchisees of Our Town America

Jane and Tom McElhaney, Franchisees of Our Town America

Jane & Tom McElhaney are multi-unit Our Town America franchise owners. They own The Greater Charlotte Metro area & Columbia, SC and are regional developers for South Carolina. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Jonathan Shelson, franchisee of MaidPro

Jonathan Shelson, franchisee of MaidPro

Jonathan Shelson is the owner of a MaidPro franchise in Thornhill, Ontario. He is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Cindy and Phil Bacon, Franchisees of FASTSIGNS

Cindy and Phil Bacon, Franchisees of FASTSIGNS

Phil and Cindy Bacon are FASTSIGNS franchise owners located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. They are one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Brian Klaubert, Franchisee of Christian Brothers Automotive

Brian Klaubert, Franchisee of Christian Brothers Automotive

Brian Klaubert is the owner of Christian Brothers Automotive franchises in Alpharetta, Suwanee, and Dacula, GA. He is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Steve Trout, Brightway Insurance Franchisee

Steve Trout, Brightway Insurance Franchisee

Steve Trout is the franchise owner of Brightway Insurance in Rockledge, FL and is one of Franchise Business Review's Rockstar Franchisees of 2018!

Heather and Seth Allison, Franchisees of American Poolplayers Association

Heather and Seth Allison, Franchisees of American Poolplayers Association

Heather and Seth Allison are the owners of American Poolplayers Association of Dayton, Nevada. They serve the Reno and Carson City areas and have been named 2018 Rockstar Franchisees by Franchise Business Review!

Ken Jenson, Franchisee of Amada Senior Care

Ken Jenson, Franchisee of Amada Senior Care

Ken Jenson owns his Amada Senior Care franchise in Colorado Springs, CO and is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Rockstar Franchisees!

Frank Sprinkles, AtWork Personnel Franchisee

Frank Sprinkles, AtWork Personnel Franchisee

Frank Sprinkles is a franchisee of @Work Personnel in Sedalia, MO, and is one of Franchise Business Review's 2018 Franchisee Rockstars!

Jodi Glacer Finds Meaning in Her Senior Care Authority Business

Jodi Glacer Finds Meaning in Her Senior Care Authority Business

Jodi Glacer is a Senior Care Authority franchise owner based in Boynton Beach, FL. She has owned her franchise since 2016.

Renee Mansour's Minuteman Press Franchise Allows Her More Time with Her Children

Renee Mansour's Minuteman Press Franchise Allows Her More Time with Her Children

Renee Mansour is a Minuteman Press franchisee based in Bend, OR. She has owned her franchise since 2015.

The Right Culture Led Jesse Zook to His MaidPro Franchise

The Right Culture Led Jesse Zook to His MaidPro Franchise

Jesse Zook is a MaidPro franchise owner based in Philadelphia, PA. He has owned his franchise since 2006.

Russ Russell's Franchising Career Sets Sail With Cruise Planners

Russ Russell's Franchising Career Sets Sail With Cruise Planners

Charles “Russ” Russell is a Cruise Planners New Braunfels, TX since 2013 and offers insights and advice for others in this interview with FBR.

Fibrenew Franchisee Al Crnjac Knows Innovation Keeps His Business Growing

Fibrenew Franchisee Al Crnjac Knows Innovation Keeps His Business Growing

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.

Franchising with Fibrenew Gave Craig Burton Job Stability and More Family Time

Franchising with Fibrenew Gave Craig Burton Job Stability and More Family Time

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.

Joining Expedia CruiseShipCenters Alleviated Tracey Codd's Biggest Business Headaches

Joining Expedia CruiseShipCenters Alleviated Tracey Codd's Biggest Business Headaches

Tracey Codd was an independent travel operator when she purchased her first Expedia CruiseShipCenters franchise. She has since purchased two more.

HomeVestors of America Enabled JD & Candace Asbell to Turn Their Side Business Into a Full-Time One

HomeVestors of America Enabled JD & Candace Asbell to Turn Their Side Business Into a Full-Time One

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.

Cruise Planners Franchisee Michael Consoli's Journey From IT Entrepreneur to World Traveler

Cruise Planners Franchisee Michael Consoli's Journey From IT Entrepreneur to World Traveler

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.

CarePatrol Franchisee Paula Sotir Helps Others Find Peace of Mind

CarePatrol Franchisee Paula Sotir Helps Others Find Peace of Mind

After working in healthcare and having to find senior living for her mother, Paula Sotir invested in a CarePatrol franchise.

Why Connie Chandler Purchased The Minuteman Press Franchise Where She Worked

Why Connie Chandler Purchased The Minuteman Press Franchise Where She Worked

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.

Owning an Our Town America Franchise Gave Chris Beer More Freedom

Owning an Our Town America Franchise Gave Chris Beer More Freedom

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.