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Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans for New Restaurants in Detroit

CANTON, MA – Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods, announced today the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchisees Amit and Kalpesh Patel, for Detroit, Michigan. The pair will develop four Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants and one multi-brand unit with Baskin-Robbins, the world’s largest chain of ice cream specialty shops. […]

Finishing 2015 on Strong Note, EmbroidMe Has Big Plans for 2016

(West Palm Beach, Florida)—EmbroidMe, represented at No. 36 by Stitches magazine in its annual list of the most powerful people and companies in the embroidery industry, has bold plans for 2016 as it looks to double the number of new franchises it added in 2015, building upon its reputation as an industry-leading franchise and promotional […]

Fuddruckers Debuts Second Panama Location With Franchisee Isthmus Food Service

The Texas-born fast casual brand debuted its second Panama city location with franchise partner Isthmus Food Service, S. A. The restaurant is ideally situated at Panama City’s Street Mall shopping center on Via Israel in the San Francisco/Punta Pacifica area. It joins Panama City’s popular Metromall site, which opened in late 2014. The partnership plan […]

Accomplished Couple Finds Success With Paul Davis Restoration Franchise

(Greer, South Carolina)—Dan Driscoll is no stranger to owning his own business. His Paul Davis Restoration franchise, at 1684 Old Hwy 14S, Greer, SC 29651, is just the latest in his string of business ventures. With Paul Davis, Driscoll gets to help renovate and restore both commercial and residential buildings that have been damaged by […]

Retired Veteran Grows Successful Family Business With Dickey’s Barbecue Pit

Franchise owner John Lockett turns Dickey’s Barbecue Pit into a family affair. Currently the owner of four locations throughout Mississippi and Alabama, his daughter Eden co-owns and manages two of the stores, and various other family members help in the operations, administration and marketing of the stores. The Lockett family has recently executed development agreements […]

CruiseOne Introduces a New Vacation Brand to Its Travel Franchise Portfolio

CruiseOne, a home-based travel franchise, will be adding a new travel franchise brand called Dream Vacations to help franchisees sell all vacation experiences. Starting immediately, existing franchisees can choose to either remain as CruiseOne or operate as Dream Vacations; however, the official launch will take place in the second quarter of 2016. The home-based travel […]

Toppers Pizza Creates New Tools for Consumers and Franchisees

Toppers Pizza wants to stand out from the pack of cookie-cutter corporate pizza chains with its commitment to brand innovation. The pizza brand plans to have 700 locations in the next ten years. Toppers’ most recent advances include a revamped consumer website, a new franchise development website and a from-scratch training program, all of which […]

From Success to Successor: Window Genie of Omaha Owner Grooms Military Veteran Mentee with Aplomb

(OMAHA, Neb.)—In 2014, Dick Stieren, 64, opened Nebraska’s first Window Genie business. Serving eastern Nebraska including parts of Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties, Window Genie of Omaha provides window cleaning, window tinting and pressure washing with the mobile cleaning franchise named on Entrepreneur Magazine’s annual Franchise 500® list for five consecutive years. Now, the franchising […]

What Entrepreneurs Want From a Business Coach

A new survey conducted by The Alternative Board revealed that entrepreneurs trust fellow business owners more than traditional business coaches. Entrepreneurs seeking out a business coach see accountability and growth as being the two largest potential benefits in hiring an advisor. Hundreds of entrepreneurs were polled and asked whose advice they trust most when faced […]

5 Military Veterans Win CruiseOne Annual Travel Franchise Contest

A group of five military veterans with a passion for travel were recently the winners of the fourth annual “Operation Vetrepreneur: Become Your Own General” contest. Hosted by nationally recognized military-friendly cruise franchise CruiseOne, which is part of World Travel Holdings, Operation Vetrepreneur awards free travel franchises each valued at $12,700 to five deserving U.S. […]

The Process of Selling A Business is Neither Fast nor Easy

(Orangeburg, SC)—When you buy a franchise you are not necessarily thinking of an exit strategy or how you’re going to sell the business in 10 or 15 years.  But in the case of Sonja and Rich Heaton, it was exactly what was on their minds. And they can share some lessons about planning for just […]

Closet & Storage Concepts Is Adding Three New Franchises as the Brand Gains Momentum

Closet & Storage Concepts, and its recently-acquired brand More Space Place, reported continued growth in their franchise locations with the addition of three stores in the last five months. It anticipates the trend to continue with the addition of at least six stores planned for 2016. In late 2013, Closet & Storage Concepts –which designs, […]

BareBones WorkWear Opens Second Franchise Location

Workwear and outdoor apparel retailer BareBones WorkWear just announced the opening of their first franchise location in Yuba City. This is the second franchise in general for the company, since announcing the availability of their business model as a franchise business opportunity late last year. The Yuba City store was launched by the owners of […]

Dunkin’ Donuts Announces Plans for Three New Restaurants With New Franchise Group

Dunkin’ Donuts announced recently the signing of a multi-unit store development agreement with new franchise group, Ozark Donuts, LLC. The plans are to develop three new restaurants in Springfield, Missouri with the first restaurant opening at 4020 S. Campbell Avenue in December 2015, with the remainder opening by 2019. Led by Thomas and Cory Roebuck, […]

In Business for a Decade, Liquid Capital of Illinois Owner Sees Reason for Optimism in Local Economy

(PALATINE, Ill.)—Tom Stamborski has operated Liquid Capital of Illinois at 579 North 1st Bank Drive, Suite 200, since 2006. Serving the Northwest greater Chicagoland area, Stamborski provides factoring services — an alternative form of financing that allows a business to sell its accounts receivable to meet immediate cash needs. This experience has given him insight […]