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Women in Business Q&A: Natalie Ehrlich, Oxi Fresh Franchise Owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

When Natalie isn't running her seven franchises in Arizona, she's running marathons all around the world.

Women in Business: Q&A with Taffy Miltz, President of FlipFlop Dogs

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Raising their daughters, Jack and Taffy Miltz always had a house full of animals including dogs, cats, bunnies, horses, frogs, mice and the occasional...

Women in Business: Q&A with Jania Bailey, President & COO of FranNet

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.26.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Jania Bailey is the President and COO of FranNet. Bailey has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and franchise industries. She worked for ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Melanie Bergeron, Chair of Two Men and a Truck

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.19.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Melanie Bergeron officially joined the family business in 1989 when she was awarded the first TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® franchise in Atlanta, Ga. Bergero...

Women in Business: Q&A with Lovely Mitchell and Sandi Fleming, PostNet franchise owners

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Lovely Unique Mitchell, 31, and her mother Sandi Fleming, 47, both became pregnant at a young age, but that didn't stop them from pursuing their entre...

Women in Business: Q&A with Kristal Beaver, Bojangles' franchise owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Kristal Beaver, owner of two Bojangles' franchises in Jasper and Canton, Ga. just outside of Atlanta, operates under the motto - "Yes is the answer, w...

Resolution: Change Job, Change Life

Heather Rosen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Heather Rosen

For people who want to be their own boss, but don't have a business model or product in mind and who don't mind following someone else's path as long as it's one that leads to prosperity, franchising can be an excellent option.

Women in Business: Q&A with Gail Johnson, CEO of Rainbow Station

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Rainbow Station is America's premier provider of early education, school age recreation, emergency backup care and leadership development. Established...

Women in Business: Q&A with Barbara Timm-Brock, Chief Growth Officer, Sylvan Learning

Laura Dunn | Posted 03.01.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Chief Growth Officer for Sylvan Learning, Barbara Timm-Brock is responsible for operations and growth initiatives. Barbara oversees franchise system o...

Women in Business: Q&A with Marie DeNicola, CEO and Founder of Mainstream Boutique

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.22.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Marie DeNicola, CEO and founder of Mainstream Boutique, turned her passion into a booming business by carving out a niche in the $50 billion clothing ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Isabell Estes, Entrepreneur's Source franchisee

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.17.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Isabell Estes is a singer, actor, wife, mother, and by the way... a successful franchisee of the Entrepreneur's Source, a leading career and franchise...

Women in Business: Q&A with Amy Neb, Flip Flop Shops franchise owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Amy Neb is the franchise owner of the Flip Flop Shops locations in Orlando, Fla. and Lone Tree and Boulder, Colo. How has your life experience made ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Catherine Monson, CEO of FASTSIGNS International

Laura Dunn | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Catherine Monson is the CEO of FASTSIGNS International, the worldwide franchisor for more than 540 FASTSIGNS sign, graphic and visual communications c...

Women in Business: Q&A with Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.30.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Dina Dwyer-Owens, CEO of The Dwyer Group, former Chairwoman of the International Franchise Association and author of Live R.I.C.H. Dina oversees a fr...

Women in Business: Q&A with DuAnne Redus, Maui Wowi Hawaiian franchise owner

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

After losing her husband suddenly and arriving home on a flight from a business trip just hours before 9/11, DuAnne decided it was time to pursue her ...

Women in Business: Q&A with Pam Estabrooke, franchise owner of ProTect Painters

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Pam Estabrooke is the franchise owner of ProTect Painters of Central Gwinnett located outside of Atlanta in Suwanee, Ga. ProTect Painters is a profess...

Women in Business: Q&A With Tracie Grubb, Style Encore Franchisee

Laura Dunn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tracie Grubb found her calling as a franchisee shortly after Hurricane Katrina washed away her home just days after her wedding. Instead of retreating when devastation struck, Tracie turned to business ownership as a way to rebuild her life, while also following her passion.

Women in Business: Q&A with Tiffini Soforenko, Founder and CEO of Yummy Cupcakes

Laura Dunn | Posted 11.30.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

At Yummy Cupcakes, Tiffani has created more than 400 proprietary gourmet cupcake recipes including 94 Vegan and 23 Sugar-free.

Three Business Founders Who Gained From Franchising

George Bradt | Posted 10.21.2013 | Business
George Bradt

One of the fundamental questions for today's leaders is "What do you want and what are you willing to give up to get it?" If you want job security, ge...

Women in Business: Q&A With Meg Roberts, President of Molly Maid

Laura Dunn | Posted 10.29.2013 | Business
Laura Dunn

Meg Roberts, 40, is the President of national cleaning franchise Molly Maid, who worked her way up to earn the top spot at a company that she grew up down the street from.

Report Reveals Big Problem At McDonald's

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business

McDonald’s franchisees say the company is becoming “much more controlling” and trying to pass costs on to operators in an aim to cope with slow ...

Veteran Takes Own Advice About Business Ownership

Heather Rosen | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC
Heather Rosen

The franchising industry sees veterans as an opportunity. They generally are excellent matches for franchise systems, which reward adaptable, detail-oriented, diligent professionals who excel at following prescribed systems.

Prancercise Creator Joanna Rohrback On Viral Success Of Her Fitness Workout (WATCH)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Shira Lazar

I spoke to Joanna Rohrback, the creator behind YouTube's viral "Prancercise: A Fitness Workout" video, about her breakout online fame and the evolut...

How My Layoff Kick-Started My Small Business

Women & Co | Posted 07.30.2013 | Small Business
Women & Co

A job layoff can be a financially jarring event when you suddenly find yourself without a steady paycheck, but it doesn't have to mean the end of your professional posterity.

15 Do's and Don'ts to Consider Before Buying Into or Opening up a Franchise

Chris Hurn | Posted 06.22.2013 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Here are 15 tips (in no particular order) I've learned firsthand through my experience with Kennedy's for those of you thinking about buying into a franchise or opening up your own.