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Immigrant Entrepreneur Finds Success with The UPS Store: ‘A Business That Won’t Go Away’

Name: Naresh Bhatt; Country of Origin: India; Immigrated to US: 1993; Franchise Name: The UPS Store; Launched: 2007; Franchises Owned: 8; Estimated Annual Revenue: $4million: Jobs Created: 40 Sometimes the worst thing that happens turns out to be one of the best. After 12 years with his employer, Naresh Bhatt lost his well-paying job during […]

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An Immigrant’s Pipeline to Success

Indo-Brit immigrant builds $10 million business unblocking drains. Here’s how he did it in 10 years. Fueled by his “immigrant mentality,” Patrick Patel become the owner of: Four Southern California hotels A disaster restoration business Construction company Multi-million dollar plumbing business – in just 10 years since arriving in the US. Immigrant Statistics Name: Patrick […]

Low-Cost, Hi- Growth Opportunity in Education Sector

More than 60 years ago, a high school math teacher in Osaka Japan developed a nearly fool-proof technique for supercharging how kids learn math and reading. Now more than 4 million kids around the globe are learning the Kumon system while thousands of Kumon franchisees enjoy a fulfilling and profitable business. Overview Education today seems more […]

Fuse American Culture with Your Own to Succeed

Reema Khan: Fusing Cultures to Create Success

Immigrant entrepreneur Reema Khan explains how she combined her Indian culture with America’s to create a successful business. After getting an MBA and a good accounting job in America, Reema Khan was laid off in an economic downturn. Rather than look for something else, she started her own company, And what better business to target […]

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Immigrants’ Daughter Finds Her Bliss Booking Dream Vacations

Doing what you really love out of the comfort of your own home sounds too good to be true, but this daughter of immigrants, has created a thriving business doing just that! Aggie Batista was born and raised in New York City, but comes from a classic immigrant family. Her mother, a member of a […]

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Memories of Hunger Drives Immigrant to Succeed

 Name: Mike Gelfgot; Country of Origin: Uzbekistan; Immigrated to US: 1993; Franchise Name: Anytime Fitness; Launched: 2010; Franchises Owned: 23; Estimated Annual Revenue: $9.8 million: Jobs Created: 200   As a child in Soviet Uzbekistan, Mike Gelfgot had to steal food to help his family survive, and he’s used those painful memories to drive him […]

Work Smarter, Not Longer: Lessons Learned from America's Taco Shop 1

Work Smarter, Not Longer: 4 Key Success Strategies for Food Franchises

America Bortin, CEO of America’s Taco Store, shares 4 key strategies on how she grew her small store into one of the fastest growing food franchises in the U.S. We recently spoke with America and Terry Bortin, founders of multi million dollar America’s Taco Shop franchise, who talked about growing their business and shared these […]

SEARS: Bringing the Best Services Home 5

SEARS: Bringing the Best Services Home

Sears: Bringing the Best Services Home For someone who never planned to work in franchising, Larsen Sharp, President & CEO of Sears Home & Business Franchises, has already had a spectacular career in this dynamic field. And in his current role, he’s building on that rich trove of experience to change the game yet again. […]

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5 Lessons Learned from an Immigrant Entrepreneur

To succeed as a manager, you must find balance in everything you do, from finances, recruitment, dealing with investors, and empowering your staff. In a recent interview with the editors of Immigrant Business, Roberto Ortega, CEO of KLA Schools in Miami, revealed some of the most important lessons he, and his wife Candaleria, KLA’s Director of […]