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. […]

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 […]

Low Cost Cosmetics Franchise Ideal for Immigrant Entrepreneurs 3

Low-Cost, High-Value Franchise Ideal for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Traditional cosmetics brand launches its own makeover, combining great products and new marketing approaches to become America’s top cosmetics franchisor  Overview It all started during the Great Depression, when a registered nurse in Santa Monica California  started making skin care solutions for her patients in her kitchen. That nurse was Merle Nethercutt Norman, and the skin care […]

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400 Franchise Opportunities Under One Roof

There’s more than one way start a business. Many immigrants find their path to entrepreneurship and success in the U.S. through a franchise. The word conjures images of MacDonald’s and Jiffy Lube, but there are a wide variety of franchised businesses in the U.S. in a host of industries. According to the International Franchise Association (IFA), […]

Izsam Franchises Set To Cleanup in Construction

Construction Cleanup – The $51 Billion Opportunity

Father and son team in Nebraska have distilled 50 years of experience providing critical services to  the construction industry into  a one-of-a-kind franchise opportunity  with multiple revenue streams. Overview Dan Bennett Sr. has been in the janitorial business for decades, but things didn’t really take off until 1998 when he was asked to bid on a job to […]

Slimming Down Health Clubs Creates Revenue Bonanza

Slimming Down Health Clubs Creates Revenue Bonanza

Embracing “less is more,” veteran health club owners launched a runaway success with more intimate and convenient clubs with fewer frills, but more personal attention Industry Overview The global fitness industry in the United States continues to grow steadily, now estimated at $7.1 billion in annual revenue, spurred by 1 million new users joining health […]

Memories of Hunger Drives Immigrant to Succeed 1

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 […]

Immigrant Entrepreneurs Find Big Opportunities in America's Small Towns

Huddle House Find Big Opportunities in America’s Small Towns

By catering to America’s forgotten market, this restaurant chain has quietly dominated small town family dining in the Southeast, and is now poised for tremendous growth. Every small town in America has a gathering place, usually a restaurant where citizens can gather after church on Sunday,  to celebrate after the high school football game on Friday night, […]

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How Marco’s Pizza Beats The National Chains

How do you compete in a crowded market driven by price? This food service franchise became the fastest growing in its field by emphasizing  the basics: authenticity, quality, and community involvement Here’s their story Overview Pasquale “Pat” Giammarco was born in Italy and came to the United States as a child. Noting the lack of quality in American […]