Secure Your Future with a Signal 88 Franchise

WATCH – CEO of Signal 88 explains opportunity in the $44 Billion private security industry Watch CEO Reed Nyffeler explains the extraordinary growth of Signal 88 in the US’s rapidly growing $44 Billion private security industry, including what it takes to succeed as a franchisee. And as you’ll see, Nyffeler is passionate about working with immigrant […]

Small-Business Financing: Four Success Tips

4 Can’t-Miss Tips for Financing Your Business

How did successful fashion entrepreneur Eddie Wang raise the money he needed to run Toula, his multimillion-dollar women’s apparel manufacturing business?  He slowly built good credit and invested years in building a strong working relationship with his bank. Eddie Wang … slowly built good credit and invested years in building a strong working relationship with his […]

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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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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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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 […]

Serving an Overlooked Demographic Pays Off for Iranian Immigrant

Serving an Overlooked Demographic Pays Off for Iranian Immigrant

How an Iranian housewife came to the United States and discovered her destiny as a successful entrepreneur in the $65 Billion hair salon industry Overview Like many immigrants, Shahin Urias came to the United States from the Middle East to escape political turmoil and to be able to give her children a more secure life. Sponsored […]

Immigrant Entrepreneur Grows Multi-Million Dollar Pizza Empire

Immigrant Entrepreneur Grows Multi-Million Dollar Pizza Empire

Name: Dharmesh Patel, Country of Origin: India, Immigrated: 1987, Launched business: 2009, Jobs Created: 1200, Revenues: $50 million Great jobs won’t make you rich. You’ve got to find a way to build wealth by owning your own business and for DJ Patel, that meant teaming up with America’s fastest growing pizza franchise. Dharmesh “D.J.”Patel came to the United States from India in 1987 with […]

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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 […]