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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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The UPS Store Provides a World of Opportunity for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Success in business is simple: find a product or service that everyone needs, become partners with a top global brand to bring customers to your door, and work hard to become an asset to your community. This  formula has made The UPS Store one of America’s most admired franchises. Read on to see how it can […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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Irresistible Cookies Key to Success for Immigrant Entrepreneur

Name: Masood Kasim; Country of Origin: Pakistant; Immigrated to US: 1981; Franchise Name:Nestlé® Toll House® Café by Chip®; Launched: 2009; Franchises Owned: 3; Estimated Annual Revenue: $1.5 million: Jobs Created: 25 Pakistani immigrant combines the power of an international brand and attention to detail into million dollar business Overview Masood Kasim immigrated from Pakistan to the United […]