Franchise Interview: Bill Cook, Founder and Owner of 2 Knuckle Sports

How did you get into the industry?  I was first interested in the industry from a participation standpoint, building my way up through the years. I loved not only the physical aspect of the practice, but the mental as well. I eventually wanted to create a space where the whole family can come and hang out together and unite and learn skills together.  Tell us about your franchise model. We are a mixed martial arts facility that also houses a ...
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Candy Connections

Franchise Interview: Daneya Jacobs, Founder and Owner of Candy Connections

How did you get into the industry?  My husband and I are native New Yorkers and although our childhoods had some sour and life-changing losses, we could both find joy in visits to our local corner store. If you are not from the city, you may not know that corner stores are like the community grocery store and every single one is stocked with the best candies at the check-out counter. When Anthony and I married we quickly identified our ...
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Franchise Interview: Lauren Siclare – The founder and CEO of BuckleBath

You might be doing everything in your power to keep the children in your life healthy. But have you thought about whether or not the car seat they are riding in is bacteria-free? CEO and Founder of BuckleBath Lauren Siclare created a service to help parents, caregivers and daycare centers solve this messy problem. She sat down with Jessica Abo to share her journey and her advice for other entrepreneurs. Lauren, can you start by telling us what was going on in your own life when ...
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Franchise Interview: Steve Ganji, Director of Operations

How did you get into the industry?  I fell in love with the foodservice and hospitality industry when I first started working for Marriott at age of 16. After completing my studies in Hospitality and Hotel Management, I bought a Subway, which was my first experience in franchising. I started working in a Mexican restaurant as a manager about 25 years ago, which introduced me to Mexican cuisine. With the experiences I gained, I opened my first Mexican restaurant and ...
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Franchise Interview: Suzannah Long- Co/founder/CEO of So Sound® Wellness

How did you get into the industry?  Having been a professional dancer I have always had a deep appreciation for feeling, listening and enjoying music.  However, it was in 1996 when I was trying to reduce my stress as a top sales executive and dealing with some significant life changes that I had a vision while in meditation of creating spaces that would support people in tuning more fully into their body/mind and spirit to align with their highest potential ...
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Franchise Interview: Rebeka Self, Co-Founder of The Timberline Glamping

We were researching ways for our own family to get outdoors more in a new and creative way.  We have one who loves camping and one who prefers nice hotels, and this seemed like the perfect compromise. We saw a need in the market for this for other families and friends as well.Our demand highly exceeds our supply at the moment. We are expanding rapidly and looking for new strategic locations.The opportunities are endless. This is an exciting business with ...
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The Wee Chippy

Franchise Interview: Joe Gorrie, CEO of The Wee Chippy

 An opportunity came up to open a little food shack on Venice Beach, and I took it. It was less than 150 sq ft, so I knew I had to keep it really simple and do one thing well, and being from Scotland, fish & chips is our national dish. So what I’ve done is take this classic British dish and give it a California twist, and brought it into the 21st Century. That’s how The Wee Chippy was born ...
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MaiLash

Franchise Interview: Mai Le & David Nguyen, CEO of MaiLash

Mai had background in banking while, David had a background in 10 years of aerospace engineering. When Mai heard about eyelash extensions, she immediately got into the lashing industry due to the fast growing of demand for beauty. After 4 years of dedications and hardworking, Mai opened her salon. David quit his engineering to join her in expanding their business.  We have always wanted to help enhancing individuals’ unique features therefore bringing self-confidence in their look through the art of ...
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Franchise Interview: Emmet O’Brien, CEO of NoH20 Group

Franchise Interview: Emmet O’Brien, CEO of NoH20 Group

How did you get into the industry? From 2000 to 2009, I raced professionally — and successfully — in the FIA World Touring Car Championships and FIA European Touring Car Championships where I finished second in 2006. During this time, I represented and raced professionally for several major international manufacturers including BMW, VW Group, Ferrari, and Coca-Cola. I established No-H2O in 2007 in Dublin, Ireland with my father, Eoin O’Brien. Tell us about your franchise model. No-H2O manufactures and distributes ...
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Al, Founder and CEO of Al’s Hot Chicken

How did you get into the industry?  It all started years ago when I experimented with different recipes to improve the taste of fried chicken. After adding my improved Nashville style chicken to my restaurant’s menu, long lines started to form; It was then when I decided to share my passion for great flavors with the rest of the World with the creation of Al’s Hot Chicken. My one-of-a-kind flavors have made people fall in love with our great-tasting, high-quality ...
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