Joan Oleck

Joan Oleck

Entrepreneur Staff
Associate Editor

Joan Oleck is an associate contributors editor at Entrepreneur. She has previously worked for Business Week, Newsday and the trade magazine Restaurant Business, where a cover story she wrote won the Jesse Neal Award.

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This Franchise Is Going to the Dogs, and That's Absolutely Fine

A Pennsylvania-based father and son gave up their IT jobs to team up in the canine business.

This Franchisee Started a Business That's Got Wheels on It

Need a bike repair? A rental? A new bike? Andrew Alexander's mobile Velofix van will bring it to your home or business.

For These Franchisees, 'Care' and 'Assistance' Have Been Personal Priorities for 40 Years

Home-care business partners Steve Sudberry and Will Reid have been best friends 40 years. Business kerfuffles? They settle them 'on the ping pong table.'

This Franchisee Isn't Just Selling Ice Cream. He's Selling K-12 Science.

First, Rob West had to convince California authorities that 400 gallons of liquid nitrogen at a retail location was perfectly OK.

'Starving Artists' No More, This North Carolina Couple Opened Wine & Design's First Franchise

Marianne and Craig Burt, seasoned fine artists who had faced financial ruin, are now thriving, having opened their second 'paint and sip' franchise in North Carolina.

These Glass Doctor Franchisees Found Smashing Success in a Family Business

Kevin and Tamera Tennant started their business in a dumpster, picking up shards of glass, to teach themselves their new trade.

This New Mom Never 'Expected' to Find the Perfect Business Model

But she did. And she partnered with her own mom on two retail franchisee brands, and what turned out to be a true family affair.

A Franchise That Develops Leaders Was Just What This Military Veteran Was Looking For

Tutor Doctor has the structure and strong support team that appealed to a 22-year Navy duty officer.

A Pretzel Franchise That Won't Leave Anyone Bent Out of Shape

This New York City firefighting franchise finds that with Philly Pretzel Factory there are mercifully few fires to put out.

A Franchise That Says It With Flowers, and Fruit and Chocolates

As an Edible Arrangements franchisee, Scott Greenberg finds inspiration for his other business: motivational speaking.

Become a Franchisee at Age 21? Just Ask Hailey Nault. She Pulled It Off.

Grit and determination helped this young Canadian find a partner and own her own restaurant.

How You Interact With the Customer Will Make or Break You

This restaurant franchisee learned his customer skills from working weekends at flea markets.

Do Your Homework Before You Open a Franchise Business -- or, in This Case, Five

Decisions you make on the front end will heavily impact the long-term health of your business.

Taking the Plunge Into a Self-Owned Business

After two decades of running operations for Pizza Hut and Wendy's, this pizza guy is his own boss -- for 42 Donatos locations.

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