Jon Marcus

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From Poop Scooping to Dryer-Vent Cleaning: Why Hyper-Niche, 'Micro' Franchises Are Booming

Can a company be too specialized? Itty-bitty franchises are popping up all over the place, and the big companies buying them have grasped the merits of thinking small.

Natural Disasters Are On The Rise. That's a Big Business Opportunity.

The increase of hurricanes, floods and fires worldwide has created increased demand and opportunity for brands and franchises in the restoration space.

What Do NFL Players Do When They Leave the Game? Increasingly, They Open a Franchise. Here's Why.

Franchisees thrive on the same skills pro athletes learn: speed, versatility and great coaching.

Can Colleges Teach People How to Franchise?

Long neglected by business schools, franchising is finally gaining a foothold in the world of higher ed. But will students follow?

How Stressed-Out Parents Are Creating Huge New Opportunities for Franchisors

Parents need a lot of help holding it all together -- and increasingly, they're getting that help from franchises.

The Service Industry: Why Veterans Are Flocking to the Franchise World

It has to do with focus, structure, camaraderie and a hard-earned ability to thrive within complex operations.

Krispy Kreme Fell Apart, Then Came Back Strong. Here's How.

At one point, ice cream and soap was sold at the Krispy Kreme locations.

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