Stephanie Schomer

Stephanie Schomer

Entrepreneur Staff
Deputy Editor

Stephanie Schomer is Entrepreneur magazine's deputy editor. She previously worked at Entertainment WeeklyArchitectural Digest and Fast Company. Follow her on Twitter @stephschomer.

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Some Franchises Prefer Recruits Who Want to Own More Than One Location. Here's Why.

We dig into four different companies to learn why they recruit franchisees the way they do, and what life is like for someone who owns multiple units.

One-on-One Consulting Is the Future of the Beauty Industry. This Company Creates Spaces for Solo Stylists, and Business Is Booming.

Phenix Salon Suites is anticipating a surge in business from stylists who want more security, safety, and control over their operations.

An ER Nurse Opened a Curry Up Now Franchise Right Before Covid-19: 'I Couldn't Abandon Either Responsibility. That's Not My Ethics.'

Pritesh Benjamin hadn't planned to spend much time in the kitchen, but when business dropped 70 percent overnight, he rolled up his sleeves and got to cooking.

Why These 4 Franchises Expect a Post-Pandemic Business Boom

The end of the pandemic is in sight, and many franchises are anticipating an explosion in business. Leaders at four franchises share how their brands are working overtime to prepare for the rush and win back coveted business.

Does Your Franchise Need a Workforce Management Partner?

Finding a service provider to help you manage payroll or HR functions can save valuable time. Here are five things to prioritize in your search.

Working Through the Pandemic Made This Industrial-Services Franchise Stronger

Industrial-services franchise Pirtek USA was deemed an essential business last year. Making it through a pandemic wasn't easy, but CEO Kim Gubera says they're stronger as a result.

Franchising Gave This Entrepreneur a Fresh Start -- and a Chance to Embrace New Technologies

Yousuf Ali had a successful career in marketing until he failed to embrace new technologies. Now, as a My Eyelab franchisee, embracing forward-thinking capabilities is the key to his success.

After 15 Years, the Fosters Freeze Franchise is Ready to Expand

Fosters Freeze is a beloved California ice cream franchise with more than 70 years of history, 65 locations - and no store growth in 15 years. But that's about to change.

What Franchises Need from a Payment Processor

There's more to merchant services than just accepting credit card payments. Here's how to figure out your own priorities as you look for a vendor.

This Family of Tropical Smoothie Cafe Franchisees Is Using Their Business to Build Community

Toya Evans and her daughters aren't just running a franchise business. They're strengthening their family, their community, and the fortune of future franchisees.

How Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen Uses Viral Marketing to Create Explosive Growth

The #4 company on our Franchise 500 list wants to be one of the fastest-growing brands in the U.S.

How A Well-Timed Redesign Helped Boost The UPS Store's Growth

The #3 company on our Franchise 500 list met the pandemic with a socially-distant store redesign.

How Dunkin' Pivoted to Serve the Home-Office Crowd

The #2 company on our Franchise 500 list closed some stores during the pandemic, but new stores are seeing higher sales.

Before You Grow, Focus on Building a Strong Reputation

As a Green Home Solutions franchisee, Jason Toliver works to make customers' homes safer and healthier. He's focused on earning their trust-because his business depends on it.

Serving a Targeted Audience Led to Big Success for this Franchisor

Rafael Alvarez spent three decades building a tax-preparation franchise trusted by the Latino community. Now he's preparing for rapid growth and national expansion.

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