FranBlog

FranBlog

By and For the Franchise Community

Our FranBlog includes the best of franchise success stories from around the world. These personal accounts help you learn directly from the collective experiences of IFA’s franchise community.     

Choose from a list of topics and read personal stories of challenge and success.  Pick up helpful tips on franchising.  Get marketing ideas for small business.  Explore and discover the franchise community from within the franchise community.

IFA Open for Opportunity - Carolyn Thurston, Wisdom Senior Care

Franchising Wisdom Senior Care gave Carolyn Thurston’s business the scalability it needed to grow, serve her patients, and create opportunities for employees. By empowering her employees and investing in their education, their livelihoods, and their professional development, Carolyn was able to grow her business from within and encourage more employee-to-owner success stories. Carolyn is a local business owner, and she is Open for Opportunity.
September 20, 2021
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IFA Open for Opportunity - Jerry Akers, Great Clips

Sixteen years ago, Jerry Akers didn’t know anything about hair or cosmetology. But what they did know was that they were ready for a new career path and help change lives. Jerry is a local business owner, and he is Open for Opportunity.
September 20, 2021
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IFA Open for Opportunity - Lisa Marie Swiatkowski, Brightstar Care

Lisa Marie Swiatkowski got a job in a nursing home and worked her way up through the healthcare system. It wasn’t until she became the Director of Nursing at another Brightstar Care that she was introduced to franchising and started to think this is something she could do. Lisa Marie is a local business owner, and she is Open for Opportunity.
September 20, 2021
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IFA Open for Opportunity - Tamra Kennedy, Taco John's

Tamra Kennedy owns and operates seven restaurants in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, and she believes owning a business is about the opportunity to make an impact on her community and the people who live there. Tamra is a local business owner, and she is Open for Opportunity.
September 20, 2021
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IFA Open for Opportunity - Damon Dunn, Dunkin'

Damon Dunn says that his own background – growing up poor and without access to meaningful mentorship – is his motivation to go back into low-income and underrepresented communities today and uplift students by providing mentorship and resources. Damon is a local business owner, and he is Open for Opportunity.
September 20, 2021
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IFA Open for Opportunity - Chris McCuiston, Goldfish Swim School

When Chris McCuiston does his job, he doesn’t only give a child the opportunity to enjoy backyard pool parties, sailboat cruises, and rope swings over the creek, but he gives them the chance to potentially save their own life. Chris is a local business owner, and he is Open for Opportunity.
September 20, 2021
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