Turnkeys, Franchises and Start-ups

Specialty Retail Trends in Franchising

Fitness, healthy food and value-oriented concepts drive baby boomers and millennials alike to shopping centers across the country. The numbers speak for themselve... »

Opportunity Barks in the $58 Billion Pet Industry

Woof Gang Bakery & Wellness Centers are primed to grow to 77 franchise locations in 2015. Learn how they’re doing it. It’s a place where everybody knows y... »

Pretzel Franchise Round-up

Which of these major snack-food purveyors is the best match for you? America’s love of the soft pretzel—sweet and doughy on the inside and buttery and salty o... »

Island of Treats

Old-timey favorites, kid-friendly candies, upscale sweets and a corporate culture of giving back define this sweet franchise. Candy—Maxim Sirotovsky will tell you... »

Leveraging Apple’s Brand Loyalty

Experimac finds success and a franchise future with an Apple repair and resale business model. For many years Jim Muir worked a day job while he rehabbed and reso... »

Ready, Set, Grow

Ready to take your business to the next level? Here are some marketing basics you need to check off your to-do list. James Mendelsohn From social media and data ... »

Making the Leap

Energetic concept has franchisees jumping for joy. Imagine having a business where you spend each day with a building full of happy kids and parents that are litera... »

All Geared Up

An experienced educator is helping kids learn the value of engineering—one franchise at a time. Children have an innate desire to learn but their minds are ofte... »

Cue the Light Bulb

How one bright idea turned into a successful franchise selling batteries, bulbs and cellphone repair service. Looking for a battery for your old camcorder?  Need t... »

A Prescription for Success

In the exploding field of healthcare services, this franchise has carved a niche between the doctor’s office and the ER. It was about four decades ago when urgent... »

Buying a Franchise

Buying a retail franchise can be a great path to business ownership. Unlike starting a business from scratch, you’re able to leverage the benefits of an establishe... »

Chill Out

Shaved ice leads to hot franchise for one entrepreneur. Afew years ago Tony Lamb, founder and CEO of Kona Ice, watched as his young daughter approached an ice cream... »

Success to a “T”

Image is everything. Combining customization with speed and a green product delivers a hit franchise for entrepreneur. Running a T-shirt shop was the last thing on ... »

A Chance on Chocolate

With parties and corporate clients, Chocolate Works is hoping its specialized model will win over many franchisees. Step into a Chocolate Works shop and you will fe... »

Specialty Retail Report’s 2014 Guide to Cart & Kiosk Startup Resources

The annual guide to hundreds of products tailored for your specialty retail business. The only thing constant is change”—that saying could perhaps never be mo... »
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