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British Swim School Founder Earned Nickname through Persistence

British Swim School Founder Earned Nickname through Persistence

They call Rita Goldberg the "British bulldog" for a reason: She persisted for three years to convince L.A. Fitness to allowed her Florida-based British Swim School back into their clubs.

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Allure of Kitchen has Limits for Persona Founder

Allure of Kitchen has Limits for Persona Founder

Glenn Cybulski loves to feed family and friends, but the founder of Persona Neapolitan Pizza has his limits, he told Franchise Times

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The Legal Ramifications of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Legal Ramifications of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Ice Bucket Challenge, to fund research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is technically over, but the disease is not.

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Hashim Gift Aims to Boost Education in Franchising

Hashim Gift Aims to Boost Education in Franchising

Aziz Hashim and his wife, Farahnaz, are trying to bolster franchising education by endowing a faculty position in franchise entrepreneurship at Georgia State University's J. Mack Robinson College of Business.

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Chronic Tacos Pushes Campaign for No Kid Hungry

Chronic Tacos Pushes Campaign for No Kid Hungry

The final push starts Monday, Sept. 22, in a month-long fundraising campaign organized by Chronic Tacos, to benefit No Kid Hungry.

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Where in the world are franchises going-summer issue

Where in the world are franchises going-summer issue

World Gym led the international fitness center charge into Pakistan in July, opening its first unit in the capital, Islamabad.

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Turnaround Management Award goes to former FT columnist

Turnaround Management Award goes to former FT columnist

Certified Turnaround Professional Gene Baldwin will receive the 2014 Best Small Company Transaction Award.

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Culver's Owner Pays Out-of-Work Employees From His Own Pocket

Culver's Owner Pays Out-of-Work Employees From His Own Pocket

Amidst a ground swell of employers who grumble about health care costs and minimum wage hikes, one restaurant owner put his money where his mouth was.

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Could Olive Garden Franchise?

Could Olive Garden Franchise?

An activist investor is pushing Darden Restaurants to franchise casual dining brands Olive Garden and LongHorn Steakhouse. The investor, Starboard Value, believes doing so will improve the company's growth and profitability.
From Massages to Eyelashes for Franchise Exec

From Massages to Eyelashes for Franchise Exec

John Leonesio, the man who started Massage Envy then turned his attention to The Joint, is now working to bring enviable eyelashes to women via a young franchise called Amazing Lash Studio.

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Pinkberry 'Zee Names Starbucks CEO in Lawsuit

Pinkberry 'Zee Names Starbucks CEO in Lawsuit

The Florida stockbroker turned Pinkberry franchisee is getting personal in his claims against the frozen-yogurt franchisor, naming the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, and the CEO of Pinkberry, Ron Graves, in a lawsuit.

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At Two Men Operation, Employees 'Live by the Data'

At Two Men Operation, Employees 'Live by the Data'

Convincing employees to be as passionate as the owner about their brand is a challenge, and Tim Lightner, a Two Men and a Truck franchisee in Wisconsin, explained how he does it--through the data.

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Great Clips' CEO Reveals What's in a Name

Great Clips' CEO Reveals What's in a Name

When your last name is Olsen, rather than the more common Olson, you're used to a lot of misspellings, and that's the case for Great Clips' CEO, whose problems extend to her first name, too.

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The latest news, opinions and commentary on what's happening in the franchise arena that could affect your business.

Laura MichaelsLaura Michaels is editor of Franchise Times. She can be reached at 612.767.3210, or send story ideas to lmichaels@franchisetimes.com.
 
Beth EwenBeth Ewen is senior editor of Franchise Times. She can be reached at 612.767.3212, or send story ideas to bewen@franchisetimes.com.
 
Nicholas UptonNicholas Upton is restaurants editor at Franchise Times. He can be reached at 612.767.3226, or send story ideas to nupton@franchisetimes.com.
 
Mary Jo LarsonMary Jo Larson is the publisher of Franchise Times Magazine and the Restaurant Finance Monitor.  You can find her on Twitter at
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