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249: The Rise of Little Big Burger | Mike Pruitt, CEO, Chanticleer Holdings

Guest: Mike Pruitt, CEO  Company: Chanticleer Holdings Headquarters: Charlotte, NC Connect: www.chanticleerholdings.com
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106: Building an Urgent Care Franchise | Justin Irizarry, CFO, OrthoNow

  Join us as Justin Irizarry reveals the path OrthoNow blazed to form the nation’s only network of orthopedic urgent care centers. Guest: Justin Irizary, Co-Founder & CFO Company: OrthoNow Industry: Orthopedic urgent care centers Headquartered: Miami, FL Ownership: Privately Held Contacts: www.orthonowcare.com @orthonow (Twitter)    
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Inside Finance: Firehouse Subs CFO Discusses Business Model of High-Growth Firm

What’s it like to be CFO of a fast-growing franchise restaurant ? Join us as Vince reveals his CFO mind-set, and the strategies that allowed his finance team to come out from behind their pencils to the frontlines of revenue generation.
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CKO Kickboxing Finds Path to Growth Advances Fitness, Not Fighting

Hoboken, New Jersey — When Lloyd Dobler, lead character of the 1989 movie Say Anything, proclaimed “Kickboxing — Sport of the Future,” he may not have had a gym franchising model in mind. Nevertheless, Joseph Andreula, CEO and founder of CKO Kickboxing, has clearly embraced Dobler’s proclamation as his network of franchised kickboxing gyms has […]

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Middle-Market Healthcare Firms Jump Weight Class as One-time Startups Come of Age

Three Middle-Market Leaders Reshaping Healthcare  1. How Local Ownership Gave Rise to Guardian Pharmacy As founder, CEO, and president of the fast-growing firm, Burke says that other than narrowing its lens to stay focused on the healthcare sector, Guardian’s area of specialization remained a matter of debate. “We looked at a whole lot of segments […]

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Chain Reaction: Three Middle-Market Leaders Disrupting the World of Franchising

1. At Great Clips, Smart Phones Give Brand Competitive Edge Hair salons are perhaps not what come to mind when you think of disruptive competitors wreaking havoc on tried-and-true business models. However, Great Clips — a Minneapolis, MN–based franchisor of 3,100 styling salons — increasingly fits the profile. Since opening the doors to its first […]

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Senior Care Provider Advances Less-Captures-More Franchise Formula

Palo Alto, CA — It wasn’t too long ago that the market for senior care services was composed almost entirely of independent mom-and-pop shops owned and run by someone who typically had a medical background — a retired nurse, perhaps, or someone with connections in the medical field. Then came the franchisors, with offerings tailored […]

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Smoothie Investors Savor Franchising’s Many Flavors

It’s probably not the most popular reason people give when asked why they became an owner of a smoothie franchise. However, being able to offer his children access to an American university education is what one Chinese national had top-of-mind when he recently snapped up a JuiceBlendz franchise. Other investors, from Venezuela, Colombia, and Mexico, […]

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