Workforce Archives - Open for Opportunity

Franchise firms pay 2.2 – 3.4% higher wages than similar non-franchises


More than 65% of franchise workers are offered health insurance, a greater proportion than among small establishments in general


More than three-quarters of franchise workers (76%) are offered vacation, holiday, and sick leave


Kathy Anderson, Stretch Lab – Deleware

Like many franchise owners, Kathy Anderson went into franchising as a second career. After two decades in retail banking, Anderson wanted to go into something she was passionate about. She…

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Shannon Sevor, GymGuyz – California

Shannon had a great career at a Fortune 500 company, but he didn’t feel fulfilled. That’s when Shannon came across franchising. Franchising allowed Shannon to bring his creative thoughts to…

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Jose Piña, Mr. Rooters Plumbing – California

Jose Piña was named Franchisee of The Year for good reason. A 2021 recipient of the award, the Mr. Rooter Plumbing franchise owner embodies the American Dream. Plumbing has been…

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Aron Glinsky, Any Lab Test Now – Georgia

Aron Glinsky has been in small business his whole life and when the owner of the franchise Any Lab Test Now reached out to him for help with managing, Aron…

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Greg Taylor, CertaPro Painters – Arkansas

Like many franchise owners, Greg Taylor became a CertaPro Painters franchise owner as a second career. A former IT specialist and project manager with a background in chemistry and business,…

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Shouvik Ganguly, SportsClips – Georgia

Shouvik Ganguly embodies the entrepreneurial spirit. The owner of three SportClips in the greater Atlanta area, Shouvik has built an outstanding culture at each of his locations to ensure talent…

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Nathan Marmor, CertaPro Painters – Phoenix, AZ

Nathan Marmor was introduced to franchising early in his life. In college, Nathan was serendipitously recruited by a CertraPro franchise owner in Flagstaff, Arizona. Nathan went to work for him…

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Clint Ehlers, FASTSIGNS – Willow Grove, PA and Cherry Hill, NJ

When Clint Ehlers job moved, but he didn’t want to, he had to get creative. Becoming a local franchise owner in the FASTSIGNS network provided him the opportunity to remain…

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Open for Opportunity Takes on Atlanta

Following a successful trip to South Florida, the Open for Opportunity roadshow headed to metro Atlanta, the franchising capital of the U.S., where more brands are headquartered than any other…

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Lisa Marie Swiatkowski, Brightstar Care – Venice & Port Charlotte, FL

When Lisa Marie Swiatkowski’s brother was in a serious car accident, she watched as nurses in the hospital worked diligently to save his life. It was then and there that…

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