MINNESOTA Archives - Open for Opportunity


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Robbie Massie

Born into a franchise family, Robbie was always impressed with his parents’ work ethic. Now, Robbie Massie is a franchise owner of a Great Clips…

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Jessica and Tyler Gustafson

With their military background, Jessica and Tyler Gustafson liked the familiarity of having a prepackaged business deal with an included operations manual. The Gustafsons’ passion…

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Keith Shifrin, School of Rock – Minnesota

Keith Shifrin, a lifelong music lover, was ready to make a change in his career. Becoming a School of Rock franchise owner meant following his…

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Bob Lee, Chick-fil-A — Minnesota

Bob Lee was an expert in chicken before owning his own Chick-fil-A. For most of his career, he worked at Cargill in their poultry and…

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Luke Carlson, Discover Strength — Minnesota

Recognizing a need for flexibility with exercise in people’s busy day-to-day lives, Luke Carlson knew that he could find a solution – and later found…

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Whitney and Jason Hahn, Great Clips — Minnesota

Whitney and Jason Hahn always wanted to be business owners. Two years ago, when they moved to the Twin Cities, they knew it was the…

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Opportunity in the Twin Cities

The 2023 Open for Opportunity Roadshow kicked off in the snowy Twin Cities, hosting many of the local business owners and changemakers that help drive…

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“Open For Opportunity”, Fortaleciendo La Economía Local

This article originally appeared on TelemundoMinnesota.com on Januar 23, 2023. Read the full piece here. Translation text below article. Minneapolis, Minnesota – La Asociación Internacional de Franquicias…

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Restaurant Business: The International Franchise Association Goes On Offense

By Jonathan Maze, this article originally appeared on RestaurantBusinessOnline.com on Januar 23, 2023. Read the full piece here. Tamra Kennedy got a job at Taco John’s…

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Tamra Kennedy, Taco John’s – St. Paul, MN

Tamra Kennedy always wanted to own her own business. That path started in 1984 when Tamra found a job in Des Moines, Iowa as a…

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