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  • Franchise Players

    Subway. 7-Eleven. Dunkin’ Donuts. Hertz. These brands sit at the top of the U.S. franchise world, and are part of a category containing nearly one million similar companies throughout the country.

  • Secret To Success

    Several years ago, one of Cal Boothby’s employees approached a customer for a loan.

  • Clicks Kill Bricks

    Leslie Sauer closed her swimming pool and spa retail store in August 2011 after several years of struggling to compete with Internet giant Amazon.com.

  • New Path for Pool Financing

    The pool industry has completely changed since the 2008 housing crash.

  • Ideal Customer?

    Starting pool service for a new customer involves liability risks beyond what’s normally encountered with an existing customer.

  • Training Day

    The pool season is in high gear, and it’s more important than ever to provide top-notch customer service.

  • Top Training Manual Tips

    If you’ve been waiting to create a training manual, don’t put it off any longer, says Matt Gohlke, president of Gohlke Custom Pools in Denton, Texas.

  • Closing of a Gap

    To many professionals of a certain age, the road to social media has been slow and tinged with resistance.

  • Picture Pages

    For two years, Joe Vassallo wrote a bi-weekly column for the Home and Garden section of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

  • Words of Wisdom

    Publishing a book isn’t easy, says Jenn Smith, project coordinator for Chantilly, Va.-based Lewis Aquatech.