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"The ladder of success is best climbed by stepping on the rungs of opportunity.”

- Ayn Rand

Welcome to the June issue of Franchising USA

T'is the season of the largest franchise expo, and we're excited to be participating in this year's International Franchise Expo taking place May 31 – June 2. Each year we look forward to attending the IFE because it's a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with over 400 proven franchise opportunities and dig deeper into the nuances of franchising by attending the in-depth educational workshops and seminars offered. If you weren't able to attend the Expo this year, be sure to mark your calendar for next year because it's an opportunity that can give you a leg up in climbing the ladder of entrepreneurial success.  

On the Cover this issue is UPS, a multi-national package delivery franchise that recently launched a new store-in-store model where a smaller footprint center exists inside another retail location. Turn to page 10 to learn more about the brand and how it is Adapting in Business to Attract and Retain Customers.

Our Special Feature this month is Sports & Fitness Franchising, an industry that crosses a wide range of opportunities, from gyms, boot camps, classes, equipment, to recreation centers or sports team ownership. Sports and fitness are now business opportunities that can be easily pursued with the right guidance, so be sure to flip to the advice of our industry experts and learn What You Need to Know About Operating a Fitness Franchise on page 38, and get Digital Marketing Tips for Generating New Fitness Customers & Gym Memberships on page 32.

On the Cover of our Veterans in Franchising supplement this month is Restoration 1, where we feature one Texas restoration franchisee who calls on his military training to help him get through long, difficult restoration jobs. Turn to page 46 to learn how Restoration 1 is an ideal opportunity for veterans and read how Military Training Comes in Handy for Pushing Through Tough Restoration Jobs.

Be sure to catch up on the latest in Industry News on page 6 and if you're looking for a new investment opportunity, our A-Z listings featured at the back of the magazine can help you find the right opportunity to give you a boost up that ladder of success.

Happy reading!