A new CEO leads Taziki’s Mediterranean Café as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

By Kat Zeman, Knighthouse Media editor

Dan Simpson has been on both sides of the fence. He launched his career in the hospitality industry four years ago when he opened his first Taziki’s Mediterranean Café franchise. 

Although Simpson found success as a franchisee, he decided to take his career in slightly different direction. “I transitioned to Taziki’s corporate side,” Simpson says. “I went from franchisee to become the company’s chief innovation officer.” 


Medi-Weightloss offers evidence-based methods to help its patients lose weight and keep it off.

By Alan Dorich, Knighthouse Media Senior Editor


Medi-Weightloss is not just a business, but also a provider of support against one of today’s most pervasive medical epidemics: obesity. “We’re improving the health and wellness of the communities we serve,” Senior Vice President of Business Development Andrew Cox says.


ChemStation’s franchise model offers high rewards

to motivated entrepreneurs across North America.

By Jim Harris, Knighthouse Media Senior Writer

ChemStation’s approach to franchising favors quality over quantity. “We are not in the franchise-selling business; we earn our money by partnering with our franchises and helping them succeed,” says Jeff Purks, president of the Dayton, Ohio-based cleaning products manufacturer. 

online trading 

Online Trading Academy is dedicated to running exceptional and profitable learning centers

that can change people’s lives.

By Janice Hoppe-Spiers, Knighthouse Media Senior Editor

Most people receive their financial education the hard way: by learning how not to do things. Since 1997, Online Trading Academy has been working to change people’s understanding of the financial world and has built a solid foundation of franchisees and instructors who want to make a positive impact on people’s lives.


Great Clips’ technology has helped the company grow at a fast clip.

By Kat Zeman, Knighthouse Media Senior Editor

Roughly 40 percent of Great Clips' customers carry the company inside their pockets and purses – and those numbers are increasing each year.

Great Clips, a Minneapolis-based hair salon franchise with more than 4,290 locations throughout the United States and Canada, is on the cutting-edge when it comes to technology. The company invested in proprietary technology that allows its customers to check in for haircuts from their computers or through the company’s iPhone and Android apps.

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