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Pursue Your Passion

When Great Harvest Bread screens potential franchisees, the Dillon, Montana-based bakery franchise looks at more than just the numbers. “Of course they have to be financially strong enough and have the working capital to take on the risk,” says Debbie Huber, the company’s director of development. “But we really try to figure out if they’re passionate about the business. That doesn’t necessarily mean they have to be passionate about selling bread. They can be passionate about food in general, or it can be a different aspect of running a business, like growing and nurturing employees, or giving back to the community.”