The owners of Tropical Smoothie Cafe now want to take what they39ve learned growing the chain and apply it to other franchisesPhoto Tropical Smoothie

The owners of Tropical Smoothie Cafe now want to take what they've learned growing the chain and apply it to other franchises.

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Tropical Smoothie owner starts franchise accelerator

BIP Capital looks to nurture and grow franchise businesses

BIP Capital has learned a lot about the franchise business since investing in Tropical Smoothie Cafe in 2010 and helping to turn it into one of the fastest growing franchise businesses in the country five years later.

Now it wants to teach those lessons to other franchise businesses.

The Atlanta-based investment fund has created the BIP Franchise Accelerator, with plans to make minority, venture capital investments in growth franchise concepts while instructing them on

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