‘Quasi-preneurs’ see opportunity, challenges in franchising

  • The husband and wife team of Kelly Jackson, left, and Davina Arceneaux stand for a portrait at their Motto Mortgage office. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

NEW YORK — In 2020, Kelly Jackson and Davina Arceneaux wanted to leave their company jobs and become business owners. They were looking for something both COVID-proof and recession-resistant.