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9 Things You Didn't Know About Auntie Anne's

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 10.24.2014 | Taste

You can find a seaweed-flavored pretzel in Singapore.

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Noncompete Agreement Comes Under Congressional Scrutiny

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats plan to send a letter to the Labor Department and the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday asking the federal agencies ...

Dave Jamieson

Jimmy John's Makes Low-Wage Workers Sign 'Oppressive' Noncompete Agreements

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.15.2014 | Business

If you're considering working at a Jimmy John's sandwich shop, you may want to read the fine print on your job application. A Jimmy John's employme...

Sweetgreen: Good Food And Good Values

Nadine Cheung | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business

Sweetgreen isn't just another healthy eatery. It's one of the fastest growing food chains in the U.S., and according to co-founder Nicolas Jammet, asp...

Dave Jamieson

Major Sandwich Chain Under Fire For 'Systematic Wage Theft'

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business

Jimmy John's, the "freaky fast" sandwich staple of America's college towns, is being sued by two former employees for what they describe as "systemati...

McDonald's CEO 'Under Siege' At Home And Abroad

Reuters | Posted 10.03.2014 | Business

By Lisa Baertlein Aug 3 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp CEO Don Thompson sure could use a break. The head of the world's bi...

How Partnership Is Keeping This Couple's Marriage Vital After 65

John Tarnoff | Posted 07.06.2014 | Fifty
John Tarnoff

When we think about mid-life career changes, I'm sure many of us have daydreamed about pursuing something that was lucrative, stimulating, and did some good in the process. If that dream isn't good enough, how about adding something that totally supports our health and fitness -- AND we can partner with our spouse?

Resolution: Change Job, Change Life

Heather Rosen | Posted 03.12.2014 | Business
Heather Rosen

For people who want to be their own boss, but don't have a business model or product in mind and who don't mind following someone else's path as long as it's one that leads to prosperity, franchising can be an excellent option.

Janean Chun

Applebee's Faces Backlash Over Franchisee's Obamacare Threat

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 11.14.2012 | Small Business

Heated comments from an Applebee's franchise owner sparked viral outrage against the giant restaurant chain, marking a new phase in the war over Obama...

McDonald's' Local Strategy, from El McPollo to Le McWrap Chèvre

Nataly Kelly | Posted 12.10.2012 | Small Business
Nataly Kelly

To the delight of many Americans and to the dismay of many others, the golden arches of McDonald's appear throughout the world. But the menu items vary greatly. I see five important takeaways in McDonald's global success.

Is Franchise Ownership Right for You? Here's What You Should Know

Women & Co | Posted 10.15.2012 | Money
Women & Co

If you have the drive to be an entrepreneur, but have concerns about going out on your own, you may want to consider a franchise business.

Janean Chun

At '60-Something' She's Still Helping Kids Learn To Swim

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 05.02.2012 | Small Business

Since the age of 4, swimming has been the love of Rita Goldberg's life. But she never thought she could turn that love into a million-dollar business....

Why It May Be A Great Time To Buy A Franchise

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 04.18.2012 | Small Business

If you've ever wanted to own a franchise or expand your current franchise portfolio, now may be the time to do so. Despite a continued lending gap, fr...

Mompreneurs: Should You Consider a Franchise?

Sandy Abrams | Posted 06.11.2012 | Small Business
Sandy Abrams

For women in particular, there are so many low cost as well as home-based franchise brands. In the past, it seemed that franchising was geared more for the brick and mortar, high investment, high strung entrepreneurs.

We Do Lines: No, It's Not What You Think

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 07.26.2011 | Small Business

By their own admission, Chris Couri, Dan Rella and Tom Darrow aren't exactly in the most exciting industry in the world. But a clever name and a uniqu...

You Don't Need to be Rich to Run a Fractional Yacht Ownership Franchise

Matt Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Matt Wilson

Most people think it takes millions of dollars to own a yacht. But it doesn't if you want to be in control of an entire fleet! If you want to wake up ...

Rod Kurtz

Ask Rod, Episode 13: Should I Find A Partner?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rod Kurtz | Posted 01.26.2012 | Small Business

Executive Editor Rod Kurtz helps a seasonal business diversify and advises a disgruntled employee. Plus, Barry impostors!...

Nick Friedman, College Hunks Hauling Junk: 27 Million And Counting

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Lauren Drell | Posted 07.30.2011 | Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the...

When to Take a Severance Package

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Don McNay

Companies offering severance packages have generally sold the concept of lifetime employment concept. They are not places that fire employees without warning.

Made in the USA: The Anti-Starbucks Revolution

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Charlotte Jensen | Posted 08.10.2011 | Small Business

As the U.S. economy limps unspectacularly toward recovery, scrappy and creative independent coffeehouses across the nation continue to thrive and flou...

Buying a Franchise: 5 Things You Need to Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 08.09.2011 | Small Business

When it comes to starting your own business, many entrepreneurs decide they would rather not reinvent the wheel. Why build a business from scratch whe...