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The Calculated Entrepreneur

Heather Rosen | Posted 07.28.2014 | DC
Heather Rosen

Every day I meet people who dream about starting their own business, but wonder if they have what it takes. Some have been in corporate jobs for year...

Should 2014 Be The Year You Franchise?

Anthony Lolli | Posted 06.25.2014 | Small Business
Anthony Lolli

When I look back, there's no question that franchising was right for my company. But is it right for yours?

Women in Business: Q&A with Gillian Maffeo, Director of Marketing at Wayback Burgers

Laura Dunn | Posted 06.18.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

In 2010, Gillian established the marketing department at Jake's Franchising, which at the time had 12 locations, and over three years, grew to over 80...

An Entrepreneur's Playbook: From Shining Shoes to Boston Market, the Story of George Naddaff

Bill_Robinson | Posted 05.10.2014 | Business
Bill_Robinson

George Naddaff is nearing his 84th birthday but still thinking entrepreneurially. It is a tribute to America that George Naddaff could come from humble, new-immigrant beginnings and succeed beyond anybody's wildest dreams.

How Rebranding at an Organization Starts From Within

Jose Costa | Posted 03.24.2014 | Business
Jose Costa

Rebranding a company is hard. Many try, many fail -- including big-name brands with years of business experience. If your company is still operating the same way it did when it launched, it's stagnant.

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.

Veteran Takes Own Advice About Business Ownership

Heather Rosen | Posted 08.25.2013 | DC
Heather Rosen

The franchising industry sees veterans as an opportunity. They generally are excellent matches for franchise systems, which reward adaptable, detail-oriented, diligent professionals who excel at following prescribed systems.

U.S. Franchising Picks Up, But Hurdles Remain

Reuters | Deborah L. Cohen | Posted 09.13.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Robert Penney has seen his financial future and it involves heaps of frozen yogurt. Penney and his wife, Dayna, purchased a Menchie's f...

Why Franchising Matters (and How to Get Into the International Franchise Expo This Weekend for Free)

Chris Hurn | Posted 08.13.2012 | Small Business
Chris Hurn

Franchising, as a business model, is good for the current lean economic environment, and it's great for job creation. The franchise industry provides over 20 million people with employment, and it generates more than $2 trillion in economic activity yearly.

Can Our Returning Warriors Survive in This Lousy Economy?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

If you are looking for a suitable franchise to buy, a discount alone is not a good enough reason.

Camp Bow Wow: The Accidental $40 Million Franchise

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Darren Dahl | Posted 07.22.2011 | Small Business

With some 200 franchises spread among 40 states and Canada, Camp Bow Wow has become one of the fastest-growing pet services companies around. But the ...

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...