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Ideas really are a dime a dozen. “Everyone who’s ever taken a shower has had an idea,” said Nolan Bushnell, founder of both Atari, Inc. and Chuck E. Cheese’s Pizza-Time Theater chain. “It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.” Count the father-and-son […]
Family-run companies are in many respects the backbone of American business. They are typically the most stable of small businesses, with a much lower failure rate than other small business models. Some of the largest and most successful companies in America are family owned and operated, yet 70 percent of family-run businesses don’t make it […]
Pet Butler, the nation’s leading Pet Waste Cleanup and Removal Service released their 2008 financials today – having thrived despite one of the worst economic years on record. The Dallas-based franchisor ended 2008 with organization-wide revenue exceeding $4.44 million and 130 franchises in 27 states. Revenue grew 20 percent in 2008 while the number of […]
Over the last eight years, Jim Hunter has gone from his homeland of Scotland to Canada and the United States. Hunter, born in Wishaw, 25 miles south of Glasgow, relishes a challenge. Since September 2007, Hunter has been CEO and president of House Doctors (also known as House Medic in some areas), one of the […]
Twenty-six-year-old Ash Robinson, president and CEO of JW Tumbles, seems as though she was destined to lead the franchisor of children’s fitness and learning centers. Her grandfather, a successful antiques dealer, and his three sons – including Robinson’s father, Mark – have become self-made millionaires in the facilities management, restaurant and real estate development industries, […]
Patrick Vitagliano, Christina’s husband of six years, ran his own highly successful sound and lighting production company that counted major Broadway productions and large concert tours among its clients. He was used to his wife’s whims changing on a dime. After all, she had formerly been director of marketing for a multi-level entertainment complex filled […]