100+ franchises to launch now with no experience needed. Franchising is a way to “be in business for yourself, but not by yourself,” according to the International Franchise Association. Celebrating 50 years of excellence, education and advocacy, the International Franchise Association is the world’s oldest and largest organization representing franchising worldwide. IFA’s mission is to […]
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$2.6 million a year for biz that sells parts, gadgets and what it calls “stuff.” By Stan Roberts Since 1974, an Orlando, Florida, family has owned and operated a highly successful business that sells “stuff.” We call it “stuff” because that best describes an astonishing conglomeration of products sold by Skycraft Parts & Surplus Inc. […]
Clever Mom makes $1 million with new way to pack lunches. By Chuck Green Since she was obsessed with finding a certain type of lunch container for her children, Kelly Lester figured other mothers might be as well. “I just couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for and thought if I kept searching and […]
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Despite their concerns about the current economic environment, the majority of Hispanic small business owners (64 percent) are optimistic about their business in the year ahead, compared with general market business owners (40 percent), according to a new survey just released by TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®. The survey, which served as a barometer […]
Shortly after the purchase of their first home, Debra Cohen and her husband discovered an unexpected welcoming committee. First there was a bird that flew in through the chimney and then one night, she and her husband heard something scurrying around upstairs. When they went to investigate, they found a pregnant squirrel! Over the course […]
The UPS Store introduced its Main Street franchise model to support opening stores in small towns and rural communities within the United States. The new franchise model allows qualifying franchisees to save $20,000 in fees and an additional $40,000 to $60,000 in other The UPS Store franchise costs compared to franchisees in more urban locations. […]
When President Obama signed the JOBS Act last year, he made it possible for individuals to invest in a wide variety of small businesses, projects and dreams. Crowdfunding is booming. There are more than 600 platforms dedicated to the fund-raising phenomenon. More than $1.7 billion has been raised for projects on these sites and $900 […]
Moving into a house or apartment is a challenge for any new resident –especially if the home is not new construction. We’ve all experienced the sad saga of looking at homes and apartments and peering into a less than perfect oven, refrigerator or bathtub. It would be wonderful to hire a person or duo to […]
Want a great workforce? Ask your existing workers to name the best colleagues they’ve ever had, then track them down and hire them, advises Amber Case of Esri R&D Center — Portland. “It helps avoid issues with work culture and conflict. You have people who are so excited because they get to work with the […]
Tropical Smoothie Café has expanded its franchise since being acquired by BIP Opportunities Fund, opening 40 new locations and entering into 41 new franchise agreements last year. The company currently operates 336 locations and plans to open 40 additional units nationwide in 2013. “The combination of our well-managed growth plan, healthy menu innovation and effective […]