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Devlin Smith

30 Recent Stories


Franchisors are refranchising their company-owned units and selling them to you. Is that a good thing?
July 1, 2001 in Franchise Buying Guide

What's New

Things popping up and sitting up (arf!) in franchising today
July 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Pacific Medical

Just what the doctor ordered: a medical billing business
July 1, 2001 in Magazine

Parties Victorian

Build a business around tea time . . . and Victorian times.
July 1, 2001 in Presentations

Should You Be the First Franchisee?

Yes, but only if your gut (and your due diligence) says so.
June 25, 2001 in Franchise Zone

Employees? Just a Click Away

Through a partnership with, Ramada is making it easier for franchisees to find employees.
June 18, 2001 in Big Idea

The Royal Treatment

A former pilot for the Saudi royal family and a girl from Texas find happiness and success with The Maids franchise.
June 11, 2001 in One on One

Happy & Healthy Products Inc.

With Fruitfull bars, you'll see the fruits of your labor every day.
June 1, 2001 in Magazine

Janzer Architectural Products

The Post Office might be losing money, but you can still profit from decorative mailboxes.
June 1, 2001 in Presentations

Franchise Now Offers Pay Card Program

ServiceMaster's new service moves employees away from using check-cashing services.
May 29, 2001 in Big Idea

Can Franchising Be Learned?

Formally educated people may make for better franchisees.
May 29, 2001 in Franchise Zone

A Franchising Pro Returns

As the founder of two successful concepts, a postal service and a photo franchise Tony DeSio offers insight into the past, present and future of franchising.
May 21, 2001 in Franchise Zone

Hi, I'm a Master Franchisee

You've heard the term, but do you know what it means?
May 14, 2001 in Franchise 500

Take Flight

Snip N' Clip franchisee Larry Fox has discovered the best place to manage his stores is in the air.
May 7, 2001 in Day In The Life

Selling Point

If you've got sales experience, GlobeNetix is sold on you.
May 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Industry Update

Two Franchise 500 franchisors face bankruptcy.
May 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Wild Ranch Enterprises

"Getting the butterflies" can be a good thing.
May 1, 2001 in Magazine

The Future Of Dotcom Franchises

In the wake of the shakedown, how are dotcom franchises staying afloat?
April 30, 2001

Is Refranchising Working?

It's one of the hottest strategies in franchising, but is it really benefiting franchisors and franchisees?
April 30, 2001 in Franchise Zone

True Conversion

Own a business? Want to convert it to a franchise? Here's what you should know.
April 16, 2001 in Franchising Your Business

Support System

A new Web site helps franchisors and franchisees find services and business solutions.
April 9, 2001 in Big Idea

Friendly Takeover

One franchise wasn't enough for Molly Maid.
April 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Benefits Of Co-Branding

A franchisor explains why companies are putting two brands under the same roof.
April 1, 2001 in Franchise Zone

Selling Franchises On eBay

In this age of e-commerce, is auctioning franchises online the next step for franchising?
March 26, 2001 in Franchise Zone

Can You Own a McDonald's Location?

This franchisee finds out whether it's still possible to buy into the prestigious fast-food chain.
March 26, 2001 in One on One

Older And Wiser

An ex-corporate exec discusses the advantages of age and experience in buying a franchise.
March 19, 2001 in Franchises

Young Gun

This new kid on the franchise block says he's more "aggressive" than older franchisees.
March 19, 2001 in Franchises

Merger of Mail/Shipping Giants

How will UPS' purchase of Mail Boxes Etc. affect franchisees?
March 12, 2001 in Franchise Zone

Marketing Innovation

The Entrepreneur's Source mails pamphlets, postcards--even socks--to prospective franchisees.
March 5, 2001 in Big Idea

Wish Upon A Car

When is a reference to cars and lemons a good thing?
March 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine
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