Devlin Smith

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Entrepreneur Magazine

Creative Juices

Running a juice bar gives one couple endless options.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 08/03

Hey, sometimes the big boss needs a little coaching, too.
Success Stories

The Customer is Always Right

These fast-growing Craters & Freighters franchisees see customers as the key to their success.
Day In The Life

Sweet Rewards

Baking and creating cookie bouquets has blossomed into a fun business for this franchisee.

SBA Launches New Regulations Web Page

New tool allows business owners to get updates and submit comments on proposed regulations
Big Idea

Overnight Sensation

To spread changes quickly throughout its system, Quizno's opted for overnight renovations.

Future Is Bright for Secondary Financing Market

A changing tide in the banking industry may make this untapped source of small-business financing a reality.
Franchise Buying Guide

Secrets to Success

Yes, you can be a successful franchisee--our insiders and experts tell you how.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Standing on Their Own

After years of dreaming, this couple decides to go it alone with their own Woody's Hot Dogs kiosk.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 07/03

Helping high school athletes get their big breaks

Middle School Girls Get Taste of Entrepreneurship

Program piques entrepreneurial interest and helps student entrepreneurs start and run their own businesses
Franchise Zone

Bad Apple Syndrome

When one franchisee goes bad, what should a franchisor do to protect a brand's reputation?

A Sweeping Change

Industry advancements are altering perceptions of what a typical maid franchise is.
Day In The Life

Sweet Dreams

This Cold Stone Creamery franchisee lives the good life, serving up ice cream in paradise.
Success Stories

Fixin' It Up

If your house needs painting and your roof needs repairing, these franchisees have it covered.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 06/03

On-demand is what's in demand.
Management & Operations

What's in Store?

Stumped about what to sell at a kiosk? Find out how to get the ideas rolling.
Success Stories

It's All Geek to Me

Do you want to start a tech business but think you have to be a computer geek? Not so, says this franchisee.
Success Stories

On With the Show!

Featuring a star-studded cast of baskets, table linens and more.
Success Stories

Mr. Mom

Going homebased made it easier for one entrepreneur to put his family first for a change.
Franchise Zone

Get the Message

The real story on how national ad funds work for you.

Is a Rebate Program Right for Your Business?

Done right, offering a rebate can mean a boost to your bottom line. Done wrong, and it can mean unhappy customers and lost profits.
Success Stories

Smooth Sailing

Even on the busiest days, life's a breeze for this Super Clean Yacht Service franchisee.

California Considers New Business Classification

Contract service provider classification would make federal contracts more accessible to small business, say proponents

Sen. Snowe Details Her Plan for Small Business

The new chair of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has big plans for small business. Find out what might be in store.

The Future of Fast Food, Part 2

Fast-food chains are adding healthy menu items to please customers and fatten up bottom lines.
Franchise Zone

From Franchisee to Franchisor

The franchisor of Sports Clips understands franchisees, for one good reason: He's been one himself.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Making the Grade

Think you have to be on personal terms with the likes of Elmo and Barney to run a preschool? Well, think again.
Entrepreneur Magazine

High Time for Tea

For one college student, brewing up international flavor is in the bag.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 05/03

One-stop shopping takes all the running out of errands.
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