Devlin Smith

30 Recent Stories

SARS Has Negative, Positive Impact on Small Business

As with the war in Iraq, entrepreneurs are feeling the impact of a deadly disease but also finding ways to benefit.

A New Kind of Business Development Center

Rosalind Resnick's brand of for-profit business advisory centers takes a decidedly different tack when it comes to helping small business.
Franchise Buying Guide

Can Franchising Be Taught?

What do you really learn at one of the nation's top seminars on being a franchisee? Meet a franchisee who benefited from the course.

Small Business Responds to War

Whether positive or negative, the impact of the war in Iraq is pronounced in the small-business community.
Franchise Zone

Is Faster Better?

An insider helps you decide whether a fast- or slow-growth franchise is your best option.

The Future of Fast Food, Part 1

It may be the end of the franchising world as we know it. What does tomorrow hold for the name players?

Credit Unions Now Part of SBA Lending Network

With more available lending options, small businesses might just get the financing they need.
Entrepreneur Magazine

A Model Occupation

Who says you can't turn business into play? It's all in a day's work for these successful franchisee partners.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Got Junk?

Clean up by taking trash to a whole new level.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchise at First Sight

Entrepreneur meets his match in a dating service franchise
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 04/03

A franchise that can change a car into a moving billboard
Magazine

Students Learn Entrepreneurship Firsthand

A high school program teaches students the basics of entrepreneurship by giving them the reins to a publishing business.

What the Future Holds

A franchising expert discusses what 2003 has in store for the industry.

Satisfying Customers

Are you treating your online customers like second-class citizens? A survey says it's likely, so maybe it's time to rethink your customer service policies.

Small Businesses Lack Faith in Economic Recovery

Entrepreneurs express fears economy will worsen, but faith in long-term outlook for small business.

YEO Opens First Center in Russia

Growth of entrepreneurship in the country makes YEO's entrance especially welcome.
Franchise Zone

The Sure Thing

Are existing franchise systems always a better bet than startups?

Direct Marketers Face New Challenges Nationally

With legislation pending for national do-not-call and do-not-e-mail lists, you've got to be careful who you target.
One on One

Helping Veterans Become Franchisees

With the help of a new program, this Naval vet was able to buy his dream franchise.
Big Idea

Olympic Hopeful

Tommie's Donuts scores marketing gold with its first-ever doughnut luge.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Grilling Prospects

After helping build a chain of sub shops, a franchisee chose to stir up something new in his hometown.
Entrepreneur Magazine

On the Circuit

This couple exercises skill in owning a gym.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 3/03

Visions of optical franchises dance through Macy's head.
Day In The Life

Balancing Act

Being hands-on at both of his locations is a must for this franchisee. See how he does it.

Do You Have Reservist Employees? Know Your Rights--and Theirs

A rundown of the laws and rights to be aware of with Reserve and National Guard employees
Big Idea

Cream of the Crop

The Maids brings its top franchisees together to benefit the system.

7(a) Loan Program Hoping for a Boost

Passage of a new bill, coupled with some creative funding allocation, could give the beleaguered 7(a) program a helping hand.

California Cuts Funding for SBDCs

Despite budget cuts, the SBA will continue to fund the centers and will seek a non-government entity to host the program.

IRS Makes e-Filing Easier

With the new Free File program, you can get your taxes done without breaking the bank.
Researching a Franchise

Park It . . . Where?

The wheels are turning on your kiosk-based business. But where are you going?
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