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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.
April 28, 2003

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.
April 28, 2003

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.
April 28, 2003 in Franchise Buying Guide

Small Business Responds to War

Whether positive or negative, the impact of the war in Iraq is pronounced in the small-business community.
April 15, 2003

Is Faster Better?

An insider helps you decide whether a fast- or slow-growth franchise is your best option.
April 14, 2003 in Franchise Zone

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?
April 7, 2003

Credit Unions Now Part of SBA Lending Network

With more available lending options, small businesses might just get the financing they need.
April 2, 2003

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.
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Got Junk?

Clean up by taking trash to a whole new level.
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchise at First Sight

Entrepreneur meets his match in a dating service franchise
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 04/03

A franchise that can change a car into a moving billboard
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Students Learn Entrepreneurship Firsthand

A high school program teaches students the basics of entrepreneurship by giving them the reins to a publishing business.
April 1, 2003 in Magazine

What the Future Holds

A franchising expert discusses what 2003 has in store for the industry.
March 31, 2003

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.
March 25, 2003

Small Businesses Lack Faith in Economic Recovery

Entrepreneurs express fears economy will worsen, but faith in long-term outlook for small business.
March 18, 2003

YEO Opens First Center in Russia

Growth of entrepreneurship in the country makes YEO's entrance especially welcome.
March 18, 2003

The Sure Thing

Are existing franchise systems always a better bet than startups?
March 17, 2003 in Franchise Zone

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.
March 11, 2003

Helping Veterans Become Franchisees

With the help of a new program, this Naval vet was able to buy his dream franchise.
March 10, 2003 in One on One

Olympic Hopeful

Tommie's Donuts scores marketing gold with its first-ever doughnut luge.
March 3, 2003 in Big Idea

Grilling Prospects

After helping build a chain of sub shops, a franchisee chose to stir up something new in his hometown.
March 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

On the Circuit

This couple exercises skill in owning a gym.
March 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 3/03

Visions of optical franchises dance through Macy's head.
March 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Balancing Act

Being hands-on at both of his locations is a must for this franchisee. See how he does it.
February 24, 2003 in Day In The Life

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
February 18, 2003

Cream of the Crop

The Maids brings its top franchisees together to benefit the system.
February 17, 2003 in Big Idea

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.
February 11, 2003

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.
February 11, 2003

IRS Makes e-Filing Easier

With the new Free File program, you can get your taxes done without breaking the bank.
February 6, 2003

Park It . . . Where?

The wheels are turning on your kiosk-based business. But where are you going?
February 5, 2003 in Researching a Franchise
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