Devlin Smith

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.
Franchises

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.
Franchises

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.

Franchise at First Sight

Entrepreneur meets his match in a dating service franchise

What's New 04/03

A franchise that can change a car into a moving billboard

Students Learn Entrepreneurship Firsthand

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

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.

Got Junk?

Clean up by taking trash to a whole new level.

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.