Devlin Smith

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In Pursuit of the New Consumer

What are franchises doing to attract Web-savvy customers?
Day In The Life

Prescription for Success

By assessing the health of employees, a Lotusea franchisee helps employers save on insurance costs.
Franchise Zone

Basic Training

The franchisor of The Maids Home Service reveals what makes a franchisee training program successful.
Franchise Zone

A Matter for the State?

An attorney discusses the government's place in franchising.
Big Idea

A United Front

The Cendant chain of hotels launches an initiative to focus more on franchisees.
One on One

Pioneer Program

A Ponderosa Steakhouse franchisee partners with nonprofit organizations to bring family dining to her neighborhood.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Want Franchise With That?

No discourse on entrepreneurship past, present or future is complete without mentioning one of the most successful growth strategies going.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Breaking the Ice

A chance to be creative can be the perfect introduction to the world of business ownership.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Sign Me Up

With a nudge from a broker, this business owner decided recruiting was his game.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 05/02

Helping keep the school kids dressed up to code

Web Community for Summer Camps & Campers

Uniting camps with parents looking for the perfect place to send their children for the summer

3 Day Kitchen & Bath

Spruce up your future outlook by building a remodeling business.


If saving people time makes for a successful business, this opportunity is worth a look.

Welcome to the Home of Tomorrow

Future-thinking franchises benefit as homes become smarter.
Day In The Life

Dog Day Afternoon

A Bark Busters franchisee helps dogs, and their families, get on their best behavior.
One on One

Higher Learning

A recent college grad wastes no time in setting up her own Culver's Frozen Custard shop.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Comes In Handy

Got some work around the house, but can't find anyone who's up to the task? Just buy yourself a franchise.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Settled Out-of-Court

Stake your mall cafe claim away from the food court.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New 04/02

Plane tickets? Check. Bags? Check. Passport Health Inc.?

Ascentive: Downloadable Utility Software

A start-up finds success offering unique software programs via its Web site.
Franchise Zone

Keys to Success

A franchising expert weighs in on which is more important to franchising success, the franchisee or the franchising system.
Big Idea

One to Watch

Steak Escape cooks up a way for franchisees to monitor their restaurants.

Schooley Mitchell Telecom Consultants

Everyone loves a good deal, right? This franchise lets you benefit from finding them for your clients.

Stampin' Up

Leave your mark with a stamping and scrapbooking business.
Day In The Life

Franchising in the Classroom

High school students learn about business by running a Sign-A-Rama franchise.
Franchise Zone

The Advertising Fund Advantage

Is it a good idea to have franchisees contribute to a franchisor-established fund? The franchisor of McAlister's weighs in.

Standing Strong

Six months since September 11, franchising is moving forward.
One on One

Higher Education

Can a MBA help you be a better franchisee? Learn how one student used her degree to build a successful Merry Maids franchise.
Franchise Zone

Get Thee to the Net

The dating service franchisor of The Right One and Together Dating believes in the power of e-marketing.
Entrepreneur Magazine

All Work, All Play

Here's a new one: The family that plays together stays . . . in business.
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