Devlin Smith

Do You Work in Your Robe?

Good news: The first annual Doing Business in Your Bathrobe Day is here.

Mid-Sized Goes Big Time

Mid-sized franchises are proving stiff competition for the larger players.

What's New 2/03

Heeding the call for the latest cell phone goodies

You Bought What on eBay?!

Need an even simpler solution to the franchise buying process? How does an online auction sound?

One Big, Happy Family

These days, franchise systems seem to be irresistibly attracted to each other. But consolidation doesn't have to turn into a family feud.

Do It Yourself

When corporate benefits are layoffs and cutbacks, why not buy a franchise?
Franchises

Have You Heard the Latest?

Want to build a hot business in 2003? These areas of franchising may be your best shots at getting there.

Bright Lights, Big Business

This Christmas Decor franchisee builds a business by being a real-life Santa's helper.
Franchises

Life After Scandal

First came corporate scandal, then bankruptcy. But Ranch *1 is determined to persevere.

Candy Heaven

Entrepreneurs find sweet success with hip candy store in New York City.

What's New 12/02

The pickings are plush in this critter country.

Taking the Plunge

This entrepreneur went from Babies 'N' Bells employee to Babies 'N' Bells operator.

Got Junk?

These 1-800-Got Junk? franchisees spend their day finding treasure in other people's trash.
Franchises

A Franchise Grows Up

Newly revamped, Buffalo Wild Wings is gearing up to grow past its small-business roots.

Clothing With a Message

College friends launch a design business that makes fashion inspirational.