Devlin Smith

30 Recent Stories

For the Good of the Children

Economics and changing family structures make the future bright for these nurturing franchises.
Day In The Life

A Truly Cool Job

Though he sells a fun product, there is work involved in running Patrick Pipino's Ben & Jerry's franchise.
Franchise Zone

Roll Out the Red Carpet

Owning a hotel may not be impossible, but it's definitely not for everyone.
One on One

Rookie Year

A Plato's Closet franchisee reflects on the ups and downs of her first year in business.
Franchise Zone

On-Site Management

Is it really necessary to be a hands-on franchisee?

Not Your Father's Cash Register

Point-of-sale systems help franchisors and franchisees manage all aspects of their business.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Need a Nerd?

Drives right to your door, ready to fix your computer . . . but we can't guarantee a pocket protector.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Cold Comfort

Selling ice cream to Alaskans isn't as hard as you might think.

Well, Well, Well

Healthy a vending machine? Can it be true?

Visiting Angels

Much more than just a business, nonmedical home care eases the burdens of seniors in need.

Sandler Sales Institute

If you've got a little showmanship in you, you could build a business around building salespeople.

Sandler Sales Institute

If you've got a little showmanship in you, you could build a business around building salespeople.

A Higher Level of Training

East of Chicago Pizza Co. launches a new program to provide employees with training and incentives.

Join The Club

A PostalAnnex+ franchisee discusses the benefits of getting involved with a franchisee association.

Switching Channels

Forget the training class as we know it. Damon's franchisees use big-screen TVs to train their employees.
Researching a Franchise

Small Wonders

Due to their affordability and flexibility, kiosks are a hot option in franchising.
Franchise Zone

Changing Hands

Your franchise company just got sold. Is it time to panic?

Helping Hand

Charity work is business as usual for a Manhattan Bagel franchisee.
Franchise Buying Guide

Cash Course

The millionaire club grows every year--just think of a franchise as the secret handshake that gets you in.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Lights, Camera . . . Ad!

This entrepreneur hits it big with a small-screen franchise.
Entrepreneur Magazine

What's New

Forget textbooks--the IFA's teaching franchising online.

Green Concepts

If you've got a green thumb, you've got the makings of a plant maintenance business.

Drama Kids International Inc.

Give every kid their 15 minutes of fame with a theater franchise.
Franchise Zone

The Same, but Different

A franchise attorney weighs the effects of individuality on the franchise system.

Cleaning Up Your Paperwork

Dry Cleaning To-Your-Door's DryRun program helps franchisees be more efficient.

Been There, Done That

A former licensee uses his experience to create a franchise.
Franchise Buying Guide

Buying a Previously Owned Franchise

An Express Personnel Services franchisee shares his experiences with buying an existing franchise.

The State of Minority Franchise Funding

One expert talks about where it's been and where it's going.

Out to Sea

Travel agency franchisees mix work and play, operating their franchises from cruise ships.

A Daughter In Charge

How transmission franchisor Moran Industries Inc.'s management smoothly shifted from father to daughter
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