Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin

Dinah Wisenberg Brin is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. She has covered business, politics, healthcare and general news for wire services, newspapers, blogs and other publications.

Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up
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Chick-fil-A in Gay-Rights Fracas as Supporters Line Up

Proponents of Chick-fil-A President Dan Cathy's same-sex marriage position keep the culture war going today with an unofficial "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
Franchises Oppose NYC Soda Ban Plan
Franchises

Franchises Oppose NYC Soda Ban Plan

The folks selling mega-sodas at food courts and fast-food drive-thrus are not very sweet on New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to ban large sugary drinks.
Subway's Tweets Top List
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Subway's Tweets Top List

A recent survey finds that the sandwich franchise beats out McDonald's, Starbuck and others when it comes to social media. We asked why.
How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million
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How Young Entrepreneurs Turned a Tweet from Richard Branson into $1 Million

In starting up, whatever you do, do not miss an opportunity to meet tastemakers like Sir Richard Branson. Here's how two young founders met the billionaire and won him over.
A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth
Franchises

A Franchise Grapples with Hypergrowth

Complete Nutrition, one of the fastest-growing franchises on Entrepreneur's 2012 Franchise 500 list, was forced to freeze new franchise sales for 15 months when its concept took off.
Waxing for Young Girls? Franchise's Promotion Draws Heat
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Waxing for Young Girls? Franchise's Promotion Draws Heat

Uni K Wax Centers raises eyebrows after it offers discounts on waxing services to girls 15 years and younger.
Kid Franchises Tap the Tyke Market
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Kid Franchises Tap the Tyke Market

Whether its playstation-equipped restaurants or swim schools, franchise companies are targeting kids -- and the parents who will pay up for their services.
Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well
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Advice for Franchisors: Treat Franchisees Well

Ever hear of the Filet-O-Fish sandwich? Or the Blizzard frozen treat? Both were invented by franchisees -- not the parent company.
Young 'Changemakers' Have Chance to Win Money for Social Ventures
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Young 'Changemakers' Have Chance to Win Money for Social Ventures

For budding social entrepreneurs, here's your chance to get noticed -- and land some start-up cash.
Here's a Cheap Business Idea: Ikea Hauling
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Here's a Cheap Business Idea: Ikea Hauling

Dustin and Jennifer Culton of Omaha made $30,000 in one year by taking people's Ikea orders -- and driving to the Swedish store's Minneapolis location to fill them.
Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises
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Back to Civilian Life, Veterans Try Franchises

Last Veteran's Day, the franchise industry announced a new program for returning soldiers. We catch up on its progress.
A Young Fitness Business Inspired by Mom
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A Young Fitness Business Inspired by Mom

Giving thanks on Mother's Day -- and every other day -- is capitol for one young trep who looked to his mom for inspiration.
Is 'Tanning Mom' Another Setback for Sunbed Industry?
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Is 'Tanning Mom' Another Setback for Sunbed Industry?

The U.S. indoor tanning industry faces renewed calls for tighter regulation amid publicity surrounding New Jersey's so-called tanning mom.
Reality Show Win Sweetens Outlook for California Cupcake Business
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Reality Show Win Sweetens Outlook for California Cupcake Business

Nothing can catapult a business into the big time like staring in a reality TV show. We check in with one young entrepreneur who scored a win on 'Cupcake Wars.'
'Breastaurant' Battle Ends With Pair of Press Releases
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'Breastaurant' Battle Ends With Pair of Press Releases

Hooters and La Cima, a franchisee for Twin Peaks, reach an out-of-court settlement -- though the war of words continues.