Julie B. Davis

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Franchisors Encourage Entrepreneurship

Take a look at these systems that help people reach their dream of owning a franchise.

The State Of International Franchising

Why so many U.S. franchises are sold on overseas expansion . . . and how international franchisees can benefit

Seasonal Franchises

Part-time and secondary businesses that turn slow seasons into boom times

Attention, Sports Fans!

It's time to check out these opportunities in sports-related franchising.
Entrepreneur Magazine

Home Is Where the Money Is

And improving the home is where today's franchises are headed.

Fitting In

You know you need extra help. But where are you going to put an employee? Here are three options for the homebased business owner.
Startup Basics

Small Wonders

Once considered the second-rate alternative to a "real" storefront, today's kiosks offer benefits their full-sized counterparts can't.
Startup Basics

Uncle Sam Wants You

Funding from the Small Business Innovation Research program
Entrepreneur Magazine

You'd Better Shop Around

Buying an existing business? Smart idea. But before you sign on the dotted line, make sure the business is all it's cracked up to be.
Business Incubators

Ready For Takeoff

Mission, possible: It's easier than ever to launch your new business, thanks to business incubators that help start-ups fly.

Deals on Wheels

You can afford a retail business! Successful kiosk and cart entrepreneurs reveal how.

Buddy System

Will your team work? Follow these pointers to ensure a perfect pairing.

Must See TV

Got a problem? Let homebased business experts Paul and Sarah Edwards solve it.

What A Racket!

What you really need to know.

Give Them A Hand

Southpaws reach out to international customers.


Where to go when you can't do it all.

Financing Your Franchise

Use these resources to gather the capital to get started.
Business Ideas

Taking It To The Streets

Nine mobile businesses that will steer you toward success.

The Unexpected Sales Tool

They're not just for artists anymore: Portfolios are a great way to show off your work to clients!
Franchise Buying Guide

A Perfect Match

Finding the franchise that fits you to a tee

Small-Business Software

Streamline your business tasks by using these bestselling programs.

Small-Business Credit Cards

Even small-business owners can act like big business with corporate credit cards.

Giving Thanks

A cornucopia of ideas to show your customers you appreciate their business.

Safe And Sound

How to make your home office a safe haven.

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