Sara Wilson

Franchises

The Wide World of Franchisees

Today's franchise buyers are a diverse group--from corporate refugees to individuals born after The Beatles split up.

Mix Masters

Friends since childhood, these former bartenders found success by making their products the all-natural life of the party.

Will Text for Food

One hungry entrepreneur found his calling making it easier than ever to order takeout.

Green Team

Thanks to this enterprising couple, more babies are sporting earth-friendly diapers.

Direct Access

Selling solutions straight to end-users brought this company back to life.
Entrepreneurs

An Inside Look

Our Woman of the Year shares her tips for success that have gotten her to where she is today.

Women on the Rise

Focus, passion and lots of drive--that's what our woman of the year is made of.
Franchises

Hot Franchising Trends for 2007

Which types of franchises boast standout growth? Here's what's happening in the industry.

Got Laid Off? Buy a Franchise

Getting laid off may feel like an unhappy ending, but it could be where your franchise story begins.

Soup Frenzy

A TV show built nationwide buzz. Now these franchisees are serving it up in their local community.

The Lush Life

This trendy beverage boutique attracts the youth market in droves.

The Shipping News

Thinking inside the box led this entrepreneur to develop a novel shipping system.

All Hooked Up

A franchisee finds her calling selling cell phones.
Starting a Business

Sweet Idea: Dessert-Only Restaurants

Satisfy the strongest sweet tooths with this clever twist on the traditional restaurant.
Starting a Business

The Sweet Success of a Chocolate Business

If chocolate is your passion, this could be the business opportunity you've been waiting for.