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Sarah Max is a freelance writer in Bend, Ore. She has covered business and personal finance for more than a decade for such publications as BusinessWeek, CNNMoney.com, Money and The Wall Street Journal. In 2009 Sarah got a first-hand look at the ups and downs of entrepreneurship when she helped launch
1859 Oregons Magazine, a quarterly magazine and website for which she is executive editor. 26 Recent Stories
Idaho's capital doesn't have the resources of a bubble town. But sustainable growth and mountain views are drawing entrepreneurs.
March 19, 2013
There's more to New Orleans than jazz and beignets. The city, which has been luring startups with new resources, gears up for its fifth Entrepreneur Week.
March 15, 2013
Louisiana's capital city is more than just the home of Louisiana State University. Here's a look at entrepreneurs setting up shop there.
March 12, 2013
The capital of Louisiana is a petrochemical and manufacturing hub, a thriving college town, and home to several hot startups.
March 7, 2013
1776 Washington D.C.'s is 15,000-square-foot 'incubation platform' that includes an accelerator and co-working space.
March 5, 2013
Politicians aren't the only movers and shakers in the U.S. capital. A highly educated population and revitalized urban core make Washington, D.C., an ideal spot for launching a new venture, according
March 1, 2013
With a crop of startups and hot new accelerators, Washington, D.C., finally has "density" when it comes to entrepreneurs.
February 25, 2013
The Rice Business Plan Competition, set for April, is the biggest student competition of its kind -- and a symbol of Houston's thriving entrepreneurial side.
February 21, 2013
A low cost of living, diverse population, and deep ties to energy and life sciences are just a few of the perks for new ventures blowing out of H-town.
February 18, 2013
Austin isn't the only Texas town launching new companies. Here's a look at what's happening in H-Town, five years since the financial crisis.
February 14, 2013
The executive director of NY Tech Meetup talks about what the audience can expect at the city's influential monthly tech event.
February 11, 2013
In the years since the financial crisis, New York has become a startup magnet. Here's a look at
a diverse mix of Gotham entrepreneurs.
February 7, 2013
Five years since the financial meltdown, we look at New York City's blossoming startup scene.
February 4, 2013
John Parker recalls how his dad's BBQ joint, open in 1962, served black and white patrons alike. Today, he's keeping the legacy alive.
January 21, 2013
A senior home care franchise based in Palo Alto, Calif., and run by young staffers is looking to give its elderly clientele five-star treatment.
December 13, 2012
Entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Ann Romney, Bill Clinton, Michelle Obama and even Clint Eastwood about what to do (or not do) when standing in the spotlight.
September 12, 2012
So-called "paint and sip" franchises promise an evening of cheap entertainment -- and the satisfaction of creating your own work of art.
July 27, 2012
It's no longer just a place to park the car or the lawn mower. A number of franchises are specializing in garage makeovers.
May 30, 2012
Warm weather brings out the neat-freak impulse. Franchises that provide everything from decluttering to reorganizing supply their best advice.
May 25, 2012
Since its big-screen debut, 'The Hunger Games' has helped merchants hawk everything from nail polish to forest tours.
April 13, 2012
Franchise companies, initially reluctant to embrace Facebook, Twitter and other social media, are finding ways to turn 'likes' and 'tweets' into dollars and cents.
April 12, 2012
Forget football. Sales of America's favorite food will skyrocket on Super Bowl Sunday. That's good news for these pizza franchises.
February 2, 2012
Before sinking your money into a hot franchise concept, make sure it's the real deal -- not a dead duck.
January 19, 2012
January is when Americans migrate from the bottomless eggnog bowl to the gym. Not surprisingly, fitness clubs win at least a third of all new memberships at the start of the year.
January 6, 2012
Buffalo Wild Wings, Wingstop and other chains report a growth spurt, thanks to cheap prices and changing consumer tastes.
November 7, 2011
The economy hasn't kept Americans from changing addresses or stashing their stuff, and that's good news for moving and storage franchises.
October 7, 2011
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