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Todd D. Maddocks

30 Recent Stories

Working From The Wilderness

People say technology enables you to run a business anywhere. But is it really true? One writer tests the theory, using technology to run his business from a remote area in the mountains.
April 20, 2006

What It's Really Like

Are you sure want to know? This entrepreneur gives an unvarnished account of his climb to success.
November 23, 2004

Full Steam Ahead

Sure, you've heard it all before--how to start a business, what to expect, etc. But the question remains: What's it really like to start your own business. One entrepreneur shares h
September 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Startups Magazine

Portrait of a Franchise

It's been a rocky road, but Jack and Diane are finally nearing their destination: franchise ownership.
March 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

A Perfect Landing

Having successfully navigated start-up negotiations, Jack and Diane get ready for franchise ownership.
February 1, 2004 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Speed Bumps

Jack and Diane find a few surprises waiting for them as they move closer to realizing their goal.
December 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Cold Feet?

As it becomes harder to turn back, our franchisees get a taste of buyer's remorse.
November 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Getting Noticed

Our franchisees can't be wallflowers if they expect to get the help they're entitled to from their franchisor.
October 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Labor of Love

For Jack and Diane*, the road to becoming franchisees is a waiting game.
September 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

To the Rescue

Jack and Diane* aren't left to bail out their sinking land deal alone. Their franchisor throws them a lifesaver in the nick of time.
August 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Sending Out an SOS

Our franchisees just hit an iceberg in negotiating their land deal. Will they be able to keep it afloat?
July 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Franchise Country

We hit the road and went in search of the hottest trends in franchising, from the mountains to the prairies.
June 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Show Me the Money

With a good location in sight, will Jack and Diane take the smart route to financing their land deal?
June 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Doing the Math

Jack and Diane learn that finding a location they like isn't enough. They also have to crunch the numbers and see if it's one they can afford.
May 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Going on Location

Despite a long, frustrating wait, Jack and Diane find the light at the end of the tunnel--the perfect franchise site.
April 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Driving Forward

Read part two of our ongoing series on one couple's exciting trek into franchise ownership.
March 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Road to Ambition

What's it really like to buy a franchise? Read part one of our ongoing series following one couple's exciting trek to entrepreneurial success.
February 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Never Seen Anything Like It

This IHOP owner was international enough, but what's a pancake?
January 1, 2003 in Entrepreneur Magazine

McYou

How does the thought of turning your businesss into a franchise empire sound?
January 1, 2002 in Franchises

Buying in Bulk

Whether good or bad, the surest way to quick growth--for you and your franchisor--is a multiunit deal.
September 1, 2001 in Franchise Buying Guide

Summertime Sell

If you can wait out the winter months, a frozen-dessert franchise could be a hot seller for you, too.
July 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Child's Play

Find some fairly well-off parents who want their tots taught--and plant a Gymboree of your own.
June 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

The Insider

Ever think there must be some secret trick to buying a franchise that you're not privy to? Luckily, our franchise expert is in the know . . . and he's ready to talk.
June 1, 2001 in Researching a Franchise

A New Lease on Life

Aaron's Sales & Lease Ownership has a new look, new loan terms--and openings for new franchisees.
May 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Full Day's Work

Morning's over, but Dunkin' Donuts' sales aren't.
April 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

To The Max

Profit from real estate sales, but do none of the selling.
March 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

For Richer, for Broker

This isn't selling vintage Cracker Jack boxes on eBay. VR Business Brokers brokers businesses. Get that? Whole businesses!
February 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Write The Wrongs

The story of how one Entrepreneur columnist crashed and burned when he bought a franchise.
January 1, 2001 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Do The Math

Weary taxpayers + good location: Does Jackson Hewitt add up?
December 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine

Before & After

Is Learning Express still strong, post-Beanie mania?
November 1, 2000 in Entrepreneur Magazine